Onsite School Programs Coordinator


Seattle Aquarium

Job status

Job Category

Job Type

Job Duration

Job Compensation Type



Deadline to Apply


1483 Alaskan Way | Pier 59
Seattle , WA
United States

We're seeking an Onsite School Programs Coordinator to lead and innovate our preK-college programs. You'll manage daily operations, develop engaging content, and ensure our programs meet educational and accessibility standards. Bring your enthusiasm, collaboration skills, and experience in marine science to work with educators, students, and the community. Help us inspire conservation and make the Aquarium accessible and welcoming to all. Apply today and make a difference!


Position description:  

The Seattle Aquarium, a leading marine conservation organization, is looking for an Onsite School Programs Coordinator to join the School and Public Programs (SPP) team. On this role, you will lead the daily operations and development of on-site and virtual school programs for the preK-college audience within SPP team.   This position will work to evolve our onsite programs, ensuring they are both scientifically sound and meeting the educational, accessibility, and environmental justice needs of its audiences.   The coordinator will oversee staff while instructing in the classroom, ensure the ongoing effectiveness of school programs, and develop new classroom programming and self-guided field trip materials as needed. 

The successful candidate will bring the following to our team of professional educators: enthusiasm for marine science and education, an ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, strong networking and communication abilities (especially for a school audience), and excellent interpersonal skills for working with teachers, students, and the general public. The coordinator must work closely with the rest of the Conservation Engagement & Learning team and Guest Services staff to ensure that the school experience at the Aquarium goes smoothly and programming goals are met in an equitable and inclusive way.  

We view this work through an equity lens, with the goal of removing barriers where they exist for members of the community to meaningfully engage with the Aquarium, to foster authentic, mutual relationships between the Aquarium and the community, and to bring diverse audiences together to achieve our mission. This work supports our Strategic Plan goal of inspiring conservation and making the Aquarium and its programs accessible and welcoming to all. This role is instrumental to the Seattle Aquarium’s mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

How to apply: The Seattle Aquarium is committed to expanding a diverse, equitable, and inclusive conservation movement. We are invested in building an Aquarium with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, languages, cultural ways of knowing, and life experiences. We know research shows that society has conditioned communities of color, trans and gender non-conforming people, immigrants, people with disabilities, and other marginalized candidates to more frequently not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed even if they are qualified. If you meet some of the requirements and you are passionate about our mission and our ocean, we encourage you to apply and look forward to learning more about you.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé to our online application to be considered. Application review will begin immediately.  SeattleAquarium.org/careers 

Compensation Information

Salary and benefits: $30 - $33 / per hour. Dependent on experience. Please include salary expectations in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for the Seattle Aquarium’s comprehensive benefits package to include medical, vision, dental, an employer-funded health reimbursement account, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b retirement fund with employer match, access to a subsidized ORCA pass, a Seattle Aquarium Family Plus membership and generous paid time off.