Careers & Internships

Please keep in mind that the South Carolina Aquarium only accepts applications for positions currently posted on the web page. Due to a high volume of applicants, we ask that you please refrain from making inquires. The applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Career Opportunities
Associate Veterinarian, Full-Time

The Associate Veterinarian will assist the Chief Veterinarian with the medical care of the living collection, with special emphasis on fishes, small mammals, birds, reptiles and the rehabilitation of patients in the Sea Turtle Care Center™.  This person will work closely with animal care staff and involve them in veterinary discussions and hands-on procedures.  He or she will accept primary responsibility for medical cases as decided by the Chief Veterinarian, assist the Chief Veterinarian with the coordination of clinical research and education, be primarily responsible for purchasing and maintenance of all equipment and supplies, ensure legal and safety compliance for all veterinary operations and assist with development and execution of the Aquarium’s preventative medicine protocol.  Learn More.

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Gift Officer, Full-Time

The Advancement Gift Officer is responsible for maximizing the Aquarium’s mid-level giving program, specifically through membership in the Conservation Stewards ($300-$1,499) and Watershed Society ($1,500-$9,999) donor circles. The Gift Officer is also responsible for shaping, planning and implementing the donor benefits associated with Conservation Stewards and the Watershed Society, which include behind-the-scenes tours, special programs, and donor events (both on-site at the Aquarium and in various venues, including donors’ homes).The Gift Officer will work in collaboration with other members of the Advancement Team and the Aquarium’s board of directors to proactively expand the mid-level giving donor base through new prospect cultivation, stewardship and a comprehensive upgrade strategy. Learn More.

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Research and Maintenance Diver, Full-Time, Temporary Position (Two Years)

Job duties for this position are split between support of research-science dives and maintenance -working dives.  Research dives will fall under AAUS guidelines and may include, but not limited to lionfish removal, fish counts, freshwater mussel assessment and more. Experience captaining boats up to 32’ with divers is required.  Additionally, this position is required to work with a diverse team of divers in the implementation of all dive safety procedures and guidelines ensuring safety at the facility and offshore. Learn More.

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Special Event Host, Part-Time

A Special Event Host is responsible for assisting with private and internal events while representing the building. A support position to the Special Events team, this team member will act as a point person, servicing and hosting in-house and paid evening and weekend events, help with occasional office work and assist at yearly bridal shows. Learn More.

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Internship Opportunities

The South Carolina Aquarium has various opportunities for students to engage in meaningful, hands-on learning through our college internship program. This practical learning gives students the chance to gain real-world experience and learn job responsibilities. Current positions are listed below.

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