Science Afterschool Coordinator

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Curatorial Technician - Contributing

Working Title:

Science Afterschool Coordinator

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

1 year

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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm

Department Name and Number:

Morehead Planetarium-524500

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (MPSC) is a unit within The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The mission of MPSC is to serve North Carolina and beyond by bringing together the unique resources of UNC to engage the public for an improved public understanding of science, technology and health.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:


This position will work directly with the Outreach Science Programs Manager to coordinate, design, and deliver community afterschool science programming for Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for Kindergarten through eighth grade students in local afterschool clubs statewide.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge-Technical: Ability to perform skilled work assignments usually in one area such as collection maintenance, art handling, museum lighting, etc., which requires a general knowledge of the specific area of assignment.

Communication: Ability to present ideas in a clear, concise, organized manner. Ability to communicate general/routine information to researchers, staff, volunteers, and the public about services, processes, and procedures using prescribed or established guidelines. Ability to refer non-routine questions to appropriate staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Experience in an office environment. Experience with coordinating schedules and logistics for multiple programs independently and simultaneously.

The ability to effectively communicate with children, parents, and teachers. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Coursework in science and/or education fields. Previous experience working with the public and K-12 audiences in an informal education environment.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to maneuver 100 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally

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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time