Science Communicators – Careers Hive

Pay: £10.90 per hour (New Living Wage rate applied)
Location: National Museum of Scotland
Key Dates: 7 November – 12 November 2022

We will be re-launching our STEM careers event for S1–S3 pupils, Careers Hive: Live & in-person at the National Museum of Scotland. Careers Hive is an immersive careers education event designed to give students between the ages of 11-14 a new way to think about their futures.

We are looking for Science Communicators to be involved in this event.

To find out more about our Careers Hive event follow this link

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Careers Hive: 2022 will run from 7 – 12 November, with an open day on Saturday 12 November.


About you:


We are looking for Science Communicators to be involved in this event.


  • You will be a natural communicator and able to build rapport quickly and easily with young people.
  • You will be experienced and confident at presenting to and facilitating groups of young people. 
  • You will ideally have some experience (formal or informal) in youth work or in an education setting or community education setting.  A Scientific or STEM background is desirable but not essential but you will have a passion for inspiring, encouraging and supporting the development of young people.


Training will take place provisionally 1-3 November, prior to the event.


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:


Click the link below to visit our dedicated careers portal. Please note that only applications submitted via our careers portal will be considered. 

To view the full job description visit

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


Note: This is a temporary, short term contract. 

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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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