Special Activities Instructor

JOB TITLE: Museum Tech 1 Job: Special Activities Instructor
VACANCY #: 60093204
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.32 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2021            
LOCATION: New Hanover Co.

Part-time/Temporary Position (T-1)  

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

This is an hourly, temporary position. 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 a talented, flexible, enthusiastic educator to lead groups of all ages in a wide range of programs and activities. The Special Activities branch of the Aquarium’s Education Section offers fee-based programs and activities to school groups and the general public. This includes but is not limited to: salt marsh explorations, sleepovers, canoeing, crabbing, summer camps, surf fishing, themed birthday parties, live animal presentations, craft classes, and auditorium presentations. Special Activities Instructors are expected to have thorough understanding of NC coastal ecology and general biology, be able to lift 25 pounds and work outdoors for hours at a time, must be comfortable handling live animals, be CPR and first aid certified, and experience working with children. Candidate must have strong public speaking and presentation skills, and experience working summer camps is a plus! Special activities instructors are an integral part to the success of the Aquarium’s education mission.

Weekend, evening, and occasional holiday work is required.  Occasional travel is required for Aquarium programs. 

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 interview process.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• have experience in a customer service role

• have experience presenting programs in an informal setting such as a camp, zoo, aquarium, museum, or other community organization

• comfortable working with and around children

• comfortable handling and presenting live animals

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: 

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

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).

Name: Phoenix Amrol-Davis
Address:  NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Rd., 
Kure Beach, NC 28449, 
Fax (910) 458-6812
Email: [email protected]



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