Summer Employment Opportunity
Position: Education Intern
Location: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
Duration: 10 week positions (start/end dates are flexible)
35-40 hours per week; evening, weekend, and holiday work required
Salary: $8.25 per hour.
Qualifications: Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills, and
interact positively with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers.
Candidates should be majoring in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources,
Environmental Education, Parks and Rec., or a related field. A flexible schedule and a
valid driver’s license are required. Prior experience working with the public and a working
knowledge of Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.
Job Description: Interns are an integral part of the NC Aquarium’s Education team. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to: setting up, announcing, and showing educational videos;
conducting public programs on various marine/aquatic topics (sea turtles, sharks,
alligators, river otters, jellyfish, wetlands, beachcombing, marine mammals, etc.); handling
live animals; staffing discovery carts; monitoring visitor behavior and answering questions
at the touch tanks; and being on the floor interacting with Aquarium visitors. Each intern
will complete a project during his or her 10-week internship. Projects will be conceived,
designed and presented by the intern per the approval of permanent staff. The Education
curator or the full-time Educators will assign additional responsibilities and projects.
Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Thursday, March 10, 2011
To Apply: Send a cover letter of interest, current resume, up-to-date transcript, letter of reference
from a professor. Mail to:
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
C/O Dia Hitt
PO Box 967/374 Airport Rd.
Manteo, NC 27954