Lick Observatory Public Education Manager

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Lick Observatory Public Education Manager
Job Opening #: 61283

Initial Review Date: 12-07-2023

Budgeted Salary: $90,000 - $110,000 / Annually

Benefits Eligibility: Full benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position.

Job Summary: Under general direction of the UC Observatories Deputy Director, the Lick Observatory Public Education Manager directs public education activities at Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, and at Bay Area K-12 schools, community events, and science centers. The incumbent oversees current outreach activities and develops new ways of engaging the community.

Some qualifications include:
• Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics and/or equivalent experience / training.

• Minimum of 5 years' experience in astronomy communication/education, coordinating education/outreach; supervising and evaluating staff and volunteers; and managing programmatic projects (schedules, budgets, resources).

• Strong knowledge of how to engage K-12 students, teachers, and general public in astronomical sciences and technology.

• Broad knowledge of public/museum/science center education field, technologies and current trends, and ability to apply it to developing effective public education and outreach activities.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY THROUGH THE US SANTA CRUZ WEBSITE. View the complete job description and apply on-line at:

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, your application must be submitted ON OR BEFORE the initial review date (IRD). To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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