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Glasgow Science Centre

Planetarium Presenter

Application Deadline: Monday 22nd July 2019
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotland’s must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

We are recruiting for a Planetarium Presenter to deliver high quality planetarium experiences for a variety of audiences and to act as a champion of science communication; supporting Planetarium Co-ordinator with day to day operations, and to have sole responsibility for special evening planetarium events.
Responsibilities
• To develop and maintain a broad knowledge of astronomy research and topical astronomy news
• To ensure the planetarium show content is cutting edge.
• To operate and present within one of GSC’s flagship areas, establishing the planetarium as a world-class venue for astronomy education.
• To engage visitors and communicate astronomical concepts accurately within the Planetarium and the broader astronomy mission of Glasgow Science Centre.
• To deliver planetarium shows and other astronomy activities to a consistent 5* standard for public, education and community groups of all ages.
• To work with the Planetarium Co-ordinator to monitor quality of delivery in all planetarium shows.
• To participate in training and receive/give peer evaluation as required.

Person Specification
• Confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience in astronomy, either academic, amateur, or science communication
• Positive and dynamic self-starter with a passion for excellence, creativity and innovation
• A genuine enthusiasm for science and technology with a high level of commitment to GSC’s vision and mission.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team unsupervised.
• Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in difficult situations
• Well presented in accordance with GSC’s uniform policy.
• Able to work shifts including weekends and evenings

Attached File: Job description - Planetarium Presenter.pdf
Web Link: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/planetarium-presenter
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