Careers Hive Assistant Staff Manager

Pay: £13.70 per hour
Location: National Museum of Scotland
Key Dates: 6 November – 11 November 2023

We are looking for an Assistant Staff Manager to join our 2023 Careers Hive Team!

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About the role: 

Our STEM careers event for S1–S3 pupils, Careers Hive, will be Live and 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. 

As part of the Staff Management team, you will support and assist all temporary staff working at Careers Hive.  Working in a fast-paced, busy environment with a dynamic group of staff, you will manage a team of Science Communicators in delivering workshops and activities and support the team in ensuring the smooth running of events in your venue. 

Careers Hive: 2023 will run from 6 – 10 November, with an open day on Saturday 11 November. 

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


About you: 

An excellent problem solver with a flexible approach to work, you have skills and experience in taking initiative to resolve unexpected challenges.  You will have demonstrable staff management experience in an events environment, where you will have shown to be approachable, reliable, and supportive of team members.  You will have an ability to work to a high standard under pressure, while keeping organised and available to your team. 

This role will be based at the National Museum of Scotland in central Edinburgh.  Full training will be provided in advance. 

You must be available to work full-time for all the dates during Careers Hive. Training will take place provisionally 31 October - 2 November, prior to the event. 


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 


The closing date for applications is: Sunday 24 September at 11:59PM 
Interviews will be held on:  w/c 2 October 

Note: This is a temporary, short 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.