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State Position Openings

Information Desk Receptionists (3)

This vacancy announcement is recruiting for three Information Desk Receptionist positions. Applicants will be considered for all positions listed.

Closes 5/24/24 at 5:00PM Eastern

Head of Reptiles, Amphibians and Ambassador Animals

Closes 5/29/24 at 5:00PM Eastern

Coordinator of Living Collections

This is reposted vacancy announcement. Previous applicants MUST REAPPLY in order to be considered.

Closes 5/31/24 at 5:00PM Eastern

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Temporary State Position Openings

Prairie Ridge Education Coordinator

Prairie Ridge Ecostation is seeking an individual who is passionate about connecting students to nature to join our team! This position will develop and facilitate curriculum-correlated programs for school groups, as well as participate in and lead other educational programs on site.

This is a North Carolina state 11-month temporary position for 29 hours/week, with potential for rehire. Position will report to the Head of Prairie Ridge Ecostation and coordinate with the Education staff of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Pay: $19.00/hour

Work schedule: Tuesday through Friday, with occasional Mondays, weekends or evenings.

Location: Prairie Ridge Ecostation (Prairie Ridge) in west Raleigh; some meetings at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

See the above job description link for more information and application instructions.

Closes: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 5:00PM Eastern

Conservation Genetics Technician

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Director’s Office

This position will assist the state Conservation Geneticists with processing samples for DNA analysis. Primary duties include sample collection, performing and troubleshooting DNA extractions, PCR, and microsatellite fragment analysis. Other duties include assisting with tissue cataloguing, data entry, and lab management. Position will require some field work so candidate must be capable of lifting/carrying 50 pounds and have or be able to procure a valid North Carolina driver's license.

Note: This 11-month position will work primarily in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

See the above job description link for more information and application instructions.

Position will remain posted until filled.

Ichthyology Lab Technician

The Ichthyology Unit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is seeking a part-time, temporary laboratory technician to assist with a project on Smallmouth Bass conservation genetics using 3RAD, a form of reduced representation genomic sequencing. This position will be based at the Genomics and Microbiology Laboratory, which is in the Museum’s Nature Research Center. You can learn more about the Ichthyology Unit at!

Note: This is a part-time, temporary position. See the above job description link for more information and application instructions.

Closes 5/15/24 at 5:00PM Eastern

Non-State Position Openings

Retail Operations Associates

Museum Stores, Box Office, and Special Exhibition

The Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is looking for part-time staff who can work 15–25 hours/week. Museum Operation hours are Tuesdays–Sundays 10:00am–5:00pm, some nights and Holidays.

Please see the Retail Operations Associate position description for additional information, including skill and experience requirements.

Please send the requested information as directed in the position description to

Send all questions to Please do not call the Box Office.