General Utility Worker

JOB TITLE: General Utility Worker
VACANCY #:  60092989 
DIVISION: Aquarium
SALARY:  $12.00/hr
APPT. TYPE: Part Time/ Temporary
LOCATION: New Hanover

**This is a 6 month/Seasonal position; work schedule would be Wednesday-Sunday**

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.


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.


This position reports directly to the Building Superintendent or Maintenance/ Construction Technician III and provides general housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, removal of trash, cleaning windows, cleaning restrooms and general policing of the facility. This position is also responsible for performing light maintenance work such as changing light bulbs, painting, finishing drywall, cleaning roof drains, care of grounds to include mowing, raking, removing unwanted brush, assisting in cleaning entrance roadsides, and assisting with groundskeeping tasks where needed.  Tasks include setting up chairs and tables, attending to special lighting and decorative needs, preparing area, cleanup, resetting timers for nighttime events, etc.  These events and meetings occur both during and after hours.  This includes loading and unloading or assisting with loading and unloading of packages and supplies.  Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays; possess a valid driver's license, lift and carry 75 lbs. and be able to work with strong chemicals. 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, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit **

1. Experience with housekeeping (such as office, business or commercial cleaning).


Education and/or experience in the performance of a variety of manual tasks that is directly related to the job and consistent with accepted practices of the trade equivalent to one year of experience. 


Must submit State Application form pd-107 which can be found at (scroll down to navy blue box titled Online Services).  Applications may be submitted by mail, fax or delivery.   NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Attn: Phoenix Amrol-Davis, 900 Loggerhead Rd., Kure Beach, NC 28449, Fax (910) 458-6812. Email: [email protected] 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.