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Education Interpreter - SEASONAL

25 – 30 hours/week

The Interpreter I engages with guests and facilitates discussions about the natural history of animals, Pacific Ocean habitats, and conservation concepts. The Interpreter I is also responsible for giving on-microphone presentations to a variety of audiences at various Aquarium exhibits. This position reports to an assigned Education supervisor. This position is seasonal, with potential to become part-time regular based on performance and the needs of the department.

The Education Interpreter’s responsibilities include:

  • Give presentations at specific, assigned Aquarium exhibits
  • Constantly exhibit a positive customer service attitude, a smile, and an obvious interest in achieving the mission of the Aquarium
  • Facilitate guest discussions that include the natural history of animals, Pacific Ocean habitats, and conservation concepts
  • Interact with guests, staff, and volunteers in a positive manner
  • Assist with guest interaction with animals at touch exhibits
  • Receive, reflect upon, and apply feedback from colleagues, leading to improved performance


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous marine biology coursework preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to speak in public
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to perform cohesive and engaging shows based on educational goals and show guidelines.
  • Open to develop professional skills through coaching and feedback
  • Ability to deliver information in an enthusiastic and sincere manner
  • Ability to use audio equipment and props
  • Knowledgeable in basic ecological, biological, and conservation principles
  • Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to interpret basic animal behaviors, adaptations, habitats, and conservation

Physical Demands

  • Able to speak for extended periods to audiences
  • Able to project voice to audiences for short periods when appropriate
  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills
  • Ability to function while on board a mid-sized ocean vessel

Work Environment

  • Aquarium galleries, classrooms, theater and informal learning environment
  • Offsite areas conducting programs as needed
  • Outside environments in varying weather conditions
  • Open ocean environments
  • Exposure to various temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position and believe you would be an outstanding Education Presenter, click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required by all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Hire Select:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment.

Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. If you are among the most qualified applicants, we will contact you within two weeks. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, feel free to reapply in the future as other opportunities arise. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific!
The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.