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Public Programs Educator

Nc Aquarium On Roanoke Island
Manteo, United States Posted: January 28, 2024

The North Carolina Aquariums on Roanoke Island is seeking a dynamic, efficient, and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Public Programs Educator.  This position is responsible for developing and presenting educational programs to the public and aquarium visitors, school groups, and special interest groups.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparing and giving public programs using live animals. 
  • Participating in and creating new programs and special events for the public.
  • Utilizing and troubleshooting technology and A/V equipment to develop and conduct presentations.
  • Assist education staff with data entry and participate in weekly meetings.
  • Interpret scientific information, animals, and exhibits at touch pools, in theater, outdoor spaces, and other areas of the aquarium.
  • Evaluating education programs for effectiveness.
  • Train, mentor, and evaluate interns, volunteers, and seasonal education staff.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Education Curator.
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday work is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
  • 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 requirements listed below:
  • Experience in developing and presenting mission-based engaging educational programs.
  • Experience with evaluating and refining educational programming and projects.
  • Experience handling and presenting live ambassador animals in a professional setting.
  • Experience using audiovisual equipment, touch tablets, and computer systems.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified or have the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
  • Must have a valid NC driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History,
  • Biology,
  • Botany,
  • Conservation,
  • Education,
  • History or Zoology
  • from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of museum
  • or related work;
  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • $33,272 - $46,833

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