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Position Title: Observatory Educator

Level: HEW 5/1

School/Office:             School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics




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 context.


  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 community


  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 hour.
Position Enquiries: Rosyln McCourt (02) 4736 0135 or  
Closing Date:
 17 March 2014

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Dr. Miroslav D. Filipovic  | Associate Professor

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics                             

Computational Astrophysics, Imaging & Simulation

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