Career Opportunities

Join Our Team!

The Lowell Observatory team consists of more than 100 dedicated and passionate individuals who carry out our mission of scientific discovery and outreach. Lowell team members don’t just work at Lowell—they are Lowell.

Contact

Catie Blazek

HR Recruiting & Payroll Supervisor

Available Positions

To Apply:

Unless otherwise stated in the job description, all positions require the following documents to be submitted:

  • Lowell Standard Application
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (addressing your qualifications)
  • List of 3 References

Application forms are linked below.

Lowell Standard Application (PDF)
Lowell Standard Application (Word)
Lowell Short Form Application (PDF)
Lowell Short Form Application (Word)

Visitor Experience Associate –posted 10/7/2021
Apply Here

Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship –posted 9/20/2021
Apply Here

Night Operations Manager – Lowell Discovery Telescope – posted 8/4/2021
Apply Here

Head of Instrumentation – posted 7/29/2021
Apply Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Full-Time positions (30-40 hours per week) – In addition to 11 scheduled paid holidays, Lowell Observatory offers a Flexible Paid Time Off policy for all full-time, benefit-eligible employees which allows you to determine how much time you need to rest and enjoy yourself outside of work. Paid time off also includes paid Parental and FMLA leaves.  The cost of premiums for medical, life & long-term disability insurances for benefit-eligible employees is 100% paid by the company and includes a contribution to either an H.S.A or HRA account for first dollar medical expenses. Up to a 5% match on retirement contributions after 6 months of employment and funds in lifestyle spending account provided by the observatory

Part-Time positions (up to 29 hours a week average) – Part-time employees will receive sick time accrual according to AZ state law. After 6 months of employment, part-time employees are eligible to participate in a 1%-5% match if they contribute 1%-5% or more to their retirement plan, will receive 2 paid personal days per year, and funds in lifestyle spending account provided by the observatory.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are not currently accepting new volunteer applications. Please check back at a later date.

We do not accept or retain unsolicited resumes. Please submit a resume only in response to an officially posted job listing below.
Standard Application – Unless otherwise indicated in the Position Announcements above, all applicants must fill out an application form.

Unless otherwise stated in the job description, all positions require the following documents to be submitted:

  • Lowell Standard Application
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (addressing your qualifications)
  • List of 3 References

Application forms are linked below.

Lowell Standard Application (PDF)
Lowell Standard Application (Word)
Lowell Short Form Application (PDF)
Lowell Short Form Application (Word)

Lowell Observatory is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Lowell Observatory has always been, and always will be, committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek individuals from all backgrounds to join our teams, and we encourage our employees to bring their authentic, original, and best selves to work.

Lowell Observatory sits at the base of the San Francisco Mountains, which are sacred to Native American tribes throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this beautiful place home.

Lowell Observatory is committed to providing access to and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. Our non-smoking campus is at an elevation of 7,000ft/2100m. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources office for assistance. humanresources@lowell.edu

 Applicants may download Lowell Observatory’s EEO policy as presented in its Affirmative Action Plan.