Husbandry Technician

JOB TITLE:   Museum Technician I/Husbandry Technician
VACANCY # 60093225   
DIVISION:  North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.32 per hour                               
APPT TYPE:         Temporary
CLOSING DATE: 1/9/19                                                             
LOCATION:         Carteret County

This is an 11-month temporary position with a maximum of 32 hours per week. The typical scheduled for this position is a Thursday-Sunday work week. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits. Weekend and holiday work will be a large component of this position. Occasional evening work may also be required.

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 our 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 Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is located 6 miles from Morehead City, NC, on Bogue Banks, sits adjacent to Bogue Sound. A living collection of over 2,500 animals in 90,000 square feet of exhibit space attracts and engages over 400,000 visitors each year. The Aquarium is located in the middle of Roosevelt Natural Area, a state park of maritime forest and wetland ecosystems. 

Primary Duties:

Primary duties for this position include coverage responsibilities for the Aquarium’s full-time husbandry staff. The husbandry technician will be responsible for assisting aquarists, herpetologist, horticulturalist and aviculturist in a variety of tasks revolving around the care and maintenance of the many fish, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and plants at the Aquarium.

The position will perform the following essential functions:

• Maintaining and cleaning exhibits, holding tanks and behind the scenes areas

• Food preparation and feeding animals

• Water chemistry analysis

• Public speaking and interacting with visitors

• Keeping accurate records

• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license

This position may require work in hot, humid and wet conditions.  This position may require lifting heavy items (approximately 50 pounds), climbing ladders, swimming and bending up and down.

Education and Experience:

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

Preferred Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences such as biology, marine biology, ecology, chemistry, aquaculture, fisheries management or similar area of study or equivalent combination of training and experience.  Ideal candidate will have completed an internship or volunteer work in the husbandry or animal care department of an AZA-accredited institution.

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. Applications saying “see resume” will not be considered. For more information, contact Trent Boyette at 252-247-4003, ext. 280

Trent Boyette, Assistant Aquarium Curator
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC  28512

FAX: 252-247-0663

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