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Planetarium Operator

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Maryland Science Center

  • 5 people are interested

Planetarium Operator

Share your passion for all things astronomical by volunteering in the Davis Planetarium. Present astronomy programs in our Digital Planetarium, operate and monitor computer and projection equipment, and manage crowds and physical space.


  • Usher guests into the Planetarium
  • Introduce and present live planetarium shows to audiences
  • Engage guests in a variety of astronomical based topics
  • Operate Digital Planetarium

Required Knowledge/Skills:

  • Public speaking, knowledge/interest in astronomy and night sky, comfortable learning digital planetarium software and technology, and a keen eye for detail are all necessary skills.
  • Comfort & familiarity operating a computer
  • Ability to speak to and deal with public in courteous and friendly manner
  • Outgoing; at ease with people of all ages
  • Prior knowledge of astronomy helpful, but willingness to learn is acceptable substitute

Physical Requirements:

  • Comfortable working in low lighting
  • Ability to present a 30-minute live presentation while operating the digital planetarium software

Training: Will be provided by Planetarium staff.

Schedule: Shifts are available on Fridays (12-3:30pm), Saturdays (12-4:30pm), and Sundays (12-4:30pm). Volunteers must be able to commit to one shift per week.

3 Shifts

  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:30 PM
    This shift is on Fridays
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
    This shift is on Saturdays
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
    This shift is on Sundays
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About Maryland Science Center


601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, US

Mission Statement

We are the Maryland Science Center. We inspire. We empower. We engage. Let's science.


The Maryland Academy of Sciences is Maryland's oldest scientific institution and one of the oldest such institutions in the entire nation. At its inception in 1797, the Academy was an amateur scientific society - members met to discuss papers on astronomy, botany, zoology, and other subjects then known as the "natural sciences."

As the Academy continued its work through the 1800s and 1900s, the group searched for a permanent location to establish a space dedicated to interactive, hands-on learning. The vision became a reality with the opening of the Academy's Maryland Science Center in 1976.

Today, and for more than 40 years, the Maryland Academy of Sciences, through its programs and exhibits at the Maryland Science Center, has demonstrated a commitment to emphasize the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). No other institution in the state reaches more teachers and students through onsite and outreach programming.

The Maryland Science Center invites you to join our Volunteer Program and celebrate science!

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We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts


601 Light StreetBaltimore, MD 21230



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • STEM


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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