Talented, committed people are the key to the New England Aquarium’s success. Through their efforts, we have become a leader among aquariums and museums in the United States. 

We invite you to learn more about the career opportunities that await you as an Aquarium staff member.

Marine mammal trainer with North Atlantic fur seal

Learn more about our current open positions and our employee benefits.
If you are disabled and need help in completing the application, please send an email to jobsinfo@neaq.org 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.

  1. Diversity

    The New England Aquarium must engage the broadest possible constituency in our efforts to protect the blue planet. A diverse workforce can provide experiences, skills and perspectives that will enrich 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 multi-year 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.

  1. Benefits

    The Aquarium offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits program to our eligible part-time and full-time employees.


    There is a choice of medical plans, and a dental plan with a generous cost sharing of premiums, as well as an option to add a domestic partner), Life/accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance benefits are also offered.

    Paid Time Off

    Paid time off includes sick time, vacation, birthday, personal day, and holidays.


    Employees have the option to contribute to a pre-tax or after-tax retirement plan with competitive employer matching.

    Other Benefits

    • Tuition assistance
    • Health and dependent care flexible spending program
    • Subsidized MBTA transportation program and discounted parking
    • Aquarium membership, discounts and perks
    • Reciprocal admission agreements with area museums