The Marine Naturalist position - Maui Ocean Center

Park Hours 9 AM - 5 PM

marine naturalist

Marine Naturalist


DIRECT REPORT: Director of Education

HOURS: Full-time & Part-time Positions

Position Summary

Maui Ocean Center is currently seeking a charismatic and enthusiastic individual to join our Marine Naturalist team!


Marine Naturalists are ambassadors of the Maui Ocean Center. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, confident, articulate, informative, and most importantly … passionate about the ocean! Naturalists are expected to provide excellent customer service while carrying out multiple educational opportunities including interpretive presentations, interactive activities, guiding special tours and providing a knowledgeable presence during special programs and events. Marine Naturalists shall exhibit a positive attitude, enjoy working with the public and exemplify professional and ethical behavior at all times while furthering the mission of the organization.


The Maui Ocean Center’s mission is to foster wonder, understanding and respect for Hawai’i’s marine life.

essential duties:

*please note that marine naturalist duties are subject to change in conjunction with government requirements and guidelines, which may affect our daily routine, educational programs, and activity elements at Maui Ocean Center.


In addition to performance of the major duties and responsibilities, marine naturalists may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions:




Eligible employees qualify for:

The Maui Ocean Center is committed to global diversity and inclusion, where we support our local community and environment. We continue to strive towards a sustainable business model and encourage innovative and environmentally conscious initiatives in support of our island culture.


Our Team members are passionate for what they do with great respect for our ocean, marine life, host culture and each other. With high integrity, transparency and accountability, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable environment, leaving a positive legacy for our future generations.


We believe that by teaming together we can make our world a better place – above and below the surface.





The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.