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Applications for the position of Planetarium Lecturer are being accepted. The responsibilities of the Lecturer include the development and the presentation of many of our K-12 school programs, as well as our public show presentations. Candidates should have a demonstrable knowledge of astronomy, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in physics, astronomy or Earth and space science. We are also looking for candidates with at least two years experience in education/public outreach and some experience in planetarium operation. The ideal candidate will have (in addition to the requirements above) a passion for both K-12 education (including knowledge of current science standards) and public outreach, experience using the latest fulldome planetarium projection systems, and some experience in grant writing. Apply online by submitting a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a copy of the transcripts for the highest degree earned at https://jobs.ysu.edu/postings/1700 (listed under Planetarium Lecturer). Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible but is expected to be no later than January 1, 2016. Salary will be based on a 12-month rate commensurate with experience. For more information regarding Employee Benefits please visit http://web.ysu.edu/hr. General inquiries about the position can be made to Megan Massaro, Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. YSU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO INCREASING THE DIVERSITY OF ITS FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium (see www.wbplanetarium.org for more details) is a 145-seat facility within the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Youngstown State University. The facility serves as both a planetarium for school shows and the general public from September through June, and as a classroom for introductory astronomy students throughout the year. Our Planetarium staff has a long history of developing innovative planetarium programs for people of all ages, and we have recently begun to write and produce new fulldome content. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join us and be part of this exciting new direction in science education.