Work With Us
The Virginia Aquarium is an amazing place to work with an incredible team. With knowledgeable team members in biology, animal husbandry, marine research, conservation, education, guest services, and so much more, our team works tirelessly and with devotion to our mission.
Full Time Employment
We offer generous professional development opportunities to qualified full time employees. The Virginia Aquarium recruits and hires most employees through the City of Virginia Beach. If interestested in learning more about the opportunities available visit the "CVB Jobs" link below.
To view all full-time jobs currently available:
1. Click the CVB Jobs link below
2. Click "View/Apply for Jobs"
3. Select "Museums-Aquarium (General Booth Blvd)"
Part Time Contract Employment
There are no current part-time openings but when positions are available, they will be listed at the bottom of this page.
Internships & Fellowships
We offer several internships for college students throughout the year. These unpaid volunteer positions provide career exploration for rising college juniors and seniors seeking academic credit with an interest in pursuing careers related to biology, marine biology, science education, aquarium sciences, or related support staff positions.
All interns must:
- Perform duties as required
- Keep a log of hours and activities
- Meet with cooperating staff member at least once a week
- Abide by the established dress code
- Give the minimum number of hours required for class credit
All Interns can expect:
To receive help from, and access to, cooperating staff
Receive experience aimed at enhancing skills and building resume
Receive Aquarium intern benefits
Make lifelong contacts
Available Internship Opportunities
Descriptions for all internships currently available can be found at the link below. Be sure to check back regularly for new opportunities.
Ready to apply?
How To Apply
If you still have questions or would like more information, please call our Volunteer Office at (757) 385-0274.
Available Fellowship Opportunities
We also offer fellowship opportunities in marine science, animal care, exhibits, and education, to college or post-graduate students. The Batten Fellowship also includes a stipend to help offset personal and incidental expenses.
Descriptions for all fellowships currently available and how to apply can be found at the link below.
Volunteer With Us
The Virginia Aquarium offers guests a memorable experience, but our wider mission succeeds because of our volunteers. We need individuals willing to share their time, unique skills, and passion for marine conservation. The daily support of our incredible volunteers is vital to the success of our mission and to the daily functioning of the Aquarium. If you are seeking a meaningful way to support conservation efforts addressing environmental issues, we invite you to explore our rewarding volunteer opportunities for youth and adults.
(Virtual) Volunteer Open House
February 25 | 1 pm & 4 pm
We are hosting two virtual volunteer recruitment events. Members from several departments will be available to answer questions about volunteering, for example, as a Watershed Warrior, Gallery Docent, Aquarium Store Associate, or Guest Engagement Ambassador. Advance registration is required, and a confirmation email will be sent with instructions for joining the virtual event.
Registration is now closed for this event but stay tuned for more information on volunteering coming soon!
Take a look at some examples of opportunities at the links below:
For Youth (13-17)
If you need more information or have any questions about volunteering with the Virginia Aquarium, contact our Volunteer Resource Office:
If you are currently an active volunteer, please log your hours at the link below:
When Part Time Contracted Positions are available, they will be listed below.