Job Opportunity: Planetarium Director, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan
The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan has a new job opening for a position of a regular, full-time, Planetarium Director.
The Dome Program Director is responsible for understanding how to operate and maintain the Spitz digital dome equipment, computer software programs, and present public planetarium programs.
The Program Director will train others, and create a public network of educational/business professionals to strengthen the vision of utilizing the dome theater to full capacity. Starting annual salary range based on experience: $27K-$29K plus benefits.
Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher in a discipline compatible to performing the duties of the Program Director. Education with a focus on Earth Sciences/ Computer Science/Management degree preferred.
Proficient in computers and software programs such as, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media; ability to learn and operate the SciDome fulldome system; ability to read training manuals and curriculum guides and implement information into engaging dome programming.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills; ability to build a team of volunteers/part-time employees and train said individuals to operate the SciDome and present public programs to mixed aged audience. High level of self-motivation, excellent attention to detail, able to follow through.
Ability to understand the Michigan State Curriculum Benchmarks for creating and implementing educational experiences. A thorough understanding of effective informal educational techniques, interactive education, audience evaluation, and learning styles; ability to implement these skills to create an excellent learning experience for visitors of all ages and abilities in art, history, and science.
Excellent verbal and writing skills; demonstrates the ability to speak in public, network in the community, build and lead a team. Good supervisory skills and the personality to work cheerfully and respectfully with others in a team approach. Willing and able to work weekends to run public programs (if a volunteer is not scheduled or able); willing to work occasional evenings as job demands for special events, trainings, etc.
Inquiries and resumes should be sent to Christine Witulski, Besser Museum Exec. Director. Visit the official website for her contact information.