Planetarium Media Specialist
|Location:||LSC - Jersey City|
Liberty Science Center (LSC) is seeking a full-time, exempt Planetarium Media Specialist to join our Planetarium team. The Planetarium Media Specialist will produce spectacular images, animation, and video, laser, and star effects for the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium. The Planetarium Media Specialist will work with the team in planning, storyboarding, creating, testing, and delivering original planetarium programming at LSC, and will support the distribution of that content to other theaters. The position will also present live planetarium programs, in addition to laser shows and giant screen film programs at LSC.
The Planetarium Media Specialist will report to the Planetarium Director.
What You’ll Bring
You are a thoughtful and organized team-player. You are an enthusiastic and motivated individual who strives to bring our guests an unforgettable planetarium experience with enthralling and stunning planetarium content, you have the ability to captivate audiences with your creative storytelling. You have a passion for showcasing and teaching your knowledge of what is possible in a digital, immersive dome.
What You’ll Do
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Preferred Qualifications & Experience
Although the Planetarium Media Specialist position does not have supervisory responsibilities, the position will take a significant role in training other planetarium staff in digital media work.
Classification and Schedule
This is a full-time, exempt position. The ideal candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends as business needs require. The position includes working at least one weekend day and one evening shift per week.
The Planetarium Media Specialist will operate standard office equipment, such as a computer, phone, fax, and scanner. Specific duties also include operating the planetarium control panel using a mouse, knobs, and switches, and operating shows using a tablet. Must be able to work in low light conditions. The ability to climb stairs is required to access the theater and the operator console. The ability to lift 30 lbs. will be necessary. To work on projectors at floor level and other equipment, the ability to bend over and to stand on ladders is necessary.
LSC’s Work Culture at a Glimpse
Liberty Science Center is located in a beautiful waterfront state park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Not only is Jersey City easy to get to from any points in Northern NJ and Manhattan, but it also holds the title of the most diverse city in the United States. Employees have access to free parking, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and the NJ Path train. In addition, all employees have access to an on-site café, a terrace with stunning NYC views, and on-site yoga.
This position will require travel to attend training sessions and work-related conference. There will be 1-3 trips per year that can last 2-5 days duration.
Liberty Science Center provides generous benefits and perks for all eligible full-time employees, including:
Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting why you are a perfect fit for this position.
Liberty Science Center provides an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, relationship status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, military service, blood traits, genetic info, family status or veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the location where we operate.
LSC actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.
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