Education Curator I

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Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:00pm


Nags Head, NC
United States

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Job Title:  Natural Science Curator I

Working Title:  Educator

Vacancy #:  65013489

Division:  Aquarium

Salary Grade/Range:  65   $33,001 - $50,881

Recruiting Range:  $33,001 - $34,651                      Appt. Type:  Perm Full-Time

Closing Date:10/27/2016                                           Location: Dare County


Recruiting Range:  $33,001 - $34,651


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 Aquariums’ Jennette’s Pier is located in Nags Head, NC on 6 acres of prime oceanfront property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  The 16,000 square-foot pier house and 1000 foot long fishing pier with three wind turbines is a platinum LEED certified facility that demonstrates sustainable design to the nearly 200,000 guests it attracts annually.  This unique educational facility offers a variety of programs, interactive and live animal exhibits, recreational fishing opportunities, public access to the beaches and a platform for ocean observing and marine research.


Reporting directly to the Education Curator, this position is responsible for presenting educational programs to pier visitors, to school groups and special interest groups.  The Educator will present programs on environmental and marine science topics, prepare printed materials, and utilize technology and A/V equipment to conduct programs.  In addition to in-house programs this position is responsible for developing and teaching outreach programs.  Outreach program job duties include preparing and presenting age-appropriate STEAM based school programs; serving as a resource for teachers and community members, evaluating education programs for effectiveness; and training, supervising and evaluating interns, volunteers, and seasonal education staff.  This position must also work with the Education Curator to develop and implement summer camp programs.  This position works cooperatively with other departments to achieve the overall mission of the NC Aquariums.  Evening, weekend and holiday work is required. Must meet DNCR Fleet Safety Guidelines and have ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. 

A skills assessment may be conducted during the interviewing process for this position.


**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit**

In order to qualify for this position you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below:

Experience developing and presenting effective and engaging public programs in an informal setting, in an aquarium, zoo, nature center, or summer camp.
Experience working with children in an aquatic environment, with skills such as: kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, lifeguarding, surf instruction and/or fishing. 
Experience in educational program design and assembly related to environmental or aquatic sciences. 


Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in Biology, Zoology, Botany or other natural science curriculum related to the area of assignment and one year of experience in a natural science field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

How to Apply:


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To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information omitted from the application form, 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.


DNCR 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:
Georgia MacBride

NC Aquariums Division
(919) 877-5500, ext. 230