Careers & Internships

Please keep in mind that the South Carolina Aquarium only accepts applications for positions currently posted on the web page. Due to a high volume of applicants, we ask that you please refrain from making inquires. The applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Career Opportunities
Advancement Systems Coordinator, Full-Time

The Advancement Systems Coordinator is responsible for managing all elements of the Aquarium’s Raiser’s Edge program, including constituent record management, gift processing, data mining and organization and ongoing optimization of the software system. Staffer will work closely with Finance to ensure accurate and timely gift processing and reconciliation of giving data. He/she will also work closely with the Advancement team to generate new prospect leads to support advancement of the Aquarium’s Watershed Campaign.  This person will train gift officers on the basic functions of Raiser’s Edge to support revenue generation and proper donor cultivation and stewardship.  Learn More.

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Chief Financial Officer, Full-Time

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Finacial Officer is responsible for the Aquarium’s accounting, treasury, purchasing, budgeting and enterprise risk management functions.  This includes establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, procedures and controls; preparing financial reports, analysis, budgets and forecasts; controlling and monitoring cash handling. Directs Information Technology and concessions.  Learn More.

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Public Relations Manager, Full-Time

The Public Relations Manager plans and implements public relations and community outreach strategy, goals, budget and tactics to support strategic awareness initiatives. Serving as general spokesperson for the Aquarium, this individual remains on-call both evenings and weekends.  A self-starter, the Public Relations Manager is a creative thinker who remains calm under pressure.  This position is responsible for maintaining the Aquarium’s positive public image through communicating program information, accomplishments and points of view on-line, through events, in writing and on camera.  Learn More.

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Internship Opportunities

The South Carolina Aquarium has various opportunities for students to engage in meaningful, hands-on learning through our college internship program. This practical learning gives students the chance to gain real-world experience and learn job responsibilities. Current positions are listed below.

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Employees of the South Carolina Aquarium must adhere to the Aquarium’s Appearance Policy. Before you take the plunge, please read our full policy here.

South Carolina Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity and is a drug/alcohol screening employer. * Please note that by clicking the links above you will be redirected to a third party site.


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