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.
"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 MaddoxEducation Specialist II
"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 LlataDiscovery Lab Supervisor
"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 SalasMarketing Coordinator
"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 MaurerWater Systems Specialist
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