Director, Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

Company Name: 

University of Nevada, Reno , Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center


1664 N. Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557

Contact Name: 

Nyleen Adams




Job Description: 

The Director of the Fleishmann Planetarium and Science Center (FPSC) is responsible for the overall operation of the center. The center is a complex program composed of diverse activities including providing STEM, astronomy, earth and space science, K-12 outreach and engagement for public informal education as a regional attraction and public face of the University. The Director has primary responsibility for providing strategic leadership, direction and management for all efforts related to FPSC programming. The Director takes a leadership role at the university in establishing, managing, and creating innovative programs to serve constituents through publicly and privately supported training and education, and staying abreast of trends in the nature of work, technology and delivery systems.


The Director provides vision and leadership for the FPSC mission of outreach, community engagement, and lifelong learning. The individual reports to and advises the Vice Provost for Extended Studies on the best use of resources to meet the priorities of FPSC outreach and community engagement.  Responsibilities include: Fiscal, human resource management and strategic planning that guides the development, implementation and ongoing sustainability of diverse educational programs; working collaboratively with ten colleges/schools and their academic departments to facilitate outreach and community engagement efforts that build community partnerships that foster program development and generate revenue The FPSC serves 15,000 K-12 students per year, 25,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows region, and attracts 25,000 visitors to the University each year.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and three (3) or Master's degree and two (2) years of professional related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree.

Knowledge of theories and concepts in astronomy, physics or related discipline. Experience with Planetarium and or Science Center equipment and technologies used for educational and interactive presentations.


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Total Compensation


The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. 


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