Special Activities Summer Camp Counselor

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:00pm


Manteo, NC
United States

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Job Description:

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island offers week-long, non-residential summer day camps for children ages 5-14, and is seeking skilled and enthusiastic educators to lead the various sessions of summer camps.  Camp themes include sea turtles, fishing, outdoor adventures, and Roanoke Island history, and camp days consist of activities such as kayaking outings, crabbing, fishing, snorkeling, live animal presentations, crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, beach ecology trips, salt marsh field trips, and maritime forest field trips.  The Special Activities Camp Instructors will be responsible for facilitating all camp activities for all ages, transporting campers in a fifteen-passenger van, upholding safety standards, and working well within a team to successfully execute educational camps in support the Aquarium mission.

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.

DURATION: June through August, 2017, 30 – 40 hours per week

 Some nights, holidays and weekend work required


SALARY: $11.32 per hour. *This is an hourly position with a maximum of 40 hours per week. It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits.

How to Apply:

DEADLINE:                         All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017.


TO APPLY:                           A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at https://www.ncdps.gov/div/JJ/pd107ltr.pdf.  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