Organization: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Location: Manteo (Outer Banks), NC, United States
Job or Internship: Job
Seasonal Education Assistants provide education support at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: conducting public education programs (sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish, etc.); handling live animals; introducing and showing videos; introducing guest speakers; providing information to Aquarium visitors, including teachers, students, and general public; staffing discovery carts and learning stations; answering questions in various galleries; monitoring the Close Encounters tanks; assisting with other tasks as assigned. These positions require the ability to assemble education materials, to research marine and aquatic topics, and to speak to small and large audiences. Additional responsibilities and projects will be assigned by the Education Curator or the full-time Educator.
Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills and interact well with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers. Graduation from a four-year college is required; candidates must have a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field. Prior experience working with the public, adaptability to different teaching situations, a flexible schedule, and a valid driver’s license are required. Teaching experience and a working knowledge of the Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.
DURATION: June 1 – October 30, 2014 (May be flexible), 32 hours per week; evening, weekend, and holiday work required
SALARY: $11.32 per hour
DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M. April 1, 2014
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, current resume, and state application form PD-107, which may be downloaded from the World Wide Web at
Mail to: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
C/O Pat Raves
PO Box 967/374 Airport Rd.
Manteo, NC 27954