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Posted: February 5, 2014

The Science Factory in Eugene, Oregon has an opening for Planetarium Director. The Science Factory is a science museum with a planetarium that primarily serves children ages 2 to 14 years and their teachers and families. The planetarium has a 40-foot-diameter dome, seats 70 guests and uses a Konica-Minolta MediaGlobe II projector. The Planetarium Director is responsible for planning and implementing all planetarium programs including live and leased shows for the general public and for school group visits. He/she supervises casual, part-time assistants and volunteers who help implement the programs. He/she also maintains the planetarium equipment and oversees the department budget. The Planetarium Director is expected to work collaboratively with other staff on museum initiatives as they relate to the planetarium or astronomy education, and to make external connections to the educational, avocational and planetarium communities. He/she reports to the Executive Director.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation, and a 403(b) optional retirement savings plan. The current work week is Wednesday through Sunday, but a Tuesday through Saturday week with occasional Sunday hours is negotiable. A bachelor’s degree, preferably in science or education, and experience in science education is required. The pay rate is $14 – 18 per hour depending on experience. Applicants should have a driver’s license and be willing to undergo a background check. To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to: Planetarium Director Search, Attn: Dr. Carolyn Rebbert, Science Factory, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Or 97401 or to crebbert@sciencefactory.org. Review of applications will begin March 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: February 20, 2014

The Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome seeks candidates to join our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer, governing body that provides legal, fiducial and strategic oversight for the nonprofit organization. We seek individuals who are passionate about the community service the Museum provides and want to be a part of its success. Persons with wide knowledge of the Eugene-Springfield community or with experience in financial professions, sales, the media, fundraising or government are of particular interest. For more information, contact Cathy Rainwater at rainwater.catherine@gmail.com or Carolyn Rebbert at crebbert@sciencefactory.org or 541-682-7887.