Important Parking Update

The UNC-owned parking lot in front of our building is currently under construction. Visitors must now pay using ParkMobile (Zone Code 4468). Find more updated parking information on 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 look for talented, dedicated, energetic team members who are committed to offering inspiring science education opportunities.

Student employees demonstrate Bernoulli's principle in Science Stage.

Current Openings

Interpretive Programs Lead Coordinator

We are looking for a great person to fill the Interpretive Programs Lead Coordinator position here at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.  This position is primarily responsible for maintaining and improving the Interpretive programs in the Launch Lab and Science Stage, as well as helping to recruit, train and mentor the student staff that work in those areas and in the exhibits.

Apply here: unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/270840
Deadline to apply: 01/19/2024


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.”

Community Engagement Intern 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center seeks an energetic, motivated individual to play a vital role on the Community Engagement Team. This 11-month position provides an educator with a unique opportunity to gain considerable experience in science program execution and coordination. The Community Engagement intern will support the North Carolina Science Festival, FUTURES storytelling workshops, NC STEM Calendar, and special community events. 

Responsibilities will include administrative support for core initiatives, designing curriculum, leading hands-on STEM activities, and assisting with the delivery of programs including workshops and community meetings. 

This position is an 11-month internship, with occasional evening and weekend work. 

$16/hour 

Apply at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/269565.


Summer Outreach Educator

Morehead is looking for Summer Outreach Educators to lead daily science sessions for 20 children in kindergarten – 5th grade at community-based youth development centers in Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake counties.

This two-month opportunity provides an opportunity to gain experience in STEM education. Training in curriculum and instruction will be provided.

Please submit the Availability Form with your application.

$13.05/hour

Apply at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/272830.


Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is looking for organized, motivated individuals to play a vital role in planning and implementing our summer camp programs. If you have experience working with children and want to help with the logistics, administration, and operation of a fun, safe summer program, please apply! 

$14.55/hour

More info, including how to apply, here at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/271822. 


Summer Camp Lead Counselor 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is looking for enthusiastic college students or recent graduates to work in our Summer Science Camps as Lead Counselors this summer! We offer exciting, hands-on summer camps for kids, and we’d love for you to share your excitement for science and education with them!  

$13.05/hour

More info, including how to apply, at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/271820.

Please download the 2024 Application Supplement and submit it with your application.


Summer Camp Assistant Counselor 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is looking for enthusiastic high school students age 16 or older to work in our Summer Science Camps as Assistant Counselors this summer! We offer exciting, hands-on summer camps for kids, and we’d love for you to share your excitement for science and education with them!

$11.05/hour

More info., including how to apply, at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/272666.

Please download the 2024 Application Supplement and submit it with your application.


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.


 


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.