Education Intern

JOB TITLE: General Utility Worker Job: Education Intern
VACANCY #: 60093246, 60093248
DIVISION: NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $8.25 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE: March 15, 2020
LOCATION: Carteret Co.

This is an hourly 15-week position; hours may vary per week. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits. 

Department Information: 

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina.  The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development.  Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team

Division Information:

The mission of the North Carolina Aquariums is to inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environments. This mission is achieved by attracting, retaining and developing a world class team of professionals; providing visitors with outstanding exhibits, experiences and customer service; practicing sustainability, internal customer service and fiscal responsibility; and working to save and restore aquatic species and habitats. 

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is located 6 miles from Morehead City, NC on Bogue Banks, and sits adjacent to Bogue Sound. A living collection of over 2,500 animals in 90,000 square feet of exhibit space attracts and engages over 400,000 visitors each year. The Aquarium is located in the middle of Roosevelt Natural Area, a state park of maritime forest and wetland ecosystems. 

Description of Work:

Education interns are responsible for presenting a variety of educational programs for Aquarium visitors and the general public. This position will present live animal programs, assist with our free-flighted bird program, teach at our on-the-floor touch pool habitats, and engage children with themed crafts in the Discovery Classroom. Education Interns will be responsible for answering visitor inquiries, assisting with animal care, using electronic communication systems and working on a variety of special event programs and projects. This position will include workdays on weekends, evenings and holidays. 

Minimum Education and Experience

High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and one year of experience as related to knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Recent graduate or currently pursuing a 4-year degree in education, marine biology, biology, parks and recreation, environmental studies or related field

• Prior animal handling and public speaking experience

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.  

• Interest in presenting public programs. 

• Strong interest in working with live animals, especially reptiles and birds. 

• Knowledge of NC coastal species and resources.

How to Apply

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST.

All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. A resume and cover letter should be submitted along with the completed state application PD-107.

The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants.  Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at  A cover letter and resume may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form.  Applications which do not include the applicant’s signature are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.  

Mail a cover letter, current resume, and state application form PD-107 to Ellie Fallaize at: 

Ellie Fallaize
NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Blvd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
Phone Number: (252) 247-4003 ext. 226

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