Natural Science Research Curator II (Conservation and Research Coordinator)

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

*Position will function as Conservation and Research Coordinator* SALARY: $41,667-$42,068. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Reporting directly to the Director of Operations and Husbandry, this position is responsible for organizing, implementing, facilitating and coordinating Aquarium-related conservation and research at the Aquarium. This will include developing a plan for these activities, writing proposals for grant funding, encouraging appropriate research by scientists from other organizations, facilitating the work of those scientists at the Aquarium, serving as liaison between visiting scientists and the Aquarium, conducting original research, providing expertise in marine science and conservation, establishing and representing the Aquarium on appropriate boards and committees. This position will also work with the Aquarium education staff to present research efforts to the public and to coordinate Aquarium conservation education activities. Weekend, evening and holiday work may be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Demonstrated experience managing conservation research projects. Demonstrated experience managing a budget. Demonstrated experience working with partners in the field in conservation and research projects. Demonstrated experience in grant writing. Demonstrated experience in aquatic animal husbandry. HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please click the following link: On-line applications must be received by 5:00pm EST on 7/17/2013 for this position (Conservation and Research Coordinator, position #60034946).

**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application. Any information omitted from the application, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment 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, North Carolina Aquariums Division, (919) 877-5500, ext. 230