PLANETARIUM PUBLIC PRESENTER / CONSOLE OPERATOR

Part-Time Employment

Console Operator/Public Presenter will be responsible for operation of the Zeiss computerized planetarium systems.  Even with a basic knowledge of computers, the Planetarium Console Operator/Public Presenter will undergo a full week’s training onsite to learn our intricate system.  This requires the willingness to continually learn about upgrades to the system and new show content. 

The Planetarium Console Operator/Public Presenter will also be required to work in our pre-show/exhibit area, interacting with guests waiting to attend shows, being able to answer questions of our guests on our live solar imagery in multiple wavelengths, meteorites and our other exhibits, as well as answer general questions about the museum.  Training will be given by our staff to fill this requirement.

The Planetarium Console Operator/Public Presenter will also be required to work with our traveling Planetarium program. Hours for this program span almost all hours, on weekdays and weekends.

A successful candidate for this position will be able to work equally well solo, with other team-members, managers, and interns.  Day to day roles can and do change at a moment’s notice.

Basic Functions and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Able to effectively communicate with our guest audiences with a good, strong and confident voice
  • Able to deal with sophisticated computer systems, real-time, web-based programming and projection systems
  • Ability to interact with waiting crowds and interpret exhibits in planetarium preshow area
  • Ability to be flexible as the content of the shows changes regularly.
  • Ability to memorize scripts
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle/car
  • Willingness to travel 

Qualifications:

  • Age:  19 years of age or older
  • Good public speaker
  • Broad computer skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented
  • Extremely dependable
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to operate in low / zero light environments
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays

Preferred but not required:

  • Basic astronomy knowledge (bright seasonal constellations)
  • Experience with presentation software (Powerpoint, Impress, Prezi, Keynote)

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