Overview

As a prominent part of the visitor’s Museum experience, Planetarium staff must be able to deliver a compelling, scientifically accurate program, and connect with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. About half of all public visitors to the Hudson River Museum visit the Planetarium.

Immediate openings for 2 part-time Educators are available. Science Educators report to the Manager of Planetarium and Science Programs.

Key Responsibilities:
● Planetarium
 Operate star projector and planetarium theatre computer system
 Present one 45-minute live-lecture star show per weekend day for the public
 Present two 25-45 minute pre-recorded shows per weekend day for the public
 Field questions and perform demonstrations as part of the planetarium programs
 Present shows for schools on weekdays on an as-needed basis, in lieu of Museum staff
 Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current sky events and objects, and new developments in astronomy and space science

● Public Programs and Outreach
 Staff outreach events at schools, public parks, festivals, and other venues
 Assist with public events at museum on weekends, facilitating science projects

Hours:
• Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
• Available on an as-needed basis for weekday school shows and evening programs

Compensation:
• $16.00 per hour

Education, Experience and Skills
• Current college student or college graduate
• Teaching experience with K-12 students, or families, preferred
• Strong, up-to-date knowledge of astronomy and physics
• Solid familiarity with constellations and associated mythology, sky motions at various timescales, and celestial objects
• Adept at public speaking, with ability to engage and connect with audiences
• Able to troubleshoot routine technical problems with video projectors, computer hardware and software
• Amateur astronomers encouraged to apply.

Staff members receive a HRM ID card, which entitles the holder to free admission to numerous museums and cultural institutions.

The Hudson River Museum provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Hudson River Museum complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

About Hudson River Museum

THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM (hrm.org) is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, seeking to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. Accredited by AAM, The Museum collections focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater. We present exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.