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Planetarium Show Specialist

Company: Ball State University
Location: Muncie
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Detail Information

POSTING NUMBER
201900486P

NUMBER OF VACANCIES
1

DESIRED START DATE
10/28/2019

POSITION END DATE (IF TEMPORARY)

OPEN DATE
09/06/2019

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH DATE
10/18/2019

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSCRIPTS
Transcripts required (even if obtained at BSU) at time of application, showing the date degree was conferred from granting institution. Original, official transcripts are required at time of hire. Degree verification will be conducted.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

Under other in the Applicant Documents section, please include sample of work (planetarium show script, activity write-up, etc.)

Position Information

POSITION TITLE
Planetarium Show Specialist

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University 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. The Brown Planetarium also hosts multiple work stations and a production dome (the Fulldome Media Lab) used to produce original planetarium shows and content.

BENEFITS AND COMMUNITY
https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff

RELOCATION
"https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation":https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

FLSA
Learned Professional Exemption

HRS/WEEK
40

LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT
Full-Time At-Will

POSITION FUNCTION

Under the direction of the planetarium director, perform specialized activities and provide overall support and guidance to the day-to-day operations of the facility and equipment, including serving as a presenter and content creator for various programs, shows and activities.

MINIMUM EDUCATION

Bachelor s degree from an accredited institution in astronomy, physics, earth and space science or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

Previous experience in a planetarium, science center, or similar informal education institution delivering programs in a planetarium setting.

MINIMUM OTHER

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 with little direction.

AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

PREFERRED EDUCATION

Master s degree in astronomy, physics, earth and space science or related field.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Four years of experience in a planetarium, science center, or similar informal education institution delivering programs in a planetarium setting.

PREFERRED OTHER

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.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING
Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

POSITION TITLE(S) SUPERVISED

None.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

EEO STATEMENT

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.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

ABOUT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving the quality of life for all.

DEPARTMENT
Physics & Astronomy:700200

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER
dlthompson3@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

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Present planetarium programs for college classes, schools, community groups, and the public, with a focus on providing learning opportunities in a compelling and creative manner.

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Interact with audiences of all sizes on astronomy topics. Roles include, but are not limited to: presentations, labs, demonstrations, and casual interactions.

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Customize programs based on each group s English-speaking ability, science knowledge, and interest.

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Ensure the visiting public s safety by making sure lighting levels are adequate for entering and exiting the planetarium.

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Operate a variety of equipment including the GOTO CHRONOS II star projector, RSA digital system, various audio and visual equipment including the sound system, computers and office equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

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Assist with developing and programming new fulldome shows and content and updating existing programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

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Assist in creating publications and marketing materials for planetarium programs.

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Schedule, advertise, and keep record of planetarium programs and events.

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Keep current in science topics and educational techniques, and serve as an internal and external resource.

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Assume responsibility for the integrity and appearance of the planetarium on a daily basis.

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Participate in professional development opportunities such as the Great Lakes Planetarium Association membership, meetings and conferences.

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Manage, promote, distribute, and record sales of Ball State planetarium productions.

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Perform other related duties as assigned.

Keywords: Ball State University, Muncie , Planetarium Show Specialist, Other , Muncie, Indiana

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