Astronomy Outreach Assistant, Physical Sciences, Part-Time

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Work type: Contingent/Seasonal
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Contingent/Seasonal
Salary: $12.22 - $15.40
Division: Provost
Department: Math and Science

Schedule InformationWorks with pre-college students and members of the general public at the open observing sessions hosted at the Henize Observatory (on Friday or Saturdays nights from March through November).

Hours Per Week: <10/hrs/wk

Benefits: N/A

Work ConditionsWork is outside from March through November.  Work involves climbing a ladder.  Work may involve lifting equipment up to 60 lbs.

Duties of Position

Works with pre-college students and members of the general public at the open observing sessions hosted at the Henize Observatory (on Friday or Saturdays nights from March through November).

Operates astronomical telescopes.

Explains astronomical phenomena to observatory visitors.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements:  Completion of at least one college level astronomy class or concurrent enrollment with faculty recommendation.

Experience Requirements:  Knowledge of astronomy is required.  Hands-on experience in the use of telescopes is desirable.

Required Documents***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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