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National Aquarium Overview

Baltimore, MD
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
The National Aquarium opened in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, it is ... Read more

Mission: National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

National Aquarium – Why Work For Us?

undefinedNational Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

At the National Aquarium, our core values form the basis for our beliefs about our organization, our colleagues, and ourselves, and serve as the framework to guide our behavior and actions to achieve our mission: to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. 

These are our values: 

Integrity – Be true. Build trust. Do right. We do the right thing and accept responsibility for that which is ours. 

Innovation – Be original. Challenge norms. Take chances. We support well-conceived risk taking, embrace creativity, and consistently pursue new opportunities. 

Service – Be happy. Delight guests. Go beyond. We are committed to go to extraordinary lengths to delight our guests and inspire them to act to conserve the world’s aquatic treasures. 

Excellence – Be great. Dream big. Reach farther. Our drive toward excellence is evidenced by employee focus on accountability and exceeding expectations. 

Engagement – Be passionate. Inspire wonder. Make connections. Our staff and constituents inspire passion and a profound connection to the mission of the National Aquarium. 

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    The National Aquarium is not only filled with fascinating fish, it's filled with passionate people! As a recent new hire, I have found the culture to be very welcoming and authentic.

    Everyday, I learn something new. It is exciting to see the immediate impact the National Aquarium team has on supporting each other while supporting the mission ”to inspire conservation of our aquatic treasures.”

    The engagement of the staff translates to the guests, and it's awesome to see the community connect with the mission -- hands on!


    Fast paced & fun, not for everyone. If you join the team, get ready to work!

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    I applied online. I interviewed at National Aquarium.


    Multi step with multiple interviews. They mostly want to see if you have had experience in water working with animals before. This is a competitive position so I explained every detail of how much I work with a team in difficult situations.

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