At the New England Aquarium, our mission is to protect the blue planet.

Bring your skills to our team where you can work toward positive change for our oceans and have a fulfilling career. Every member of our team is a dedicated and important advocate for our oceans. 

See Yourself Working Here

  1. Animal Care

    Caring for marine animals and their exhibits offers a rewarding career in a dynamic workplace. Be part of a talented team of scientists and aquarists who provide world-class care for the animals and support the conservation of marine animals around the world.

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    There are many ways people can support our mission. Join our team of 25 development professionals as we inspire individuals, corporations, foundations, and other donors to support the care of our collection and our scientific research and educational programs.

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    Our educators engage with visitors in the Aquarium, and they also provide programs and resources to students and teachers in classrooms and neighborhoods in and around Boston. If you are passionate about the environment and ocean conservation, join our amazing team and help share that passion!

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    Visitor Services

    Each year more than 1 million visitors from around the world explore the New England Aquarium. Join one of our front-line teams that provide exceptional service, making every visit the best it can be. You can help us to engage, inspire, and create the next generation of ocean protectors.

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    Research and Conservation

    More than 30 marine scientists and technical specialists with our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life study ways to improve the health of the oceans. Leverage your applied research toward developing science-based solutions to mitigate human impacts on our oceans.

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    Behind the Scenes

    It takes a powerful support team to enable our researchers, educators, and front-line staff to pursue the Aquarium's mission. Dedicated professionals with expertise in areas like finance, technology, marketing, and human resources can make lasting impacts on our education and conservation efforts.

You don’t have to be a scientist to make a difference! A career at the Aquarium offers career advancement opportunities, excitement, and the satisfaction that comes from knowing you are making a difference and protecting our vital oceans for generations to come.


We are committed to diversity and inclusion.

We strive to engage and inspire a broad audience with our efforts to protect the blue planet, and we believe a diverse workforce provides experiences, skills, and perspectives that will enrich our programs, strengthen problem solving, add creativity, and enhance our work environment. By focusing on diversity, the Aquarium will be able to attract, serve, and engage a broad constituency, consistent with the region’s changing demographics.

The Aquarium has a multiyear Diversity Plan that acknowledges where we are today, recognizes successes we can build on, and suggests what we must do to make the institution more inclusive, more diverse in targeted areas, and better-equipped to reach and serve diverse communities.

The New England Aquarium is also proud to be a founding member of the Commonwealth Compact, which aligns with and reinforces our own Diversity Plan goals.

I know I can take my skills someplace else. But I love working at the Aquarium because I deeply support the mission, and I work with fun and talented colleagues who share my passion for the ocean.
- Emily Bauernfeind


We give back to our employees because they give back every day.

When you dedicate your career to the Aquarium’s mission, we dedicate our time and resources to providing you with a comprehensive array of benefits aimed at helping you to maintain your health and wellness, financial security, and to achieve a work-life balance.

  1. See all we have to offer.

    The Aquarium offers employees a diverse array of benefits that can help. 

    Your Health and Wellness
    • Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Wellness events
    • EAP
    • Resources and discounts for health programs
    Your Savings
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Public transportation allowance
    • Onsite employee discounts at the café, Boston Harbor Cruises, Ben & Jerry’s, etc.
    • Free admission to area museums and cultural institutions
    • Discount movie passes
    • A variety of discounts provided by local and national businesses
    Your Future
    • 403(b) tax annuity savings account
    • 401(a) employee retirement saving plan
    • Generous employer match
    • Tuition reimbursement
    Your Time
    • Paid time off
    • Sick time
    • Holiday pay
    • Leaves of absences
If you are disabled and need help in completing the application, please send an email to, and we will contact you.

The New England Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to employment opportunities, we also have volunteering and internship opportunities, and paid summer internships for teens who reside in Boston and Cambridge.

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea.
- Sylvia Earle