Nature Play Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:00pm


Manteo, NC
United States

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Nature Play Educators help to lead and encourage structured and unstructured play at the Lost Woods Nature Play Area at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.  Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:  conducting structured play programs through games, activities and songs; encouraging unstructured play utilizing necessary materials; handling and teaching about live animals; presenting educational programs to large audiences; introducing and showing videos; introducing guest speakers; providing information to Aquarium visitors, including teachers, students, and general public; staffing discovery carts and learning stations; answering questions in various galleries; monitoring the Sea Senses touch tanks; and assisting with other tasks as assigned.  These positions require the ability to assemble education materials, to research marine and aquatic topics, and to speak to small and large audiences.  Additional responsibilities and projects will be assigned by the Education Curator or the full-time Educator.

Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills and interact well with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers.  At least 1 year toward the completion of a four-year degree is required; candidates must have coursework in Early Childhood Education, Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field.  Applicants must have a desire to work with children and adults of all ages, be comfortable working outside during hot summer months, and be adaptable to different teaching situations. Applicants must have a flexible schedule and a valid driver’s license. Prior teaching experience, ability to lead music with children and a working knowledge of Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.

DURATION: May 29, 2017 – August 25, 2017 (May be flexible).  25 hours per week; evening, weekend, and holiday work required


How to Apply:


5:00 P.M. March 15, 2017

TO APPLY:                

Send a cover letter, current resume, and state application form PD-107, which may be downloaded from the internet at

Mail to: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

C/O Paul Mazzei

PO Box 967/374 Airport Rd.

Manteo, NC 27954