Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Job Vacancy - EUNAWE Project Manager Position, Armagh Observatory

A two-year fixed-term position is available at the Armagh Observatory from September 1 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary in range 26,062 to 32,657 pounds per annum, depending on experience. Candidates must have a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area; experience in explaining astronomy to schools and/or the general public; excellent written and oral communication skills; an understanding of how astronomy and the wider UNAWE programme align with the national curriculum, especially at primary school level; and good time/self-management skills.

It is desirable that they should also have a
teaching qualification or equivalent experience working with children
and/or teacher training; appropriate IT skills; experience in developing or
supplying educational and/or promotional material for dissemination via the
Internet and other media; and enthusiasm and a strong commitment to
astronomy outreach. He/She will be responsible for all practical
deliverables of the UK element of the EUNAWE programme.

The closing date is 2011 August 5. Late applications may be considered
until the position is filled. Applicants should send the completed
application form and a full curriculum vitae to: The Administrator, Armagh
Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland (Tel:
+44-(0)28-3752-2928; FAX: +44-(0)28-3752-7174; e-mail:
Candidates should arrange for references from at least two referees to be
sent to the same address as early as possible to ensure full consideration
of the application. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to attend an
interview shortly after the initial closing date.

Full details of the position, selection criteria and procedure for applying
are in the application pack available from For more information, please contact Professor Mark E. Bailey by e-mail at

The Armagh Observatory is an equal opportunities employer.

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