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Planetarium Manager - Eugene Science Center

07 Nov 2022 10:23 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Eugene Science Center seeks a an experienced, reliable, upbeat, and positive individual to engage its community in astronomy within its 40′ diameter digital planetarium. He/she/they will also be responsible for creating fun, safe, and inclusive experiences, and facilitate indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities and lead STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming.

SUPERVISOR: Education Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Full time (40hr/wk) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening workr equired.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Starting salary between $36,500 and $40,500 based on experience and qualifications. Full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Planetarium Operations(75%)

  • Manages the opening & closing of the Planetarium; monitors safety, order and cleanliness oft he Planetarium.
  • Manages and performs the maintenance and operation of the Planetarium equipment.
  • Produces, implements, and facilitates Planetarium and Laser shows.
  • Researches and recommends leased Planetarium and Laser shows.
  • Assists with logistics of special events and special showings that take place in the Planetarium; oversees associated equipment.
  • Works with others to grow our volunteer program and to ensure best practices in volunteer management (including: recruitment, intake, assignment, training, evaluation and recognition).
  • Assists with grant writing to create new, and sustain existing, Planetarium and education programs.
  • Assists with marketing of planetarium and laser shows, and often serves as ESC space science expert with the media.

Museum Programming (20%)

  • Plans and leads age-appropriate STEM lessons, activities, crafts, games, etc.
  • Creates and maintains a positive environment that encourages active learning and fun for all guests and students.
  • Designs engaging museum guest experiences, leads floor programs for museum guests,and maintains program materials.
Other Duties (5%)
  • Participates in select cross-department projects and initiatives.
  • Makes external connections to the educational, vocational, and planetarium communities.
  • Assists the organization by performing other duties, consistent with the position, as assigned.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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