Here at the UK’s largest Aquarium we are always looking for passionate people to join our shoal. Whether you’re looking for the next step on your career pathway or searching for a chance to learn and develop some new skills, we have lots of different ways you can get involved.

Whether you’re a water wizard or a PR professional, it takes a lot of different skills and people to make our Aquarium a success. Take a look at the current job roles we have on offer here at the National Marine Aquarium and also ways you can donate your time to us too.

Working as part of the OCT family.

Working here feels pretty unique! We employ a talented team who are passionate about conservation, animal welfare, education, engagement and sustainability.

Our brand values flow through everything we do.  They support our mission of “connecting us with our oceans” our belief in ocean optimism and along with the commitment we have to staff wellbeing they help make working here very special.

Our brand values are: Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Engagement.  These values relate to the organisations work and also to us as individual colleagues and how we relate to each other, our customers and our work.

If you feel that you have what it takes to join our mission then we’d welcome your application.

Successful applicants for vacancies with the OCT and NMA may be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check as a condition of employment.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We welcome your application for any of our current vacancies, however, please be aware that our roles are very popular and our HR team is very small so if we haven’t contacted you within 28 days your application has unfortunately not been successful on this occasion.  Sadly we also find it tricky to respond to speculative enquiries.

Please contact us if you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application for a vacancy.



Closing Date: 31/12/2023

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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