Science Communicator – Edinburgh International Science Festival
As a Science Communicator with Edinburgh International Science Festival you will form part of the team delivering the workshops and activities which form the Festival’s family programme. High quality Science Communication is at the heart of what Edinburgh International Science Festival is all about and our Science Communicators are our ambassadors. This role makes a real difference to the experience of children, families and adults at the festival.
As the festival only runs for a short time we depend on our staff being reliable and committed to the role for the two weeks for which they are employed.
Size, scope and activity of the role:
· One Edinburgh International Science Festival workshop/show/exhibition to be learned and delivered, with the potential to work on ad hoc events if interested and required.
· Delivery of the designated event required for the full festival run 5 April – 20 April 2014.
Attendance at two mandatory training days required.
We are looking for outgoing people who are excellent communicators and who enjoy working with parents and children aged 3-15 years. Previous experience in Science Communication would be beneficial as would experience working in education or learning support, or a background in theatre and performing arts. However, passion is the key and an ability to work hard and retain your sense of humour is essential.
Essential – Good communication skills, confident presenter, quick learner, comfortable with scientific information, good team working skills, calm under pressure, experience with children, reliable.
Desirable – Scientific background/education, performance skills, experience in education or teaching. Science Communication experience with Edinburgh International Science Festival or other festival or organisation.
How to apply
Apply online at http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs
Deadline for applications will be 5pm on Monday 24th February. Please apply with an up to date CV and covering letter.
Mandatory training days:
29th March Science Communication Training
2nd or 4th April Event Specific Training