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Inclusive work environment where you can thrive

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a great place to work. We look for talented, dedicated, high-energy team members who are committed to offering inspiring science education opportunities.

To view and apply for available positions at Morehead, visit the UNC careers website. The link should filter the results to show just Morehead openings. If it does not, set all filters to “Any” except for “Department.” Set the “Department” filter to “Morehead Planetarium.”

As part of the university, we believe that it is part of our mission to offer real-world learning opportunities to university students. As a result, we have openings for students every year across the organization. Most of our student hiring takes place at the beginning of the fall semester for the academic year and in the spring for our summer programs.

University student employment opportunities will be posted to this page. We also hire work-study students. Work-study positions are posted to the UNC federal work-study webpage.

Student employees demonstrate Bernoulli's principle in Science Stage.

Current Openings

Summer Camp Counselors

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is looking for talented students and recent graduates to work in our Science Summer Camps. We offer exciting hands-on camps to students from rising kindergarten to rising eighth grade. Campers explore science through interactive, materials-rich activities and experiments.

What you bring:

  • Passion for science and education
  • High level of accountability
  • Engaging personality and high energy
  • Ability to maintain a safe environment for children

What you’ll do:

  • Facilitate and participate in educational camp activities
  • Supervise campers through activities, meals, and other transitions
  • Interact with parents in a professional and polite manner during pick-ups and drop-offs
  • Model behavior for campers
  • Adhere to camp policies and best practices for working with children

If you are passionate about science or education then please consider spending a summer sharing your knowledge with campers in Chapel Hill as a Science Summer Camp Counselor. Counselors enjoy a schedule that is flexible around summer classes, on campus employment, and an extremely fun and dynamic work environment.

Potential counselors can apply by submitting a resume to

The application deadline is April 30, 2020.