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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day.

Our purpose-driven work—to inspire conservation of the ocean and protect it for future generations—takes place in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, where just looking out the window reminds us of the difference we're making.

As an employer, we celebrate and embrace diversity. We foster an inclusive, welcoming environment where individual differences are respected, appreciated and recognized as a source of strength for the Aquarium. These qualities enrich our workplace and increase our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission.

In addition, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • Floating holidays, vacation and sick time
  • A generous retirement plan
  • A unique wellness program

Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, so we do our best to walk the talk by offering team members:

  • Discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods
  • Subsidized gym memberships
  • Alternative transportation discounts

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
"Not only do I get to collaborate with colleagues here, but also with outside organizations—many that are just as passionate about our mission as I am!"

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

We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.
We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.
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 for job openings in food and retail

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