Friday, April 26, 2013

Assistant Planetarium Director, Ball State University

Professional contract position available July 1, 2013.

Responsibilities: give live and automated planetarium presentations during the work week and on selected weekends and conduct telescopic observing sessions in the campus observatory; provide support in the conversion of existing programs for use in the new planetarium and the production of programs for use during the last year of operation of the old planetarium.

Minimum qualifications: M.S. in physics, astronomy, and/or astrophysics; experience in the operation of the Spitz A3P planetarium projector and giving live planetarium presentations to a variety of audiences, including young children; effective communication skills in the planetarium setting.

Preferred qualifications: experience in the production of automated planetarium programs using Daton Watchout and Sony Vegas software.

Send letter of application, statement of experiences in the planetarium and related fields, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to:

Chair of Planetarium Search Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
or to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Click on the Acrobat link below for a complete position description:
103753 Position Description
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Online App. Form: lic/Prof/103753asstplanetariumdir.aspx