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What you Need to Know

Employment Opportunities

For Certified Teachers & Student Assistants

Each year, the GSK Science in the Summer™ (SIS) program needs enthusiastic certified teachers and high school student assistants to lead each session. The SIS administrator recruits, hires and trains educators on how to use the GSK science curriculum every Spring.

Teacher leading Science in the Summer activity.

To Apply

1. Read information regarding interviews and training before submitting your application.
a. Certified Teacher Information
b. Student Assistant Information

** Gates County Certified Teacher Information
**Gates County Student Assistant Information

2. Download and complete the Availability Form.  
a. Availability Form (please click the link to download)
b. The dates for Gates County camps have not been finalized; therefore, Gates County applicants do not need to upload an availability form with their application. Camp dates will be discussed during your interview.

3. Complete the application on the UNC-Chapel Hill career website. Be sure to upload the Availability Form with your application materials. This is required.
a. Certified Teacher Application
b. Student Assistant Application

4. Send the Recommendation Form link to your principal or teacher to complete.  
a. Principal Recommendation Form (for Teachers)
b. Teacher Recommendation Form (for Students)

Hiring Policies

  • All educators must be certified teachers.
  • All Science in the Summer Staff must complete a paid training on a specific date. Please see details in the corresponding 1.1.a. information documents above.
  • Employment is contingent upon a criminal background check and your availability to attend and complete the mandatory paid training session.
  • Hiring preference goes to those with prior Morehead Planetarium & Science Center program experience and/or those who teach at or attend schools in counties where SIS sites are located.