CIRES Education and Outreach Temporary Researcher

University of Colorado
Boulder County, Colorado, US
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type
CIRES Education and Outreach Temporary Researcher
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Boulder, Colorado
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Research Faculty
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Job Summary
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomes applications for an hourly paid Temporary Researcher within our Education and Outreach Program ( . The ideal candidate will have experience developing planetarium films, work with 360 footage and has a strong education background. Ideally the candidate is familiar with the MOSAiC Arctic research expedition ( .
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people's relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth's poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.
About CIRES Education & Outreach
CIRES strives to learn about the earth and environment, including people's relationship with the planet.
The Education and Outreach program at CIRES is the go-between that helps to make cutting-edge research accessible to students, teachers, and the public. CIRES (pronounced "series") stands for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. The scientific team at CIRES includes more than 500 scientists, who are studying ideas like what drives large wildfires, how to detect methane pollution, and the behavior of Arctic sea ice. Some of the big topics we work on are climate change, water resources, forest health, pollution, our dynamic oceans, the chemistry of the atmosphere, and the special environments in the Arctic and Antarctic. We study these topics on the ground, aboard ships, on skis, in the labs, and from space.
Because scientific understanding helps us take better care of the Earth, our researchers also tackle public policy, with the aim of guiding policymakers toward decisions that are based on the best available science.
The theme that ties us all together is a desire to understand the Earth better, and specifically, how we can work toward a sustainable future. This mission is up to all people, not just scientists. That's why our job is to reach out to you and help you learn as much as you can about the incredible planet that we all share.
Our core value is that the whole world benefits from science, but only if that science is shared with the world. Join us, and see where science can take you.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Develop planetarium film and VR content
- Collection of footage
- Storyboarding
- Post processing of footage
- Dome animations
- Music and audio design/recording
- Develop educational materials to support the VR content
- Curriculum writing
- Curriculum testing
- Develop outreach content for Arctic research expedition
- Develop photo exhibit
- Develop short educational videos
What You Should Know
- This is a temporary hourly paid position.
What We Can Offer
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits ( , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder ( .
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What We Require
- Masters degree in education.
- At least two years of experience developing planetarium film.
- Experience in translating scientific research in outreach opportunities.
What You Will Need
- Ability to work closely with MOSAiC scientists.
- Excellent writing, communication and time management skills.
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Experience in Arctic field expeditions.
- Ability to develop VR scenes.
- Photography skills.
Special Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
Please apply by 6/8/2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs ( .
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
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The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.