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Texas State Aquarium

Chief Conservation and Science Officer

Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Director of The Texas State Aquarium Institute for Wildlife Conservation.
  • Provide overall direction for the animal care, veterinary, and conservation programs.
  • Plan, direct, monitor, and evaluate the work of assigned areas.
  • Implement the development of long range and annual goals; evaluate and report progress towards goals.
  • Ensure facility operates at a high level of performance.
  • Strategic oversight of the selection, training, development, appraisal, and work assignments of assigned personnel.
  • Attend and participate in professional groups to stay abreast of current information and innovations in conservation, aquariums and animal care operations.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the in situ and ex situ conservation initiatives.
  • Coordinate biological research initiatives with appropriate animal care divisions.

Experience Required

Master’s degree or equivalent; ten years of related experience and / or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.


This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

How to Apply

Please apply online at

Texas State Aquarium
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Phone: 361-881-1200
Fax: 361-881-1235

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