Planetarium Public Presenter
Fort Worth, TX
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PLANETARIUM PUBLIC PRESENTER / CONSOLE OPERATOR

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.

The Planetarium Console Operator/Public Presenter will also be required to work with our traveling
Planetarium program. Hours for this program span almost all hours, on weekdays and weekends.

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 Functions and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Able to effectively communicate with our guest audiences with a good, strong 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 planetarium preshow area

Ability to be flexible as the content of the shows changes regularly.

Ability to memorize scripts

Ability to drive a motor vehicle/car

Willingness to travel

Qualifications:

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 / 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)

Job Type Part Time