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The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean. Everyone who works at the Aquarium plays a critical role in our organization. Guided by the principles of creativity, innovation and teamwork, our staff members work together to help people know more, care more and do more on behalf of the ocean. If you can bring your passion and talents to our energetic and rewarding workplace, we invite you to apply for a position that best suits your skills!

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination. It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is proud to partner with Service Systems Associates (SSA) for its food and retail services.

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