Maintenance Technician

JOB TITLE: Main/Construction Technician I    Working Title: Maintenance Technician
VACANCY #: 65013487
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Jennette’s Pier
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $12.75 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
LOCATION: Dare County

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 Aquariums’ Jennette’s Pier, located in Nags Head, NC, sits on 6 acres of prime oceanfront property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  The 16,000 square-foot pier house and 1000-foot-long fishing pier with three wind turbines is a platinum LEED certified facility that demonstrates sustainable design to the nearly 200,000 guests it attracts annually.  This unique educational facility offers a variety of programs, interactive and live animal exhibits, recreational fishing opportunities, public access to the beaches and a platform for ocean observing and marine research.


This position is at Jennette’s Pier located in Nags Head, NC. Position is responsible for maintaining the building, exhibits and grounds of the Pier in a clean, neat, and fully operational manner. Primary job responsibilities include the maintenance, repair and renovation of the Pier’s electrical, mechanical systems and physical structures.  Additional responsibilities may include the cleaning of restrooms, staff and public areas, classroom, event spaces, admissions area, and parking lot areas as well as the cleaning of all windows, doors, exhibits, and removal of trash from public and staff containers. This position requires the routine use of hand and power tools as well as landscape equipment. Additional work may be assigned as needed to assist with special events such as setting up tables and chairs.  Weekend, holiday, and evening work is required.  


General knowledge of the principles and techniques of a variety of moderately complex trades. 

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to the work. 

Ability to operate the more common types of shop or wood working equipment. 

Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 

Physical strength sufficient to perform heavy physical tasks for extended periods of time. 


High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma or a sufficient year-for-year combination of education and experience associated with a variety of mechanical or building trades; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply:

Mail, fax or deliver a completed PD-107 State Application for Employment to the address below by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the posting. 

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).

A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required.  A cover letter and resume may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form.  Applications which do not include the applicant’s signature are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Submit State of NC Application for Employment to: 

NC Aquarium on Jennette’s Pier,

Attn: Tony Wilcox, 
PO Box 1445, 
Nags Head, NC 27959. 

Questions and applications may also be sent to [email protected]

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