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 interested 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)"

CVB Jobs

Part Time Contract Employment

Current part-time openings are listed at the bottom of this page. Apply Today!

We are currently seeking: 

  • Guest Engagement Salesclerk

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 a 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.

No fellowships are currently open for applications.


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:

    Call: (757) 385-0274

    Email: aquavol​​

    If you are currently an active volunteer, please log your hours at the link below:

    Currently available Part Time Contracted Positions are listed below.