Great place to work, lots of new experiences, and a world class aquarium. great enviornment
Bartender/Server (Former Employee), Monterey, CA – July 14, 2014
Pros: free lunch, great atmosphere, great management
Cons: lots of heavy lifting
Work typically began at 5:30, and ended after midnight, with overtime being a normal requirement. While at the aquarium, I learned how to lead a team of servers, work closely with upper management, and gain valuable experience as a bar tender. The most challenging part of this job would be the set up and break down of the function. all tables, chairs – more... and other accoutrements were set up before each function, and removed afterwards, which required a lot of heavy lifting. By far the most enjoyable part of this job was the atmosphere. Getting paid to work in possibly the most beautiful and modern aquarium in the world was a delight. – less
Stock Associate (Former Employee), Monterey, CA – October 16, 2013
Pros: free passes
Cons: conflicted with school hours
I really liked working here, its was fast pace and always something different going on. As well as the great coworkers. I would have kept working here but I really wanted to just go to school full time.
exciting enviornment, learning, meeting new people from around the world.
Entrance Host/Admissions (Former Employee), Monterey, CA – July 30, 2012
Pros: great free programs, feeding animals, free flu shots.
Day starts an hour prior to opening preparing facility for guests. Instructions given regarding any exhibit or programming changes. As guests enter engaged guests with quick information tips about their visit or answer any other questions presented by guests. Scan advance tickets. Direct groups to group meeting places. Assist lost parties or those requesting – more... medical assistance. – less
Utility Worker (Former Employee), Monterey, CA – June 18, 2012
A typical day working there was good you get to see all the things that go on in keeting the placed going for the Aquarium. I learned more about the sea than I ever did before.Management for it part was fair with every one.Co-workers were good to every that we work with. The hardest part of the job was walking all day on rocks. The best part of the – more... job was learnking every thing about the fist and sea. – less
Volunteer Guide (Former Employee), Monterey, CA – February 28, 2012
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an excellent place to volunteer or work, especially if you have a love for the ocean and the creatures. To be a volunteer guide, there is training, testing, and a graduation if you make it through everything.