Husbandry Technician

Job Title: Husbandry Technician/Assistant Aquarist

Department: Husbandry

Classification: *Temporary/part-time

Salary: $11.32 per hour

Closing Date: Jan. 29, 2014

*This is an hourly position with a maximum of 32 hours per week. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.


Primary duties for this position include assisting and coverage responsibilities for full-time husbandry staff personnel, including aquarists, herpetologist, aviculturist and horticulturist. Responsibilities will include maintenance and cleaning of exhibits, holding tanks and behind the scenes areas, preparation of food and feeding animals, water chemistry analysis, public speaking and interaction with visitors, record keeping and acquisition of new animals.This position may require work in humid, hot, wet and outdoor conditions. Weekend and holiday work will be a large component of this position, and occasional evening work may be required. The ability to lift 50 pounds, bend over, climb, swim and perform physical labor is required.

Training and Experience


Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology, zoology, botany, or other natural science curriculum, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a natural science field. A valid driver’s license is required. An open water SCUBA certification is preferred.

How to Apply

Mail, fax or deliver a completed PD-107 State Application for Employment to the address below by 5 p.m. on the closing date. A cover letter and resume may be submitted along with the completed application. However, cover letters or resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application form. Please complete the state application form completely and indicate the desired position on the application. Contact Husbandry Curator Clint Taylor at 252-247-4003, ext. 268, for more information.

Clint Taylor, Husbandry Curator
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Boulevard
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
FAX: 252-247-0663