Science Communicators/ Performers– Generation Science

Pay: £436 - £464 per week (new Living Wage rate); full-time (40 hours per week)
Location: Throughout Scotland
Tour dates: Spring tour: 27 February - 22 March 2023* / Summer tour: 24 April to 9 June 2023

Inspire and educate primary school children with interactive science shows and workshops...

We are currently looking for Performers and Science Communicators for our 2023 Generation Science tour. You can find out more about our Generation Science Tour at this link:

*There may be the possibility of other short-term contract work during our annual Festival in the weeks in-between.

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About the role:


Edinburgh Science runs an educational outreach programme called Generation Science that delivers science shows and workshops to over 54,000 primary pupils in schools across Scotland between February and June each year. It is the UK’s largest programme of its kind and we are currently looking for Performers and Science Communicators for our 2023 tour. 


To find out more about our Generation Science Tour follow this link


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 January and February 2023.


Successful candidates for this post will be required to join the PVG scheme and subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland. 


How to apply:


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Please note that only applications submitted via our careers portal will be considered. 

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We will be filling vacancies on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible.


Selection Centre: Thursday 27 October and Monday 31 October 2022 (attendance at 1xday only)


*There may be the possibility of other short-term contract work during our annual Festival in the weeks in-between.


Note: This is a temporary fixed-term contract.


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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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