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Job Opportunity: Public Outreach Coordinator and Events Officer

16 Jul 2021

USW Local 1998 Casual Job Opportunity:

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Faculty of Arts and Science

University of Toronto

Term Casual Appointment


The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics is currently accepting applications for a casual position to provide support to the Public Outreach Coordinator and Events Officer to develop video content for the Dunlap Institute YouTube channel under the Cosmos from Your Couch program.


Duties include:


  • Work with Public Outreach Coordinator to choose and recruit speakers for social media videos
  • Develop draft interview questions for videos
  • Schedule film shoots
  • Assist Public Outreach Coordinator and Events Officer to film videos
  • Edit video using Premiere Pro
  • Post videos on social media


Minimum Qualifications:



Degree in Astronomy




  • Authoritative knowledge of a broad range of astronomical concepts
  • Strong and continually updated knowledge of current events and discoveries in astronomy
  • Ability to translate technical astronomy concepts into a form that appeals to non-experts
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and aesthetics in the context of content creation
  • Experience with cameras, microphones, and studio lighting is an asset, but not required
  • Experience editing video in Adobe Premier Pro is an asset, but not required


Job Posting Date: July 16th, 2021

Job Closing Date: August 3rd, 2021


Hours of Work: approximately 5 hours a week as needed

Duration: 6 months term position


Hourly Rate: $28 per hour, including 4% vacation pay


To apply for this position:   Please send the Cover Letter and Resume in one pdf file and send it to:


Professor Michael Reid

Public Outreach Coordinator

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics

Faculty of Arts & Science



Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.