Husbandry Technician

Organization: North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (AZA Member)
Location: Manteo, NC, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Husbandry Technician

Position: Husbandry Technician

Classification: Temporary/part-time*

Salary: $11.32 per hour

Closing Date: January 20, 2013


This position will provide duties in support of the animal husbandry program at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Responsibilities include care, maintenance, and support of aquarium exhibits. The husbandry technician will work a schedule including weekends and holidays under the supervision of aquarists. Duties will include exhibit cleaning and maintenance, food prep and feeding, water chemistry, and other routine aquarium maintenance. This position will include working with reptiles, amphibians, and mammals and may also provide opportunities to work with the sea turtle rehabilitation and marine mammal stranding response programs.

The employee must be available to work weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings, must be comfortable making timely decisions and working independently in the absence of direct supervision, must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license (or be able to obtain one), and must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

*This is an hourly position with a maximum of 40 hours per week over 11 months. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

Training and Experience:


• Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening work required

• Must have a valid NC drivers license (or be able to obtain one)


• Familiarity with closed system aquariums

• Knowledge of collecting methods

• The ability to work as part of a team

• Knowledge of NC aquatic species

• Knowledge of animal handling and diseases

• SCUBA certification

How to Apply:

Mail, fax, or deliver a completed PD-107 Application form to the address below by 5 p.m. on the closing date. The form can be found at A cover letter and resume may be submitted along with the completed application but will not be accepted in lieu of the state application form. For more information, contact Christian Legner at 252-473-3494, ext. 233.

Christian Legner, Husbandry Curator

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

PO Box 967

Manteo, NC 27954

Fax: 252-473-1980