Today’s Hours

Entry Level

Planetarium School Programs Instructor – part-time

Flexible and enthusiastic educator desired for position as a planetarium school programs instructor. Training will be provided.

Presentations are 30-45 minutes and cover a variety of space science topics using our digital planetarium theater. School groups range from PreK-grade 12, primarily elementary and early middle school.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Presenting school programs for visiting school groups in the planetarium and maintaining materials and supplies, up to three days per week (Wednesday-Friday)
  • Presenting public planetarium programs on Fridays
  • Creating our bi-monthly Starmap
  • Updating and creating follow up educational resources for teachers
  • Potential opportunities to assist in development and implementation of programming
  • Maintaining materials and supplies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably with an education major or STEM major.
  • Progress toward degree with significant experience considered.


  • Experience teaching both large and small groups of children
  • Experience executing a lesson plan
  • Interest and comfort in communicating STEM topics

Knowledge of:

  • Basic astronomy (i.e., constellations and planets) preferred but trainable.


  • Good judgement
  • Personal responsibility
  • Productive impact
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to:

  • Utilize technology
  • Work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Be highly attentive and able to be friendly but firm and consistent in policy enforcement
  • Ability to work in low light situations

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass background check
  • All hired employees must provide proof of COVID vaccination

All applicants must meet minimum requirements to be considered.

How to Apply

Please download and complete MSC’s employment application form and submit it with a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@mdsci.org with the position as the subject.


Education – Human Resources
Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore MD 21230


EOE/M/F/H/V. No phone calls please.