Husbandry Technician/Assistant Aquarist

Organization: North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (AZA Member)
Location: Pine Knoll Shores, NC, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Job Title: Husbandry Technician/Assistant Aquarist

Classification: *Temporary/part-time

Salary: $11.32 per hour

Closing Date: May 17, 2013

*This is an hourly position with a maximum of 32 hours per week for a maximum of 11 months. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

Job duties/schedule/conditions

Primary duties for this position include assisting and coverage responsibilities for full-time husbandry staff personnel, including aquarists, a herpetologist, a horticulturalist and a bird trainer. Responsibilities will include maintenance and cleaning of exhibits, holding tanks and behind-the-scenes areas, preparation of food and feeding animals, water chemistry analysis, public speaking and interaction with visitors and record-keeping.

This position may require work in hot, humid, wet and outdoor conditions. Weekend and holiday work will be a large component of this position, and occasional evening work may be required. The ability to lift 50 pounds, bend over, climb, swim and perform physical labor is required. Candidate is also required to have a valid driver’s license.

Training and Experience

Preferred qualifications include a two-year degree in one of the natural sciences such as biology, aquaculture, fisheries management or similar area of study. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in captive fish, reptile, amphibian or bird care. Ideal candidate will have completed an internship or volunteer work in the husbandry/animal care department of an AZA-accredited institution.

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. A cover letter and resume may be submitted along with the completed application. However, cover letters or resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application form. Please indicate the desired position and provide all information on the state form; applications that refer to a resume cannot be considered. For more information, contact Clint Taylor at 252-247-4003, ext. 268;

Clint Taylor, Aquarium Curator

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

1 Roosevelt Blvd.

Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Fax: 252-247-0663