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Planetarium Presenter (Part-Time) 

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The Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport features an A3-P Spitz projector and prides itself on programs that are informative, personal and interactive. The planetarium is seeking a regular part time presenter to deliver shows to audiences of all ages with a variety of background knowledge. The applicant must have a flexible schedule to work weekends and occasional evening events. Position is for 1-3 days per week depending on the season. For more information about the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport, please visit www.mysticseaport.org/planetarium.

Job Duties Include:

  • performing on-site planetarium shows for the general public, schools and affinity groups
  • communicating with visitors spanning a wide range of ages
  • performing educational outreach activities on and off-site
  • demonstrating the use of navigation instruments to visitors
  • interpreting the exhibit in the lobby of the Treworgy Planetarium

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

 
Position Requirements
  • Ability to present in a dynamic and engaging manner
  • Knowledge of the night sky and other astronomical concepts
  • Knowledge in the use of marine navigation instruments and their application
  • An interest in public education related to astronomy and navigation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Background in astronomy, museum education, maritime history, and/or teaching experience is preferred
  • Planetarium experience a plus
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
EOE Statement Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In addition, state and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, Veteran's status, age (40 years and over), physical or mental disability, religious affiliation or other protected status. It is our policy to comply fully with these laws and information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law.  
About the Organization Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America's seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to 'inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.'

The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship still in existence.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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