Front of House Team (Edinburgh Science Festival 2023)

Job title: Front of House Team - Assistants and Supervisors
Pay: £10.90 – 11.90 per hour
Work hours: full-time/ short term contracts (festival period, including weekends)
Work location: Festival Venues around Edinburgh

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About the role:


Edinburgh Science Festival is recruiting for committed, confident Front of House staff to work at one of the biggest Science Festivals in Europe.


These are exciting and busy roles, offering a unique opportunity if you are looking to pursue a career in events or hospitality management.  We’ll be holding exciting events from Saturday 1 April – Sunday 16 April 2023 (depending on venue allocated) and you will be the face of the Science Festival: assisting members of the public, liaising with box office and dealing with feedback, all to help make our events and venues run smoothly.


About you:


A natural communicator with a cheerful and informed approach.  You will already have some front of house or customer service experience.  You are able to communicate clearly and confidently with colleagues/ members of the public and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.  You enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced busy environment and ideally have some festival experience.  Experience working with children aged 3-15 and their families is desirable and do tell us if you have a first aid qualification.


Some of our Front of House roles have more senior duties attached to help co-ordinate the smooth running of our events.  You will have some management/supervisory experience with a confident, organised and proactive approach, ideally with previous Edinburgh Science or other festival experience for these more senior duties/roles.


All roles will be positioned in one of our venues around the city; either working on our family or adult programme.  Full training will be provided in advance.


You should have flexible availability and should expect to work throughout the festival run. Shifts may be allocated at more than one venue and will include weekend / evening work.


How to apply:


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


The closing date for applications is: TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2023, 11:59PM


Virtual Interviews will be held from: TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY TO FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2023


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.


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