Special Events Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator II
VACANCY #:  60034939
SALARY GRD/RANGE:  GN07/ $39,611 - $67,060
HIRING RANGE:   $33,960 - $36,945
APPT TYPE: Perm Full Time
CLOSING DATE:  06/14/2019
LOCATION: Carteret County


Recruitment Range: $33,960 - $36,945

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 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. 


The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores seeks a dynamic, well-organized, energetic person to manage and direct the Aquarium’s facility rentals and special events.  Serving as the Special Events Coordinator this person is responsible for coordinating and conducting a year-round schedule of events, both on and off-site, and rentals for the Aquarium facility. A/V use, table set-up, staging and other elements of events will be performed and managed by the Special Events Coordinator.  These activities will promote the Aquarium, increase attendance, and generate revenue.  The Aquarium lends itself to outside rental opportunities; this position will market, promote and schedule these activities.  The Special Events Coordinator will work cohesively with all departments within the Aquarium and manages all designated after business hour events.  This position directs the collection of fiscal data including rental and event revenue, program participation and client evaluation. The Coordinator will be able to interpret Aquarium exhibits to rental clients.  Information is used by the Special Events Coordinator to inform and recommend a budget for positions, programming, marketing, equipment and materials and to reflect Aquarium contributions to DNCR environmental education initiatives. This position commands excellent communication skills, public relations and event management experience. Weekend and evening work is required.

Must meet DNCR Fleet Safety Guidelines and have ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.

If selected for hire, prior to first day of work a background check will be completed. 

A skills assessment may be conducted during the interviewing process for this position.  


**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit**

In order to qualify for this position you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below: 

1. Experience in planning and scheduling events with emphasis in working with weddings and corporate rentals including working with associated vendors. 

2. Supervisory experience.

3. Experience in marketing and customer service. 

4. Experience with sales and budgeting.


Bachelor’s degree from appropriately accredited institution and one year experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


To apply for this position, please click the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina

The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources' (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full.  Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following:

Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses.  It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that application contain comprehensive candidate information.

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application.  To receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the "Work Experience" section of the application, to support your answers.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts and degree evaluation may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the Human Resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone.  To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.  Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants.  The hiring process may take an average of 6 - 8 weeks.

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).

For additional information, please contact:

Georgia MacBride
NC Aquariums Division
(919) 877-5500, ext. 230
[email protected]

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line 855-524-5627.

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