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Career Exploration

Aquarium Career Exploration

High School Career Day

Are you a high school student interested in working with aquatic life? Do you know you want to work with water in some way, shape, or form? Or maybe you already have a specific aquarium career planned out, and want to make sure it’s the right path for you? We hope to answer these (and many more) questions for you at our Career Day.

Meet team members who perform a variety of jobs to keep the Aquarium running, find out what they wanted to do at your age, and how their career journey brought them here. You can even try a few of their job responsibilities yourself, such as testing water, preparing enrichment items for our animals, and feeding stingrays. Join us for this day-long encounter of aquatic careers and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of all that it takes to operate the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Rising Aquatic Scientists

Are you a middle school student who can’t pass up a pond without checking out what’s in it? If so, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium has a day to explore careers in marine biology. You will encounter Aquarium team members ranging from Guest Experience Associates, to Aquarists, to SCUBA Divers and others. Participate in hands-on activities and peek behind-the-scenes to further discover what may be exciting to you. Curious what high school subjects may set you on a path toward an Aquarium job? Come with an open mind for this daylong adventure and leave with an abundance of information, and hopefully, career inspiration.

Senior Projects

If your school offers the opportunity for a multi-day shadow project in your senior year, the Aquarium has a program that gives students a unique experience assisting with daily operations. Since there are very few openings for this experience, participants are chosen selectively. Please contact us at education@greaterclevelandaquarium.com for more information.

College Internships

The Aquarium offers internships throughout the school year for college students studying marine science, education, marketing, or related fields. Please see our Careers & Internships page for a list of available positions and information on how to apply.

Funding provided by our partners:

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
OH Lottery