Special Activities Summer Camp Instructor

JOB TITLE: Museum Tech 1                  
JOB: Special Activities Instructor
VACANCY #: 60093205, 60093206, 60093203
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.32 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE: April 22, 2019
LOCATION: New Hanover Co.

Part-time/Temporary Position (T-1)  (3 positions vacant)

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

This is an hourly, temporary position from May 28 – August 9, 2019. 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.

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 seeks talented, enthusiastic educators to lead summer camps for ages 5-16 in a wide range of programs and activities. 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

• Must be able to work Monday-Friday from May 28-August 9, 2019.

Education and Experience: 

Graduation from high school and one year of experience in natural science museum work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. If you are an undergrad, please include your college transcripts.

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. 

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.

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).

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