Generation Science Workshop Presenters & Performers

Pay description: £480 - £560 per week (+ holiday pay); full-time (40 hours per week)
Work location: Throughout Scotland
Tour dates: Spring tour: 05 February – 20 March 2024* / Summer tour: 22 April to 28 May 2024

We are recruiting for Workshop Presenters & Performers to join our 2024 Generation Science Tour!

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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. We are currently looking for Workshop Presenters and Performers for our 2024 tour.


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


About you:


Are you energetic, good with children and enthusiastic about science? Are you looking to gain key experience for your future career in primary education; performing arts or youth work? We are seeking workshop presenters to conduct engaging science workshops, as well as talented performers to captivate audiences during our science shows in primary schools across 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 2024 in Edinburgh.  Training/rehearsals paid currently at £76.30* per full day (+ holiday pay).  *This rate is pending review and will be subject to a pay increase.


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

The closing date for applications is: Sunday 24 September 2023 at 11:59PM

Interviews will be held: Held between Monday 2 – Thursday 13 October 2023

Selection Centre: Monday 30 October 2023 (in person)

Note: This is a temporary fixed-term contract.


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


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.