Job Opportunity: Planetarium & Program Specialist

Roper Mountain Science Center seeks a creative and dynamic leader who demonstrates a passion for astronomy and education.  The ideal candidate will have proven astronomy experience in formal or informal science education with experience managing staff.  They should possess a strong commitment to student education, customer service, and creative problem solving including experience using technology related to the Space Sciences. 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Plan, organize and manage Friday “Starry Nights” including staff and operations
  2. Instruct daily, standards-based astronomy lessons for elementary and middle school students
  3. Create new and innovative standards-based, hands-on astronomy lessons that engage students in the inquiry process.
  4. Extend the impact of RMSC lessons and programs through pre-visits, post-visits, virtually, and through new and innovative techniques.
  5. Recruit, train and supervise part-time instructors for daily lessons and public programs.
  6. Care for and maintain Planetarium including but not limited to: Spitz 4K projector and system, sound system, Laser Fantasy system, Chromacove, software, computers, and exhibits.
  7. Care for and maintain the Daniel Observatory.
  8. Work with Finance Specialist to implement the ALTRU ticketing system and related visitor service needs.
  9. Plan and organize high-quality science programs for students and the public (summer science camps, Second Saturdays, Lasers shows, group programs, after school programs, workshops, outreach, special events, etc.).
  10. Creatively improve and expand programs and facilities through grants, donations, acquisitions and community partnerships.
  11. Recruit, train and supervise a volunteer program and RMA (Roper Mountain Astronomers).
  12. Manage a budget following Greenville County School’s financial procedures.

Learn more and apply at the official website.

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