job ad: JWST Canadian Education and Puplic Outreach Officer (Montreal,
From Jonathan Thornburg [remove -animal@21:1/5 to All on Wed Apr 4 13:49:21 2018
Université de Montréal, physics department
Canadian Education and Puplic Outreach Officer for the James Webb Space Telescope
The Physics department of l'Universite(C) de Montre(C)al (UdeM) is
looking for a dynamic, full-time person who will act as an education
and public outreach (EPO) officer for the James Webb Space Telescope
(JWST) project in Canada. Funded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA),
the candidate will be located at the Universite(C) de Montre(C)al
and will work in close collaboration with the communication department
of the CSA, the Canadian JWST science team, the EPO team at the
Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore and other Canadian
EPO organizations. Tasks for this position include:
* Develop and deliver outreach material related to JWST and astronomy
to the general public, for dissemination on the CSA and UdeM websites
and various social media platforms.
* Make JWST presentations to the general public and students, and answer
questions from the public at kiosks and science fairs.
* Assist Canadian astronomers to disseminate their JWST science projects
and resulting discoveries via web-based articles and press releases.
The minimum qualifications for this position are a PhD in astrophysics,
a dynamic personality, experience in EPO and be fluent in both
French and English.