We're Hiring. Astronomy Ireland is growing rapidly. We are looking for the best and the brightest to join our team. We are looking for dynamic, motivated and focused people to work with us to help develop and grow our organisation.
Astronomy Ireland was founded in 1990 and has become the biggest in the world relative to population. It has thousands of members throughout the 32 counties of Ireland and is always seeking new members. There are lots of events (see the Events page) organised and members receive our monthly magazine (see below). As well as this Astronomy Ireland works hard behind the scenes to promote interest in astronomy and space all around Ireland, liasing with government departments and private industry, and especially the media who we keep constantly informed of the latest news and developments particularly where there is an Irish element. It is a very exciting, busy and thriving environment to be a part of be it as a member or an employee. There are many new and bold initiatives planned for the future
Every month Astronomy Ireland publishes "Astronomy & Space" magazine with a brief to bring the latest news, feature articles and what to see in Irish skies to the general public in Ireland (and the U.K.). It is the single biggest activity of the society all year round and is mainly produced by volunteers but there are employment options, especially as the title and the society grows.
In the past the society was always receiving requests for information on where to purchase good quality equipment - telescopes, binoculars, cameras, accessories, etc. To meet this demand the society set up an Astronomy Shop that has grown to become one of the largest in Europe with a huge showroom currently located in Swords, Co. Dublin within easy access of the M50 and the rest of Dublin city. It is safe to say that most people in Ireland now buy their telescopes from our Shop. Proceeds from sales help us to further our goals of promoting astronomy and space in Ireland. As the Shop grows in size more staff are being taken for positions in sales, administration, marketing and management. This is one of the major growth areas for the organisation.
ASTRONOMY SHOP JOBS
We now run one of the biggest telescope shops in Europe, currently based in Artane, Dublin 5 but supplying telescopes, parts, books, etc by mail order around Ireland and abroad. As part of a major expansion plan this year we have vacancies for managers, office administrators, accounts staff, and sales personnel. Full time and part time work. If you are interested please email C.V. to David Moore at email@example.com or post to P.O.Box 2888, Dublin 5. if you previously sent a C.V. please re-send. Please pass this vacancy notice to anyone who might be interested.
Astronomy Ireland is growing constantly and will shortly have vacancies for administrative personnel in several areas. Experience in office administration, computers an advantage but not necessary as full training will be given. You need not necessarily have a great interest in astronomy to apply, although some knowledge is an advantage. CVs please to firstname.lastname@example.org giving job title for which you are applying. Alternatively post your C.V. with covering letter to P.O.Box 2888, Dublin 5.