Bridging communication gaps between scientists, engineers and the public
Inspiring enthusiasm for science
Science communication and writing
Science program/exhibit development and evaluation
Multiple project management/leadership
Facilitating interdepartmental/-disciplinary collaboration
M.S., Scientific Communication. Australian National University (ANU), 1999. Thesis: The impact of observatory visitor centers on the public understanding of astronomy.
B.Sc., Astronomy, Physics, English. University of Toronto, 1997
Principal and Owner, Science for Society (S4S), South Pasadena CA
§ Evaluating and critically reviewing science-content programs, exhibits, presentations, outreach, and other media to ensure their appropriateness for and to improve impact on non-expert audiences.
Manager, Research and Evaluation (2002-2010)
California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA
§ Established a research/evaluation department at a major science museum.
§ Planned, designed and managed all Education Department program research and evaluation; developed all research instruments; conducted or directed all data collection; analyzed and interpreted all data; trained evaluation support staff.
§ Advised program and exhibit developers on how best to communicate science concepts to museum visitors and program participants; collaborated with educators to develop more effective education programs and helping them understand the process, methods, and uses of evaluation.
§ Positively impacted program quality, outcomes and other deliverables through action research and formative/summative evaluation.
§ Increased enrolment in and funding for programs by demonstrating positive impacts on participants.
§ Assisted grant writers.
§ Interfaced with other museum departments (e.g. marketing, membership, exhibit development) to fulfill their research and evaluation needs.
§ Disseminated research/evaluation findings through journal publications and conference or other presentations. (Samples provided upon request.)
Freelance Science Writer
§ Published in Sky&Telescope, SkyNews and California Wild magazines and on EW Woman online magazine and Sky&Telescope website. More than 20 scripts broadcast on the USA based Earth&Sky radio science series.
Member—Workforce Development Working Group
CA Space Education and Workforce Institute, Pasadena, CA
§ Collaborated with educators and aerospace industry professionals to create an inventory of STEM programs that serve audiences throughout the entire STEM workforce pipeline, including career, technical, and education.
Nov ‘00-Feb ‘01
Institute for Learning Innovation, Annapolis, MD
§ Assisted Institute staff with research and evaluation of free-choice learning environment programs and exhibits. Engaged in data collection, data analysis and report writing.
NASA Earth&Sky Radio Broadcast Fellow
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
§ Researched and wrote radio scripts explaining scientific concepts from NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise. Earth&Sky is a publicly funded radio series broadcast on National Public Radio with a mission to enhance the public awareness and understanding of science.
Adjunct Astronomy Instructor and Field Trip Coordinator
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
§ Improved student knowledge and awareness of science, the process of science, and data collection and analysis by observing variable stars.
§ Enhanced student awareness and understanding of NASA and its missions by coordinating virtual field trips to NASA field centers.
Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex, Canberra, Australia
§ Increased student/public awareness of the role Australia has played and still plays in space exploration. Explained the function and history of the tracking station through field trip materials and activities.
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
§ Assessing the impact of science museum exhibits on the public awareness and understanding of science. Research focused on mental modeling.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (2009). Grand Canyon Star Party, North Rim. Sky&Telescope Observing Notes (website), July.
PHOTO CREDIT: Grand Canyon Star Party, North Rim. Sky&Telescope Observing Notes (website), July.
Kimberly M. Burtnyk (2005). BODY WORLDS’ Family Visitors: a Demographic Study of the North American debut of BODY WORLDS, the Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies. Informal Learning Review. v. 73, July-August.
Burtnyk, Kimberly and Dr. David J. Combs (2005). Parent Chaperones as Field Trip Facilitators: A case study. Visitor Studies Today. v. 8, no. 1.
Kimberly M. Burtnyk (2005). Cosmic Rays Bombard LA. California Wild. 58:1.
Kimberly M. Burtnyk (2004). Chaperone Led Field Trips: The Road Less Traveled? ASTC Dimensions, September/October 2004.
Kimberly M. Burtnyk (2003). Converting Hindi to English. A graduate student is making headlines. EW Woman online magazine. August 11.
Dierking, Lynn D, Kim Burtnyk, Kirsten Buchner, & John Falk (2002). Visitor Learning in Zoos and Aquariums: a literature review. American Zoo and Aquarium Association publication.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2001). Global Warming and Ozone. Airdate: May 25.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2001). Ozone Recovery. Airdate: May 24.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2001). Effects of Clouds. Airdate: May 13.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2001). Complexity of Clouds. Airdate: May 12.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Airdate: December 26.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Wildfire Prevention. Airdate: December 20.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Sub Glacial Lakes. Airdate: December 12.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Lake Vostok. Airdate: November 30.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Acid Runoff. Airdate: November 20.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Coral Bleaching. Airdate: November 12.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Saltville. Airdate: November 6.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Rainbow soil. Airdate: October 29.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Disappearing Lake. Airdate: May 19.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (2000). Jurassic Bark. Airdate: May 18.
Kimberly M. Burtnyk (2000). Anatomy of an Aurora. Sky&Telescope. March. v. 99, no.3, p.34-40.
Kimberly M. Burtnyk (2000). Impact of Observatory Visitor Centers on the Public Understanding of Astronomy. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. v. 17, no. 3. 275-281.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (1999). Hole through the Earth Part 2. Airdate: September 9.
Earth&Sky Radio Script (1999). Hole through the Earth Part 1. Airdate: September 8.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1999). Astronomers study the mystery of black holes and quasars. ANU Reporter. Vol 30, no. 11. August 4.
Kimberly M. Burtnyk (1998). A Supernova Chaser’s Story. Sky&Telescope. September. v. 96, no. 3, p.42.
Burtnyk, Kimberly & Susan M. Stocklmayer (1998). Public Reflections on Astronomy Exhibits at Observatory Visitor Centres. Proceedings of the Learning Science in Informal Contexts Conference. Canberra, Australia. August 5-7.
PHOTO CREDIT: Comet Hale Bopp. Thursday April 10, 1997. Cover of University of Toronto Varsity newspaper.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1997). Canada’s South American Observatory. SkyNews. Jan/Feb, p. 18-21.
PHOTO CREDIT: Canada’s South American Observatory. SkyNews. Jan/Feb, p. 18.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1995). Waterloo prof discovers water on sun. University of Toronto Varsity newspaper. July.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1995). Brain bank on the brink of closing. University of Toronto Varsity newspaper. March 14.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1994). Meteorite lands at U of T. University of Toronto Varsity newspaper. September 6.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1994). Major quake possible for Toronto, U of T geologists find. July.
PHOTO CREDIT: Annular Solar Eclipse. May 7, 1994. University of Toronto Varsity newspaper.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1993). Tracking arctic contamination: Computer model explains polar pollution. University of Toronto Varsity newspaper. October 12.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1993). Moooove over Pasteur, Here’s Latour! University of Toronto Varsity newspaper. November 9.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1993). A tale of two telescopes: Gemini takes U of T to the heavens. University of Toronto Varsity newspaper. July 23.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (1993). U of T astronomer views birth of galaxy. University of Toronto Varsity newspaper. June 8.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (2006). Quantifying Affect: Reviewing the literature on measuring and quantifying affect outside of the museum community. Visitor Studies Association annual conference. Grand Rapids, MI. July 26-30.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (2005). Analyze this! Cautionary tales from using Personal Meaning Mapping on a Summative Evaluation. Visitor Studies Association annual conference. Philadelphia, PA. August 3-6.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (2005). Young Children’s Reactions to BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies. Visitor Studies Association annual conference. Philadelphia, PA. August 3-6.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (2003). Using formative and summative evaluation to improve field trip programs. Workshop conducted at the Visitor Studies Association annual conference. Columbus, OH. July 15-19.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (2003). The role of observatories in communicating astronomy to the public. Poster, Conference on Communicating Astronomy to the Public. Washington, DC. October 1-5.
Burtnyk, Kimberly, Maeryta Medrano & Joe O’Connell (2003). Understanding Exhibition Design: An evaluator, designer and fabricator discuss the design process. Panel discussion, Western Museums Association annual meeting. Reno, NV. October 19-22.
Burtnyk, Kimberly (2003). Evaluating astronomy exhibits at observatory visitor centers. Speaker’s Forum, Association of Science Technology Centers annual meeting. St. Paul, MN. November 7-11.
Burtnyk, Kimberly & Susan M. Stocklmayer (1999). Impact of Observatory Visitor Centers on the Public Understanding of Astronomy. Astronomy Education for the Next Millennium. Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia and the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand. Kingswood, Sydney Australia. July 1999.
Burtnyk, Kimberly & Susan M. Stocklmayer (1998). Public Reflections on Astronomy Exhibits at Observatory Visitor Centres. Presentation at the Learning Science in Informal Contexts Conference. Canberra, Australia. August 5-7.
OTHER INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
Member, Visitor Studies Association. VSA Abstracts Editor, 2006-2008
Member, American Evaluation Association
Lifetime amateur astronomer and space/science enthusiast.
Star party astronomer—star parties transcend language, ethnic and education barriers.
Participant in drafting the Washington Charter at the Conference on Communicating Astronomy to the Public, Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, 2003.
Volunteer, American Astronomical Society Div. of Planetary Science conference, 2010.
Volunteer, American Astronomical Society conference, Toronto, 1997.
Scholarship recipient: CUREA astronomy program, Mt. Wilson Observatory, Pasadena CA, 2008.
California State Science Fair Judge: Earth and Planetary Science, Behavioral and Social Science, 2005-2010.
Landscape and botanical digital photography, camping, writing, cooking.
Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.
All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.
All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide.
Pricing starts at €450 (approx £350 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!
2017 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):
|1 month - Discovery||450 euros||convert|
|3 months - Bronze||1150 euros||convert|
|6 months - Silver||1950 euros||convert|
|12 months - Gold||3200 euros||convert|
If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)562211007 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.
Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.
Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
- if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
- if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)
For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)562211007.
Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)562211007 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.
Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.
We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.
To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
* The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
* Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.
Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing email@example.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.