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AURA Student Assistant in Tucson, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: The Communications Education and Engagement (CEE) Department seeks a temporary part-time Student Assistant.Temporary part-time staff (6-12 months) to assist with interactive online and eventual in-person sessions, create content to increase our online presence, and provide support to our main education and engagement programs and at various local science education outreach events. The programs include Teen Astronomy Caf , Globe at Night, Camp Cooper Dark Skies, and Project ASTRO (see program descriptions below). The events include workshops, star parties, after school programs, camps, and family Astronomy Nights. In general, a student intern will work primarily with one program while being available to help with various events. This position is scheduled to work up to 10 hours per week.*Experience Required:* Knowledge of the night sky and basic astronomy Successful completion of college-level astronomy-related courses Ability to understand CEE program efforts and NOIRLab goals Ability to use video recording technology to create content*Job Duties:*-Developing Science@Home content, which includes: Sharing ideas and sometimes leading hands-on activities Researching and leading the What's up in the Sky segments-Developing short YouTube videos, which includes: Conducting demonstrations Prerecorded What's Up in the Sky videos-Social media videos to promote our virtual events, as needed Assisting with CEE virtual programs/efforts as needed (not exceeding max hours per week) Professional conduct at all virtual events while representing AURA and NOIRLab*Physical Demands:*The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear.-The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl.-The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.-Must possess - sufficient mobility, strength, or dexterity in both arms and hands and both legs to a) reach upward, sideways, downward to work with paper files; b) sufficient mobility and dexterity to utilize computer systems, fax machines, copiers, and other office machines.-Must possess 1) ability to read and understand instructions, drawings, safety guides, and other written materials necessary to perform job; 2) sufficient visual capacity to perform the applicable functions without assistance of visual aids other than eye contacts or eye glasses; 3) sufficient spoken aural capacity to hear and understand instructions, warning bells, fire alarms, or shouted instructions without assistance of auditory aids other than a hearing aid; and 4) ability to impart information orally so that others understand and can respond appropriately._All applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume that describes their interest in this position and their relevant experience. Please include a list of 3 professional references with contact information. Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process should request assistance at employment@aura-astronomy.org_Preference will be given to qualified Native Americans living on or near the Tohono O'odham reservation.For full consideration, please submit your completed application by September 4, 2020. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of over 40 US institutions and three international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA's role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. AURA is responsible for managing the operations of the NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, the National Solar Observatory, and the construction of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation and operations of the Space Telescope Science Institute under contracts with NASA.*AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at**As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, n