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


There are no full-time positions available at this time




Money Room Clerk

General duties included cash control, reconciling cash drawers, preparing bank deposits, and various administrative tasks, utilizing computer based Point-of-Sale and Financial Management systems to perform duties.  Good judgment, tact and diplomacy may be called for when dealing with aquarium staff from various departments.

Qualifications: Minimum three (3) years demonstrated ability in cash management, knowledge of bookkeeping techniques, excellent math skills (General Math and Algebra), and the ability to physically lift 40 lb. packages on a regular basis.  Additionally, the qualified applicant must have accurate keyboarding and calculator skills, computer literacy, and familiarity with computerized cash registers and accounting systems.

Every other weekend and some holidays required; other staffing as needs dictate.

Part Time; Hourly


Participate in the daily care of plants and birds both in exhibits and in off exhibit areas.  Plant duties may include watering, leaf cleaning, fertilization, pruning, soil care and improvement, installation and removal of plants from exhibits, starting cuttings and seeds and maintaining propagation/greenhouse equipment. Bird duties may include preparation and feeding bird diets, maintenance of exhibits and off-exhibit enclosures and monitoring birds.  Position may also involve some interaction with the public and volunteers.


  • Knowledge of and skills in all aspects of plant culture
  • Interest in and ability to develop skills in horticulture and aviculture
  • Able to be a team player and communicate positively and effectively with all members of the Aquarium team
  • Able to work in awkward and slippery environments involving strenuous activity and able to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Able to work weekends

Part time; twenty hours/week; weekend work required