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You can access all of the currently opened positions at Gemini on an Ultipro page managed by AURA.

Welcome to the Gemini Careers Brochure Video Page! 

Don't have a copy of the career brochure? Ask for one here!  

Download the Gemini North (English) PDF 2.9 MB

Download the Gemini South (Español) PDF 4.2 MB 

Enjoy these videos of our staff sharing their passion for their work. Note: you may need to reload your brower if videos do not appear.

Are you ready to explore a future in astronomy? 

Ever wonder what kind of jobs you could do at an astronomical observatory?

Learn about the types of careers, and the people, that allow observatories like Gemini to explore to the very edge of the universe. Then, watch the videos on this page to learn even more about working at an observatory. 

Explore your future in an “out-of-this-world” job! 

*Note that since the time of the interviews, some employee job titles may have changed. Current employee position titles are included in parentheses as necessary.

Gustavo Arriagada - Engineer (Senior Project Manager)

“What I enjoy most is being able to motivate engineers so they use their expertise and potential to the max and, through that exercise, they develop the most advanced systems for taking the sharpest images of space ever.”

Jerry Brower - Windows Network Administrator (Information Systems Engineer II)

“I’m the Information Systems guy to the stars! I keep data and information flowing smoothly, wherever it needs to go!”

Enrique Cancino - Senior Human Resources Generalist -English subtitles

“As the Human Resources supervisor, what I enjoy most is helping staff improve their professional contribution and performance within the organization.”

Angelic Ebbers - Software Engineer (Gemini North Software Operations Team Lead)

“I write the software that moves the telescope and enables the instruments to look up at the night sky.”

Hector Figueroa - Mechanical Technician -English subtitles

“As a Mechanical Technician at Gemini South, I work on modifying parts of the telescope, among other things.”

Michael Hoenig - Data Analysis Specialist (Science Operations Specialist)

“I’m part of a team that keeps the telescope pointing to the right place and getting the best observations possible.”

Bobbi Kikuchi - Travel Coordinator, Gemini North

“I keep everyone at Gemini on the move by coordinating staff travel around the world – and maybe someday to other planets!”

Eduardo Marín - Science Operations Specialist-English subtitles

“I'm a specialist in science operations and as such, I am in charge of the telescope operation at night.”

Gabriela Randrup - Administrative Assistant (Administrative Specialist, Reception)

“I’m the first voice that most people hear when they call Gemini – along with doing a million other details!”

Bernadette Rodgers - Head of Science Operations, Gemini South

“My job is to lead a group of 10 to 15 scientists and science technical support professionals at Gemini South.”

Kathy Roth - Associate Scientist

“I make sure that astronomers from around the world get the best data and can use them to understand the universe.”

Tomislav Vucina - Optical Engineer-English subtitles (Gemini South Optical Systems Group Manager)

“I'm an Optical Engineer and in charge of maintaining the optical systems for both Gemini telescopes.”

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