There’s an amazing announcement at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog. It’s titled Job Opening at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, and it was written by Casey Luskin, described at the end as: “a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
One of those unavoidable parts of life is work. We didn’t make the rules! But if you have to work, why not look for a job that allows you to do something you love, while making an important impact on the world?
Hey — great idea! Do something you love and change the world! What job is that? Casey knows, and he says:
We have a full-time, salaried position opening as Assistant to the Managing and Associate Directors, Center for Science & Culture at Discovery Institute. [Link omitted!] From the job description, the responsibilities include:
Casey is too modest to mention it, but he is the Associate Director he mentioned above, so you’ll have the opportunity to work directly for him as his assistant! Wowie! Here’s a list of what you’ll have to do:
♦ general administrative support for the Managing and Associate Directors (e.g., research, scanning, mailing, filing, financial reimbursements and tracking, responding to emails and phone calls on behalf of the Directors)
♦ writing and editing (e.g., writing and/or copy-editing articles for Evolution News and/or Mind Matters News; preparing show notes for the Mind Matters News weekly podcast; proof-reading; writing grant proposals and reports; preparing and producing email newsletters; developing content for new websites; writing scripts for short videos)
♦ project management (e.g., overseeing a video project from beginning to completion) special projects (e.g., building out a course website on the DiscoveryU platform)
Sounds great, but are you qualified? Casey gives us a big list of the job requirements. Here they are:
♦ excellent writing and editing skills
♦ a basic knowledge of Word, Excel, and WordPress
♦ strong administrative and organizational skills, including an ability to focus on details and make sure that things don’t “fall through the cracks”
♦ an ability to prioritize and be proactive
♦ an ability to work independently with limited supervision
♦ a desire to develop and exercise skills in a variety of areas and to work on several projects simultaneously
♦ a desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
♦ a willingness to work in an office in downtown Seattle
♦ a willingness to be flexible and learn new skills as needed (e.g., Adobe InDesign)
♦ a knowledge of the debate over intelligent design and evolution
♦ an enthusiastic commitment to the program and principles of Discovery Institute and its Center for Science & Culture
That’s a lotta requirements! The last item is very important — it eliminates all the Darwinist fools! Casey’s post ends with this:
If you’re interested, find more information here and apply online here. [Links omitted!] We look forward to hearing from you!
Well, dear reader, whatcha gonna do? You may never again have a chance to work for world-class geniuses who are in the forefront of science — and you’ll be actually working with Casey! Don’t hesitate. Apply now! And of course, tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya.
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