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Aquarium Director

North Carolina Aquarium At Fort Fisher
Kure Beach, United States Posted: May 14, 2024

The North Carolina Aquariums is seeking an enthusiastic team member to be part of the Aquarium management team! The Aquarium Director is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the operations, budget, and staff of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Experience Required
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies Qualified candidates must have or be able to:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public standards and trends at an aquarium, zoo, museum, park, nature center or related facility, as well as principles of marine ecology, marine biology, and or science education.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management, which includes monitoring budget and receipts, implementing annual plans, and/or procuring goods and services to meet program needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in conservation and informal education in an aquarium, zoo, museum, park, nature center or related facility.
  • Demonstrated ability in interaction with leadership, community groups, advisory committees, researchers and/or the general public.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning and goal setting.
Management Preferences:
  • Experience managing large, complex projects exceeding $1 million.
  • Experience providing public presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • ” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both.
  • See for details. Bachelor s degree in marine science, biology, zoology, science education or related field from an appropriately accredited institution AND six years of management and administrative/supervisory experience at an aquarium, museum, zoo or related facility.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Further Comments
  • The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) takes care of the things that people love about North Carolina, literally from A to Z.
  • The Arts to the Zoo, and so much else – parks, aquariums, historic sites, archaeology, African American Heritage Commission, science and history museums, the state Symphony, Library, and Archives, historic preservation, land, and water stewardship, and more.
  • These places, and the ideas they represent, create a shared identity in North Carolina. They provide common ground. Everyone is welcome.
  • The Department’s 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 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.
  • We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. Please visit our website a for more information.
  • State Employee Benefits include a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits, new hire resources, safety, health and wellness information, leave options, employee discounts and more. We value
  • $55,906-$96,348

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