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

FULL-TIME POSITIONS:

 

Accounts Payable Associate

Perform accounting and administrative tasks related to processing accounts payable and payroll. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure proper approvals and accurate payment of invoices. 
  2. Process invoices and issues checks in a timely manner by matching the coded purchase orders to invoices forwarded from the appropriate department and entering the data into the accounting software system. Employee must also interact with vendors and employees to investigate and resolve issues or questions regarding payables. 
  3. Print checks and submit for approval, generate any necessary changes, distribute checks (U.S. or inter-office mail), attach check stubs to paperwork and maintain vendor files.
  4. Process payroll for the Hunter Museum of American Art and acts as a backup for Tennessee Aquarium and Creative Discovery Museum payroll.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Strong computer knowledge, especially with Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to operate a 10-key calculator
Good customer service and organizational skills

Educational/Experience Requirements
Specialty training beyond high school in accounting and/or business
Minimum of two years experience in a related field

Working Conditions
Normal office environment

Physical Demands
Some lifting and carrying (boxes of documents)
Much “wrist-work” (keying in information)


EMT/Security Officer

The primary functions of this position are to provide emergency medical response to any visitor or employee with an injury/illness and to interact with visitors and employees in a pleasant informative manner that insures both goodwill and a safe, secure environment against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide emergency medical response to visitors or employees with an injury/illness
  2. Practice general safety including fire prevention by monitoring fire panels, pulls stations and smoke detectors; investigate all alarms/incidents and notify internal staff and/or  external emergency agencies
  3. Clearly document all incidents and reports; maintain logs with Windows based computer applications
  4. Monitor security cameras, cash control escorts, theft deterrence and security alarms for building security
  5. Base dispatching via a two-way radio, loading dock receiving from vendors and other duties as assigned 
  6. Provide exceptional customer service to guests and fellow employees
  7. Patrol the buildings and grounds; examine doors, gates, and windows to determine that they are secure

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform daily building inspections prior to opening; document any safety concerns found and notify the appropriate departments; other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • A current Tennessee EMT certification
  • Flexability to work hours that may involve shift work, weekends, and holiday coverage

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Previous relevant experience working with the public
  • Courses related to public relations, safety, fire science, criminal science and crowd dynamics preferred

License or Certification Required:

  • Must maintain while employed a state of Tennessee EMT-IV certification certificate
  • Must acquire within 90 days of employment a state of Tennessee Security license and maintain while employed

Working Conditions:
Normal office environment
Interior and exterior climate

Physical Demands:
Walking, running, standing and climbing several levels of stairs on a routine basis; lifting equipment and packages of up to 100 lbs

Full time; hourly

 

PART-TIME / SEASONAL:

 

Security Officer

Security officers must interact with visitors and fellow employees giving excellent customer service in a pleasant informative manner that insures both goodwill and a safe, secure environment against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Practice general safety including fire prevention by monitoring fire panels, pulls stations and smoke detectors; investigate all alarms/incidents and notify internal staff and/or  external emergency agencies
  2. Monitor security cameras, cash control escorts, theft deterrence and security alarms for building security
  3. Base dispatching via a two-way radio, loading dock receiving from vendors and other duties as assigned To provide customer service and render aid to our guests and fellow employees and exceed their expectations.
  4. Clearly document all incidents and reports; maintain logs with Windows based computer applications
  5. Patrol the buildings and grounds; examine doors, gates, and windows to determine that they are secure

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform daily building inspections prior to opening; document any safety concerns found and notify the appropriate departments; other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent
  2. Previous relevant experience working with the public
  3. Courses related to public relations, safety, fire science, criminal science and crowd dynamics preferred
  4. Must be able to work hours that may involve shift work, weekends, and holiday coverage requirements. 

License or Certification Required:
Must acquire a State of Tennessee security certification license within 90 days of hire date and maintain while employed.

Working Conditions:
Normal office environment
Interior and exterior climate changes

Physical Demands:
Walking, running, standing, climbing of several levels of stairs on a routine basis and lifting of equipment and packages up to 100 lbs.

Part time; hourly