Education Intern

JOB TITLE: Education Intern Working Title: Education Intern 
VACANCY #: 60093187
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
SALARY GRD/RANGE:    $8.25/hour  
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $8.25 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE: 10/25/17
LOCATION: New Hanover County

This is an hourly 20-week position; 3-4 days a week with 28 hours per week maximum from December/January to April/May. Schedule will be set upon hire. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits. 

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, feedings, and dive shows, and engage with visitors at our on-the-floor exhibits such as bald eagle, touch pools, and sea turtle. Education Interns will be responsible for answering visitor inquires, assisting with animal care, and working with a mentor to develop an Aquarium project. This position will include workdays on weekends, evenings and holidays. 

Job Requirements:

•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.  

•    Interest in presenting public programs, and working with live animals

•    Strong work ethic and positive attitude

•    Basic knowledge of NC coastal species and resources.

Education and Experience: 

Currently enrolled in college as a junior or senior, grad school student, or a recent graduate (less than one year since graduation), majoring in education, marine biology, biology, parks and recreation, environmental studies, or a related field. Both undergrad and grad students will be considered. 

How to Apply: 

Must submit State Application form pd-107 which can be found at www.oshr.nc.gov (scroll down to navy blue box titled Online Services).  Applications may be submitted by mail, email or fax.   NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Attn: Personnel, 900 Loggerhead Rd., Kure Beach, NC 28449, Fax (910) 458-6812 or julie.sprinkle@ncaquariums.com . Electronic applications will be accepted without signature.   Please include your email and phone# on application. 

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

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).

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