Pay description: competitive salary
Work location: Homeworking/Edinburgh
Work hours: Short-term contracts
About the role:
We are building a pool of enthusiastic Science Event Developers to support our core team in the creation and delivery of workshops, shows, interactive exhibitions and events to engage a range of audiences with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). These roles will involve researching, developing and creating popular science events and activities for our year-round projects - festival, learning, and Worldwide programmes as well as our burgeoning work on special climate-related projects year round.
Qualified in a STEM subject matter, you will bring an enthusiastic and creative approach to the development of innovative new events. You will have a good practical understanding of the techniques of public engagement with science and significant experience in this (or another relevant) field.
Assignments will encompass all aspects of event development and delivery including taking responsibility for researching suitable topics; devising innovative event ideas, writing briefs and proposals and prototyping and testing event components as required. You will be an excellent communicator, be able to work under pressure, be able to adapt to the ever-changing demands produced by the dynamic nature of a festival/live events environment.
The role may include some weekend and evening working to meet short delivery deadlines.
You can apply to become part of a pool of Science Content/Event Developers who will be engaged on a short-term temporary basis for project-specific assignments as and when they arise.
To view the full job description, visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs
Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity that inspires people of all ages and backgrounds around the world to experience the wonder of science and technology. Best known for Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first science festival and still one of the world’s largest – and for our Learning programmes that sees Generation Science tour Scotland and bring science to life in classrooms throughout the year and promotes STEM careers to teens through initiatives such as Careers Hive. An increasing worldwide element shares our content, passion and expertise more widely through an extensive portfolio of international projects.
Our mission is to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, understand and engage with the world around them and to communicate the educational, social and economic benefits of science and technology.
Our language is that of live experiences that amaze, inform and entertain in equal measure. We put the customer first whether they are the public, school teacher or pupil. We want to be the best before we are the largest. We thrive on creativity, rely upon professionalism and insist on accuracy. We believe in testing what we do assuming that rarely can an event not be improved. We respect and nurture the partnerships on which we depend for support, people and ideas. We know we are only as good as the people we work with and so value them all, here and abroad.