Join Us and Do Work that Matters

Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Emily Maddox

"I think what I love most about my job is how many amazing opportunities we're able to provide for students…free programs for 80,000 students every year."

Emily Maddox

Education Specialist II
Gabriel De La Llata

"In staging hands-on experiences with living animals, it's always rewarding to offer visitors a compelling, interesting and inspiring connection with the ocean."

Gabriel de la Llata

Discovery Lab Supervisor
Yesenia Salas

"I enjoy talking to people and communicating with people. Working in marketing gives me the chance to do that."

Yesenia Salas

Marketing Coordinator
Brian Maurer

"I get to do a lot of different things and be exposed to a lot of different fields. My job keeps me really engaged, and I've got to be on my toes to keep up."

Brian Maurer

Water Systems Specialist

What Sets Us Apart

People
We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.
We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.
Clownfish
We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.
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Interested in a food or retail job at the Aquarium?

We're proud to partner with Service Systems Associates (SSA) for our food and retail services.
E-mail mbagsjobs@mbayaq.org for job openings in food and retail



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