W. M. Keck Observatory

This position is open to high school students

Are you a high school student who would like to be part of a team that shares exciting news and educates the community about the extraordinary science happening at W. M. Keck Observatory, as well as the mysteries of the universe that Hawaii astronomy is helping solve? If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

Under the general supervision of the Communications Officer, the Communications and Outreach (CO) Student Assistant provides administrative support for a variety of programs to enhance public awareness and enthusiasm for Keck Observatory and Hawaii astronomy. The CO Student Assistant will work with the Communications Officer and the Outreach Coordinator.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the research and production of digital and print communications, including video recording and editing, as well as social media content and distribution.
  • Assist with preparations and activities related to public talks and outreach events, including nighttime and/or weekend events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with clerical tasks as needed.
  • Perform other duties consistent with the scope of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • High School student in good standing.

 Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in astronomy, STEM and/or Keck Observatory.
  • Experience in shooting and editing video and still images.
  • Experience in social media and content distribution.

About Us

To learn more about us, our science, and our mission, go to: www.keckobservatory.org. To see a video about Keck Observatory, go to: https://vimeo.com/90063671


Tells us about yourself. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and complete our job application by going to: https://keckobservatory.applicantpro.com/jobs/


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