Jobs at Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Below is a listing of job opportunities currently available at the Art & Science Museum. Please contact the museum about these open positions only.
Director of Planetarium Interpretation
Education, Experience, and Aptitude: A graduate degree in astronomy, physical sciences, or education is preferred. Proven leader with five years experience working in a planetarium or as an innovative and experienced educator. Has the ability to think and plan creatively and strategically. Having knowledge of a broad range of audio-visual technologies is helpful.
• Is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and dedicated educator
• Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Is personally engaging and outgoing
• Is an experienced and effective team leader
• Is self-motivated
• Has exceptional organizational and time-management skills
• Has ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
Job Description: The successful Director of Planetarium Interpretation (DPI) advances the Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s vision of a community of lifelong learners inspired by art and science and creates engaging programming that contributes to implementing the institution’s Interpretive Plan. The DPI directs a talented staff that includes planetarium educators and program presenters, a planetarium producer, a technical director, and a planetarium technician. As the planetarium’s principal interpreter and educator, the DPI actively engages the community, driving repeat attendance, and creates innovative initiatives and partnerships with groups in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
LASM’s Mission: The Louisiana Art & Science Museum seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students by presenting unique, educational and entertaining experiences that encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge.
About the Louisiana Art & Science Museum: The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is defined by the belief that the disciplines of art and science shape and inform one another and that interdisciplinary experiences enhance the audience’s ability to make connections and discover new ways of seeing and thinking. The Art & Science Museum is located in a 1925 historic railway station, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in a thriving downtown area. The Art & Science Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and has an annual attendance of 175,000, with approximately one-half of this audience being schoolchildren. The institution also presents fine art exhibitions, an extensive school curriculum, and hands-on galleries, along with weekend programming for families. The institution has just completed a conceptual master plan for the future. A new website under development will be launched in upcoming weeks, but in the meanwhile the old site is: www.lasm.org
Applying: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of Planetarium Interpretation.” References will only be contacted with your permission.
Interactive Educational Theater Presenter
We are seeking a very outgoing, enthusiastic individual to present entertaining, interactive educational programs to school groups. Flexibility, creativity, and a love for children of all ages are essential characteristics for success in this unique part-time, on-call position. Experience as an educator and/or performer is strongly preferred.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, since training for the fall semester will begin this summer.
Assistant Educator: Weekend Programming
Our hands-on chemistry programs foster science literacy by encouraging children to gain a better appreciation and interest for the dynamic world of chemistry. The lab program is designed to provide a fun, hands-on learning environment.
The assistant educator assists the lead educator in teaching hands-on chemistry lessons to children ages 6-12 and their caregivers. They will also act as a greeter for the program at our registration table. The assistant educator may also be required to lead sessions as needed.
- Background in education or childcare preferred
- Excellent public speaking, communication, and customer service skills
- Must be comfortable working with children and the public
- This position is part-time: the 2nd and 4th weekend each month. Applicant must be willing to commit to working every 2nd and 4th weekend.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Assistant Educator: Weekend Programming
Museum Guide (rolling applications accepted)
Museum guides play an important role at Louisiana Art & Science Museum and contribute to the successful operation of the museum by:
* presenting museum programs to school groups and the general public
* working in coordination with the museum’s operations staff to manage school group visits
* monitoring art exhibitions, interactive exhibits and public spaces to insure that they are safe and secure
* providing visitors with accurate information on the museum's operations, exhibits and programs
* maintaining an orderly and functional work space
Applicants may apply in person at the visitor services center, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or may email their resume to email@example.com.