Parking Lot Update

The UNC-owned Morehead parking lot is under construction. Weekday visitors must pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468) or the Pay Station near our iguana. For more info, go to our Plan A Visit page.

Employment Opportunities

We offer an inclusive work environment where you can thrive.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a great place to work. We seek talented, dedicated, energetic team members committed to providing inspiring science education opportunities.

Student employees demonstrate Bernoulli's principle in Science Stage.

Current Openings

Check back later for open positions!


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

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Additional positions will be posted when available.

As a member of the university community, we believe 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 and on Handshake. We also hire work-study students. Work-study positions are posted on the UNC federal work-study programs website.

Seasonal opportunities are also available for UNC students. Please see Seasonal Opportunities above for more information.


Sales Associate 

Our summer 2024 Sales Associate positions are now filled, but we are still considering applications for Sales Associate for the 2024-25 school year.

Sales Associates work in our box office and museum store, selling tickets and merchandise. No prior experience required. Weekend work required, some evening work required.

$11.55/hour

Click here to apply for the Sales Associate position.


Guest Relations Assistant 

Guest Relations Assistants work with visiting field trips from schools and reservations for other non-school organizations. They provide customer service and wayfinding for group programs, general public operations, birthday party programs, private planetarium shows, and other special events. No prior experience required. We are currently hiring for Summer 2024. Staff hired for summer 2024 will have the option to continue work in Fall 2024 if availability permits. Some evening work required, some weekend work required.

$10.55/hour

Click here to apply for the Guest Relations Assistant position.


As a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.