North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision 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 mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities toexperience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Airport Road, Manteo, NC, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island   is located in Manteo, NC and is 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 1600 animals in its collection. Over 280,000 guests visit the aquarium each year to see the largest collection of sharks in North Carolina, learn about sea turtle conservation, participate in a variety of programs, enjoy the beauty of the area, and think about how special North Carolina's waterways are.  DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This position reports directly to the Husbandry Curator and is responsible for the daily care of all animals in the assigned displays, holding and quarantine systems and maintains life support systems as well as the aesthetics of the displays.  Duties include: Being responsible for the daily husbandry for assigned saltwater and freshwater teleost fish, elasmobranchs, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates and their associated habitats. Covering additional responsibilities for the husbandry of additional aquatic and terrestrial animals and/or habitats in the absence of their primary aquarist on a rotating basis. Providing animal behavioral training and enrichment programs for various collection animals. Determining individual animal nutritional needs, securing, culturing, preparing and feeding the terrestrial and aquatic animals. Recognizing symptoms of disease and poor animal health and administering appropriate treatments, including quarantine of newly acquired specimens. Meeting USDA and AZA requirements for keeping animals in human care such as, but not limited to, food storage and preparation, providing a high standard of cleanliness, and providing quality mental health. Working with large, dangerous, or venomous aquatic and terrestrial species. Designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting life support systems. Maintaining accurate databases and records. Performing water quality testing, interpreting results, and making necessary adjustments to water quality parameters. Conducting SCUBA assisted diving to clean tanks, perform educational programs, and collect specimens. Acquiring and collecting new animals for display; responding to animal stranding and rehabilitation needs. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Weekend, evening and holiday work required .  Occasional travel is required for Aquarium meetings.   Must meet DNCR Fleet Safety Guidelines and have ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. If selected for hire, prior to first day of work a background check will be completed.  A skills assessment may be conducted during the interviewing process for this position. 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 KSA's listed below. Experience maintaining life support systems and associated water chemistry at a public Aquarium, Zoo or Museum. Experience working with aquatic and terrestrial animal husbandry, including fresh and saltwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Experience with any of the following: training, enrichment, conditioning, or behavioral husbandry. SCUBA certification from a nationally recognized organization. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Airport Road, Manteo, NC, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Description of Work THIS IS A RE-POST, previous applicants are still under consideration. Position will function as an Aquarist for the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island                                  Recruitment Range:  $39,611 - $39,611*   Department Information: The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) 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 mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina.  The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development.  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 by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. Division Information: The mission of the North Carolina Aquariums is to inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina's aquatic environments. This mission is achieved by attracting, retaining and developing a world class team of professionals; providing visitors with outstanding exhibits, experiences and customer service; practicing sustainability, internal customer service and fiscal responsibility; and working to save and restore aquatic species and habitats.   The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island   is located in Manteo, NC and is 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 1600 animals in its collection. Over 280,000 guests visit the aquarium each year to see the largest collection of sharks in North Carolina, learn about sea turtle conservation, participate in a variety of programs, enjoy the beauty of the area, and think about how special North Carolina's waterways are.  DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This position reports directly to the Husbandry Curator and is responsible for the daily care of all animals in the assigned displays, holding and quarantine systems and maintains life support systems as well as the aesthetics of the displays.  Duties include: Being responsible for the daily husbandry for assigned saltwater and freshwater teleost fish, elasmobranchs, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates and their associated habitats. Covering additional responsibilities for the husbandry of additional aquatic and terrestrial animals and/or habitats in the absence of their primary aquarist on a rotating basis. Providing animal behavioral training and enrichment programs for various collection animals. Determining individual animal nutritional needs, securing, culturing, preparing and feeding the terrestrial and aquatic animals. Recognizing symptoms of disease and poor animal health and administering appropriate treatments, including quarantine of newly acquired specimens. Meeting USDA and AZA requirements for keeping animals in human care such as, but not limited to, food storage and preparation, providing a high standard of cleanliness, and providing quality mental health. Working with large, dangerous, or venomous aquatic and terrestrial species. Designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting life support systems. Maintaining accurate databases and records. Performing water quality testing, interpreting results, and making necessary adjustments to water quality parameters. Conducting SCUBA assisted diving to clean tanks, perform educational programs, and collect specimens. Acquiring and collecting new animals for display; responding to animal stranding and rehabilitation needs. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Weekend, evening and holiday work required .  Occasional travel is required for Aquarium meetings.   Must meet DNCR Fleet Safety Guidelines and have ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. If selected for hire, prior to first day of work a background check will be completed.  A skills assessment may be conducted during the interviewing process for this position. 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 KSA's listed below. Experience maintaining life support systems and associated water chemistry at a public Aquarium, Zoo or Museum. Experience working with aquatic and terrestrial animal husbandry, including fresh and saltwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Experience with any of the following: training, enrichment, conditioning, or behavioral husbandry. SCUBA certification from a nationally recognized organization. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com