Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has suspended public operations until further notice because of ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns. You can read our full statement here. While you’re here, check out Morehead At Home, an online hub of resources for you to enjoy at home!

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

2. Complete the application on the UNC-Chapel Hill career website.
a. Certified Teacher Application
b. Student Assistant Application

3. Complete the Availability Form and upload to your application on the UNC-Chapel Hill career website.  
a. Availability Form: please download to complete.

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 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.

  • 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.