ASP Job Openings
September 12, 2023 - The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is seeking a dynamic and visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will lead the organization into the future through inspiring leadership, innovative organizational thinking, and excellent financial management. The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the society and its staff including administration, programs, financial management, fundraising, marketing and outreach, and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
As the ASP’s lead spokesperson, the CEO represents the society to a wide range of stakeholders including its members, NASA, NSF, AAS, the amateur astronomy community, other astronomy and educational organizations, supporters, donors, and the general public.
While we do not have an internship program, we welcome volunteers as needed, especially student volunteers. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Note: As of August 2023, the ASP offices no longer require the use of a mask when entering the building, however staff will respect the request of volunteers & guests to wear one as needed.
2019 Student Volunteer and recent graduate of South San Francisco High School, Emily Gomez Urbina, shares her experience.
I heard (or found) the ASP when I was doing research on nonprofits around the Bay Area and found the ASP website! Brian May is one of the reasons I became interested in Astronomy. I think he's so cool, and it solidified my love for Queen. Another event that sparked my interest was when I saw the constellation Orion on a school trip at night, and when there was a lunar eclipse on my birthday. The wonder and will to study this field was influenced by my physics teacher who taught a section of Astronomy! There's still a lot I need to understand about the universe, and I can't seem to wrap my head around it! Volunteering at the ASP wasn't just about focusing on a task, it was also about understanding the importance for a project.