Vacancies

  • Chair of Board
    Apply before 11:59pm on Sunday, 20th February 2022

    The Board of Trustees is seeking to recruit a dynamic, visionary and forward-thinking Chair.

    **About the role**
    The successful applicant will bring experience and knowledge with which to lead Edinburgh Science, Edinburgh Science Worldwide and Edinburgh Science Foundation. With a deep commitment to our mission and vision, and the ability to provide effective support and challenge to the Board of Trustees, you will play a key role in shaping the means of achieving our vision.

    There are four full board meetings of Edinburgh Science Ltd and a further four executive management committee meetings that consider the work of our three entities Edinburgh Science Ltd, Edinburgh Science Worldwide Ltd (handles overseas work) and Edinburgh Science Foundation (parent charity) you would be expected to chair.

    **About you**
    • You have a senior / executive level background in a complex organisation with experience of working collaboratively to deliver change and increased impact.
    • You have previous governance experience with time to invest in this role.
    • You have a passion for and commitment to our vision and to diversity and inclusion.
    • You have the ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way with strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking.

    If you have the skills, experience and time to commit to this role, then we would love to hear from you.

    We are also looking to diversify the Board and we would be very interested in applicants who are:
    • Women
    • From BME or under-represented groups

    To view the full job description visit https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/job-details/chair-of-board

    At Edinburgh Science we welcome applications from all backgrounds because we believe that bringing together people with different perspectives, ideas and experiences always leads to better discussions, decisions and results.

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  • Science Communicators, (Edinburgh Science Festival 2022)
    Apply before 11:59pm on Tuesday, 1st February 2022

    Pay: £9.50 per hour
    Work hours: full-time/ festival period, including weekends
    Work location: Festival Venues around Edinburgh

    We are looking for enthusiastic Science Communicators to join our Festival Team from 5 April – 24 April 2022!

    **About the role**

    Are you outgoing, do you enjoy working with the public, especially with families and children? As a Science Communicator with Edinburgh Science Festival, you will form part of the team delivering entertaining, hands-on workshops and events to children and young people in our fun-filled festival venues, primarily in our flagship venue - City Art Centre in central Edinburgh. We are also looking for communicators to be based in the National Museum of Scotland. You will be the face of the festival and will be knowledgeable, helpful and confident in dealing with the public. You will need to successfully engage your audience and assist in set-up and delivery to ensure your event runs smoothly.

    To find out more about our annual Science Festival please go to https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/festival

    To view our full advert and job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Floor Supervisors, (Edinburgh Science Festival 2022)
    Apply before 11:59pm on Tuesday, 1st February 2022

    Pay: £10.50 per hour
    Work hours: full-time/ festival period, including weekends
    Work location: Festival Venues around Edinburgh

    We are looking Floor Supervisors to join our Festival Team from 5 April – 24 April 2022!

    **About the role:**

    As a Floor Supervisor with Edinburgh Science Festival, you will form part of the team ensuring the high-quality delivery of workshops and activities that make up the Festival’s family programme at our flagship venue - City Art Centre. We also have opportunities for this role in our other venues – National Museum of Scotland and Summerhall.

    This supervisory position will be responsible for a group of workshops taking place within one of our family venues. You will lead a team of 7 – 15 Science Communicators working on their events throughout the festival run as well as 1-2 Front of House member working on these events.

    To find out more about our annual Science Festival please go to https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/festival

    To view our full advert and job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Event Crew & Technicians, Edinburgh Science Festival 2022

    Pay: Industry competitive rates
    Work Hours: full-time/festival period (live period and pre/post festival)
    Work Location: Festival Venues across Edinburgh

    We are seeking to gather CVs and interest from crew and technicians with experience in preparation, installation, and de-rig, as well as live operations, within a festivals and live events setting.

    **About the Role**

    As part of our network of contractors, you will support the production team in the delivery of our multi-disciplinary festival taking place in April 2022. We also have occasional opportunities for work throughout the year in the UK as well as overseas (primarily in the Middle East region) to deliver our Worldwide events programme.

    **About You**

    We have a strong preference for people with a multi-skilled background and the ability to adapt and take on various tasks, not limited to their core discipline. An interest in science and learning is appreciated.
    You will be:
    • Technically competent with at least 6 months experience within a live event or festival production setting.
    • Able to step into some or all roles outlined.
    • Organised, adaptive, and a team player.

    The role may include some weekend and evening working. Please include all dates you are NOT able to work in your application during the following time periods:

    • Festival build and break operations across all venues run between Monday 21st March - Sunday 8th May 2022
    • Festival live: Saturday 9th – Sunday 24th April 2022 (depending on venue)

    To find out more about our annual Science Festival please go to https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/festival

    To view the full Advert and job description, visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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Edinburgh Science

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.

 


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