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Careers & Internships

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is committed to creating a challenging and rewarding work environment. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and strive for diversity in all jobs and at all levels in the organization. Our policy is to accept applications for specific job vacancies as posted. Applications and resumes are maintained on file for 1 year. Vacant positions for which we are currently accepting applicants are listed below.


*Accepting applicants for fall 2019.


*The application process is now closed. 

Fax or mail a copy of your application stating the position for which you are applying:

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
ATTN: Human Resources
2000 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
FAX: 216.298.4724

Aqua Squad Junior: Middle School Volunteer Program

Whether you’re contemplating a career in animal care and/or marine sciences OR you just have a passion for the living world, Junior Aqua Squad could be the volunteer opportunity for you.

Currently, we’re accepting applications for Education Station Docents. Stationed in the Aquarium’s galleries, you’ll use biofacts, photos and models to engage Greater Cleveland Aquarium guests in conversations about animals and conservation.

Volunteer Commitment Requirements:

  • Attend minimum of 1 half-day training session per season (summer/fall/spring)
  • Volunteer for  minimum of 2 half-day shifts per month
  • $15 one-time application fee
  • Participate in 2 beach cleanup days (summer only)
  • Participate in 2 Hauntaquarium nights (fall only)

Volunteer Eligibility: 

  • Between the ages of 11 and 13
  • Meet minimum commitment requirements
  • Interested in aquatic and marine science
  • Comfortable interacting with children, peers and adults
  • Enthusiastic, with a positive attitude and good communication skills
  • Able to attend training

Questions? Contact

Summer training dates:

Thursday, June 20 | 3 – 5:30pm
Wednesday, June 26 | 3 – 5:30pm

Sign Up: