Join the ESO Supernova team

Since February 2022, ESO has been collaborating on early childhood education with the Forscherstation, Klaus Tschira Competence Centre for Early Science Education, based in Heidelberg. To date, ESO Supernova has hosted two training courses, each consisting of five modules, for educators entitled “Sun, Moon and Stars”, which help to bring the wonders of the universe into Kindergartens. Also the education programme of ESO Supernova for Kindergarten and primary schools benefited from the collaboration by offering more workshops, tours and planetarium shows for these target groups.This autumn, a further novelty, the science kits library, will be launched.

For this collaboration project, ESO is looking for an Education Specialist (Kindergarten/Elementary School) to further develop and expand the project. As an experienced teacher or educator with a university degree (or comparable) preferably in elementary and childhood education or primary education (essential) with focus on natural sciences (desirable), you will be responsible for coordinating the project at ESO Supernova. You will work on the development and delivery of enquiry-based education materials for children aged 3 to 12 years. The materials will be aligned with the corresponding curricula, as well as with the planetarium shows and the themes of ESO Supernova’s exhibition. You will also be responsible for the continuous development and implementation of training formats for educators and teachers as well as workshops, guided tours and planetarium shows for kindergarten and primary school children.

If we have sparked your interest in working in the field of early childhood education paired with science and cutting-edge technology in a stimulating international environment, you can find additional information on our website or apply here.