[ASC-list] Fwd: Casual job At UWS Penrith Observatory

Philip Dooley phildooley at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 10:49:08 UTC 2014

Maybe of interest to some members...

(please do not reply to me, I'm only the messenger.)


*Position Title: Observatory Educator *

*Level: HEW 5/1*

*School/Office:             School of Computing, Engineering and


A major responsibility of the Observatory Educator is to deliver high
quality presentations, provide information and high quality client services
to visitors.


The Observatory Educator reports to the Observatory Manager.


A major responsibility of the Observatory Educator is to provide effective
and efficient client services to vistors.

The Observatory runs public programs, outreach programs for primary and
secondary school, teachers' workshops and specialised group programs.


*1.     **Conducts and assists with presentations.*

*2.     **Provides information and answer questions in relation to
astronomy, general science and technology from school age children, amateur
astronomy groups and the general public.*

*3.     **Demonstrate and assist visitors to the observatory in the use of
telescopes and other observatory equipment and facilities.*

*4.     **Conduct tours of the observatory.*

*5.     **Collect, verify and balance cash received.*

*6.     **Ensure compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.*


·  Knowledge of astronomy and the ability to relate it in an educational

·  Highly developed client service skills.

·  Well developed communication skills and ability to relate basic
astronomy concepts to people of all ages and from all aspects of the

·  Ability to conduct presentations.

·  Practical experience with optical astronomical telescopes.

·  Knowledge of the sky.

·  Knowledge of NSW Board of Studies K-12 syllabuses

·  Cash handling experience.

·  Knowledge of legislation in relation of Work Health and Safety

  Applications to be considered for the eligibility list are invited from
people with expertise and experience in giving presentations and who have
highly developed communication skills.
Applicants must have knowledge of astronomy and the ability to relate it to
an educational context and should submit a detailed curriculum vitae.

*Applicants should note that inclusion on this list does not guarantee
employment with UWS.*

*Casual  Salary Rate: *Higher Education Worker Level 5, Step 1 $40.41 per
*Position Enquiries: *Rosyln McCourt (02) 4736 0135 or r.mccourt at uws.edu.au

* Closing Date:* 17 March 2014

  How to Apply:
To apply:

   - If you have NOT registered with our Online Application System, you can
   begin your Application by clicking the 'Begin' button.
   - If you are unsure if you have registered before, click
   follow the steps.
   follow the steps.
   - If you want to *preview* the Application form prior to logging in,click

  Dr. Miroslav D. Filipovic  | Associate Professor

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

 *Computational Astrophysics, Imaging & Simulation*

(*:* 4620 3824 | *F:* 4620 3075 | *M:* 0411 547 892 | *E: *
m.filipovic at uws.edu.au
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