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NEAq staff photo 2022
Staff photo 2022 Photo by Tony Rinaldo
When you bring your passion and expertise to the New England Aquarium team, you are helping us do important work around the world. Let’s take action for the ocean together.

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Take a look at our current opportunities and find a role that works for you.


We give back to our employees because they give back every day.

When you dedicate your career to the Aquarium’s mission, we dedicate our time and resources to providing you with a comprehensive array of benefits aimed at helping you maintain your health and wellness, financial security, and to achieve a work-life balance. Eligibility for various benefits is based on your employment status and the number of hours you work each week.

Your Health and Wellness
  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance for you, your family, and your domestic partner (including same-gender partners)
  • Benefits decision support tool and education
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Voluntary accident insurance
  • Spring Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering a suite of mental health benefits
  • A flexible annual fitness reimbursement
Your Savings
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with a generous employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with a generous employer contribution
  • Public transportation (MBTA) allowance and discounted parking passes
  • Lifestyle savings account – quarterly reimbursement for expenses related to work arrangements
  • Generous onsite employee discounts at the café, Aquarium Gift Shop, Boston Harbor Cruises, Ben & Jerry’s, etc.
  • Free admission to area museums and cultural institutions
  • Discounted pet insurance
  • A variety of discounts provided by local and national businesses
Your Future
  • Options for both pre-tax and after-tax employee contributions to a 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity savings account and/or 401(a) employee retirement savings plan
  • Generous employer retirement match of up to 6% of your earnings upon hire with full vesting after one year of service
  • Tuition reimbursement
Your Time
  • Paid time off (PTO) starting at three weeks for full time, two weeks for part time
  • Two weeks paid sick time
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Leaves of absence options including paid parental leave

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe a diverse workforce provides experiences, skills, and perspectives that enrich our programs, strengthen problem-solving, add creativity, and enhance our work environment.

We Believe in a Vital and Vibrant Ocean for All
We Believe in a Vital and Vibrant Ocean for All

Explore Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

We offer volunteer and internship roles for teens, college students, and other adults throughout the school year, with opportunities in nearly every department at the Aquarium.

A volunteer works to grow live coral behind the scenes at the Aquarium
A volunteer works to grow live coral behind the scenes at the Aquarium Photo: Vanessa Kahn
The New England Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Please email us at if you anticipate needing any type of accommodation during the application or interview process or have questions about physical accessibility to our office.