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
Environmental Services Associate, Part-Time

This position exceeds customers’ expectations by ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained.  Environmental Services Associates will clean restrooms, locker rooms, offices, laboratories, halls, exhibit and exhibit space and other areas.  Additional responsibilities will include floor maintenance and assistance with moving, setting up and breaking down furniture as needed. Learn More.

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Facilities Manager, Full-Time

The Facilities Manager works hands on while managing a team-oriented staff of technicians across multiple trades.  This position assists in the development of the Facilities Master Maintenance Plan and is responsible for its implementation.  Additionally, this position will schedule, oversee, record and perform all aspects of preventative and reactive maintenance and repair for the Physical Plant and associated buildings.  This position engages in the budgeting process.  Learn More.

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Gift Officer, Full-Time

The Advancement Gift Officer is responsible for maximizing the Aquarium’s mid-level giving program, specifically through membership in the Conservation Stewards ($300-$1,499) and Watershed Society ($1,500-$9,999) donor circles. The Gift Officer is also responsible for shaping, planning and implementing the donor benefits associated with Conservation Stewards and the Watershed Society, which include behind-the-scenes tours, special programs, and donor events (both on-site at the Aquarium and in various venues, including donors’ homes).The Gift Officer will work in collaboration with other members of the Advancement Team and the Aquarium’s board of directors to proactively expand the mid-level giving donor base through new prospect cultivation, stewardship and a comprehensive upgrade strategy. 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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