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NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Special Activities Instructor

Special Activities at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island are hands-on programs with small groups of participants, ranging in duration from one to several hours at a time.  Such programs include but are not limited to:  children’s summer camps (one-day and week-long, non-residential), kayaking outings, crabbing and fishing activities, marine animal programs, behind-the-scenes tours, animal feeding programs, toddler programs, birthday parties, overnight programs, beach ecology trips, and salt marsh field trips.  The Special Activities Instructors will both assist with these activities AND lead programs independently.  Daily requirements of the instructor will include conducting programs, heavy involvement in leading summer camps, teaching small groups of people of all ages, handling live animals, assembling education materials, driving a fifteen-passenger van with field trip participants, completing office duties, occasionally assisting with other daily program responsibilities inside the main public areas of the Aquarium, and other duties as assigned by the Special Activities Coordinator and Education Curator.

Experience Required

Applicants should be articulate, enthusiastic, and have a strong work ethic. Candidates must either have a degree or be in pursuit of a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field. If in pursuit of such a degree, applicants must have completed at least two years towards degree. Prior experience working with the public, adaptability to different teaching situations, an ability to work well with others, a flexible schedule, current CPR & First Aid certification, and a valid driver’s license are all required. The following skills and/or current certifications are preferred: Lifeguard Certification, Divemaster Certification, kayak experience, teaching experience, water safety skills, experience working with children, and a working knowledge of the Outer Banks flora and fauna. Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and be able to spend extended periods of time outdoors. A background check is required.


11.32/ hr

How to Apply

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at A cover letter and resume may also be submitted, but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form. Applications which do not include the applicant’s signature are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Mail, fax, or email completed applications to: Beth Wilcox NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Special Activities Coordinator P.O. Box 967 Manteo, NC 27954 Fax: 252-473-1980 252-475-2327

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo , NC

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