Join the New England Aquarium and become a protector of the blue!

When you bring your passion and expertise to our team, you are helping us do important work all around the world. Become a dedicated advocate for the ocean!

See Yourself Working Here

You don’t have to be a scientist to make a difference! A career at the New England Aquarium offers you great benefits and the opportunity to work in a welcoming and inclusive environment alongside colleagues who share your passion for the ocean. View current openings and set up an alert on our job listing site so that you can be informed when opportunities arise in areas such as these:

  1. Animal Care

    If you are seeking a rewarding career working with marine animals, consider joining our talented team of scientists who provide world-class care for the animals in our collection and whose efforts support the conservation of marine animals around the world!

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    The Aquarium relies on support from our community to expand our education outreach, develop science-based solutions to human impacts on the ocean, and help protect fragile marine ecosystems. We have a dynamic Development team that is passionate about the role we play in helping to ensure we have the resources we need to protect the blue planet. Join us and share your passion with our supporters!

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    Our educators engage with visitors in the Aquarium, sharing their marine science knowledge and expertise. We also provide programs and resources to students, teachers, homeschool families, and in classrooms in the Boston area. If you are passionate about the environment and ocean conservation, join our amazing team and 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 ocean. Leverage your applied research toward developing science-based solutions to mitigate human impacts on our ocean.

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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.


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

  1. See all we have to offer.

    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. Eligibility for various benefits is based on your employment status and the number of hours you work each week.

    Your Health and Wellness
    • Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance for you, your family, and your domestic partner (including same-gender partners)
    • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
    • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
    • Wellness events and discounts
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Your Savings
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) with a generous employer contribution
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
    • Public transportation allowance and discounted parking
    • Generous onsite employee discounts at the café, Aquarium Gift Shop, 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-sheltered annuity savings account
    • 401(a) employee retirement savings plan
    • Generous employer match
    • Tuition reimbursement
    Your Time
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • Holiday pay
    • Leaves of absence
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.
- Victoria Watkins, Marketing


  1. We are committed to diversity, equity, 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 enrich our programs, strengthen problem solving, add creativity, and enhance our work environment. Through our diversity efforts, the Aquarium is able to attract, serve, and engage a broad constituency, consistent with the region’s changing demographics.

    The Aquarium’s Diversity Council works to deliver on our mission of protecting the blue planet by promoting a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to staff, visitors, and community members. The Council is made up of staff from across the institution, works under the authority of the Aquarium’s President.

    The Aquarium has a multiyear Diversity Plan that acknowledges where we are today, recognizes successes we can build on, and establishes strategies and goals to make the institution more inclusive, more diverse, and better-equipped to reach and serve diverse communities.

    The New England Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

A career at the Aquarium brings a world of opportunity, excitement, and the satisfaction that comes from knowing you are making a difference in protecting our vital oceans for generations to come.

Read about the exciting work going on at the New England Aquarium and our efforts to protect the blue planet on our blogs here and here.

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, Oceanographer
The New England Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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