Job Opportunity: Planetarium Show Specialist at Ball State University

Our current Planetarium Show Specialist, Melanie Isenbarger, is unfortunately leaving her role at Ball State to relocate closer to family.

Therefore, we are hiring a full-time Planetarium Show Specialist at Ball State University

The Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University is an immersive, state-of-the-art facility with a 16-m dome and a HYBRID projector system. The planetarium utilizes a GOTO CHRONOS II star projector and a RSA Cosmos digital 4K system. 

The Planetarium Show Specialist will perform specialized activities and provide overall support and guidance to the day-to-day operations of the facility and equipment, including serving as a presenter and content creator for various programs, shows, and activities.

Minimum Experience: Previous experience in a planetarium, science center, or similar informal education institution delivering programs in a planetarium or related setting.

Minimum Other: Combination of the following: comfort conversing with both individuals and groups of various sizes, knowledge of and/or ability to learn basic astronomy and space science concepts; computer programming or planetarium software programming experience; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; exceptional oral and written communication skills; exceptional organizational skills; knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, software and equipment; ability to meet schedules and timelines; knowledge of record-keeping techniques; ability to work independently and in a team environment.

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