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Director of Operations & Husbandry (Aquarium Asst Director)

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

SALARY: $$44,670-$55,432. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Reporting directly to the Aquarium Director, this position is responsible for management and oversite of the Husbandry and Operations aspects of the Aquarium. Works with the Director to develop Aquarium policy, long-range planning, and strategic planning direction for continued expansion of the facility, displays and exhibits. Directly supervises the Building Superintendent, the Husbandry Curator and Dive Coordinator; beneath these individuals is responsible for 12 full-time positions and up to 20 part-time positions. Primary duties include insuring that all buildings, grounds and equipment are properly operated and maintained; insuring that all living animals and plants are obtained, maintained, displayed and disposed of in accordance with applicable guidelines and laws; managing personnel and conducting performance evaluations; developing new exhibits and displays with other management team members. Responsible for managing staff, staff development and training, and for managing multi-section budget. This position will serve as Assistant Aquarium Director. Weekend, evening and holiday work may be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1. Demonstrated experience with the operations and maintenance of an Aquarium, Museum or Zoo. 2. Experience in managing life support systems, building support systems, exhibit design and animal husbandry. 3. Experience managing a budget and supervising staff. 4. Demonstrated customer service experience. 5. Experience with scientific research. TRAINING AND EXPEREINCE: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Marine Science, Biology, Zoology, or other natural science and four years of experience at an Aquarium, Museum, Zoo or related facility; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be filed on-line at: (Aquarium Asst Director, Position #60034847). On-line applications must be received by 5pm EST on 3/23/2012. **To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections. See attached resume will result in an incomplete application. Any information omitted from the application, but included in the resume, will not be considered for qualifying credit.** Persons eligible for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information, please contact:

Donna Randall

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

(919) 877-5500, ext. 230