Assistant Outreach Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Museum Tech I                 WORKING TITLE: Assistant Outreach Coordinator
VACANCY #:     60093211
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.32 hourly    
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE:     Jan. 3, 2022    
LOCATION: New Hanover County

This is an hourly, 11-month position starting in February 2022. This position will work a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Specific schedule will be set upon hire. Hours vary seasonally. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits. 

*** Position will function as Assistant Outreach Instructor for the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher**

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 Assistant Outreach Coordinator will promote, prepare, present, and evaluate educational outreach programs.  Outreach programs are off-site, fee-based programs to schools, pre-schools, day cares, summer camps, senior care facilities, and community groups.  The selected candidate will lead off-site programs as well as distance learning virtual programs. They will assist the Outreach Coordinator in evaluating existing programs and designing new programs to stimulate interest in natural resources and make education fun and engaging. As a member of the Education Team, this position will also assist with Aquarium-based programs, teacher workshops, special education events and other programs as needed, as well as represent the Aquarium at fairs and festivals and other off-site events. This position requires daily travel, the ability to work independently, and for the candidate to be extremely reliable. 

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

• Strong public speaking and presentation skills

• Detail oriented, enthusiastic, and have a positive attitude

• Knowledge of implementing and presenting educational programs, preferably in the natural sciences

• Ability to frequently lift 25 lbs

• Comfortable handling and teaching with live animals

• Valid NC driver’s license, good driving record and background check

• Applicants selected for an in-person interview must prepare an educational presentation. 

Education and Experience: 

High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and one year of experience as related to knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

How to Apply: 

Must submit State Application form pd-107.  Applications may be submitted by mail, email 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 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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