• Science Communicator/ Performer– Generation Science
    Apply before 11:59pm on Tuesday, 14th December 2021

    Pay description: £380 - £405 per week; full-time (40 hours per week)
    Work location: Throughout Scotland

    Tour dates: Spring tour: 7 March to 1 April 2022 / Summer tour: 9 May to 17 June 2022

    **About you:**

    Are you energetic, good with children and naturally outgoing? Are you looking to gain key experience for your future career in primary education; performing arts or youth work? We are looking for performers and science communicators to deliver science shows and workshops in primary schools all over Scotland. You will have confident communication skills, a passion for presenting and some experience of working with children. Performance skills and some knowledge of science is desirable but not essential but an interest in learning is a must. Confident drivers, with at least 1 year driving experience strongly preferred. Applicants must live within a 30 minute commute of Edinburgh or Glasgow city centres.

    Training sessions and rehearsals will take place throughout February 2022.

    Successful candidates for this post will be required to join the PVG scheme and subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland. To help support the safety and wellbeing of staff and the schools/ pupils we visit, Covid-19 safety measures are in place for this tour, in accordance with legal requirements and government guidelines.

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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.


We are a Living Wage employer We are a Disability Confident committed employer