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11/18/2011

More information and applications can be submitted at the following link:
https://employment.tjc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=135919

This is a posting for "Coordinator, Center for Earth and Space Science Education."
This is a full-time professional position responsible to the director, Center for Earth and Space Science Education for the following:

1. Assisting the director in daily operations of the CESSE.
2. Creating educational programming.
3. Developing grant proposals.
4. Working closely with school curriculum coordinators.
5. Acquiring data for assessment and research.
6. Supervising support staff.
7. Performing other duties as assigned by professor, physics/director.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree required in science, science education, or related filed; master's preferred.
2. Experience working in a digital planetarium required.
3. Sufficient knowledge of astronomy to create educational programming required.
4. Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
5. Ability to work with diverse groups of students and teachers.
6. Ability to work with children.
7. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs required.
8. Experience with grant writing.
9. Experience producing full-dome content.
10. Experience working with animation and modeling software.
11. Experience with audio and video production tools.

Pay Rate:
$37,000

For more information please see the link:
https://employment.tjc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=135919


 

11/7/2011

The Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater, a department within Central
Texas College, is looking for a new producer. Here is the link to the
official job posting: http://www.ctcd.edu/jobs/jobs_main.asp. [in
the search announcements box Search by job status > select full time]. Then
scroll down to "producer/educator."

Central Texas College, located deep in the heart of Texas, on the
border of Bell & Coryell counties, is a great place to work and live.
CTC offers excellent benefits which (right now) include free employee
health insurance and retirement under the Texas Teachers Retirement
System (TRS). Employees enrolled in TRS do not pay social security
tax.

Education and experience requirements:
Associates Degree in related field from a US regionally accredited
institution of higher education in related field and the following are
required:
Six years wage earning experience as a show producer, science
educator, program director at a planetarium, museum, science center,
television station, or similar multimedia production environment.
OR Bachelors Degree from a US regionally accredited institution of
higher education preferably in Astronomy, Physics, Science Education
or related physical sciences discipline and the following are
required:
• Three years wage earning experience as a show producer, science
educator, program director at a planetarium, museum, science center,
television station, or similar multimedia production environment.
The following is preferred: Texas teaching/science certification.

This position requires working knowledge of astronomy, space
exploration, general science education, laser programming techniques,
and laser production systems. Working technical knowledge of (or
closely related) planetarium production, presentation systems, full
dome digital projection system, optical/mechanical planetarium star
projector, laser graphics projection, audio, video and planetarium
automation/control systems. Ability to produce content for planetarium
or science venue, including identification, evaluation, preparation of
existing programs and development of original content. Skills in
Microsoft Office, Photoshop and or Paint-shop Pro, Uniview production
and presentation software, and audio and video editing using platforms
such as Adobe Creative Production suite (Premier, Audition, and After
Effects). Familiar with polar format orientation, programming
techniques. Must poses excellent writing and presentations skills,
work within deadlines in order to open shows in a timely manner, adapt
to changing technology, procedures, presentation situations and able
to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external
customers. Must be comfortable working in low-light conditions,
standing, sitting, light cleaning, working overhead, in or around
elevated work areas and some lifting to 50 pounds. *A successful
background check is required for all CTC employment.*

At the Mayborn Planetarium we have a 60' dome with a Global Immersion
full dome video system, a Konica-Minolta Infinium Gamma IV start
projector, and a AVI Omniscan laser system. We service Bell and
Coryell counties, as well as surrounding counties on the IH-35
corridor that are within driving distance. We cater to the elementary
schools, but also offer public shows in the afternoons and on
weekends. In addition, we service the physics department for their
astronomy classes. We have outreach programs too, for schools that
cannot afford transportation to the planetarium.


9/1/2011

Global Immersion is expanding its team and recruiting for a Business
Development Manager based in the USA.

For more details about this vacancy, including a full job description
and details on knowledge/skill requirements, salary and benefits,
please visit our Careers page at www.globalimmersion.com/contact/careers.

Please direct any questions or applications for this position to
careers@globalimmersion.com.


Post Date: September 1, 2011
Archive Date: September 30, 2011
Deadline to Apply for Job: October 1, 2011
Job Category: Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: Large Academic
James Madison University
Virginia

Planetarium and Recruiting Director

James Madison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for Planetarium and Recruiting Director. We seek candidates with an earned graduate degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience. This is a permanent, non-tenure track position and will be filled at the rank of instructor or assistant professor starting in January 2012.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the operation of the 65-seat John C. Wells Planetarium. The facility was completely renovated in 2008 and now houses one of the more advanced planetarium systems in the world. This facility is used in the general education program and hosts over 100 public shows annually. More information is found at www.jmu.edu/planetarium.

The Director will also be responsible for organizing and executing undergraduate recruiting activities for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Responsibilities include arranging campus visits for prospective students, administering and grading scholarship exams, and working with the Department Head to award scholarships. In 2011, 12 scholarships were awarded to incoming freshmen. We seek candidates who possess the enthusiasm and skills to develop strong connections to the K-12 school system and to effectively use social networking to connect with prospective students.

The department has 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 110 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program. The successful candidate is expected to be an effective teacher at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum, including courses for non-science majors. A demonstrated record of teaching physical sciences or mentoring undergraduates is required. A typical teaching load is expected to be one course per semester.

Applications are submitted electronically. For application details and requirements visit http://csma31.csm.jmu.edu/physics/Public/job2011desc.html. Review of applications will begin on September 10, 2011. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

JMU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


8/8/2011

I want to let the community know of an amazing opportunity to build and manage a new planetarium outreach program in Dallas. We are currently constructing the Perot Museum of Nature and Science which is scheduled to open in early 2013. Instead of a fixed planetarium, we have chosen to have a small fleet of portable, digital planetaria which will be more flexible and likely serve more of the community than would be possible with a single fixed dome- at a fraction of the cost.

The museum is looking for a dynamic individual to build and manage this program.

The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of astronomy and a philosophy of presenting truly interactive, audience led programs. Knowledge of the open-source planetarium program NIGHTSHADE would be valuable as we currently have a fleet of Digitarium projection systems. Most valuable is passion and a strong vision of how this program will benefit the community.

The Following Opportunity is Posted at: Search Opportunities & Apply

Portable Planetarium Program Manager & Presenter


8/8/2011

Are you a computer guru seeking full-time employment, or do you know someone who is? If so, then I’d like to bring to your attention our ad for an "Integrated Sciences Planetarium/Lab Support IT Technican", just posted last week:

https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74821

Summary: Serve as the dedicated IT professional to the Planetarium/Visualization Theater and the science laboratories within the College of Arts and Sciences. The position will maintain operating systems, software, and will run the theater programs made available to classes or other groups that use the facility.  

It’s a shared position to serve as technical support for both the University of Alaska Anchorage's Planetarium/Visualization Theater and the science laboratory facilities in the College of Arts and Sciences. The full job details are listed at that site, and there’s also a link to apply for the job. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this email along to them. And if that person is you, please apply today!


Sudekum Planetarium
Adventure Science Center
Nashville, TN
http://www.SudekumPlanetarium.com

Position Announcement
Planetarium Educator
Part Time – 30 hours/week; $10/hour

Scope of Work:
This position is primarily responsible for the presentation of all types of planetarium programs: public, schools, events, laser shows, and others. This includes working evenings and weekends presenting programs for camp-ins, public, and laser shows as scheduled. The educator is expected to maintain and develop further knowledge in the areas of astronomy and space exploration past, present, and future in order to interact with all types of visitors. This position must also be capable of general monitoring and troubleshooting of all planetarium equipment.

Responsibilities:
Deliver programs in the Sudekum Planetarium to all types of visitors and groups
Share responsibility working evenings and weekends to present programs for camp-ins and laser shows as scheduled
Perform general monitoring and troubleshooting of Planetarium equipment to maintain quality presentation
Assist with events such as star parties, center-wide events, member parties, and facility rentals
Assist with show sales duplication and shipping, planetarium record keeping, and general cleaning or maintenance tasks as required
Attend regular staff and education team meetings when schedule allows
Deliver on–site Space Chase programs as needed such as Magic Planet

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Demonstrated ability to:
Present a live program in front of a large audience in a clear and effective manner
Communicate effectively to people of various ages and experience
Be comfortable with computers, software, and integrated technology
Work with a variety of personalities
Be an effective part of a team
Be flexible
Be patient
Organizational skills
Work well in a crowded, fast paced, and noisy environment
High energy level
Dedication to Adventure Science Center’s mission to provide science in a fun manner and to inspire youth to consider careers in science

Education/Experience Required
· Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Communications, or a Physical Science or 2 years experience working in an informal (museum) education environment
Completion of the ASC application and training processes

Working Conditions
Planetarium theater
Holiday, night and weekend work required

Physical Demands
Standing and walking for extended periods
Regularly walk up and down steps
Work and see in the dark with minimal lighting
Some lifting of supplies


 

2011 July 23

Part-Time Program Manager, Treworgy Planetarium

Part-time, year-round position (20 hrs /wk.): Required qualifications include: Bachelor's, knowledge of astronomy, traditional and electric marine navigation, experience managing/training staff/volunteers, conducting programs for all ages, excellent communication skills, budget managing and sufficient eyesight, hearing and physical stamina to conduct educational programming in Planetarium setting. Will coordinate, manage, train, and support the Treworgy Planetarium team of staff and volunteers in daily operations, programming, outreach, marketing, and equipment maintenance, promote the Treworgy Planetarium, its related programming and courses, plan and implement programs, classes, outreach and related activities. Will also select, procure, and maintain projectors, telescopes, and navigation equipment. Successful candidate will have full budgeting and accounting responsibility for the Treworgy Planetarium within the constraints of the Museum's budget. For more information about the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport Museum, please visit www.mysticseaport.org/planetarium.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and Seaport application to: Mystic Seaport Museum,
P. O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT, 06355, Attn: H. R. or email to human.resources@mysticseaport.org.

Job Openings are posted as they occur.

We can only accept applications for advertised openings. For more information call Human Resources 860.572.5346.

Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


July 19, 2011

POSITION AVAILABLE

Planetarium Coordinator
Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC.

The Planetarium Coordinator is responsible for coordination of all
aspects of CSC’s 65-seat Millholland Planetarium, including preparing,
presenting, and producing shows, and maintaining equipment. Full-time
exempt position, Tuesday - Saturday schedule, some evenings. Astronomy
background and undergraduate science degree required. Experience with
MediaGlobe digital technology a plus. Salary range: $24,000-$26,000,
dependent on qualifications & experience

How to apply: Send resume with cover letter to Human Resources, via e-
mail: jobs@catawbascience.org, or mail: P.O. Box 2431, Hickory, NC
28603. EOE. www.catawbascience.org.


 

From: Roger Wright <roger.wright@jenksps.org >
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 14:49:01 -0500
Subject: Planetarium Director Needed
The Jenks Public School District, a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Director for the District’s newly completed Planetarium. If you know of anyone interested, please encourage them to apply at www.jenksps.org.
Sincerely,
Roger Wright
Executive Administrator
Jenks Public Schools
205 E B Street
Jenks, OK 74037
(918) 299-4411, Ext. 2411

The job description and application method is at
https://jobs.jenksps.org/ats/app_login?COMPANY_ID=00002575
Click on the "Click Here to View Open Certified Positions"
to get to the job listings page and them click on the Planetarium Director job
to go to a page where the job description can be downloaded. Its text is copied below.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Planetarium Director

Classification: Certified Administrator

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a science or mathematics related field and planetarium operations experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable or related knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

  2. Hold or be eligible for Oklahoma teaching and/or administrator certification.

  3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with all age levels.

4. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make decisions.

5. Ability to operate and maintain the planetarium’s projector, system(s) and any other related equipment

6. Skills to use standard office computers and software as well as complex software applications required to operate a planetarium.

7. Ability to develop, produce and present educational and entertaining programs utilizing the planetarium equipment for students and the general public.

8. Skills to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically enhance skills to meet changing job conditions.

9. Satisfy all district requirements with regard to physical health, citizenship, and background check.

10. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable.

Reports to: Executive Administrator School and Community Services

Performance Responsibilities:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of teaching skills and teamwork.

2. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the customers.

3. Organize, coordinate and maintain an active and engaged Planetarium Advisory Council consisting of students, parents, administrators, teachers, community members, area business owners/leaders and/or other identified key customer groups.

4. Foster good school-community relations regarding District and planetarium programs.

5. Provide leadership in the selection, assignment, and evaluation of planetarium staff.

6. Plan, schedule, and conduct regular and ongoing planetarium programs within the school, community, District, and State of Oklahoma.

7. Organize and plan an approved planetarium program that promotes and enhances the District’s goals.

8. Provide oversight for the safety conditions of the facility.

9. Model positive reinforcement with students, program participants, and staff.

10. Recommend purchase of equipment, supplies, programming and other resources as appropriate.

11. Supervise the maintenance and inventory of all planetarium equipment.

12. Serve as coordinator, supervisor, and instructor for the planetarium.

13. Assume responsibility for all clerical work needed in the operation of planetarium programs:

A. Maintain up-to-date list of participants

B. Prepare and submit necessary reports

C. Maintain necessary financial records for the program

D. Maintain student/enrollment information

E. Supervise preparation of all participant entries

F. Maintain the planetarium website and public advertising/information

G. Assume responsibility and authority for scheduling all planetarium activities

H. Other tasks created by the program

14. Assume responsibility for collection of fees owed by participants, to be deposited with the District’s activity account.

15. Conduct participant and volunteer meetings, as needed.

16. Prepare and present for approval the annual planetarium calendar.

17. Assume responsibility for day-to-day direction and hands-on guidance in all aspects of the planetarium program.

18. Survey and develop long and short-term goals to meet internal and external customer needs.

19. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Terms of Employment:

Twelve (12) months a year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

Evaluation:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board of Education policy on Staff Evaluation (2.18.1).

I acknowledge receiving a copy and explanation of the Job Description for Planetarium Director. I understand the performance of duties and responsibilities is an integral part of my employment, and I will receive annual evaluations of my performance.

Employee Signature Date

 


 

DATE OF NOTICE: May 11, 2011

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PLANETARIUM (Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College)
DATE POSITION AVAILABLE: June 2011

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2011

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of interest, resume, application and copies of official transcripts to: Executive Director, Human Resources, Tyler Junior College

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time administrative position responsible to the director for the following:

1. Assisting the director in daily operations of the CESSE.
2. Creating educational programming.
3. Developing grant proposals.
4. Working closely with school curriculum coordinators.
5. Acquiring data for assessment and research.
6. Supervising support staff.
7. Performing other duties as required

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree required in science, science education, or related filed; master’s preferred.
2. Experience working in a digital planetarium required.
3. Sufficient knowledge of astronomy to create educational programming required.
4. Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
5. Ability to work with diverse groups of students and teachers.
6. Ability to work with children.
7. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs required.
8. Experience with grant writing, preferred.
9. Experience producing full-dome content, preferred.
10. Experience working with animation and modeling software, preferred.
11. Experience with audio and video production tools, preferred

SALARY: $40,000
This is a security sensitive position, and a background check and drug screening will be completed prior to employment.

OTHER BENEFITS: Exceptional employee benefit plan. Participation in optional
retirement program or Teacher Retirement System of Texas

For more information about the city of Tyler, Texas: http://www.tylertexas.com/

Type: Full-Time Staff Posted Date: 5/11/2011 Position Start Date: Application Deadline:
Application: Faculty/Administrative/Professional Staff Application
Contact Information:
For further information about the position described here, contact Human Resources at 903-510-2419. The TJC switchboard may be dialed toll-free during regular business hours at 1-800-687-5680.

For each position posted there is an application deadline and start date. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the present opening but may be retained for future consideration of like positions.

To apply for any position listed, send letter of interest stating the position you desire and a resume to Director, Human Resources, Tyler Junior College, P.O. Box 9020, Tyler, TX 75711.

Telephone
(903) 510-2419

Postal address
P.O. Box 9020, Tyler, TX 75711


 

Stanback Planetarium
I.P. Stanback Museum
South Carolina State University
P.O. Box 7636
Orangeburg, SC 29117

The planetarium has a 12.2m Astro-Tec dome and a Minolta Series IIB projector. We recently upgraded the control system of the Minolta from the old Viewlex console to an East Coast Control Systems console. The 30+ year old projector is in very good condition.
The current manager is getting married, and the lucky guy lives in England, a bit too far for her to commute.

I'm told the salary should be in the $40-50k range based on educational background of the applicant. (Since it involves teaching an astronomy course, someone with an M.S. would have a lower classification than someone with a PhD) It is a full time State University position with full benefits (health insurance, paid leave, retirement, etc.)

Here's the official announcement:

PLANETARIUM MANAGER (ASTRONOMY EDUCATOR)
No. 21829
Email inquiries: ezisholt@scsu.edu
Closing date for receipt of applications: 6/15/2011
Attention: Ellen Zisholtz, Director, I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium

Description of Duties:
The Planetarium Manager (Astronomy Educator) works under the supervision of the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium Director.

Responsibilities include managing all activities associated with the operation of the Planetarium including:
· Developing both scientific and cross-cultural planetarium show

· Creating planetarium shows which work with the museum exhibitions

· Assist with developing exhibitions which feature science

· Scheduling and presentation of shows for pre K-12 school groups, community groups, individuals and campus activities

· Working closely with various offices on campus to assure that the facility is utilized in appropriate activities and recruiting programs

· Assist with films and other activities held in the Planetarium

· Assuring that the facility is maintained and upgraded as needed

Responsibilities as an Astronomy Educator include:
· Teaching one course per semester as a faculty member in the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

· Working closely with the Department of Biological and Physical Science to develop programs related to observational Astronomy at the Stanback

· Offering off-campus lectures and programs to schools and community groups including the Star Lab portable planetarium

· Maintaining the NASA Educational Resource Center (ERC) at the Stanback and disseminating NASA ERC materials to area educators

· Maintaining the radio telescope located at the Stanback

This Planetarium Manager is an integral part of the staff of the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium and assists as required in all activities at the Stanback.

This is a 12 month position at the faculty level. Nights and Weekends are required.

Qualifications:
College degree at the master’s level or higher in an appropriate discipline with experience in astronomy education and planetarium operation. The applicant should have experience at the management level in education including working with diverse groups. Some experience in budget management and external funding would be desirable. Technical ability desirable. Love of art essential.

Application Materials Required:
SC State employment application, resume, copy of transcripts, contact information for three professional references.

 


2011 Jan 22

Parkland College, a 2-year community college in Champaign, Illinois, has an opening for a full-time, tenure track faculty position. The deadline for this position was extended from last fall.

Department: Natural Sciences

Reports to: Department Chair of Natural Sciences

Classification: Full Time Faculty Union, 175 day Academic Year appointment, Full-Time, Tenure Track, exempt

Astronomy Faculty
Minimum of a master's degree in astronomy or a closely related field; if related field preference will be given to candidates with relevant graduate level course work in astronomy. Teach general education astronomy courses. The successful candidate will possess: ability to communicate with a diverse group of freshman and sophomore level students; a strong commitment to teaching; ability to create an effective learning environment using a variety of methodologies including online; and a desire to contribute to program, departmental, college, and community activities. Experience in operating planetarium equipment and telescopes and conducting night sky observations preferred.

To complete the application packet, the following is required: a completed application, cover letter, resume or vitae, a copy of your official transcripts, supplemental questions at the bottom of the application along with a teaching philosophy. Apply online at http://www2.parkland.edu/hr/neogov.html

Closing date: February 14, 2011 5pm
Position starts: August 15, 2011.

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2010 Oct 2

Supervisor, Planetarium & Astronomy Observatory Center
Mt. St. Angelo College, WALNUT, CALIFORNIA
$6,483/mo + 6% shift differential. Apply by 4 PM, 1/10/11 at:
http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu
Only online applications accepted.
App/info: 909.594.5611, X4225

June 29 Cincinnati Observatory Center

Full-time Outreach Astronomer

The Cincinnati Observatory Center (COC) is a national historic
landmark and local scientific institution. Housing massive telescopes
built in 1843 and 1904, the COC has wowed thousands of people with
views of the heavens and the history and architecture of the
buildings. Since 2000, the COC has established a vibrant outreach
program to local schools and the Tri-State community serving
approximately 20,000 people per year.

The COC is looking for a full-time educator to teach a variety of
astronomy topics and lead field trips at the Cincinnati Observatory,
in schools, and other locations. Duties include contacting science
teachers and arranging programs, preparing astronomy lessons,
implementing lessons, and conducting follow up with the teachers. The
majority of programs will be for students grade 3-8, and include the
use of computer simulations, telescopes, and other astronomical
tools. Other duties will include outreach to scouts and the general
community. Will work with the full-time Outreach Astronomer and
Director of the Cincinnati Observatory.

Requirements: Experience in physical sciences and education. Teaching
licensure encouraged. Experience in teaching students from a variety
of age groups. Flexible schedule since programs can occur during day,
night, and occasional weekend. You will also need your own vehicle to
travel to outreach sites. The position is slated to begin August 1.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references by
July 9 2010 to:

Dean Regas
Outreach Astronomer
Cincinnati Observatory Center
(513) 321-5186
dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

2010 June 16.

POSITION: RISD PLANETARIUM MANAGER

REPORTS TO: ELEMENTARY SCIENCE DIRECTOR

CONTRACT PERIOD: 187 DAYS + 5 EXTRA DAYS

SALARY: RISD TEACHER PAY SCALE PLUS 5 EXTRA DAYS AT PERDIEM

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: The RISD Planetarium serves students in grades K-8. Planetarium classes serve as an integral part of the RISD science curriculum. Lessons occur in both a classroom environment and within the observatory.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of Bachelors Degree

State of Texas K-12 or 4-8 certification

State of Texas 4-8 science endorsement preferred

Astronomy background preferred

Minimum of three years teaching experience in upper elementary and/or junior high school

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead and provide vision for the development, implementation, management, and communication of instructional programming for astronomy lessons K-8. Ensure compliance with state TEKS for space science. Help promote and organize the Regional Elementary Science Fair.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION WILL INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO:

Facilitate curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation for astronomy/space science lessons.

Prepare and manage budget and pursue alternative funding as available.

Plan and implement staff development for teachers.

Maintain communication with parents, teachers, community, and administration.

Prepare and deliver presentations to various district and community groups.

Represent RISD at regional, state, and national science organizations.

Maintain prompt and regular attendance.

Be able to manage discipline of large groups.

Demonstrated expertise in content, curriculum development, and mentoring as demonstrated by an advanced degree, advanced training and/or career experience.

Demonstrated effective integration of technology into curriculum and instruction.

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Highly self-motivated, team player.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified individuals should refer to www.risd.org to complete an online application and download reference forms. A letter of interest, resume, completed RISD reference forms, and other pertinent information should be faxed to:

Donna E. Johnson, Asst. Superintendent, Human Resources

400 South Greenville Avenue

Richardson TX 75081

FAX # 469.593.0261

Individuals who have an application on file should submit a letter of interest and an updated resume. Applicants from within the district should submit a letter and resume outlining their academic preparation, certification status, and other pertinent information. Applicants will be contacted if an interview is needed.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: JUNE 28, 2010 at 4:00 P.M.

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2009 Nov 13. *Planetarium Coordinator, Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC. * Responsible for coordination of 65-seat digital planetarium functions. Prepare, present, and produce shows, maintain equipment, teach non-planetarium educational programs as needed, maintain and oversee other information technology systems. Full-time exempt position, Tuesday - Saturday schedule, some evenings. Astronomy background and undergraduate science degree required. Masters degree preferred. Salary range: $25,000-$28,000, dependent on qualifications & experience. Send resume with cover letter to Human Resources, via e-mail: search@catawbascience.org, or mail: P.O. Box 2431, Hickory, NC 28603. EOE. http://www.catawbascience.org/.

2009 July 1 (deadline) Planetarium Engineer/Show Producer at the Ward Beecher Planetarium. Please also note the upcoming deadline date. If any questions, please contact: Dr. Patrick Durrell (Director, Ward Beecher Planetarium) prdurrell@ysu.edu 330-941-7107

The Ward Beecher Planetarium is a 145-seat planetarium located on the campus of Youngstown State University. The Planetarium has recently (in 2005) undergone a significant renovation, including the installation of a GOTO Chronos projector, a Spitz SciDome full dome visualization system, and upgrades to its sound and video systems. The facility is used by almost 1000 YSU students a year, and runs numerous public programs and school field trips programs throughout the year. For more information on the facility (including current schedule and shows), please see : http://cc.ysu.edu/physics-astro/planet.htm

The following is an abbreviated version of the full job ad. Please check the full advertisement (PDF).


2009 June 30. The University of Texas at Arlington would like to announce a job opening for Astronomy Lab Supervisor.

Purpose of Position: The Lab Supervisor is resonsible for oversight of the development, supervision, presentation and training for the astronomy laboratories and planetarium based laboratories.

Essential functions Supervise astronomy labs. Manage operation and administration of lab, oversee equipment maintenance, and preparation of laboratory setups. Develop and implement new experiments and instructional lab planetarium activities. Support instructional programs associated with the astronomy laboratories. Maintain major instrumentation and equipment. Support lab section teaching activities and instruct/prepare teaching assistants, as required. Train and supervise student laboratory assistants. Collaborate with Planetarium Director in public outreach and functions of the planetarium. Maintain involvement in professional activities, including visits to McDonald Observatory, workshops, and related activities. Participation in activities related to the Planetarium.

Required qualifications Bachelor's degree. Astronomy laboratory experience. Computer programming competency. Ability to use standard office equipment, personal computer, Microsoft Office, and standard physics laboratory equipment. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred qualifications Degree in Physics, Astronomy, or related discipline. Planetarium experience. Public speaking experience. Astronomy laboratory experience with teaching component.

Find more information or apply online: http://utdirect.utexas.edu/pnjobs/pnjobsvw.WBX?job_nbr=09-06-29-01-4439

Please direct any questions to Levent Gurdemir at the Planetarium 817-272-0822 or gurdemir@uta.edu


CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE STAFF
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Open Competitive
DEPARTMENT: Physics and Astronomy
CLASSIFICATION: Planetarium Engineer-Show Producer
(Non-tested position)
SALARY: $42,140.80 Per Year ($20.26; Pay Range 32)
HOURS: M-T-W-Th-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FUNCTION: The purpose is to play a leading role in the development, production and presentation of astronomy and other science related programs to a wide variety of audiences

JOB DUTIES: Responsible for technical production of programs the Planetarium presents to the public and to school audiences. Designs and produces computer graphics, photographs, slides, and digital special effects for Planetarium programs. Produces artwork related to brochures, news releases, and other public relations communications related to Planetarium shows. Coordinates illustration, special effects, and audio engineering for all programs. Assists in presentation of or presents public programs, including special group shows, light shows, astronomy sky watches, etc. telescope sessions. Administers stock procurement of Planetarium hardware, software, and consumables. Maintains the control system for Planetarium projector. Programs the Planetarium computer to control special effects projectors. Assists in the design, construction, and repair of telescope equipment and physics laboratories, and physics lecture demonstrations equipment. Supervises student technicians. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Equipment Operated: Planetarium projectors; (Chronos star projector, digital video and slide projectors, full- dome video, etc.) digital cameras and camera equipment; sound studio equipment; computers; hand and power tools; machine shop equipment; telescopes.

MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS: Knowledge of video production, cinematography or visual communications, University video programming policies, procedures, rules & regulations; public relations; interviewing. Skill in operations & maintenance of video production equipment (e.g., frame synchronizer; video switcher; digital video effects generator; video distribution amplifier; graphics/character generator computer; edit controller computer; stereo audio mixing consoled; digital audio/video/ graphics work station; media 100 system & non-linear digital editing system); computer hardware & software. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; use research methods in gathering data; prepare video productions; work alone on most tasks; edit & collate all source materials into video productions through use of computer hardware & software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of basic astronomy, as evidenced by the successful completion of a college level astronomy course (or equivalent). A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Astronomy or Physics or another closely related field is preferred but not required.

Please Note: The selected candidate will be required to sign a release for an employment background check and credential verification. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and control Act of 1986, any new employee hired from this job posting will be required to submit approved documents establishing legal identity and work authorization.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2009 *Interested persons must submit an application and letter of interest no later than 4:00 p.m. on the closing date for applications to:

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
3025 Jones Hall
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
NOTICE: APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:30 A.M.
TO 4:00 P.M.

YSU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO INCREASING THE DIVERSITY OF ITS FACULTY, STAFF, AND
STUDENTS


 

2009 May 2 - Planetarium Support Officer — Technical at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in Brisbane, Australia. See job announcement.


Moesto Jr College Science Building2009 May 2. Modesto Junior College, Modesto CA USA. Replacing Dr. Luebke on a one-year basis for the 2009-10 academic year. Intention is that with sufficient planning and justifying the position, go out for a full-time, tenure-track replacement starting in fall 2010. ...We have full astronomy classes, great community support, an active astronomy club, and we're building a brand new $70 million science building with two key architectural and programmatic details — a planetarium and an observatory dome! See attached for a rendering. The building is slated to open in Fall 2011. See job posting—position closes on June 4, so please act quickly.


2009 March 9 ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN & DEMONSTRATOR
Department of Physics and Astronomy
San Francisco State University

Full-Time; Probationary
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Classification Salary Range
$4,053 - $6,080 / Month

Anticipated Hiring Range
$4053 - $4800 / Month

APPLICATION DEADLINE: open until filled

The Physics and Astronomy Dept. of San Francisco State University
(http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/) seeks a full-time Astronomy Equipment
Technician and Demonstrator. The technician/demonstrator will play a
central role in the observatory, planetarium, and laboratory
facilities which support introductory courses, degree programs, and
outreach activities in astronomy.

The staff member will maintain and upgrade equipment in the
observatory, planetarium, and astronomy labs, and will train students
and lecturers in the operation of this equipment. These activities
support the astronomy instructional program at all levels, from
introductory courses to research students working in such areas as
extrasolar planets and galaxy formation. She/he will also be
instrumental in bringing on line and continuing operations of a
planned remote telescope facility. The technician will design and
construct demonstrations for astronomy labs and lectures in
consultation with faculty members, and will assist in incorporating
computer-based exercises into the curriculum. The technician/
demonstrator will prepare and present planetarium shows and will train
and supervise students who create and give shows. The new staff
member will maintain the observatory and planetarium web pages.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: BS or BA degree in physics, astronomy, engineering, or
closely related field. Work Experience: Equivalent of three years of
experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of astronomical,
optical, and/or audio/visual equipment including one year involving
design modifications and fabrication of technical equipment. Advanced
laboratory work in astronomy and physics can count toward this
required experience.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY:

Please see Job Number 1796 on the SFSU Human Resources website,
www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/employment/eob.html

SFSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Susan Lea <lea@stars.sfsu.edu> or
Dr. Adrienne Cool <cool@stars.sfsu.edu>.

 

2009 Jan 16. Planetarium job opportunity at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

PLANETARIUM PROGRAMMES OFFICER
£20,000 - £28,000 p.a. (starting salary dependent on skills and experience)

This exciting new role at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich is an ideal career opportunity for anyone with a passion for communicating astronomy. As a member of the Science Team, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the development and delivery of planetarium shows, the coordination of planetarium programming and resources, and the maintenance of planetarium technology and content. Working alongside other planetarium staff, the Planetarium Programmes Officer will play a key role in the continuing success of our live and pre-recorded show offer. Excellent communication, team working and IT skills are a must. The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is a Division of the National Maritime Museum, and the post holder will also be responsible for supporting the wider activity of the Museum.

For a job description and details of how to apply, please visit http://www.nmm.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 28 January 2008


2009 Jan 12. Executive Director/CEO, The Minnesota Planetarium and Space Discovery Center. http://www.mncn.org/jobs/user_detail.asp?jobID=26502

Deadline 2/9/2009.


2009 Jan 10. Santa Rosa Junior College's Petaluma Campus has a full-time, tenure-track Astronomy position open. The filing deadline is February 11. Here is the link to the application:

http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/show.php?id=889

Keith Waxman, Instructor of Astronomy
Santa Rosa Junior College, Earth & Space Sciences Department
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


2009 Jan 9. Job opening for a Planetarium Technician / Videographer at the Ward Beecher Planetarium; please also note the upcoming deadline date. If any questions, please contact
Dr. Warren Young (Chair, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy) wyoung@ysu.edu 330-941-3616, or
Dr. Patrick Durrell (Director, Ward Beecher Planetarium) prdurrell@ysu.edu 330-941-7107

The following is an abbreviated version of the full job ad. Please check the full advertisement at:

http://cfweb.cc.ysu.edu/hr/ClassifiedAnnouncements/Videographer%2020811A.pdf

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE STAFF
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (POSTING #20811A)

DEPARTMENT: Physics & Astronomy Ð Ward Beecher Planetarium
CLASSIFICATION: Videographer (Planetarium Technician)
(non-tested position)
SALARY: $42,140.80 Per Year ($20.26 hour; Pay Range 32)

JOB DUTIES:
Responsible for technical production of programs the Planetarium
presents to the public and to school audiences. Designs and produces
computer graphics, photographs, slides, and digital special effects
for Planetarium programs. Produces artwork related to brochures, news
releases, and other public relations communications related to
Planetarium shows. Coordinates illustration, special effects, and
audio engineering for all programs. Assists in presentation of or
presents public programs, including special group shows, light shows,
astronomy sky watches, etc. telescope sessions. Administers stock
procurement of Planetarium hardware, software, and consumables.
Maintains the control system for Planetarium projector. Programs the
Planetarium computer to control special effects projectors. Assists in
the design, construction, and repair of telescope equipment and
physics laboratories, and physics lecture demonstrations equipment.
Supervises student technicians. Performs other related duties as
assigned for Videographer (52643).

Equipment Operated:
Planetarium projectors; (star projector, video projector, full-dome
video, etc.) cameras; sound studio equipment; computers; hand and
power tools; machine shop equipment; telescopes.

The Ward Beecher Planetarium is a 145-seat planetarium located on the
campus of Youngstown State University. The Planetarium has recently
(2005) undergone a significant renovation, including the installation
of a GOTO Chronos projector, a Spitz SciDome full dome visualization
system, and upgrades to its sound and video systems. The facility is
used by almost 1000 YSU students a year, and runs numerous public
programs and school field trips programs throughout the year. For
more information on the facility (including current schedule and
shows), see :
http://cc.ysu.edu/physics-astro/planet.htm

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4:00 pm, Thursday, January 22, 2009
*Interested persons must submit an application and letter of interest
no later than 4:00 p.m. on the closing date for applications to:

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
3025 Jones Hall
Youngstown, Ohio 44555

NOTICE: APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:30 A.M.
TO 4:00 P.M.

Please Note:
The selected candidate will be required to sign a release for an
employment background check and credential verification.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and control Act of 1986, any
new employee hired from this job posting will be required to submit
approved documents establishing legal identity and work authorization.

YSU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO INCREASING THE DIVERSITY OF ITS FACULTY, STAFF, AND
STUDENTS
Information regarding campus safety at YSU, mandated by the Clery Act,
is available at the following YSU web site: http://www.ysu.edu/righttk.pdf
or you may request a copy of "Your Right To Know" from the Office of
Human Resources, 3rd floor, Jones Hall, 330-941-3122.

 

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2008 Dec 10.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE - Stardome Observatory The Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust Board wants to appoint a Chief Executive. Stardome Observatory is located in One Tree Hill Domain Auckland, is New Zealand's leading public observatory and home to a state-of-the-art digital planetarium, bringing the Universe alive for people of all ages in the Auckland region, NZ and overseas visitors. We would like to hear from you if you want to: - Manage a team of professional staff, part time educators and volunteers - Work with the Board of Trustees in developing and implementing strategic and business plans to ensure a sustainable facility - Complete the current facility upgrade and ensure marketing of the entity maximises its potential - Further develop and help maintain strong relationships with a variety of external stakeholders and funders. If you have a proven background in management or marketing and want the unique challenge of maximising the potential of a high quality entertainment, educational and scientific facility this position could be for you. The salary package is commensurate with the size of the facility. Want to know more? Call Peter Elder on +64 9 489 4665 or email elderconsulting@xtra.co.nz for the job description. Applications close 23 December 2008. They will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be sent to Peter Elder, HR Consultant, Private Bag 31-577 Milford, North Shore City 0741, New Zealand or email elderconsulting@xtra.co.nz.


 

Mon Dec 8, 2008 1:51 pm (PST)

The Dorrance Planetarium at the Arizona Science Center is announcing a
job opening for a Planetarium Coordinator. Please see the announcement
below. --Mike George, Director of Theaters Experience
PHONE: 602-716-2079 | FAX: 602-716-2099

Are you a fast learner, self-motivated, and a high energy person? If
so, we are looking for you! The Dorrance Planetarium at Arizona Science
Center is looking for a Planetarium Coordinator.

SUMMARY: The Planetarium Coordinator will be responsible running the
day-to-day operations of the Dorrance Planetarium, setting up and
performing planetarium shows, troubleshooting for technical problems,
planetarium maintenance, creation of visuals for the planetarium,
training planetarium presenters and volunteers on all planetarium
policies, procedures, and show presentation techniques, and coordinating
with staff from other areas and departments to ensure that the
planetarium is ready for all events and presentations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
* Preparing the planetarium for shows by setting up proper visuals
and programs.
* Presenting shows to audiences.
* Trains Planetarium Presenters and Ushers in show techniques,
planetarium maintenance, troubleshooting, and procedures
* Correcting technical problems.
* Passing along recommendations based on observations of shows.
* Works directly with the Director of Theater Experience on visual
development.
* Reviews the planetarium presentations and works with the
Director of Theaters Experience to keep quality consistently high.
* Ensures that all equipment in planetarium is maintained in first
class condition at all times.
* Coordinates with staff from other departments and areas to
ensure that the planetarium is prepared for all events and
presentations.
* Works with the Director of Theaters Experience to plan and
execute the long range goals and plans for the planetarium.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages presenters in the planetarium and
carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include
training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising
performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints
and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in astronomy, physics,
or education; five years related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working
with the public and computers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and
arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand;
walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,
color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust
focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally
exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, and risk of
electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate and can be affected by the running of the projectors.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Attention to detail and cleanliness of work
environment, able to learn astronomy content and effective communication
skills.

Compensation/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a
full-time position which is eligible for excellent medical, dental and
retirement benefits.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to
mikeg@azscience.org. No phone calls please.

Arizona Science Center is an equal opportunity employer



2008 Aug 24. Public Museum of West Michigan — Roger B. Chaffee
Planetarium. Official applications can be obtained by e-mailing Sandy Blank in our
HR department at sblank[at]grcity.us or slongcor[at]grcity.us (note that
resumes and letters of applications will not be accepted without an
official application) (if one e-mail doesn't work, try the other).
Although the application states a valid Michigan driver's license as a
requirement, it specifically means you must currently have any valid
driver's license, but must be able to get a Michigan license should
you be hired.

Job descriptions (2):

Position 1:
PLANETARIUM COORDINATOR

The Public Museum of West Michigan seeks a full-time Planetarium
Coordinator to oversee the operation of its Roger B. Chaffee
Planetarium. To apply, a completed official Public Museum application
form must be received by September 2, 2008. Application forms are
available at the Public Museum, Grand Rapids, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand
Rapids, MI., 49504. Resumes and letters of application will not be
considered without a completed, official application form. The Public
Museum is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

NATURE OF WORK

* This is advanced, full-time responsible and professional work in
the MuseumÕs Division of Research and Interpretation
* The Planetarium Coordinator answers to the Director of Research
and Interpretation, and supervises part-time staff, contractors and
interns who develop and deliver planetarium shows and AV services
* The Planetarium Coordinator is responsible for the writing and
production of planetarium shows and related science programs, and
ensures that Planetarium technical and maintenance issues are handled
by technical staff in an appropriate manner.
* Work is principally performed in the Roger B. Chaffee
Planetarium at Van Andel Museum Center, but also at the Veen
Observatory and throughout the community.
* The Planetarium Coordinator is expected to work during normal
business hours Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and
weekend hours as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

* Supervises, schedules and evaluates the day to day work
performance of part-time staff, contractors, interns and volunteers
who develop and deliver planetarium shows, AV services, and related
science programming
* Conducts regular work group meetings with planetarium staff to
set schedules, coordinate activities, exchange ideas, and solve
problems
* Sets work priorities for planetarium staff to meet institutional
goals and objectives
* Presents live & pre-recorded planetarium programs & provides AV
services
* Serves as a team leader, curatorial content voice or education
voice in the development of new planetarium shows or exhibitions
* Ensures that all shows and programs are age-appropriate and
fulfill current curriculum standards and learning theories
* Ensures accuracy of all content in planetarium & related science
school programs and summer camps
* Ensures high quality of presentation in all planetarium shows &
related programs
* Develops astronomy and earth science artifact teaching kits
* Develops teacher packets, & training materials for all shows &
related programs
* Delivers training, content and technical information to staff &
volunteers
* Meets with superintendents, principals, & science curriculum
planners in order to cultivate collaborative relationships between the
Museum, school districts, and community educational institutions
* Writes proposals for and administers grants
* Participates in educator open houses & delivers presentations
for science educators to familiarize them with the Planetarium as a
teaching resource
* Works collaboratively with other museum personnel to complete
intra- and inter-departmental projects
* Works collaboratively with Museum Exhibition Design and AV staff
to produce new planetarium shows, install & maintain projection,
control & audio equipment
* Works collaboratively with staff of other planetariums in the
sale, purchase, and development of new shows & programs
* Serves as a liaison between the Public Museum, community &
professional organizations
* Participates in program committee and exhibition development
teams
* Organizes & manages astronomy and earth science content
development & program delivery for scout programs & summer camps
* Answers public and media inquiries about astronomy, earth-space
science, and space exploration
* Participates and leads in planning and implementation of
technology upgrades

 

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK

* Knowledge of current learning theories & science curriculum
standards
* Knowledge of learning in a museum setting
* Ability to lift moderately heavy objects
* Ability to operate varied planetarium projection systems, to
diagnose and correct common problems that arise during the operation
of these systems
* Excellent internal and external communication skills, both
verbal and written
* Ability to speak effectively in front of live audiences
* Ability to plan and think creatively
* Initiative to keep abreast of latest advances in astronomy and
space science
* Ability to prioritize, work on and manage multiple tasks
* Ability to appropriately represent the museum in a variety of
situations
* Ability to work independently, as part of a team, or as the
leader of a team
* Ability to manage and work tactfully and courteously with staff
and volunteers
* Ability to adhere to established work schedules and commitments

 

DESIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

* Bachelors degree required, masters degree preferred in science
education, communications, astronomy, meteorology or related field
* Two years experience in planetarium, observatory or multi-media
theater setting
* Classroom or informal education experience
* Experience working with computers in delivering and producing
multi-media shows
* Valid Michigan driver's license

Position 2:
EDUCATION COORDINATOR

The Public Museum of West Michigan seeks a full-time Education
Coordinator to develop and deliver its K-12 programs. To apply, a
completed official Public Museum application form must be received by
September 2, 2008. Application forms are available at the Public
Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI. 49504. Resumes and letters
of application will not be considered without a completed, official
application form. The Public Museum is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

NATURE OF WORK

* This is advanced, full-time responsible and professional work in
the MuseumÕs Division of Research and Interpretation
* The Education Coordinator answers to the Director of Research
and Interpretation, and supervises part-time staff, contractors and
interns who deliver K-12 school programs, home school programs, and
summer camps
* The Education Coordinator is responsible for the development and
delivery of all curriculum-based and summer camp programs at all
museum sites, including Van Andel Museum Center, Community Archives
and Research Center, Voigt House Victorian Museum, and Norton Mounds
National Historic Landmark. Work is performed at all sites, with an
office at Van Andel Museum Center.
* The Education Coordinator is expected to work during normal
business hours Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and
weekend hours as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

* Supervises and evaluates the day to day work performance of part-
time staff, contractors, interns and volunteers who develop, schedule
and deliver school-based programs, home school programs and summer
camp programs
* Develops new school tours and programs from inception to
delivery
* Ensures that all school tours and programs are age-appropriate
and fulfill current curriculum standards and learning theories
* Ensures accuracy of all verbal, scientific and artifactual
content in school programs and summer camps
* Develops and administers the use of artifact teaching kits
* Develops teacher packets, activities, and volunteer training
materials
* Delivers volunteer training, content and technical information
to volunteers
* Monitors and evaluates volunteer performance and content
delivery for all school-related programs
* Conducts regular program evaluations
* Meets with superintendents, principals and curriculum planners
in order to cultivate collaborative relationships between the Museum,
school districts, and community educational institutions
* Writes proposals for and administers education-related grants
* Organizes educator open houses and training sessions
* Delivers presentations for educators to familiarize them with
the Museum as a teaching resource
* Works collaboratively with other museum personnel to complete
intra- and inter-departmental projects
* Participates in program committee and exhibition development
teams
* Organizes and manages content development and program delivery
for the Museum's Camp Curiosity Summer Camps

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK

* Knowledge of current learning theories and practices
* Knowledge of place-based, object-based, and other non-
traditional learning methods
* Knowledge of local and national curriculum standards
* Knowledge of learning in a museum setting
* Knowledge of area school systems and other educational
institutions
* Ability to lift moderately heavy objects
* Excellent internal and external communication skills, both
verbal and written
* Ability to plan and think creatively
* Ability to prioritize, work on and manage multiple tasks
* Ability to appropriately represent the museum in a variety of
situations
* Ability to work independently, as part of a team, or as the
leader of a team
* Ability to manage and work tactfully and courteously with staff
and volunteers
* Ability to creatively teach and inspire children

DESIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

* Bachelors degree in education, museum education, child
development or related field
* Teacher certification
* Two years classroom teaching experience
* Experience in science, museum, or arts education setting
preferred
* Valid Michigan driver's license


Date: Tues, Jun 10 2008 3:19 pm
From: Karl von Ahnen
We have a part time position opening up here at the Fujitsu
Planetarium at De Anza College. This is for a "Planetarium Show
Presenter and Technical Assistant". To learn more about it visit the
District web site at : <http://hr.fhda.edu/employment/hourly>.
You can contact me with any questions.
Karl von Ahnen
Planetarium Technical Director
De Anza College
(408) 864-8282
vonahnenkarl@fhda.edu


2008 Feb 26 - Program Coordinator Position opening currently exists with The University of Texas at Arlington. The position description and solicitation is described here:
http://www.uta.edu/physics/main/phys_news/jobs/job01162008.html
We plan to accept applications through March 15.


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CHAIR OF THE MORRISON PLANETARIUM [SAN FRANCISCO] will direct show production and management of the new Morrison Planetarium as well as to oversee multimedia efforts for the public floor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-- Overseeing production of scientifically-accurate digital shows attracting large general audiences as well as live astronomy and school group shows
-- Managing Planetarium budget, staffing, logistics and maintenance
-- Developing both space and non-space sciences planetarium programming
-- Managing digital resources and assets for public programming purposes
-- Strategizing for the funding and production of future planetarium programs
-- Follow all Academy safety regulations
-- Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) required, preferably in science.
Familiarity with digital show production hardware and software required.
Work experience at planetaria required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-- A successful Planetarium Chair will have exhibited strong organizational, managerial, budgetary, communication, team-building and interpersonal skills.
-- Experience at show production, science education and the supervision of creative full-time and part-time staff is required.
-- Experience at opening new planetarium facilities and grant-writing/fund-raising is preferred.
-- Familiarity with the planetarium and informal science education communities is highly desired.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or
employees of organization.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is monitor.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Competitive salary with excellent benefit package.
TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://calacademy.snaphire.com, or mail applications to the Human Resources Department #CH-Planet, 875 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Review of applications to commence December 11, 2006.
The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


DIRECTOR, MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for the position of Director, Manfred Olson Planetarium, a planetarium that has served over 600,000 people in its 40 years of operation. Responsibilities of the director include designing, developing and presenting planetarium shows; handling publicity and outreach to maintain a high profile of the planetarium in the Milwaukee area community; supervising a small teaching observatory and using it for observing sessions in astronomy classes and labs; training and supervising staff (undergraduate and graduate students) in giving planetarium shows and running the observatory; answering questions from students and the public on astronomy and telescopes; working with and making routine repairs of planetarium and telescopic equipment.

The director will need substantial knowledge and understanding of astronomy; facility with small telescopes and with planetarium equipment; skill in public speaking and in explaining astronomy to youngsters; and the organizational skills to supervise a staff of students and to run the planetarium and observatory. An ideal candidate will be able to enthusiastically communicate an understanding of elementary astronomy and of the night sky to extraordinarily varied audiences. The position has the flexibility to offer expanded opportunities for outreach and teaching to a successful candidate with a strong background in science education and/or astronomy.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a background in astronomy; at least two years of experience with planetarium presentations.

Candidates should send a CV and letter of interest and have three letters of reference sent to Planetarium Director Search, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211. Consideration of applicants has begun and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin as soon as possible, but not later than January 15, 2007. Information about the Department of Physics can be found at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Physics. UWM is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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PLANETARIUM DIRECTOR, LAREDO, TEXAS

Space Science: Position at Texas A&M International University: Planetarium Director.

The College of Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M International University (http://www.tamiu.edu) invites applications and nominations to fill the position of Planetarium Director.

Located on the Texas-Mexico border in an international metropolitan area of over 700,000 people, Texas A&M International University enrolls approximately 5,000 predominantly bilingual and bi-cultural graduate and undergraduate students in one of the fastest growing universities in the nation.

The Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Duties include the management of a facility with a state-of-the-art Digistar 3 system located in the new Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center. The Director will also teach half-time in the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Applicants must have experience with planetaria; be able to generate outside funding; and create significant local interest by working closely with public entities. The position requires an earned doctorate in Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, or Computer Science.

The successful candidate qualifies for the faculty rank of assistant professor and will be tenure-track in the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Contract term is for 12 months. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of doctoral transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three or more professional references to: Dr. Nasser Momayezi, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041-1900. EEO.
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PLANETARIUM EDUCATOR / PROGRAMMER, PRESTONBURG, KENTUCKY

The East Kentucky Science Center is accepting applications for a Planetarium Educator / Programmer. This is a 240 day salaried position with benefits that include health insurance, paid sick and personal leave, and retirement. The Planetarium Educator / Programmer has primary responsibility for the daily and timely operation of the Planetarium which includes public and educational programs, management within the Planetarium and for all technical operations within the theater.

The Planetarium Educator / Programmer has the responsibility for general public and school programming. This includes writing and producing original programs (research, writing, timing, recording narration, supervising sound track preparation and mix, obtaining visuals, programming the automation computer, and preparing the working sound track), and primarily obtaining and adapting others for presentation within the EKSC Planetarium theater environment. This involves performing routine maintenance that ensures the GOTO Chronos, Spitz ATM-4 and Emedia systems, AVI Omniscan laser system and other planetarium equipment is operational.

The Planetarium Educator / Programmer is responsible for informing local media reporters when unusual or remarkable events occur or are expected in the realm of astronomy, space science, and related fields. This may entail writing a press release, giving interviews in person or over the telephone, appearing on television or in other public situations to explain and interpret the event or situation.

Additional duties include the supervision of all planetarium staff and volunteers, including staff training and evaluation; management, operation and maintenance of all planetarium equipment; management of the planetarium budget; and initiation and participation in revenue generating activities, such as fundraising and grant writing, and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will posses a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution with emphasis in Physics, Astronomy, Communications, or Education or a closely related field and five years experience in a programming or an educational position at a planetarium, science center or related institution; or; Preferred Masters Degree in the above mentioned fields and three years experience. Proficiency with computer graphics, video and audio editing programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and Audition are strongly preferred.
The candidate should also be able to lift 50 lbs, possess a valid Driver's License, successfully complete a post offer criminal background check, and be willing to relocate to Eastern Kentucky. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds.

Salary Range - The salary is $35 - 40,000 annually based on qualifications with an excellent benefits package. The successful candidate must be able to work odd hours. Some weekend work including laser shows will be necessary. A detailed version of this job description can be viewed at our website, www.wedoscience.org . Look on the left side of the main page under job openings
Application Procedures - For full consideration, submit a letter of application, resume, three work related references to the East Kentucky Science Center at the following address:

East Kentucky Science Center
PO Box 348 Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Attn: Eric Thomas-Director
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PROGRAM COORDINATOR, AUSTIN, TEXAS

The McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator to develop and coordinate astronomy activities for teachers, students, and the general public.

This position is a part of the education/outreach team of the McDonald Observatory Education and Outreach Office (in Austin, TX). The position develops and field tests content for K-12 teacher professional development workshops and student field experiences; aligns content with TEKS and NSES; coordinates and implements workshops; trains others to conduct workshops and student field experiences; and creates, coordinates, and implements evaluation plans and supporting content for related websites.

The position requires a Bachelor's degree in science or science education. Five years of experience coordinating a program or project; or experience teaching science. Preferred are candidates with a Bachelor's degree or above in astronomy and a Master's degree or Ph.D. in science or science education, thorough knowledge of Word and Excel, and more than five years of experience in the management of a program or project in a university or museum setting.
The salary range is $33,372 to $52,848 and includes excellent fringe benefits. Applications are being reviewed now and will continue to be accepted until a candidate is selected. To apply, please visit http://www.utexas.edu/hr/empl/ and refer to job # 060622018105. This is a security sensitive position. Conviction verification conducted on applicant selected. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


 

July-Aug 2006
ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN & DEMONSTRATOR PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY DEPT., SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY Full-Time; Probationary; $3,754 - 5,632/Mo.; M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/31/2006 The Physics and Astronomy Dept. of San Francisco State University seeks a full-time Astronomy Equipment Technician and Demonstrator. The technician/demonstrator will play a central role in the observatory, planetarium, and laboratory facilities which support introductory courses, degree programs, and outreach activities in astronomy.

The new staff member will maintain and upgrade equipment in the observatory, planetarium, and astronomy labs, and will train students and lecturers in the operation of this equipment. These activities support the astronomy instructional program at all levels, from introductory courses to research students working in such areas as extrasolar planets and galaxy formation. The technician will design and construct demonstrations for astronomy labs and lectures in consultation =

with faculty members and will assist in incorporating computer-based exercises into the curriculum. The technician/demonstrator will prepare and present planetarium shows and will train and supervise students who create and give shows. The new staff member will maintain the observatory and planetarium web pages.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

/Education:/ BS or BA degree in physics, astronomy, or closely related field.

/Work Experience:/ Equivalent of three years of experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of astronomical, optical, and/or audio/visual equipment including one year involving design modifications =

and fabrication of technical equipment. Advanced laboratory work in astronomy and physics can count toward this required experience.

/General Skills:/ Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

/Specialized Skills:/ Knowledge of telescopes and associated instrumentation such as CCDs. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications, graphics software, and web page editing.

/Abilities:/ Apply experience and knowledge to the design of new demonstrations and the production of planetarium shows; plan, organize, and coordinate work on technical projects; review and prepare specifications for technical equipment; design, fabricate, and assemble devices; coordinate equipment repair performed by other specialists; analyze equipment problems and determine what repairs are needed; install, replace, repair, and maintain a wide variety of astronomical equipment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; train and oversee the work of student assistants.

/Physical Requirements:/ Ability to lift 40 pounds without experiencing significant medical consequences. Ability to work on ladders.

DESIRED: Masters degree in astronomy or physics; planetarium experience; facility with Unix operating systems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Set up astronomy labs; maintain and upgrade lab equipment; design and construct new demonstrations for astronomy courses; coordinate lab schedule. Manage observatory operations; repair, maintain, document, and calibrate telescopes and associated instrumentation; plan and implement upgrades of observatory equipment; train students in operation of equipment. Manage planetarium operations; repair, document, and maintain specialized visual, audio, and control equipment; plan and implement equipment upgrades; train students and lecturers in planetarium operation. Produce and present planetarium shows; assist students in creating and presenting shows. Maintain planetarium and observatory web pages.

HOW TO APPLY: Please go to the SFSU Human Resources website, www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/employment/eob.html for instructions on how to apply, referring to Job Number 615. SFSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All photocopies must include the date and original signature. The Job Vacancy Number 615 must be indicated on all applications, resumes, cover =

letter and supplemental materials.

Applications/Resumes received by e-mail or fax are not accepted at this time.

Applications/Resumes sent by mail must be received on or before 5 p.m. (PST) on the Deadline Date of July 31, 2006 in order to be considered timely. Mail to:

San Francisco State University Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management Department 1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 252 San Francisco, CA 94132-4252 (415) 338-1872 (415) 338-1873 TDD (415) 338-3040


July 2006

OBSERVATORY CURATOR OF EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS, LOS ANGELES, CA

See the employer's web page at http://www.griffithobs.org

Salary: $69,843.60 to $86,798.16 per year.
Employer: City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks
Category: Education
Location: Los Angeles
Type: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Preferred Education: Advanced degree preferred
Description
The City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to serve as the first Observatory Curator of Education and Programs for the Griffith Observatory. Responsibilities include developing and implementing all educational and scientific programs, presentations and exhibits in the Observatory, including curriculum that contributes to the efforts of educators of both youth and adults. The position will also administer the Griffith Observatory Volunteer Programs, which are comprised of the docent, educational interpreter, and community outreach programs, along with all public interaction with the Observatory.

Requirements

Bachelors degree in Astronomy, Physics or a related Physical Science plus four years of full-time paid professional experience supervising staff at an Observatory, Science Museum, or related facility involved in developing and implementing Astronomy and Physical Science exhibits. Advanced degree preferred. A Master≠s degree in Astronomy, Physics, or related physical science may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience on a year for year basis

Employer Information

Griffith Observatory, opened to the public in 1935, is a non-profit educational institution whose purpose is to provide information on astronomy and related sciences to the public. With nearly two million visitors a year, the Observatory is one of the top tourist attractions in Southern California and for over 70 years has established itself as a source of inspiration and education for all visitors. The Observatory will complete its four year renovation and expansion project in the Fall of 2006, with improvements including the new 200 seat Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater, doubling of the exhibit space to house more than 60 new and exciting exhibits, and new sound, lighting, interior dome and digital laser projection technology in the refurbished Samuel Oschin Planetarium theater.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and your resume showing specific relevant experience by JULY 7, 2006 to:

Dr. Edwin C. Krupp, Director
Griffith Observatory
Observatory Program Supervisor Recruitment
2800 E. Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Letters and Resumes may also be emailed to Heather.Tarumoto{at}lacity.org. The City of Los Angeles is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer.


Jul 2006 PLANETARIUM MANAGER, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

For the complete job announcement, go to http://admin.sfcc.edu/~humresourc

The Natural Sciences Department in the Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking a Planetarium Manager to operate the Kika Silva Planetarium. This is a 12-month position to begin in July 2006. Santa Fe Community College (http://www.santafe.cc.fl.us/) is a teaching-oriented, student centered institution emphasizing both career-track programs and lower-division courses for university transfer.

SFCC is located in beautiful North Central Florida near the University of Florida.

Responsibilities and duties will include:
Plan and present planetarium shows to the public.
Collaborate with faculty to develop programs that support the college curriculum.
Collaborate with public school faculty and curriculum planners to design, develop and present planetarium shows appropriate to the K-12 curriculum at different grade levels.
Promote the planetarium and SFCC to the public.
Participate in committee work and staff assignments as requested.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor‚s degree in Astronomy or Earth and Space Sciences is required. Experience with presentation technologies and an active interest in Astronomy is required. Planetarium experience is preferred. A commitment to education and the community is essential. A criminal background check will be conducted.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a SFCC application, letter of intent, updated resume, names and contact information of three references, and college transcripts. A SFCC application should be requested or one will be forwarded upon receipt of required materials. Unofficial transcripts will only be accepted for review purposes. Candidates should be aware that official transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment being made. All information must be submitted to the Human Resources office, Santa Fe Community College, by the application deadline.

Questions about the position should be directed to:
Sture Edvardsson, Chair
Department of Natural Sciences
352-395-5349 or
sture.edvardsson{at}sfcc.edu

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PLANETARIUM PRESENTER, TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Opened in May 2006, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum Planetarium is a 50-foot 110-seat theater. The planetarium is the second installation of Spitz‚s ESky II digital planetarium system. This is a full-time position. Must be available to work weekends and occasional evenings.

Job Duties:
* Perform public and scheduled planetarium shows.
* Aid, assist, educate and interact with visitors.
* Remain current on recent news regarding space exploration and astronomy.
* Assist in preparation of astronomy related educational materials.
* Assist in the development of new planetarium shows.

Qualifications:
* Bachelor‚s degree in astronomy or related science.
* An interest in public education relating to astronomy.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the general public and co-workers.
* Planetarium experience a plus.

To apply, please submit resume and references to Chris Pagan, Planetarium Director, Tulsa Air and Space Museum, 3624 North 74th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74115 or cpagan[at]tulsamuseum.com

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR, AUSTIN, TEXAS

The McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator to develop and coordinate astronomy activities for teachers, students, and the general public.

This position is a part of the education/outreach team of the McDonald Observatory Education and Outreach Office (in Austin, TX). The position develops and field tests content for K-12 teacher professional development workshops and student field experiences; aligns content with TEKS and NSES; coordinates and implements workshops; trains others to conduct workshops and student field experiences; and creates, coordinates, and implements evaluation plans and supporting content for related websites.

The position requires a Bachelor's degree in science or science education. Five years of experience coordinating a program or project; or experience teaching science. Preferred are candidates with a Bachelor's degree or above in astronomy and a Master's degree or Ph.D. in science or science education, thorough knowledge of Word and Excel, and more than five years of experience in the management of a program or project in a university or museum setting.

The salary range is $33,372 to $52,848 and includes excellent fringe benefits. Applications are being reviewed now and will continue to be accepted until a candidate is selected. To apply, please visit http://www.utexas.edu/hr/empl/ and refer to job # 060622018105. This is a security sensitive position. Conviction verification conducted on applicant selected. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


June 2006

Astronomy Instructor/Planetarian - Glendale Community College - Full-time tenure track position. Start date: Fall, 2006. Starting salary $47,106-$65,440 per year. Minimum qualifications: Master‚s degree in astronomy or astrophysics OR Bachelor‚s in astronomy or astrophysics AND Master‚s degree in earth science OR the equivalent. Please see our website at http://www.glendale.edu/community/employment/employment.htm or call the job hotline at (818) 291-6655 for a complete job announcement and application instructions. Résumés are not accepted in lieu of an application. Complete application packets must be submitted to Glendale Community College, Office of Human Resources, 1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, California 91208-2894 and received by 4:00 p.m. on June 29, 2006

 

4/27/2006-5/26/2006
PLANETARIUM PRODUCER - Job Number: 4-47-06
Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Job Summary - Columbus State University, a comprehensive university within the University System of Georgia, invites applications for the position of Planetarium Producer for the Omnisphere Theater at Columbus State University‚s Coca-Cola Space Science Center (www.CCSSC.org). The CCSSC has three basic components, the Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater (planetarium), and the Mead Observatory. The Omnisphere Theater is currently undergoing major renovations. Most notably, an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 3 LASER (8 watt) projection system is slated to be installed in the planetarium, in June 2006. This system is the most modern planetarium system in the world providing the versatility of full-dome video at ultra-high resolution. The theater is also equipped with the E&S Interactive system and an Omniscan Laser System. The Omnisphere also has a well equipped production studio including two high end 3D/compositing workstations, render farm and HD video production and editing capabilities. In addition the applicant will be required to work with other facets of the CCSSC to accomplish its primary educational mission. The Producer will collaborate with the Director of the Omnisphere Theater and the Executive Director of CCSSC. Omnisphere Theater specs.
- 50 ft. dome
- 10 degree tilt
- 120 seats
Minimum Qualifications - Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor‚s degree or equivalent experience in 3-D animation. Applicant must have an excellent working knowledge of Maya or 3D Studio Max. After Effects, multi-media, interactive design, video/audio production, planetarium, space art/animation, and exhibit design experience are additional skills desired but not required. The successful candidate must be able to work odd hours. Some weekend work will be necessary.
Salary Range - The salary is $40,000 annually with an excellent benefits package
Application Procedures - For full consideration, submit a letter of application, resume, three work related references and reel on VHS or DVD to: Human Resources Office, 228 Richards Hall, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907- 5645. Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information:
Mr. Lance Tankersley - Email: lance [at] ccssc.org
Columbus State University
Coca-Cola Space Science Center
701 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901

[from Lance Tankersley, Omnisphere Director, The Coca-Cola Space Science Center
www.CCSSC.org - Columbus State University - 706-649-1484 - lance [at] ccssc.org ]


 

PLANETARIUM MANAGER -- ID# 26173. `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i, located in Hilo, Hawai`i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $3,488.00 (Salary commensurate with experience and salary history). Duties: Responsible for the delivery and oversight of educational programs in the planetarium, utilizing the technologies available in the facility. Duties include the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs for all MKAEC planetarium audiences, including the development of new planetarium and audiovisual presentations that reflect an interdisciplinary connection to science and culture and other museum themes and subjects. Leads collaboration to engage UH-Hilo faculty and students and works with Executive Director and other MKAEC staff to enlist and involve expertise, talents, and resources of observatories operating on Mauna Kea. Additional duties include the supervision of all planetarium staff and volunteers, including staff training and evaluation; management, operation and maintenance of all planetarium equipment; management of the planetarium budget; and initiation and participation in revenue generating activities, such as fundraising and grant writing. Reports to the Executive Director. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Astronomy, Planetarium Science, science-related field, business, or education. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in astronomy or science plus three (3) years experience in teaching astronomy may substitute for Master's Degree. Experience: At least four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in planetarium, museum or entertainment management, including three years of administrative or supervisory responsibility and producing / adapting programs. Three (3) years minimum experience in teaching astronomy in classroom or planetarium environment. Experience working with children and general public. Experience in collaborating with other educators using the technology available. Abil/Know/Skills: Knowledge of planetarium systems, presentation, production, and maintenance. Knowledge of promotional techniques; teaching skills and content expertise in astronomy. Strong background in basic and naked-eye astronomy. Knowledge of current astronomical events and research in astronomy and space science. Technical expertise in operating and maintaining planetarium and AV equipment. Understanding of the K-12 learning standards (Hawai`i Department of Education desired) and how curriculum can be organized to teach to these standards. Working knowledge of computer systems. Demonstrated abilities in human relation. Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills. Effective communication skills, including oral and written communication and public speaking. Must possess a valid driver's license. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass post-offer criminal background check. Physical/Medical Demands: Able to lift 35 pounds. Desirable Qualifications: Familiarity with research conducted at Mauna Kea Observatories and with Hawaiian culture, especially Polynesian astronomy and navigation, desired. Experience in fundraising and working with and coordinating volunteers desired. Knowledge of Hawaiian language. Inquiries: Peter Giles 969-9702 (Hawaii). Application Requirements: The preferred method of applying for a job is through our on-line application process. Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on "Employment" and navigate to "Job Announcements/Apply for a Job." However, if you do not have access to the Internet, you may apply by submitting resume; cover letter including Recruitment ID#, referral source, narrative of your qualifications for position and salary history; names, phone numbers and addresses of three supervisory references and copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to qualify for position by fax (808) 956-5022 or mail to Director of Human Resources, Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822 before the closing date. Closing Date: April 21, 2006. EEO/AA Employer


 

4/27/2006-5/26/2006
PLANETARIUM PRODUCER - Job Number: 4-47-06
Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Job Summary - Columbus State University, a comprehensive university within the University System of Georgia, invites applications for the position of Planetarium Producer for the Omnisphere Theater at Columbus State University‚s Coca-Cola Space Science Center (www.CCSSC.org). The CCSSC has three basic components, the Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater (planetarium), and the Mead Observatory. The Omnisphere Theater is currently undergoing major renovations. Most notably, an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 3 LASER (8 watt) projection system is slated to be installed in the planetarium, in June 2006. This system is the most modern planetarium system in the world providing the versatility of full-dome video at ultra-high resolution. The theater is also equipped with the E&S Interactive system and an Omniscan Laser System. The Omnisphere also has a well equipped production studio including two high end 3D/compositing workstations, render farm and HD video production and editing capabilities. In addition the applicant will be required to work with other facets of the CCSSC to accomplish its primary educational mission. The Producer will collaborate with the Director of the Omnisphere Theater and the Executive Director of CCSSC. Omnisphere Theater specs.
- 50 ft. dome
- 10 degree tilt
- 120 seats
Minimum Qualifications - Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor‚s degree or equivalent experience in 3-D animation. Applicant must have an excellent working knowledge of Maya or 3D Studio Max. After Effects, multi-media, interactive design, video/audio production, planetarium, space art/animation, and exhibit design experience are additional skills desired but not required. The successful candidate must be able to work odd hours. Some weekend work will be necessary.
Salary Range - The salary is $40,000 annually with an excellent benefits package
Application Procedures - For full consideration, submit a letter of application, resume, three work related references and reel on VHS or DVD to: Human Resources Office, 228 Richards Hall, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907- 5645. Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information:
Mr. Lance Tankersley - Email: lance [at] ccssc.org
Columbus State University
Coca-Cola Space Science Center
701 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901

[from Lance Tankersley, Omnisphere Director, The Coca-Cola Space Science Center
www.CCSSC.org - Columbus State University - 706-649-1484 - lance [at] ccssc.org ]


 

PLANETARIUM MANAGER -- ID# 26173. `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i, located in Hilo, Hawai`i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $3,488.00 (Salary commensurate with experience and salary history). Duties: Responsible for the delivery and oversight of educational programs in the planetarium, utilizing the technologies available in the facility. Duties include the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs for all MKAEC planetarium audiences, including the development of new planetarium and audiovisual presentations that reflect an interdisciplinary connection to science and culture and other museum themes and subjects. Leads collaboration to engage UH-Hilo faculty and students and works with Executive Director and other MKAEC staff to enlist and involve expertise, talents, and resources of observatories operating on Mauna Kea. Additional duties include the supervision of all planetarium staff and volunteers, including staff training and evaluation; management, operation and maintenance of all planetarium equipment; management of the planetarium budget; and initiation and participation in revenue generating activities, such as fundraising and grant writing. Reports to the Executive Director. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Astronomy, Planetarium Science, science-related field, business, or education. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in astronomy or science plus three (3) years experience in teaching astronomy may substitute for Master's Degree. Experience: At least four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in planetarium, museum or entertainment management, including three years of administrative or supervisory responsibility and producing / adapting programs. Three (3) years minimum experience in teaching astronomy in classroom or planetarium environment. Experience working with children and general public. Experience in collaborating with other educators using the technology available. Abil/Know/Skills: Knowledge of planetarium systems, presentation, production, and maintenance. Knowledge of promotional techniques; teaching skills and content expertise in astronomy. Strong background in basic and naked-eye astronomy. Knowledge of current astronomical events and research in astronomy and space science. Technical expertise in operating and maintaining planetarium and AV equipment. Understanding of the K-12 learning standards (Hawai`i Department of Education desired) and how curriculum can be organized to teach to these standards. Working knowledge of computer systems. Demonstrated abilities in human relation. Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills. Effective communication skills, including oral and written communication and public speaking. Must possess a valid driver's license. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass post-offer criminal background check. Physical/Medical Demands: Able to lift 35 pounds. Desirable Qualifications: Familiarity with research conducted at Mauna Kea Observatories and with Hawaiian culture, especially Polynesian astronomy and navigation, desired. Experience in fundraising and working with and coordinating volunteers desired. Knowledge of Hawaiian language. Inquiries: Peter Giles 969-9702 (Hawaii). Application Requirements: The preferred method of applying for a job is through our on-line application process. Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on "Employment" and navigate to "Job Announcements/Apply for a Job." However, if you do not have access to the Internet, you may apply by submitting resume; cover letter including Recruitment ID#, referral source, narrative of your qualifications for position and salary history; names, phone numbers and addresses of three supervisory references and copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to qualify for position by fax (808) 956-5022 or mail to Director of Human Resources, Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822 before the closing date. Closing Date: April 21, 2006. EEO/AA Employer


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Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois

Coordinator-Planetarium - PCN 114 - Waubonsie Valley High School. The Planetarium Coordinator is responsible for all duties pertaining to the operation and administration of the planetarium facility and all activities associated with it. - Prepares and delivers planetarium lessons to District 204 students, visiting groups, high school and adult astronomy clubs, etc. as guided by the curriculum, visiting groups, and the general public. A planetarium lesson includes but is not limited to live and taped planetarium programs, sky lectures, interpretation, outdoor talks and telescope observing sessions.
- Conducts outreach programs.
- Serves as curriculum advisor for the school district.
- Prepares, writes, produces, and adapts manuscripts and classroom activities for planetarium lessons.
- Installs all planetarium lessons for presentation.
- Prepares a yearly schedule of events and makes reservations with school district principals and outside groups, preparing tickets, etc., as required.
- Maintains relationships and correspondence with other planetariums.
--- Three to five years planetarium experience required.
--- Illinois teacher certification preferred.
Job Code 506.

Apply on-line http://www.ipsd.org/hr_employment.asp


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Position Announcement: Flight Director for Challenger Learning Center of Greater Washington. This is a full time salaried position with benefits.

The Challenger Learning Center of Greater Washington (CLCGW) is seeking an enthusiastic educator to join our space flight simulation team. Responsibilities include presenting simulated space flight missions for grades 5 and up, facilitating professional development for area teachers, designing and teaching summer camp programs, and development of new programs. Opportunities beyond teaching programs are possible for applicants with backgrounds in planetarium show production, museum exhibit development, computer graphics development, audiovisual equipment installation/maintenance and scriptwriting.

CLCGW is located in Old Town Alexandria within walking distance of the historic shopping and dining district and Potomac River parks. It is a short 10 minute drive to the heart of Washington D.C. attractions including the Museums of the Smithsonian, National Zoo, area monuments, Civil War battlefields, Mount Vernon, National Archives, and many more.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Conduct programming for Challenger Learning Center of Greater Washington, including but not limited to mission simulations, adult programs, special events, camp programs and related activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct programming for CLCGW, including but not limited to mission simulations, VIP and adult programs and special events. Teach summer camp and actively participate in the implementation of new programs. Assist with delivery of professional development workshops and mission training programs

for teachers. Assist in the planning and development of program enhancements. Maintain simulator equipment and supplies. Maintain overall knowledge of CLCGW programs and a personal commitment to its goals and objectives. Other responsibilities as required to ensure the successful operation of the CLCGW.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors degree in Education, Science or related field preferred. Experience presenting programs to audiences of various ages. Demonstrated effective communication skills. Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends. Familiarity with technology and computer-assisted instruction desired. Proven organizational skills and an ability to work in a team environment. Computer proficiency with MAC and PC platforms. Enthusiastic work ethic underscored by a commitment to quality.

TO APPLY

Send resume, list of programs developed and presented for middle school students, list of related production skills and references to: Challenger Learning Center of Greater Washington, C/O: Flight Director Search, 1250

North Pitt Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Do not apply directly to me, as I am posting this job notice for the Director of the Challenger Learning Center. However, if you have any questions regarding the postion, you can contact me off list.

Sincerly,

Patrick McQuillan

Education Manager/Astronomy Producer

Challenger Center for Space Science Education

pmcquillan@challenger.org



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PLANETARIUM PERFORMER & TECNICIAN
Science Center of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT USA

Part Time (~15 per week)/Available Immediately
The Science Center of Connecticut is seeking a highly passionate and dynamic person to become a planetarium performer and technician in the Gengras Planetarium. This is a part-time position running planetarium shows, the occasional laser show, and performing maintenance on the planetarium's systems. Must be able to climb ladders and move large objects such as slide projectors, ladders, etc of up to 40 lbs.

Successful candidates will possess excellent multi-tasking skills, a basic knowledge of astronomy, experience working with the public, public speaking and/or acting skills, have good customer service, be mechanically inclined, and be comfortable working independently. Prior planetarium experience a plus; however, training on planetarium systems and performance will be provided.

Regular weekend and evening work required. Maintenance work hours can be flexible.

Interested applicants should submit resume' and references to:

Jason T. Archer
Planetarium Director
950 Trout Brook Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-231-2824 ext 40
Fax: 860-232-0705


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The Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City has an opening for an Education Program Specialist. This is a full time salaried position with Salt Lake County and includes an excellent benefits package. Starting salary is $2692/month.

The Education Program Specialist will work with the Education Manager to manage and coordinate a number of education programs, activities and projects. These would include outreach programs, in-house science demonstrations, planetarium theater programs, classes, lectures, teacher guides, etc. The Specialist will participate in the delivery of all education programs as well as train others to do the same.

This position will also be responsible in providing educational expertise and support to other departments within the planetarium. This would include assistance in researching planetarium show content and imagery, speaking with the media, presenting lectures, exhibits tours, and responding to astronomical inquiries.
A full description of the job requirements, minimum qualifications, and how to apply is located on the Salt Lake County Personnel webpage: http://www.personnel.slco.org/cfml/job.cfm
You can go to the pdf file directly at: http://www.personnel.slco.org/pdf/05399.pdf
Applications must go directly to Salt Lake County, NOT the planetarium. The position will be listed until filled. If you have additional questions about the job itself, please contact:
Duke Johnson, Education Manager
801-456-4925
djjohnson@slco.org


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The Hummel Planetarium, located on the Richmond Campus of Eastern Kentucky
University, has a position available for a PLANETARIUM TECHNICIAN. Our
planetarium dome is 20.6 meters, seats 164, and has a Spitz Space Voyager
instrument. We also have AllSky, Panorama, Dissolve, and Video Projection
systems as well as a number of special effects projectors. Richmond is
located on Interstate 75 about 20 miles south of Lexington, Ky. This is a
fulltime position and includes a full benefits provided by Eastern Kentucky
University. Please see this job posting at
http://www.hr.eku.edu/employment/ and look under Technical/Paraprofessional.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cory Anderson
Interim Director, Hummel Planetarium
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 622-1547

cory.anderson@eku.edu


PLANETARIUM TECHNICIAN, RICHMOND, KY, USA

The Hummel Planetarium, located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky
University in Richmond, Ky, has a position available for a PLANETARIUM
TECHNICIAN. Our planetarium dome is 20.6 meters, seats 164, and has a
Spitz Space Voyager instrument. We also have AllSky, Panorama, Dissolve,
and Video Projection systems as well as a number of special effects.
Richmond is located on Interstate 75 about 20 miles south of Lexington,
Ky. This is a full-time position at a great place to work and includes a
wealth of benefits provided by Eastern Kentucky University. Please see
this job posting at [ http://www.hr.eku.edu/employment/ ]and look under
Technical/Paraprofessional.


COORDINATOR OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS, CLEVELAND, OH USA

A professional level researcher/presenter responsible to the Director of
Education to direct and supervise all astronomy staff and programming.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    Coordinate and evaluate all astronomy programs associated with the Shafran
    Planetarium and Ralph Mueller Observatory
  • Supervise and evaluate astronomy staff. Responsible for the overall
    direction and implementation of astronomy programs.
  • Plan, develop and present live astronomy programs for school, museum
    members, and the public.
  • Obtain and administer grants from private foundations, federal government
    and private corporations or institutions.
  • Serve as a part time lecturer/instructor through the Physics Department in
    the SAGES program at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Keep abreast of current knowledge in astronomy/astrophysics research and
    education and new advances in planetarium equipment. Engage in research
    collaborations with CERCA (Center for Education & Research in Cosmology
    and Astrophysics, Case Western Reserve University)
  • Develop and oversee a maintenance schedule for all Shafran Planetarium
    technology, equipment and exhibits in collaboration with the astronomy
    staff.
  • Collaborate with universities, local astronomy groups, schools and the
    media to maintain the high profile of the Shafran Planetarium and
    continued visibility of CMNH astronomy programs. Continue to grow
    astronomy education and utilize the potential of the Shafran Planetarium.
  • Cooperate with Education Division staff, other Museum Divisions, societies
    and public groups in astronomy-related topics as time permits.
  • Develop, produce and maintain Astronomy budget. Budget goals developed
    with Planetarium, Observatory and Astronomy Programs Coordinators.
  • Maintain professional conduct at all times with Museum staff and the
    public.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with Museum staff and public
    groups in a professional, pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to develop, organize and execute a wide variety of exciting
    educational activities for groups in varied settings.
  • Performs all duties according to established museum operating, safety, and
    environmental and quality policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager or Management
  • Education and/or Experience:
    Advanced degree or equivalent experience in astronomy, physics or
    planetarium education with a minimum of five years‚ experience.
  • Experience in public outreach, teaching and research experience.
  • Willingness to include weekends and evenings in a normal work schedule.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Experience with computer graphic/production software.

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Send a CV, letter of interest and 3 professional references to Carin
Miller, Director of Education, CMNH, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106

The Museum and Case are equal opportunity employers


Educator / Astronomer

The Challenger Center for Space Science Education, founded by the families of the Challenger Shuttle astronauts and responsible for a growing network of over 50 Challenger Learning Centers across the US, Canada, and England that serves nearly 500,000 visitors annually, announces an exciting opportunity in our Alexandria, Virginia headquarters office for a person with the appropriate combination of knowledge and skills.

The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of activities including the development of hands-on educational materials for teachers and students throughout the network. The candidate will also take part in the creation of programs for our existing 50+ Space Simulators as well as our Next Generation Challenger Simulator -- a dynamic "classroom of the future" that combines giant screen immersive, high definition digital video technology with a hands-on computer and science laboratory environment that will take students, teachers, and the general public on exciting journeys from inside the atom to the limits of time and space.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communications, presentation, and teaching skills, a bachelor's degrees in astronomy, physics, or astrophysics, accomplished audiovisual production skills, 3 to 5 years of experience in the development of K-12 educational materials including professional development materials, and several years of teaching experience in the K-12 range ideally in both the formal and informal sectors (the latter preferably in planetariums and/or educational television). Knowledge of Macromedia Director and planetarium program and control software a plus.

Send resume, a list of writing and production credits, and the names of three references to:

Dr. William Gutsch
President & CEO
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

EOE.


PLANETARIUM DIRECTOR, TULSA, OK USA

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Leading the implementation of all on-site and outreach programs and exhibits including development or acquisition of innovative, educational and entertaining planetarium programs that meet the community needs, while utilizing the full capabilities of the 110 seat 50 foot domed Planetarium and Theater.

All aspects of fiscal management and accountability of the planetarium, including oversight of an aggressive fund-raising program, procurement of grants and corporate underwriting, and marketing to educational institutions and other possibilities for utilizing the planetarium and theater.

Leading curriculum development and program coordination, developing alliances with educational and professional organizations, K-12 and post secondary public and private education, other community and state partners to secure educational and financial support fostering high quality/high value programs.

Staffing and management of all positions.

Oversight and maintenance of physical facilities and technology.

Establishing goals, standards, policies and procedures for successful implementation of all TASM programs in response to direction provided by the Executive Director and TASM Board.

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor's degree in a field of Physical Science, Education, Museum Management, Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field and five years of related experience. Two years experience in planetarium operation is minimum.

Operational understanding of the projection systems, lighting systems, computer systems and a working knowledge of astronomy. Must be familiar with interactive instructional media and distance education technologies, participation in professional organizations supporting astronomy is desirable.

This position will report to the Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

Application deadline: Immediate. Position will remain open until filled. Estimated start date November 2005. Please respond directly to Katheryn Pennington, Executive Director, 918 834-9900.

 


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SCIENCE CENTER / PLANETARIUM TECHNICIAN, PRESTONSBURG, KENTUCKY USA

The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium has an opening for a full time Science Center / Planetarium Technician. The Technician assists in the planning, organizing and implementing of planetarium programs for schools and the general public, is responsible for the maintenance of all planetarium projectors, playback equipment, and computers, assists with installation and maintenance of exhibits, and delivers planetarium programs when scheduled or as needed. The Science Center Technician is responsible for the care, safeguarding and assisting in the maintenance of all equipment used in the Science Center's programs and will able to work independently on assigned tasks. This position requires some occasional evening and weekend work.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in the use, care, and maintenance of various types of projection equipment and computers, media production techniques, and must also possess good written and verbal communication skills. The successful candidate will also be knowledgeable in the use of the following software packages:
* Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, After Effects, and Illustrator
* PowerPoint
* planetarium and laser automation software

This is a salaried position with benefits that include health insurance, paid sick and personal leave, and retirement. To be considered for this position the candidate should possess Bachelor's Degree (preferred) with 3-5 years experience as a planetarium technician or equivalent (preferred). The candidate should also be able to lift 50 lbs, possess a valid Driver's License, and be willing to relocate to Eastern Kentucky.

Please send a current resume with cover letter (no phone calls please) to the East Kentucky Science Center at the following address:

East Kentucky Science Center PO Box 348 Prestonsburg, KY 41653 Attn: Asst. Director


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PLANETARIUM/SCIENCE CENTER DIRECTOR, CHAPEL HILL, NC USA

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to build on the strong traditions of this longstanding institution as well as on recent initiatives that have developed the planetarium into a broad-based and expanding natural science center. A planned renovation and expansion of the facility will provide further opportunities for the new director to lead the development and enhancement of the center‚s educational programs, which currently serve over 134,000 visitors each year....

To apply, go to [ http://www.unc.edu/provost/searches.html ]http://www.unc.edu/provost/searches.html. Nominations and inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Peter White, MPSC Search Committee Chair, North Carolina Botanical Garden, CB# 3375, Totten Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375. Review of applications will begin May 16, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2005. Initial appointment to this administrative position will be for a five-year term, with the possibility of an adjunct faculty appointment and opportunities for teaching.


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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PLANETARIUM, RENO, NV USA

The University of Nevada, Reno, is now accepting applications for the position of Associate Director of Fleischmann Planetarium. The planetarium is forty years old, and enjoys a good reputation in the surrounding community. It has a 30-foot dome, housing a Digistar projector; all-sky and panorama systems; and a six-channel sound system.

Fleischmann Planetarium was the first planetarium to project large-format films on its dome, and currently uses an 8/70 projection system. It also has a small museum and a thriving gift shop. There are four full time staff members at present, including the Associate Director. The planetarium is a department of the university. Current plans are to help integrate the planetarium and science center with the activities of the university and to make it as serviceable to the community as possible.

The University of Nevada, Reno, Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, is seeking candidates for a full-time administrative faculty position. Duties include the daily and timely operation of the planetarium, production and technical operations of all public and educational programs, supervising and training staff, as well as serving as planetarium spokesperson. For complete position description and requirements contact Joanne Tully, Extended Studies or view at www.extendedstudies.unr.edu and http://jobs.unr.edu. Applications received by August 22, 2005 will receive full consideration. EEO/AA Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


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ASTRONOMY EDUCATOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in San Francisco, California is hiring a full-time Astronomy Educator to join a team of National Science Foundation funded partners researching a professional development and community building program for educators at small science museums and nature centers.

Responsibilities:

Lead the development and production of a suite of hands-on activities and tailored to the needs of museum and nature center educators (includes formative testing sessions). Assist with the development of training protocols and agendas and help train participants at onsite workshops nationally (some travel required). Assist with the adaptation of activities for distance learning and online training protocols. Moderate distance learning and online workshop sessions and discussions. Assist project evaluators with formative and summative data collection as required. Assist with recruitment of workshop participants. Attend weekly ASP team meetings and take part in monthly project team teleconferences. Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor‚s degree in the sciences (astronomy preferred) AND three years in informal education and outreach; OR a Bachelor‚s degree in the sciences, three years demonstrated work in informal education/outreach, and strong content knowledge in astronomy. Experience developing and/or adapting hands-on astronomy activities. Excellent interpersonal skills, public speaking abilities, and an enthusiastic/positive personality. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Solid computer skills (including Word, Excel, e-mail, World Wide Web). Ability to multi-task and be creative (i.e., think out of the box when necessary). Comfortable working under more than one supervisor and open to diverse job assignments. Strong command of written and spoken English.

Desired Qualifications: Two years work experience at a science museum, science center, natural history museum, nature center, or equivalent delivering educational programming. Strong knowledge of inquiry-based learning. Experience with distance/online learning (development experience highly desired).

Salary: $35-38,000 per year (based on experience)

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications. Send application packages by mail to: Astronomy Educator Screening Committee, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112; or by email to cdeleon@astrosociety.org. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the position has been filled.

For more information about the ASP and its programs, visit http://www.astrosociety.org.

The ASP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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