The Sunspot Astronomy Visitor Center includes content related to the science and observations of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys. They are seeking a new Program Co-ordinator for Education and Public Outreach. The below is reposted
PROGRAM COORDINATOR – EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH
New Mexico State University is seeking a program coordinator to manage the education and public outreach program at the Sunspot Astronomy Visitor’s Center.
Duties include: Oversees operations of public access to exhibits and daily tours around Sunspot Observatories. Initiates and provides local tours, plans and operates star parties: Coordinates visits from local schools and interested groups; Ensures visitor center facility is staffed during operational periods for visitors and tours as needed; Develops a business plan to ensure visitor center solvency; Manages gift shop including stock ordering, pricing and design and/or selection of gift shop merchandise; Manages exhibits including coordination of repairs and updates as needed; Responsible for fiscal management of Visitor’s Center; and may require grant writing and cooperative agreements with other local tourist attractions and of state and federal agencies. Manage staff as required.
A bachelor’s degree and/or a strong background in and knowledge of astronomy is preferred.
Job Closing Date: 08/31/2017
Targeted Start Date: 10/01/2017