July 22, 2015
Tags: JOB

Job Opportunity: Edelman Planetarium Director at Rowan University

The Fredric and Jean Edelman Planetarium at the Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, is looking for a director to fill a soon-to-be-reopened position.

The institution has a 40-foot dome with a Spitz SciDome HD (1920x1920 pixels, two projectors) system and offers scientific, entertaining and cultural programs. With a $20K annual operating budget, the planetarium has full financial support and attracts about 10K attendees each year.

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree or higher;
  • Progressive work experience in the related field;
  • Knowledge of multimedia production, projection systems and astronomy;
  • Prominent HR, oral and written language skills.

Duties & Functions

  • Oversee the operation of the planetarium and maintain the installment of new equipment;
  • Make school field trips, hold astronomy classes and other non-astronomical activities;
  • Promote the idea of planetariums as entertaining media and places for non-scientific endeavours;
  • Further expand the collection of fulldome content possessed by the planetarium.
It should be mentioned, however, that this announcement is unofficial and comes from the functioning director Keith H. Johnson who is to be contacted for further information. All those who are interested in this position should also visit the website of the Edelman Planetarium to keep up with any up-coming data.

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