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Work That Matters

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a globally recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. As a not-for-profit organization, our team contributes to meaningful work that matters.

We take pride in the steps we take towards conserving aquatic life every day. Our focus on engaging visitors, connecting students, facilitating direct action and understanding the world around us contributes to protecting our world’s oceans.

Ours is a team of 475 conservationists in more than 200 unique positions that make up full-, part-time and casual opportunities and we invite you to consider joining our award-winning team.

View our current openings and be part of a team that has true impact. Read the stories before to learn more about the types of unique positions available here.

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Aquarium Biologist

Aquarium Biologist

Like an ingénue dreaming of her big break in showbiz and pulling up beneath the “Hollywood” sign after days on the road, Athena Csuzdi also drove to an unfamiliar place – except in her case, the long journey ended in a Canadian city, and the big sign above her spelled “Vancouver Aquarium." Athena grew up on.. read more

Dive Safety Officer

Like countless children, Jeremy Heywood first got interested in undersea life because of the gripping documentaries of French explorer Jacques Cousteau. “Just from that moment, nine or 10 years old or maybe earlier, I wanted to be a marine biologist,” says Jeremy, who fulfilled that dream. Now, as Vancouver Aquarium’s diving safety officer, diving for a living is second nature to him – although the diving is just as likely to be in an Aquarium exhibit as it is in the waters around.. read more

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Research Coordinator

“What is the best part about your job?” “It’s really rewarding to be a part of something bigger than myself. The Aquarium aligns with my philosophy on education and conservation.” Jessica Schultz’s job at the Vancouver Aquarium appears to be a perfect marriage between her two passions: marine ecology and diving.. read more

Ocean Wise Account Representative

“What is your favourite Ocean Wise seafood item?” “Dungeness crab. In my family, it was always eaten on special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries, so it brings back good memories. Plus, it’s sweeter and lighter than lobster meat.” If anyone knows ocean-friendly seafood, it’s Teddie Geach, Ocean Wise Account Representative at the Vancouver Aquarium. She says her job is the perfect combination of.. read more

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B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network Coordinator

“Why is the work that you do important?” “We want to better understand the animals that are the ambassadors of the ocean. The state of cetacean populations is an indication of how healthy the ocean ecosystem is.” As the Vancouver Aquarium B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network coordinator, Tessa Danelesko works with a team of volunteers to collect and log sightings of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and sea turtles.. read more

Chef de Partie

It’s a peculiar thing working at a place where the walls are living exhibits, but that’s what makes working at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre so unique. Warren Mercier was looking for a “different” opportunity when he applied for the position of Chef de Partie four years ago. And different is what he found among the sharks and jellyfish. He says working at the Aquarium is unlike anywhere he’s ever worked because.. read more

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Security

“The Aquarium is my second home. That’s how I see it,” says Robert Ivanovski, security supervisor at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre.  He is just one of the many Aquarium employees that have supporting jobs that don’t include feeding animals or diving in the exhibits.. read more

Purchasing Team

Annalisa Zaniol toils away in the bowels of the Vancouver Aquarium, never asking for any glory, but some of her colleagues might be surprised to know just how much power she has: the power of the credit card. She’s somewhat of a professional shopper. As purchasing manager at the Vancouver Aquarium, she’s in charge of buying, well, pretty much anything anyone needs to run this place – orders are as diverse as 20 kilograms of prime rib for food services or an order of fruit flies for the.. read more

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Videographer / Editor

When Stephen Hargreaves, the Vancouver Aquarium’s new videographer-editor, first started he was immediately put to the test. Could he spend an entire weekend in the Adams River filming sockeye salmon? And could he spend those long work days with his new boss? Of the time spent with his manager he chuckles, “We got to know each other a little bit more.” .. read more


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