Job Opportunity: Liberty Science Center is seeking Two Planetarium Educators
Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey (across from Manhattan) is currently renovating its former domed giant screen theater into the largest planetarium in the western hemisphere (27 meters). The renovation will be completed in late fall 2017.
With the opening of the planetarium, Liberty Science Center aims to offer astronomy and space science-themed programming, as well as content that spans the full breadth and depth of all science disciplines. LSC will explore the full resources of the new theater, including music and theater in the dome, in its goal to make the fullest use of this great new resource.
The new planetarium will have a 20 degree tilted Spitz NanoSeam dome and 400 seats. In addition, it will be equipped with an Evans & Sutherland (E&S) True8K Digistar 6 system projecting images via 10 Christie Boxer video projectors. Additional equipment includes a Christie insert video projector for non-full dome video, AVI Skylase Laser Projector, and ChromaCove High-Power RGBW cove lighting.
The ideal Planetarium Educator will be a known leader in the Planetarium profession and passionate about the presentation of astronomy and space science topics to school groups of all ages and the general public. Of the two positions, one has a curriculum focus and one has a production focus. In both cases, we are seeking candidates with excellent public presentation skills, high energy, and the ability jump in quickly on this exciting new project.
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