Husbandry Technician

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island T-1 Job Listing

Job Title: Husbandry Technician/Assistant Aquarist

Department: Husbandry

Classification: *Temporary/part-time

Salary: $11.32 per hour

Closing Date: September 8, 2015

*This is an hourly position with schedule of 40 hours per week for 11 months. It is classified as temporary/parttime and does not include state benefits.

Job duties/schedule/conditions

Primary duties for this position include assisting with responsibilities of full-time husbandry staff personnel and providing weekend coverage for these duties. 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 SCUBA diving. The husbandry technician should expect to work with fishes, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. This position may require work in hot, humid, 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. Candidate is also required to have a valid driver’s license.

Training and Experience

Required: Completion of a two-year degree in one of the natural sciences such as biology, aquaculture, fisheries management or similar area of study. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in captive fish, invertebrate, reptile, amphibian, or bird care. Applicants must be certified by a nationally recognized SCUBA agency to a minimum of open water certification.

Preferred: Completion of a four-year degree in one of the natural sciences. Experience with jellyfish culture and live food propagation is highly preferred.

How to Apply

Mail or fax a completed PD-107 State Application for Employment to the address below by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Forms can be found at A cover letter and resume may be submitted along with the completed application but will not be accepted in lieu of the state application form. Please indicate the desired position and provide all information on the state form; applications that refer to a resume cannot be considered. For more information, contact Christian Legner at Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Christian Legner, Husbandry Curator
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967
Manteo, NC 27954
Fax: 252-473-1980