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Natural Science Curator Job at the NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM ON ROANOKE ISLAND



This Job (not so much dinos, moreso art and natural history)  just in from
Georgia  Minnich, Exhibits Curator, NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores:  Can
you please post this job on the national list serve?  I am the exhibits
curator for another of the three North Carolina Aquariums.   I love my job,
it's creative, interesting and ever-changing - encompassing graphics,
carpentry, project management, and working with great people at the beach.
Thanks!
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Job Title: Natural Science Curator
Vacancy #s: 27102
Division: Aquarium
Salary Grade/Range: 68T $32,920 - $52,713
Recruitment Range: $34,566 - $43,383
Appt. Type: Perm Full-Time
Closing Date: 3/27/07
Location: Dare County, North Carolina

** POSITION WILL FUNCTION AS EXHIBITS CURATOR AT THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM
ON ROANOKE ISLAND **

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is seeking an Exhibits Curator
to coordinate exhibits, educational displays, graphics, signs and related
projects. The position supervises the Exhibits Department and is responsible
for planning and managing new exhibit projects, developing and managing a
department budget, coordinating workflow of the Exhibits Staff and
maintaining existing exhibits, graphics, signs and displays throughout the
Aquarium. The position requires strong organizational and communication
skills, vision, knowledge of industry standards, and the ability to meet
deadlines, keep projects within budget, and work effectively with other
Aquarium staff members. Evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must have ability to lift and carry 50 pounds; work to exacting details;
experience in design and production of educational exhibits; experience with
computer design and graphics; drawing and artistic skills; experience with a
wide range of power tools and construction methods; fiberglass fabrication;
good organizational and communication skills; and a working knowledge of
fishes and aquatic life, aquatic habitats, aquariums and aquarium life
support design; and skills in management of contractors, resources, budgets,
staff, interns and volunteers.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology,
zoology, botany, or other natural science curriculum related to the area of
assignment and two years of experience in a natural science field; or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
Two years of exhibit design and production experience at a museum, aquarium,
or related facility and a four-year degree in commercial art, architecture
or design.

**** RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF STATE APPLICATION PD-107 FORM
****
Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date. Internet location
for PD-107 form: www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app Specify position
#27102 on application.
An applicant must complete and submit a separate State Application for
Employment form (PD-107), listing the position number and job title for the
position applied for. DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection
Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with most
qualified individuals. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a State
Application for Employment (PD-107). Original application, signed and dated
must be mailed to the contact person listed. Applicants seeking Veteran's
Preference for first-time employment with State Government should submit a
copy of Form DD-214. All relevant experience must be listed on the PD-107
application form to receive proper credit; any information omitted from the
application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Applications
must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Applications received
after 5:00 p.m. on the "closing date" will not be considered. When a salary
range is posted the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies,
knowledge, skills and ability, training, internal equity and budgetary
considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school
degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

HOW TO APPLY:
Donna Massey
Phone: (919) 733-2290, ext. 230
NC Aquariums
417 N. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1009


Patti Kane-Vanni
pkv1@erols.com or paleopatti@hotmail.com
http://groups.msn.com/DinosaurandFossilDigs

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