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Husbandry Database Technician

Posted: May 18, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
North Carolina

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Husbandry Database Technician

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. Occasional weekend, evening and holiday work may also be required.

Primary Purpose of the Position: The Husbandry Data Technician will oversee the daily and long-term management of the animal collection database and all associated animal records including applicable permits. Job requirements include a general knowledge of taxonomy, natural history and animal husbandry. Knowledge of animal welfare standards, wildlife laws and regulations specific to the exhibition, breeding and transport of animals, and records management best practices is essential.

Description of work:

Primary duties for this position include entering animal collection data into our inventory program for our institution. Responsibilities will include collecting data sheets and logs from staff, entering water chemistries, feedings, medical reports, and training and enrichment records into a computer database, ensuring that our facility holds all relevant and necessary state and federal permits as it pertains to the institution’s animal collection, and additional database duties as assigned. The database technician should expect to work with aquarists from various sections of the Aquarium as well as the registrar and curatorial staff. Communication with the database programmer may be expected to report system errors and to produce year end reports. Additional duties may include assistance with supply inventory, animal husbandry coverage, or other assignments. This position requires excellent communication skills, an ability to quickly learn terminology used in animal care, and attention to detail. Accurate record keeping is vital to the Aquarium’s animal collection. The candidate is also required to have a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·        General knowledge of taxonomy, natural history, animal husbandry

·        Proficiency in the use of computer operating systems and common software applications, email management, internet use.

·        Experience with database management is preferred, but not required.

·        Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Experience Required

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


$16.00 per hour

How to Apply

A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Human Resources website at NC State Government Paper Application for Employment (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

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