Job Opportunity: Planetarium Educator at the Cernan Earth and Space Center

The Cernan Earth and Space Center of Triton College is seeking a Planetarium Educator who will be responsible for accurate and quality presentation of all types of planetarium programs: public, schools, events, laser shows, and others, including on weekends and evenings. The Planetarium Educator collaborates in the development of educational materials and programming planetarium control systems.

Basic Functions:

  • Deliver programs in the Cernan Center Planetarium to all types of visitors and groups;
  • Maintain familiarity with current events 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;
  • Collaborate on development of educator guides and related activities;
  • Take group reservations, generate confirmations, and check in groups when they arrive;
  • Staff the Star Store as a cashier, open and close the register, stock and straighten merchandise as needed;
  • Maintain electronic attendance and revenue records;
  • Perform general monitoring and troubleshooting of Planetarium equipment to maintain quality presentation;
  • Assist with programming planetarium control systems;
  • Assist with special events such as star parties, College-wide events, member parties, and facility rentals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in education, science, or communications;
  • Two years of experience working in a planetarium or informal science education, including creating and delivering complex content;
  • Abilities to demonstrate proficiency in public speaking;
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time as well as lift and move supplies and equipment (up to 20 lbs.).
The annual salary for this job is $47,733. The position will remain open until filled. If you're interested in this opportunity, apply online on the official website.

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