Job Opportunity: Planetarium Director, Morehead Planetarium

Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is accepting applications for a full-time, fixed-term position as Instructor of Space Science / Star Theater Director in the Space Science Center.


The Instructor Space Science/Star Theater Director teaches courses as needed or assigned in astronomy, space science, space systems development, and astronautical engineering. The Instructor Space Science/Star Theater Director manages the Star Theater, directs and oversees activities hosted in the theater as well as develops, implements, and manages education and public outreach activities for the Space Science Center. The Instructor Space Science/Star Theater Director supports the Space Science Center’s research and development projects and space mission operations.


Master’s degree in Earth or space science, astronomy, physics, science education or a closely related discipline, or at least 18 graduate credit hours in one of the disciplines. Experience with graphical software systems, high-performance computers, servers and digital electronics is also required. Dynamic presentation and communication skills and a positive team-oriented attitude is required.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in planetaria operation or management, experience with planetaria software systems, and experience in the production of planetarium shows is desired. Experience in programming in software languages including HTML, PHP, Java, Basic, and experience in developing applets in these languages is also desirable. Experience in grants and contract development from state or federal agencies is also desirable. PhD in astronomy, astronautical engineering, space science or related discipline is desirable.

Review of new applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit the official website, complete the MSU Application for Employment and upload a cover letter, a resume with contact information for three references, and three reference letters.

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