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Careers & Internships

At the South Carolina Aquarium, we pride ourselves on our inclusive culture.  Learn more about our culture by clicking here.

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 inquiries. 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 customer relationship management (CRM) system, including constituent record management, daily gift processing, data mining and organization and ongoing optimization of the software system. Learn More.

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Environmental Services Associate, Part-Time

The South Carolina Aquarium is looking for experienced housekeepers to join our Environmental Services team.  This position maintains cleanliness for both front and back of house areas.  Floor maintenance experience is a plus.
This position offers competitive wages, an incredible view on the Charleston Harbor, along with a happy, team-oriented environment.  Learn More.

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Major Gift Officer

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for shaping the design and spearheading the implementation of a major gifts ($10,000+) program for the Aquarium.  Responsibilities include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects for annual gifts at the $10,000+ level, as well as transitioning donors in this category to higher levels of support.  Work requires a close working relationship with the Aquarium Board of Directors, senior leadership and program managers, volunteers, as well as donors. Learn More.

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Special Event Host, Part-Time

This position supports the Special Events team and will assist with hosting private and internal events while representing the building.  The primary duty of this position is to service and host in-house and paid evening and weekend events. The secondary duty of this position is to assist with occasional office work and assist at yearly bridal shows.  Learn More.

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Staff Accountant and Financial Analyst, Full-Time

Reporting directly to the CFO, the Staff Accountant & Financial Analyst (SAFA) partners with the Controller to ensure the financial books and records of the organization are maintained accurately and in a timely fashion.  In addition, the SAFA is responsible for financial analysis and reporting used both by internal management and external stakeholders and is an integral part of the budget process.  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.

Put Your Best Fin Forward!

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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