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 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


Membership Manager

The Tennessee Aquarium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring wonder, appreciation and protection of water and all life that is sustains. We currently seek a dynamic individual with the skills, experience and analytical eye required to manage a robust membership program that generates significant revenue to support the Aquarium’s mission-critical work. 

The Manager will lead a four person team responsible for the implementation of all aspects of a mature membership program, including new member acquisitions, renewal campaigns, member communications and an annual calendar of member events. With a focus on industry, community and communication trend analyses, this individual will plan effective membership drives, deploy attractive member benefit plans, and develop a continuum of member engagement that builds a growing affinity for the Aquarium and its mission. 

In addition, the manager will coordinate with development, admissions and IT staff to ensure accuracy and integrity of all member information across multiple database platforms, including Raiser’s Edge. Close coordination with the Aquarium’s marketing team will also help to refine member communications and produce quality solicitations in both print and digital formats. 

Top candidates will demonstrate superior communication skills, hold a Bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of five years’ experience in a membership or nonprofit development environment. Managerial experience in a similar relationship-building field will also be considered. Proficiency with database software is required, with experience in Blackbaud products preferred. 

Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to ldw@tnaqua.org.  All inquiries must be received by October 31, 2014.



River Journey Gift Shop Sales Associate

General cashiering duties and sales transaction accounting; assisting shop customers; stocking and straightening merchandise and related inventory duties. 
Qualifications: Two years cashiering experience; a friendly and open manner with people; capacity for “grace under pressure”; availability to work a flexible schedule.