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Space Science Educator - OMSI

22 Oct 2019 2:32 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $12.50 - $14.81 Hourly
  • Regular - Part-Time
  • Eligible for Oregon Sick time

The Space Science Educator is responsible for the console operation of public astronomy and laser shows in the Planetarium.  This position primarily implements interpretive programming for the visiting public, including schools, families, children, and adults. The educator will provide both structured interpretive programs and casual interpretative experiences for these audiences.

Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization.
  • Supporting OMSI's Program Team mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Programs and Events Teams as necessary to enhance visitor experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain the console operations for the Planetarium including: theater automation, Digistar 3 system, multimedia equipment, audio system, and laser equipment;
  • Presents astronomy and laser educational programs to museum visitors in the planetarium. Interact with the audience on current astronomy and aerospace issues.  Roles include, but are not limited to: exhibit interpretation, demonstrations, classes, and casual interpretation;
  • Delivers all reserved planetarium lab programs;
  • Participates in education events, community events, and teacher in-service programs;
  • Maintain a positive attitude, ensure the public's safety and provide quality presentations and good customer service;
  • Assume responsibility for the integrity and appearance of the planetarium on a daily basis;
  • Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from planetarium;
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for visitors and staff;
  • Keep current in science and education, and serve as an internal and external resource.
  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
  • This position is regular part-time, scheduled for 19 hours/week.
Deadline for application is November 15, 2019.

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