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Aquaculture Technician

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
North Carolina
High School

The employer's non-disclosure of salary means that you can negotiate it during discussions. To apply for this job vacancy, it is essential to fulfill the requirement of having a minimum qualification of High School. NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is currently hiring for internship roles, but be sure to consider the work schedule and expectations before applying. This position is at North Carolina, but the company is willing to consider candidates from other regions if they meet the qualifications. The job vacancy named Aquaculture Technician was initiated on May 16, 2024, and it will expire on June 13, 2024. The physical work environment for this position is at Manteo , NC , Manteo , NC.

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Aquaculture Technician

JOB TITLE:   Museum Technician I          Working Title: Aquaculture Technician

VACANCY # 60092974

DIVISION/AQUARIUM:  North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island


RECRUITMENT RANGE: $16.00 hourly            APPT TYPE:         Temporary

OPEN UNTIL FILLED                                           LOCATION:         Dare County

***Position will function as Aquaculture Assistant***

This is an hourly, temporary 11-month position.  It is classified as temporary/part-time and does not include state benefits. Schedule will be set upon hire.  Up to 40 hours per week. Weekend work will be a large component of this position. Occasional evening and holiday work may also be required.

Description of Work:

The Aquaculture technician will be responsible for assisting Larval Culture Aquarists in a variety of tasks related to aquaculture at the aquarium including the care, conditioning and maintenance of broodstock species, spawning and egg collection as well as the care and maintenance of all aquaculture species and systems during the hatchery, nursery and grow-out phases of development.   

Job Requirements:

  • This position will require work in hot, humid, cold, and wet indoor and outdoor conditions.
  • This position will require lifting heavy items (approximately 50 pounds), climbing ladders, walking, and standing for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, and crawling, and work at heights indoors.
  • Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license or have the ability to obtain within 60 days of employment.
  • This position will require work in hot, humid, cold, and wet indoor and outdoor conditions.
  • This position will require lifting heavy items (approximately 50 pounds), climbing ladders, walking and standing for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching and crawling, and work at heights indoors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with aquatic animal husbandry, including aquatic life support systems or associated water chemistry preferred.
  • Experience with public speaking or interacting with the public is preferred.

Experience Required

Minimum Education and Experience: High school or General Education Development (GED) diploma and one year of experience as related to the knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


$16.00 hourly

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

A North Carolina State Application Form State Application form pd-107. A cover letter and resume may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form. Applications which do not include the applicant’s signature are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Applications may be submitted by mail, email, or fax by 5:00 on the closing date of the posting:

All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. A resume and cover letter may be submitted along with the completed state application.
The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants.  When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.   Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

Leslie Vegas

Assistant Aquarium Curator

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

374 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954

Fax: 252-473-1980

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-2300

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