Museum of Science
  • 18-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Planetarium - 360
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Part Time

Music & Art Show Presenter/Performer

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org


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THE CHARLES HAYDEN PLANETARIUM:

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the 209-seat Charles Hayden Planetarium transforms into one of Boston's most unique and exciting arts venues, using its state-of-the-art software, projectors, and lighting systems to fuse the sounds of contemporary music artists with stunning visuals under the dome.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

Present/Perform a variety of Music and Arts shows in the Charles Hayden Planetarium for a variety of audiences. Learn to operate Planetarium systems and use them creatively to match visuals to music and at times to deliver other programs designed to create entertaining and engaging experiences for Museum visitors. Interact with audiences and monitor the theater for issues, making judgements as needed to resolve them. Participate in safety trainings to ensure visitor and staff safety at all times and in the Guest Service Orientation program to support the Museum's commitment to providing guests and colleagues with a welcoming and comfortable environment.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Present 3-5 programs per evening on approximately 35 evenings annually - at least 2 shifts per month. Museum and Arts shows are generally presented on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Interact with 200-1000 Museum visitors per shift.
  • Manage audiences of 20-200 visitors per show.
  • Operate and troubleshoot as needed Planetarium equipment including: fulldome projection systems, laser projection systems, sound systems, lighting systems, other automation systems, computers and software, PA systems, radios, and other communication devices.
  • Assist with 2-4 additional evenings per year for other Planetarium special events as requested.


WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is part-time, ~4 hours/week, at least 2 shifts per month, on Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm-11:00pm. Opportunities for additional shifts on weekdays and Sunday during high volume periods available.


REPORTS TO:

Director, Immersive Theaters and Programs


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 or more years of Audio-Visual, Theater operations, and/or DJ/VJ performance experience.
  • Experience with public speaking and/or performing.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex software and technical systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage an audience or large groups of people.
  • Experience with basic troubleshooting of computers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and reliably follow established procedures.


STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly). $25.00 / hour.


BENEFITS:

Free parking in the Museum garage, T accessibility, free Exhibit Halls admission and Omni/Planetarium shows, free Duck Tours, discounts in the Museum store and cafe, discounted movie passes, retirement & savings plan.


VACCINATION POLICY:

Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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