Education and Public Outreach at the Dunn Solar Telescope

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New Mexico State University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1320 Frenger Mall
Las Cruces
New Mexico
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


New Mexico State University is seeking an education and public outreach program coordinator to manage astronomy outreach at the Sunspot Astronomy Visitor’s Center.

Duties include: oversees operations of public access to exhibits and daily tours around Sunspot Observatories; initiates and provides local tours; plans and operates star parties; coordinates visits from local schools and interested groups; manage staff as required to ensure operation of visitor center; develops a business plan to ensure visitor center solvency; manages gift shop including stock ordering, pricing and design and selection of gift shop merchandise; manages exhibits including coordination of repairs and updates; responsible for fiscal management of Visitor’s Center and may require grant writing and cooperative agreements with other local tourist attractions and state and federal agencies.

A bachelor’s degree and strong background of astronomy is preferred.

Job Closing Date: 08/31/2017

Targeted Start Date: 10/01/2017

Required application documents include: CV/Resume, three references, and unofficial copy of transcript(s); all documents must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system at

Employment is contingent on funding and eligibility for employment in U.S. and results of a background verification.

Contact: mcateer AT

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Target Salary Commensurate with Qualifications
Included Benefits: 

Benefits will be provided through NMSU: See


Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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NMSU Human Resources
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Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr McAteer
Education and Public Outreach at the Dunn Solar Telescope