Astronomy Outreach Event Assistant

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Classification Number901133Classification TitleAstronomy Outreach Event AssistantDepartmentSciences Tech Support ServicesLevelLevel B (Skilled)Job Description

The successful applicants will assist in planning and performing outreach events at Mittelman Observatory atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Duties will include becoming familiar with specific telescopes used for the events, preparing these telescopes before the events, operating these telescopes during the events, becoming familiar with the current night sky, and sharing astronomical information with others. The successful applicants will work with the Telescope Specialist who manages the observatory, its telescopes, and its events. Events and hours for this position will be irregular and primarily at night. Opportunities may exist for planning and performing astronomy outreach events elsewhere on campus or in the community.

Applicants should be familiar with the basic principles of telescopes and of the night sky. Applicants should have taken Physics 155, should have successfully operated telescopes as part of one of these courses, or should have equivalent experience with telescopes and general astronomy. Applicants should enjoy sharing knowledge about and enthusiasm for astronomy with others during outreach events.

This position is approved for remote work within the United States only.

Posting NumberSTU01013LocationMiddlebury, VT CampusIs this an academic year or summer position?Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

This position is only open to Middlebury College undergraduate students, is available for both the academic year and the summer, and is accepting online applications. Questions regarding this posting can be directed to Jonathan Kemp at [email protected] and students are encouraged to reach out before applying online.

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      Posted: 8/26/2020
      Application Due: 11/24/2020
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