Special Activities Instructor

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

POSITION: Special Activities Instructor

LOCATION: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road

Manteo, NC 27954


DURATION: May – September, 2013 (May be flexible)

30 – 40 hours per week

Some nights, holidays and weekend work required

SALARY: $11.32 per hour

*This is an hourly position with a maximum of 40 hours per week. It is classified as

temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be articulate, enthusiastic, and have a strong work ethic. Candidates must either have or be in pursuit of a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field. If in pursuit of such a degree, applicants must have completed at least two years towards degree. Prior experience working with the public, strong presentation skills, adaptability to different teaching situations, a flexible schedule, and a valid driver’s license are all required. The following skills and certifications are preferred, but not required: CPR, First Aid, Divemaster certification, kayak experience, teaching experience, water safety skills, experience working with children, and a working knowledge of the Outer Banks flora and fauna. Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and be able to spend extended periods of time outdoors.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Special Activities at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island are hands-on programs, which deal with a small number of participants for several hours at a time. Such programs include but are not limited to: children’s summer camps, kayaking programs, crabbing classes, marine animal programs, behind the scenes tours, animal feeding programs, birthday parties, overnight programs, beach ecology trips, and salt marsh field trips. The summer Special Activities Instructors will be responsible for both assisting with these activities and teaching programs in their entirety. Daily requirements of the instructor will include conducting programs, speaking to small groups of people of all ages, handling live animals, assembling education materials, driving a fifteen-passenger van with field trip participants, occasionally assisting with other daily program responsibilities inside the main public areas of the Aquarium, and other duties as assigned by the Special Activities Coordinator and Education Curator.

DEADLINE: All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013.

TO APPLY: A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at http://www.osc.nc.gov/careers/. A cover letter and resume may also be submitted, but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form.

Mail completed applications to: Contact Information:

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Beth Wilcox

Attn: Beth Wilcox Special Activities Coordinator

P.O. Box 967 252-473-3494, ext. 246

Manteo, NC 27954 Beth.Wilcox@ncaquariums.com