- Location: Bickley WA
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Education & Training
Minimum of 2 tours per month, following initial intensive training sessions.
- Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
- Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
Extensive training provided
Cost of working with children check is covered by the organisation. Coffee/tea provided.
- Working with Children Check *
• Confidence at public speaking to small groups or willingness to learn
• Working with Children Check
• Basic knowledge of Astronomy and our solar system
• Ability to climb small ladders if needed
• Previous knowledge of how to operate a telescope is handy but not required as we provide training
• Ability to follow correct procedures to ensure the safety and longevity of the telescopes
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
As our new Telescope Operator, most of this work is for public night tours but some may be for day tours, special night tour events or outside events.
RESPONSIBILITIES • Unpack and set up designated telescope • Choose, setup and focus suitable eyepiece for target • Welcome group (The public is divided into Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta groups) • Explain how to view the target through the eyepiece • Explain and be cognisant of safety aspects of the dome and telescope usage • Describe allocated objects and related basic astronomy concepts • Talk about telescope, mount, GoTo, star catalogs etc • Answer questions as needed • Pack up telescope at end of tour
You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.