Working at Stardome

Our vacancies

Career Positions

Marketing and Communications Manager – Contract

An opportunity has arisen for a  skilled marketing and communications professional to join the small and dedicated team at this not-for-profit organisation on a full time basis for a 6 month contract.

Ideal candidates will be tertiary educated with at least five years experience in a similar role. Experience developing and implementing a strategic marketing plan is essential, as is outstanding copy writing skills, and excellent communication and relationship building. The ability to leverage PR opportunities plus manage the creative design, production and distribution of online, print, radio and video advertising collateral in line with the Stardome brand is also a requirement.

You will be motivated, resourceful and have a strong work ethic. A background in entertainment, education or tourism or not-for-profit marketing would be useful.   Applications close 22 November 2013

Volunteer Positions

Volunteers make a real difference to us at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium.  Everyday, our volunteers teach our visitors about space, through showing them what can be seen through a telescope, or through helping kids learn about space at our school holiday programs.  We currently have the following volunteer vacancies.

Telescope Volunteers

No experience necessary as full training will be given. Bring your own warm jacket and your enthusiasm. Stardome operates telescope viewings Tuesday through to Sunday, so let us know which evenings you have free. We need you to be available on at least one evening per week, fortnight or month. You will be rostered on with an experienced team member who will assist with your training.  As a volunteer you will be welcomed and looked after by our Public Programmes Manager. Benefits include free entry to shows, and for those who volunteer more than 12 times per year, free membership to the Auckland Astronomical Society (AAS).   The basic prerequisites for volunteering are that you are 18 years or over, have a good grasp of the English language and a friendly smile.

How to apply: email

School Holiday Volunteers

We are searching for enthusiastic secondary school student and adult volunteers to help run our school holiday experience for our visitors!

Every school holidays we run five shows (10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm) per day for two weeks. We have around 75 children and adults in each group. Each session has a feature show in our Planetarium theatre, and a fun activity trail. Volunteers are rostered from 10am to 4pm. You can nominate how many days you wish to work over the holidays.  We welcome all the help we can get, and usually ask for two or three days from each volunteer.

The job consists of assisting with setup, helping children with the activities on the trail – there may be face painting colouring in and fun tasks for the kids to complete – and then helping with clean-up. There will be time during the day for coffee/lunch break. At the end of the holiday, each volunteer receives a written reference from us and a pass to come back and see a show in the Stardome Planetarium.

You just need to bring your lunch and your sense of fun!

How to apply: email