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National Aquarium

Exhibit Builder

The Exhibit Builder participates in maintenance, fabrication, and installation of live-animal displays and provides fabrication, operational and maintenance support for interpretive exhibits, in full accordance with institutional goals and standards. Additionally, the Exhibit Builder Assists as directed in all facets of this process, including materials/vendor research and purchasing, demolition, on and off-site construction, transport.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
  • Appreciation of aquatic species, the natural world, and informal learning.
  • Specialized vocational training or min. 3 years’ practical experience/knowledge in custom industrial/artistic fabrications using a wide range of skills, materials, & knowledge such as: cabinet building and carpentry; misc. mechanical hardware selection; building with fiber-reinforced plastic stock; using polymer resin systems; constructions in concrete, wood, & metals; PVC plumbing; industrial and artistic painting; application of waterproof barriers and/or coatings.
  • Capable to carry a 50lb load.
  • Able to safely and confidently climb a ladder.
  • Computer competencies in, but not limited to, MS Windows & MS Office applications. Proficiency in a recent version of AutoCAD software is a plus.
  • A current driver’s license.
The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.
Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.
Today, the National Aquarium builds on a 38-year history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Welfare and Science teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels. Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.
HOW TO APPLY Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing

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National Aquarium
Baltimore , MD

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