The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is located in Manteo, NC, nine miles from the Atlantic coastline in Nags Head. The 61,000 square-foot facility is sited on 16 acres overlooking the Croatan Sound and houses over 2,200 animals. More than 280,000 guests visit the aquarium each year to see a large array of sharks, learn about sea turtle conservation, participate in a variety of programs, enjoy the beauty of the area, and learn why North Carolina's waterways are so special.
The Education Curator will provide guidance, leadership, support, and supervision for education staff, interns, and volunteers.
- Actively participates as a key member of the aquarium’s leadership team.
- Directing marine and environmental education learning opportunities at the aquarium that serves and impact visitors, students, and the public across the state of North Carolina.
- Developing activities and curriculum to accompany school programs.
- Correlating all school programs with the NC Department of Public Instruction’s Standard Course of Study learning objectives as appropriate.
- Coordinating education programs and representing the Aquariums with environmental organizations and other local, state, and federal agencies and departments.
- Serving as an educational resource for the public, teachers and students, and community stakeholders.
- Coordinating and facilitating teacher training.
- Evaluating educational offerings, exhibits, and learning opportunities both quantitatively and qualitatively.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Directly supervising a full-time education staff including 3 public program educators, 2 special activities coordinators, a volunteer coordinator, and an outreach coordinator and ensuring that the education team is in alignment with leadership initiatives.
- Weekend, evening, and holiday work may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
(These items must be documented on the application under experience):
- Experience developing, implementing, and managing an informal education program at an aquarium, zoo, nature center, museum, or similar facility.
- Experience managing a budget and purchasing.
- Must have supervisory experience.
- Experience with evaluating programs.
- Requires evening, weekend, and holiday work.
Management Preferences (Not required by highly desirable):
- Knowledgeable of aquatic and marine habitats and species.
- Understand natural systems and processes.
- Knowledgeable of major environmental trends, issues, and concerns.
- North Carolina Environmental Education Certification is preferred, but not a requirement.
- First aid and CPR certification is preferred, but not a requirement.
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 oshr.nc.gov/experience-guide for details.
- Master s degree in biology, education, history, museum studies, zoology, or a curriculum related to area of expertise from an appropriately accredited institution, and six years of experience in assigned specialty area, two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
PLEASE BE SURE YOUR APPLICATION SHOWS DOCUMENTATION OF ALL THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES LISTED AND THAT YOU DOCUMENT MEETING THE MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED TO THE HIRING COMMITTEE.
- Great Benefits and Retirement Package