Special Activities Instructor

JOB TITLE: Natural Science Technician    Job: Special Activities Instructor
VACANCY #: 60093201
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.32 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE: February 9, 2018
LOCATION: New Hanover Co.

Part-time/Temporary Position (T-1)  (1 position vacant)

*** Position will function as a Special Activities Instructor for the Education Department***

This is an hourly, temporary position. Hours will vary by week. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits. This position does include work on weekends and holidays, and evenings. Recommended applicants will be subject to a background check

Description of Work:

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher seeks a talented, enthusiastic educator to lead groups of all ages in a wide range of programs and activities. The Special Activities branch of the Aquarium’s Education Section offers fee-based programs and activities to school groups and the general public. This includes but is not limited to: salt marsh explorations, sleepovers, canoeing, crabbing, summer camps, surf fishing, themed birthday parties, live animal presentations, craft classes, and auditorium presentations. Special Activities Instructors are integral to the success of the Aquarium’s education mission.


• Strong public speaking and presentation skills

• Prior experience working with children

• Thorough understanding of coastal ecology and general biology

• Commitment to education partnered with a strong work ethic

• Enthusiastic and positive attitude

• Ability to lift 25 lbs and work outdoors in all weather for hours at a time

• Comfortable handling live animals

• Valid NC drivers license

• CPR and First Aid Certification

• Life Guard Certification is a plus

• Prior experience teaching summer camps is a plus

• Sense of humor

Education and Experience: 

Graduation from high school and two years of experience in natural science museum work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 Theresa.Irving@ncaquariums.com. Electronic applications will be accepted without signature.   Please include your email and phone # on application. Applicants selected for an in-person interview must prepare a 5-10-minute presentation.

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.

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