Special Activities Instructor

POSITION: Special Activities Instructor

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
374 Airport Road, P.O. Box 967
Manteo, NC  27954

June through September, 2017
30 – 40 hours per week
Some nights, holidays and weekend work required

$11.32 per hour
*This is an hourly position with a maximum of 40 hours per week. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be articulate, enthusiastic, and have a strong work ethic.  Candidates must either have a degree or be in pursuit of a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field.  If in pursuit of such a degree, applicants must have completed at least one year towards degree.  Prior experience working with the public, adaptability to different teaching situations, an ability to work well with others, a flexible schedule, CPR & First Aid certification, and a valid driver’s license are all required.  The following skills and/or current certifications are preferred:  Lifeguard Certification, Divemaster Certification, kayak experience, teaching experience, water safety skills, experience working with children, and a working knowledge of the Outer Banks flora and fauna.  Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and be able to spend extended periods of time outdoors.  A background check is required.
JOB DESCRIPTION:    Special Activities at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island are hands-on programs with small groups of participants, ranging in duration from one to several hours at a time.  Such programs include but are not limited to:  children’s summer camps (one-day and week-long, non-residential), kayaking outings, crabbing and fishing activities, marine animal programs, behind-the-scenes tours, animal feeding programs, toddler programs, birthday parties, overnight programs, beach ecology trips, and salt marsh field trips.  The Special Activities Instructors will both assist with these activities AND lead programs independently.  Daily requirements of the instructor will include conducting programs, heavy involvement in leading summer camps, teaching small groups of people of all ages, handling live animals, assembling education materials, driving a fifteen-passenger van with field trip participants, completing office duties, occasionally assisting with other daily program responsibilities inside the main public areas of the Aquarium, and other duties as assigned by the Special Activities Coordinator and Education Curator.

DEADLINE: All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017.

TO APPLY: A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at https://www.ncdps.gov/div/JJ/pd107ltr.pdf.  A cover letter and resume may also be submitted, but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form.  Applications which do not include the applicant’s signature are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Mail, fax, or email completed applications to:        
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island                          
Attn:  Beth Wilcox                                                   
P.O. Box 967                                                          
Manteo, NC  27954    

Beth Wilcox 
Special Activities Coordinator
Fax:  252-473-1980

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