Console Operator/Public Presenter will be responsible for operation of the Zeiss computerized planetarium systems.  Even with a basic knowledge of computers, the Planetarium Console Operator/Public Presenter will undergo a full week’s training onsite to learn our intricate system.  This requires the willingness to continually learn about upgrades to the system and new show content.

The Planetarium Console Operator/Public Presenter will also be required to work in our pre-show/exhibit area, interacting with guests waiting to attend shows, being able to answer questions of our guests on our live solar imagery in multiple wavelengths, meteorites and our other exhibits, as well as answer general questions about the museum.  Training will be given by our staff to fill this requirement.


A successful candidate for this position will be able to work equally well solo, with other team-members, managers, and interns.  Day to day roles can and do change at a moment’s notice.


Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Able to effectively communicate with our guest audiences with a good and confident voice

  • Able to deal with sophisticated computer systems, real time, web-based programming and projection systems

  • Ability to interact with waiting crowds and interpret exhibits in plantarium preshow area

  • Willingness to participate in other planetarium activities, such as star parties, workshops, or assist in our portable astronomy dome, etc.

  • Ability to be flexible as the contect of the shows changes regularly.



  • Age: 19 years of age or older

  • Good public speaker

  • Broad computer skills

  • Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented

  • Extremely dependable

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Effective problem-solving skills

  • Ability to operate in low to zero light environments

  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time

  • Able to lift 50 pounds

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays


Preferred but not required:

  • Basic astronomy knowledge (bright seasonal constellations)

  • Experience with presentation software (Powerpoint, Impress, Prezi, Keynote)


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Fun Fact
The full length feature films over on the Quick Turn Reel Unit, added in Sept. 2005, can hold a two and a half hour movie, weighing in at over 700 pounds and stretching over 9 miles long!

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