Planetarium School Programs Instructor – Part Time

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Flexible and enthusiastic educator desired for position as a planetarium school programs instructor. Responsibilities include presenting school programs for visiting school groups in the planetarium between 9:30 and 12:30pm, up to three days per week and maintaining materials and supplies. Training will be provided. The presentations are 30-45 minutes and cover a variety of space science topics using our digital planetarium theater. School groups range from PreK-grade 12, primarily elementary and early middle school. Applicant should be flexible, enthusiastic, and be able to adapt in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably with an education major or progress toward degree with significant experience
  • Experience teaching large groups of children
  • Experience executing a lesson plan
  • Interest and comfort in communicating STEM topics
  • Knowledge of basic astronomy (i.e. constellations and planets) preferred but trainable.
  • Ability to utilize technology
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • All hired employees must provide proof of COVID vaccination with booster

All applicants must meet minimum requirements to be considered.

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