Career Opportunities

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The Lowell Observatory team consists of more than 150 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.

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Ethan Baisden

HR Generalist

Available Positions

Executive Director 
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Postdoctoral Associate in Exoplanet, Stellar, and Solar Research 
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Philanthropy Manager
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Venue Manager
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Lowell Application Forms

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

  • Lowell Application
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (addressing your qualifications)
  • Contact Information for 3 Professional References

The application form is linked below.

Lowell Application (PDF)

Please reach out to jobs@lowell.edu if you are having issues accessing the documents.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Lowell Application
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (addressing your qualifications)
  • Contact Information for 3 Professional References

The application form is linked below.

Lowell Application (PDF)

 

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 insurance for benefit-eligible employees is 100% paid by the company. Up to a 5% match on retirement contributions after 6 months of employment.

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, and will receive 2 paid personal days per year.

Yes! Please visit https://lowell.edu/support/volunteer/ for more information and to fill out an application form.

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.

Lowell Observatory does not currently have a Covid-19 vaccine mandate in place.

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 mountains sacred to tribes throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this 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.