Planetarium Show Specialist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
To event remaining 26 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Other
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Ball State University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2000 W. University Ave.
City: 
Muncie
State/Province: 
IN
Zip/Postal: 
47304
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Ball State’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a Planetarium Show Specialist. The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is an immersive, state-of-the-art facility with a 16-m dome and a HYBRID projector system. The planetarium utilizes a GOTO CHRONOS II star projector and a RSA Cosmos digital 4K system. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s from an accredited institution in astronomy, physics, earth and space science or related field. Previous experience in a planetarium, science center, or similar informal education institution delivering programs in a planetarium setting. Combination of the following: comfortable conversing with both individuals and groups of various sizes, knowledge of and/or ability to learn basic astronomy and space science concepts; computer programming or planetarium software programming experience; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; oral and written communication skills; knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, software and equipment; ability to meet schedules and timelines; knowledge of record-keeping techniques; ability to work independently. Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Preferred qualifications: Master’s in astronomy, physics, earth and space science or related field. Four years of experience in a planetarium, science center, or similar informal education institution delivering programs in a planetarium setting. Combination of the following: knowledge of principles of planetarium operation and management; knowledge of operation of technical equipment related to planetarium use; knowledge of dramatic and theatrical techniques related to planetarium programming. Apply online http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/18824. Include: resume, cover letter addressed to Ms. Dayna Thompson and under other in the Applicant Documents section, a sample of work (planetarium show script, activity write-up, etc.). Transcripts required (even if obtained at BSU) at time of application, showing the date degree was conferred. Original, official transcripts are required at time of hire. Degree verification will be conducted. Review of applications will begin immediately and accepted through Oct. 18, 2019. EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$36000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus.  Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

 

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

 

 

 

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

 

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 18, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Ms. Dayna Thompson
Title: 
Planetarium Show Specialist
Institution/Company: 
Ball State University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2000 W. University Ave.
City: 
Muncie
State/Province: 
IN
Zip/Postal Code: 
47304
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Ball State University