Working with us


Since 1991, SEA LIFE Brighton has taken each and every one of its visitors on a fascinating journey of freshwater and marine life. Seeing the magic of the deep up close makes for the most spectacular underwater experience there is. And it is still as popular as ever.

While our breathtaking displays are reason enough to visit, there's so much more to SEA LIFE Brighton. We are masters of entertaining and educating and we play a huge part in the conservation of some of nature's most beautiful creations through breeding Seahorses and raising money for Zakynthos Turtle sanctuary among many other activities.

But it’s our fantastic dedicated teams, be they working front of house or behind the scenes that create the magical memorable experiences that remain with our guests for years to come.

Very few of our roles (such as Aquarist or Displays Team Member) require qualifications related to the ocean and its inhabitants; for the majority of roles we can teach you about our creatures, conservation and the environment. What we cannot teach you is a natural enthusiasm for customer and guest care, something that all members of our teams carry by the bucket load.

If you are as passionate about the ocean as we are and feel that you could create and deliver the best in memorable experiences you may see yourself in any of these roles:



Our displays live and breathe, so they’re not your normal attraction. We look to our Aquarists to maintain excellence in display presentation throughout all public and behind scenes areas of our displays. You’ll support the Curator and the rest of the Displays team in animal husbandry, while playing a huge part in the development of our amazing displays area.

Operations Assistants

While our displays are among the most breath-taking our visitors will ever see, we do all we can to create an attraction they’ll never forget. Our Operations Assistants provide a first class experience to the visitor through interaction and the provision of the quality entertainments and feeding programmes. They are responsible for presenting, maintaining and taking care of the touch pools, public talks, taking care of our school groups and general information to the visitors. They will also ensure that all of our guests have the opportunity to take away a souvenir of their visit from any of our commercial units. The team strive to deliver a totally immersive experience and educate all of our guests (and that includes the adults!) through fun learning.

Work Experience

SEA LIFE Brighton is proud to be able to offer work experience throughout the centre in a variety of different roles.

To be considered for work experience please send a CV and a covering letter stating when you wish to do work experience and what you are hoping to gain from it.

Creature Work Experience (Displays): You must be over 16 years old and be interesting in studying towards an animal care qualification. You must commit to a minimum of 15 days (spaced at regular intervals i.e. 1 day per week for 15 consecutive weeks or in a block of weeks i.e. 5 days a week over 3 consecutive weeks). Apply directly with a CV and cover letter with your available dates to Steve. Email: Steve Naylor. Due to the physical nature of this role and access required behind the scenes, please mention any disability or special requirements you may have.

Customer Service Work Experience (Guest Experience): Is open to anyone 14+ and is suitable for those pupils in years 10/11 or those studying travel & tourism. To apply please email a CV and covering letter.
Email: Louise Berwick

Please be aware our work experience placements are filled very quickly and we can not offer everyone a placement.

Find Out More...

For more information about working for SEA LIFE, please visit our careers site

To view our current available roles, please visit our current vacancies

For any questions relating to applications, please see our working with us FAQs.

We advertise all of our vacancies online so please check back regularly for any roles that may interest you!


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