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Science on a Sphere Intern

  • Science Central
  • Fort Wayne, IN


Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); the Intern will work with the Executive Director and the Education Director; the Intern will be responsible for learning how to operate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science On a Sphere (SOS) exhibit; present current scientific data on SOS utilizing NASA and NOAA datasets; and develop new presentations of the data; audiences include the general public, schools, scouts, teachers, special groups.

The Science On a Sphere Intern will be responsible for learning, researching, developing and presenting interactive Sphere-related programs at Science Central.

Duties will include:

  • Start up and shut down SOS equipment
  • Maintain system, including software updates
  • Research NASA and NOAA datasets
  • Present demonstrations to public, school groups, camps and teen interns
  • Learn and develop basic SOS programs
  • Align projectors
  • Assist in presentations for Interactive Video Conferencing
  • Assist in Spring, Summer and Winter science and technology Camps at Science Central
  • Gather and collate basic survey data about visitor engagement

REQUIRED SKILLS: Able to easily navigate basic computer systems including Mac or Microsoft; good communication, public speaking and presentation skills; comfort with and interest in science and education; both team-oriented and self-directed; flexibility; problem-solver; professional in attitude and appearance; energetic; and enthusiastic.

QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced Automatics and Robotics Technology; Biotechnology; Computer Science; Database Management & Administration; Education; Electronics & Computer Technology; General Studies; Informatics; Information Technology Support; Liberal Arts; Server Administration; Software Development and Visual Communications.

SCHEDULE: Temporary intern position from April 2016 through December 2016. 10-20 hours per week. Schedule will be flexible, with days and time to be agreed upon by Education Director and Intern.

WAGE: $10/hour.

APPLY: Open posting, positions filled as needed. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3).

Science Central is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated: July 25, 2022 at 15:25 pm