Education Intern

JOB TITLE: Education Intern  Working Title:  Education Intern
VACANCY #: 65013560
DIVISION: DNCR – NC Aquariums at Jennette’s Pier
SALARY GRD/RANGE: GN03/$8.25 hourly
CLOSING DATE: 03/10/2019

This is an hourly 8-week position; 5 days a week with 40 hours per week from early-June to early August. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits. Housing is not provided but assistance can be provided to help locate housing. 

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 Aquariums’ Jennette’s Pier is located in Nags Head, NC on 6 acres of prime oceanfront property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  The 16,000 square-foot pier house and 1000 foot long fishing pier with three wind turbines is a platinum LEED certified facility that demonstrates sustainable design to the nearly 200,000 guests it attracts annually.  This unique educational facility offers a variety of programs, interactive and live animal exhibits, recreational fishing opportunities, public access to the beaches and a platform for ocean observing and marine research. 

Description of Work:

Jennette's Pier in Nags Head NC is seeking a motivated undergraduate to work this summer to support the pier’s summer camps, summer programs and work closely with pier staff.  Activities may include field trips, fishing programs and summer camps, scout programs, etc. This position will include workdays on weekends, evenings, and holidays. The position requires daily travel using a state-owned vehicle.

Job Requirements:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Interest in presenting public programs and working with live animals

• Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and efficient time management

• Ability to work alone and as a part of the outreach education team

• Basic knowledge of NC coastal species and resources

• Ability to frequently lift to 25 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time

• Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

Education and Experience:

Education and/or experience in the performance of a variety of manual tasks that is directly related to the job and consistent with accepted practices of the trade equivalent to one year of experience.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit State Application form PD-107 which can be found at

Applications may be submitted by mail, email, or fax. Jennette’s Pier, Attn: Personnel, 7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 [email protected]. Electronic applications will not be accepted without signature. Please include your email and phone # on your 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 institutions. 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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