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: Julie Piper
P.O. Box 11048
Chattanooga, TN 37401-2048

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


Construction & Maintenance Services 

The primary responsibility of this position is to perform plumbing related tasks on aquatic life support systems, facility sanitary systems, heating & cooling systems and other mechanical equipment.  Assist other CMS trades personnel with construction and maintenance related projects at Aquarium operated facilities. 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have formal training in commercial and industrial plumbing, a City of Chattanooga Journeyman Plumbers license and a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.   Good knowledge of fluid hydraulic pumping systems.  Have the physical ability to lift up to 60 pounds.  Dependability and the ability to work weekends is a must.  A minimum of two years work experience as a journeyman plumber in a construction or maintenance environment.  Applicants must pass a post hiring physical and lung capacity test required for approved use of a respirator.  

If you are qualified and would like to apply for this position, please forward a resume to jmp@tnaqua.org and fill out an application at the IMAX Center reception desk.

Warehouse Associate

Assists with receiving, pricing, transferring and delivery of merchandise, solving daily problems and working with other departments.  Executes and maintains core values and customer service standards of the Tennessee Aquarium.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Receives merchandise from vendors through counting and pricing merchandise, completing paperwork, boxing and shelving the items, and logging merchandise into the computer system, pulls, packs and delivers merchandise to shops.  Handles defective merchandise and works with vendors to receive credit or replacement. Ships merchandise and other Aquarium-related packages via UPS and other shipping methods.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Handles gift shop transfers and general warehouse work such as answering telephones, stocking shelves, cleaning, etc.  Helps maintain supplies for all shops.  Other duties may include but not limited to sending tickets to vendors, shipping and printing tickets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 
Strong computer skills 
Knowledge of retail and inventory control systems
Knowledge of handheld scanners
Minimum of one year experience in a related field

Education Preferred: 
High School Diploma or GED.  
Minimum of one year experience in a related field

License or Certification Required: 
Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Working Conditions:
Warehouse setting
Hot and cold setting
Some wet and slippery floor surroundings

Physical Demands:   
Frequently climb ladders, ability to lift at least 50 pounds consistently and loading and unloading of trucks.

A resume and an Aquarium Application must be received by December 26, 2014 at the IMAX Theater.


There are no part-time positions at this time.