Employment Opportunities

The Tennessee Aquarium is committed to creating a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and strive for diversity in all jobs and at all levels in the organization. Our policy is to accept applications only for specific job vacancies as posted below. 

Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to provide status updates for individuals. The applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted by the hiring manager.

Apply in person:

IMAX 3D Theater Center
201 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. - noon & 
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fax or mail a copy of your resume along with a completed application and background check release form stating the position you are applying for to:

Tennessee Aquarium
Attn: Leah Wilson
P.O. Box 11048
Chattanooga, TN 37401-2048

Fax: (423) 756-1849          
E-mail: ldw@tnaqua.org


Teen Conservation Coordinator

Recruits, trains, schedules and supervises teenagers and attends to other daily needs of the teen conservation program.  Develops and schedules teen conservation gallery programs, summer camps and other programs associated with the Aquarium’s mission.  Mentors teens as they develop and implement individual conservation oriented projects. Assists with daily Aquarium operations and special projects.  Works with TNACI staff to engage and inspire teenagers.  This position works weekends during the school year and some weekends during the summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruits, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates teenagers.
  • Organizes events, trips and continuing education classes.
  • Develops, schedules and manages gallery programs and other programs associated with general audiences.
  • Develops and teaches special programs including teen programs and summer camp.
  • Develops and teaches school and community conservation programs.
  • Guides and encourages teens as they develop, implement and report on success/challenges of individual conservation projects.
  • Responsible for the overall success of the teen conservation program.
  • Responsible for developing written and digital communications to include newsletters, training manuals and other printed materials as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Represents the Education Department and TNACI in interdepartmental meetings, committees and special projects.
Executes and maintains core values and service standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Teaching/program development skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to mentor and inspire teens
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Educational/Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a biological, environmental or educational related field
Minimum of three years experience in a related field such as teaching or program development, and training and coordinating of volunteers
Previous experience working with teenagers

License or Certification Required
CPR and First Aid

Working Conditions
Indoor and outdoor environments
Some hot, cold or wet conditions
Weekend and holiday work

Full time; Non-exempt

If you are qualified and would like to apply, send your resume to Leah Wilson at ldw@tnaqua.org. All inquiries must be received by September 9, 2015.  Please note this is a grant-funded position.


There are no part-time positions open at this time.