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Working for Science Central means working with dynamic people and doing meaningful work towards our mission. All applicants must submit a completed application, along with a resume and cover letter, via e-mail, fax or mail.

Science on a Sphere Intern

Intern

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); the Intern will work with the Education Director and the Technology Programs Manager; the Intern will be responsible for learning how to operate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science On a Sphere (SOS) exhibit; present current scientific data on SOS utilizing NASA and NOAA datasets; and develop new presentations of the data; audiences include the general public, schools, scouts, teachers, special groups.

The Science On a Sphere Intern will be responsible for learning, researching, developing and presenting interactive Sphere-related programs at Science Central.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Start up and shut down SOS equipment
  • Maintain system, including software updates
  • Research NASA and NOAA datasets
  • Present demonstrations to public, school groups, camps and teen interns
  • Learn and develop basic SOS programs
  • Align projectors
  • Assist in presentations for Interactive Video Conferencing
  • Assist in Spring, Summer and Winter science and technology Camps at Science Central
  • Gather and collate basic survey data about visitor engagement

REQUIRED SKILLS:  Able to easily navigate basic computer systems including Mac or Microsoft; good communication, public speaking and presentation skills; comfort with and interest in science and education; both team-oriented and self-directed; flexibility; problem-solver; professional in attitude and appearance; energetic; and enthusiastic.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Advanced Automatics and Robotics Technology; Biotechnology; Computer Science; Database Management & Administration; Education; Electronics & Computer Technology; General Studies; Informatics; Information Technology Support; Liberal Arts; Server Administration; Software Development and Visual Communications.

SCHEDULE:  Temporary intern from August 2017 – April 2018.  10-20 hours per week. Schedule will be flexible, with days and time to be agreed upon by Education Director and Intern

WAGE:  $10/hour.