Pay description: competitive
Duration: post is available immediately on a part-time (4 days/pw) fixed term basis, initially for 2 years (until end July 2023)
Work location: Edinburgh (currently working from home during covid-19)
Each year Edinburgh Science delivers one of Europe’s largest science festivals, a primary school education programme across Scotland, a careers event for secondary school pupils and a variety of international programming activities and projects. We believe in inspiring, encouraging and challenging people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them.
**About the role:**
With overall responsibility for the operational aspects of all company business, you will oversee the delivery of the organisation’s major projects in the UK and overseas and ensure the smooth working of the systems, processes and infrastructure necessary to implement them.
With excellent skills in and knowledge of event production, and extensive leadership, project management and production supervision experience – including good team management, delivery to time and budget, and excellent communication and relationship building skills with key stakeholders – you will ensure that we deliver quality product across our portfolio, on time, on budget and to the delight of the client.
Central to this will be leading the Production and Operations team in the delivery of a vibrant and varied programme of world-class scientific activities aimed at engaging a broad range of audiences with science and technology.
With outputs including workshops, shows, interactive exhibitions and other events, you will have experience in delivering science events to the highest standard, or be able to demonstrate this ability by discernible transferable skills.
This is a fixed term position (initially for 2 years) at 0.8 full-time equivalent (28 hrs per week) with the possibility of increased hours – depending on worklod - and with the possibility of extension beyond 2 years.
**How to apply:**
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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.
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.