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The Grassholme observatory is a new and exciting venture into astronomical outreach from the Tees Valley. Situated on the banks of Grassholme reservoir near to the picturesque towns of Mickleton and Middleton- in-Teesdale, this accessible facility needs applicants from all walks of life who can demonstrate an eagerness and knowledge to work in a visitor attraction.

If you would be interested in working at the facility and helping establish this new venture then we want to hear from you – but before you decide, maybe you want to know a little more about what it will mean to work at the Grassholme Observatory?

You will be forgiven for thinking that you will need a degree in astrophysics to work at the observatory, well that’s not the case at all. Firstly, the facility exists to educate and inspire the public into all things astronomy, that said, not all the public posses degrees in astronomy or are scientists, so not all of our staff have to either.

Our varying astronomy observatory jobs, with varying degree of positions, will become available, from professional astronomers to science explainers and assistants. Some job positions will not require you to have any science experience at all, as we will train you as you go along.

Working with us will allow you to see some of the most inspirational objects in the universe and let you listen to renowned speakers and interact with the public. Maybe you can make the drinks and help guide and welcome guests or if you do have astronomy experience and will be able to give talks and guide them around the night sky. Either way working at the observatory will be a truly magical experience.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Grassholme Observatory, then please contact us on the link below and, we’d love to hear from you.

All observatory careers will appear here in due course.




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