Lorikeet Attendant

JOB TITLE: Administrative Associate I Working Title: Cashier/Lorikeet Attendant
VACANCY #:  60093175, 60093173
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
SALARY GRD/RANGE:   GN03 
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $10.32 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE: March 22, 2019
LOCATION: New Hanover County

*** Position will function as Cashier***

This is a seasonal position; hours may vary per 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

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 North Carolina’s 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 Fort Fisher located 20 miles south of Wilmington, NC, in Kure Beach, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear river. A living collection of over 2,700 animals in 93,000 ft2 of exhibit space attracts and engages over 440,000 visitors each year. The Aquarium is surrounded by protected woodland, marsh and beach. Visitors often plan to stop at sites adjacent to the Aquarium - Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and historic Fort Fisher Civil War museum. Fort Fisher Aquarium is a unique place to visit, and work

Description of Work:

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual to help share the story of pollinators, in particular the small-to medium-sized parrot, the lorikeet! This individual must be engaging and excited to join a team of professionals focused on educating the public about conservation and the importance of these exotic birds.

The attendants will greet guests entering and exiting the exhibit, ensure all birds remain inside of the exhibit at all times, enforce all exhibit policies, and provide information about lorikeets to visitors.  Attendants will collect and sell admission tickets as well as cups of food for the birds and carry out cash/credit card transactions using an electronic point of sale system.

Other duties as assigned but not limited to: cleaning and maintaining the exhibit area, assist in feeding exhibit animals, and light horticulture work. 

Job Requirements:

Applicants must be articulate; have good communication skills, interact well with the general public and staff, and have excellent customer service skills. Applicants must be eager to learn about lorikeets and their habitats and be able to share that knowledge with Aquarium visitors. Qualified candidates will have a high tolerance for summer outdoor temperatures, as this position is primarily outdoor.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

This position requires cash handling and customer service experience and knowledge of basic computer skills.

Education and Experience: 

High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma; 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 or fax.   NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Attn: Personnel, 900 Loggerhead Rd., Kure Beach, NC 28449, Fax (910) 458-6812 or [email protected] . Electronic applications will NOT be accepted without signature.   Please include your email and phone # on 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.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit.   Incomplete application forms will not be accepted. A cover letter and resume may be submitted along with the completed application.

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