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NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Public Programs Educator

The mission of the North Carolina Aquariums is to inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina's aquatic environments. This mission is achieved by attracting, retaining, and developing a world class team of professionals; providing visitors with outstanding exhibits, experiences, and customer service; practicing sustainability, internal customer service and fiscal responsibility; and working to save and restore aquatic species and habitats. 
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is located in Manteo, NC, nine miles from the Atlantic coastline in Nags Head. The 61,000 square-foot facility is sited on 16 acres overlooking the Croatan Sound and houses over 2200 animals. More than 280,000 guests visit the aquarium each year to see a large array of sharks, learn about sea turtle conservation, participate in a variety of programs, enjoy the beauty of the area, and learn why North Carolina’s waterways are so special.
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.  Learn more about our agency: WWW.NCDCR.GOV

Reporting directly to the Education Curator, this position is responsible for developing and presenting educational programs to the public and aquarium visitors, and to school groups and special interest groups. The Educator will present public programs on environmental and marine science topics multiple times daily, prepare printed materials, write copy for exhibits, respond to visitor questions, utilize electronic communication systems, and will be responsible for designing and creating new programs incorporating a variety of experiential learning methods including science, arts, theater, and music. This position works cooperatively with other departments to achieve the overall mission of the Aquarium.  

Experience Required

Experience in design, development, and presentation of effective and engaging education programs in an informal setting, preferably at a zoo, aquarium, nature center, museum, or similar setting. Experience presenting and handling live animals. Experience in teaching programs with environmental or marine education. Experience working with general audiences of all ages and formal school groups. Must be CPR/First Aid certified or have the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required. Must have a valid NC driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

How to Apply

To apply please visit the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island website at and follow application instructions at the bottom of position posting. 

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo, NC 27954

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