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|Education Coordinator||Closing date: 2017-09-02
Contact: Pauline Conlon
|For its education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD) in the Directorate for Science at the Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO)is advertising the position of Education Coordinator|
|The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD) is responsible for providing information about ESO?s activities to the public in the Member States and beyond. ESO ePOD manages and performs public astronomy communication activities aimed at various target groups, including the media, the public, educators, the ESO user community, industrial partners and decision-makers. ePOD is based partly at the ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, and partly in Santiago de Chile. These existing outreach activities and the new ESO Supernova ? Planetarium & Visitor Centre (supernova.eso.org) makes ESO an exciting global centre for astronomy outreach and education.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The Education Coordinator will be in charge of implementing the education strategy for the ESO Supernova (ES). He/she will work on the development of enquiry-based educational materials suitable for children ages 4 to 18, linked both to school curricula and to the topics presented at the planetarium shows and astronomy exhibition of the ESO Supernova. The educator will be the day-to-day contact person for the schools, responsible for the teacher trainings taking place at the centre, and the creation of network of teachers. The main tasks include:
* Support the ESO Supernova Coordinator in the implementation of the education strategy for the ESO Supernova and ESO/ePOD in general;
* Attract the necessary support for the educational activities (manpower, funding);
* Coordination of the educational team (educational Volunteers);
* Implement the ESO Supernova training plan for the in-house team of Educators delivering the educational activities at the ES (workshops, educational guided tours, etc);
* Develop concepts and content for workshops and exhibition tours linked to German and European school curricula;
* Provide educational guidance for the production of educational planetarium shows;
* Develop content for educational materials supporting the planetarium shows and exhibition content;
* Deliver the workshops and planetarium shows as part of school visits to the ES;
* Assist with organisation and delivery of teacher trainings;
* Maintain a database/network of teachers linked to the centre, and of schools in Germany and Europe, in collaboration with the ePOD Community Coordinator;
* Act as day-to-day contact person to the schools/ teachers, Education Partners and the state education department;
* Manage the bookings of school visits;
* Drafting of the educational news from the ESO Supernova and educational Newsletter Editorial;
* Support the ESO Supernova Coordinator with the evaluation programme, and by collecting feedback from the teachers, evaluating the impact of the visits on children and writing reports on the activities;
* Deputise for the ESO Supernova Coordinator during periods of leave;
* Any other duties as requested by the ESO Supernova Coordinator and the Head of Department;
* Be able to work full-time, five days per week (and occasionally on weekends and during public holidays remunerated as defined in the applicable policies and staff rules and regulations).
ESO Supernova Coordinator
* At least five years of astronomy education experience, for instance offering enquiry-based astronomy-related workshops;
* Comprehensive understanding of primary and secondary education system in Bavaria, Germany and Europe (desirable);
* Excellent public speaking skills, with experience of working with a wide range of audiences in a range of settings;
* Demonstrable experience of teaching or public engagement in schools, museums, science centres or university outreach departments.
Educated to degree level with a BSc in astronomy, astrophysics or physics, or education with a solid knowledge of astronomy
Desirable: A relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. PhD or MSc) in Education, Astronomy, Science Communication, Engineering or Science
The position requires fluency in both German and English.
Remuneration and Contract:
We offer an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary (tax free), comprehensive pension scheme and medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial help in relocating your family and the possibility to place your child/children in daycare.
The contract is for a fixed term duration of three years, and is subject to successful completion of the probation period. There is a possibility of extension(s) subject to individual performance and organisational requirements, and as defined in the applicable policies and staff rules and regulations. For any further information, please visit ESO?s conditions of employment (http://www.eso.org/public/jobs/conditions/intstaff.
Garching near Munich, Germany.
Career Path: IV
If you are interested in working in areas of frontline technology and in a stimulating international environment, please visit ESO homepage (http://www.eso.org/) for further details.
Applicants are invited to apply online at ESO Recruitment Portal (https://recruitment.eso.org/). Applications must be completed in English and should include a motivation letter and CV.
Closing date for applications is 02.09.2017.
Interviews are expected to start soon after this date.
No nationality is in principle excluded however, recruitment preference will be given to nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race or religion.
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