Vacancies

  • Skills and Learning Manager
    Apply before 11:59pm on Sunday, 24th July 2022

    Salary: £29,693 pro rata per annum (pay award pending)
    Duration: Fixed-term contract 1-year initially, with possibility of extension
    Work hours: Part-time (21 hours per week)
    Work location: Edinburgh (flexible/hybrid working available)

    **About the role:**
    This is an exciting and relatively new post, responsible for developing and delivering a range of engagement and learning activities that will help build our reputation as a training organisation.

    **About you:**
    • You will have confident communication skills, a passion for excellent customer. You are a highly motivated self-starter; you’re probably degree qualified (ideally with a STEM degree/background) with demonstrable experience in skills development, community learning or organisation development. You have knowledge and experience of learning and development methodologies, including e-learning resources and technologies.

    • A natural, confident, communicator and networker, you make connections with people at all levels and influence them through your emotional intelligence and well-honed negotiation techniques. You have previous experience developing meaningful partnerships and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.

    • You will have the positive and flexible approach needed for our dynamic organisation and be willing to roll your sleeves up and get involved in some of the smaller but important detail to deliver the end product to participants, so you have a flair for budget management, administration and systems to help you do this!

    To view the full job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Community Engagement Manager
    Apply before 11:59pm on Sunday, 24th July 2022

    Salary: £29,693 pro rata per annum (pay award pending)
    Duration: Fixed-term contract 1-year initially, with possibility of extension
    Work hours: Part-time (14 hours per week)
    Work location: Edinburgh (flexible/hybrid working available)

    **About the role:**
    This is an exciting, new post, to build on and further expand and facilitate delivery of meaningful Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) engagement activities for different communities around the city. This is a unique opportunity to join our team and to help drive forward our vision to fully engage with all communities across the city – particularly those communities currently less engaged and involved in our programmes or that experience barriers to access.

    As a community champion, bridging the gap between our organisation and the community, you will drive activities throughout the year to broaden our reach and links into the communities; to improve our offering to the communities and to create a cohesive and joined up experience for the communities to engage with Edinburgh Science.

    To view the full job description and person specification, visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Events Developer
    Apply before 11:59pm on Sunday, 24th July 2022

    Pay: £25,342 - £26,366 pro rata per annum
    Duration: Permanent
    Work hours: Part-time (28 hours per week)
    Work location: Edinburgh (flexible/hybrid working available)

    **About the role:**
    Edinburgh Science develops and delivers engaging, world-class science content for a wide range of audiences and is seeking an experienced Content/Events Developer to join our Creative Team. This role will involve researching, developing and creating popular science events and activities for our festival, Learning and Worldwide programmes.

    **About you:**
    As member of the vibrant Creative Team you will bring an enthusiastic and creative approach to the development of innovative new events. You will have a good practical understanding of the techniques of public engagement with science and demonstrable experience in this (or another relevant) field.

    Your role will encompass all aspects of event development and delivery including taking responsibility for researching suitable topics, devising innovative event ideas and prototyping and testing event components. There is plenty of scope to grow the role and for development and investment by the organisation for the right person.

    To view the full job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Schools and Volunteer Co-ordinator
    Apply before 11:59pm on Sunday, 17th July 2022

    Pay: £347 per week (temporary contract, approx. 14-15 weeks)
    Work hours: 35 hours (full-time)
    Work location: Edinburgh

    **About the role:**
    Edinburgh Science runs Careers Hive each year. This is an exciting immersive careers education event designed to give students in S1-S3 a new way to think about their futures. It highlights the opportunities available to those who study STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), as well as the cross-disciplinary skills and subjects that can support and enhance STEM careers.

    We are looking for a confident, and enthusiastic Coordinator to recruit schools and STEM volunteers to participate inCareers Hive. You will enjoy communicating with people at all levels and the administration of co-ordinating events, people, and processes.

    Temporary contract: this position is full-time, fixed term, for a period of approx. 14-15 weeks from mid-Aug to early mid-Nov 2022

    To view the full job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Wellbeing Officer, Dreamachine

    Pay: £11.30 per hour
    Hours: Full-time, short-term contracts (7-week period)
    Location: Central Edinburgh

    We are looking for exceptional people to join our team as Wellbeing Officers from Monday 8 August until Sunday 25 September to help us deliver Dreamachine https://dreamachine.world/, a new kind of collective art experience delivered as part of UNBOXED 2022: Creativity in the UK festival https://unboxed2022.uk/.

    **About you: **
    This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in this powerful new immersive experience that offers visitors an entirely new way of connecting with themselves, and each other. The Wellbeing Officer will be a friendly, engaging and responsible presence for visitors to the live event - promoting good wellbeing practice throughout the team, acting as a named point of contact when there are concerns and enacting reporting procedures in case of an incident.

    **You will have:**

    Previous experience in a well-being and/or care role

    Knowledge of policy and procedures related to safeguarding and mental health/ wellbeing

    Ability to identify vulnerability and make appropriate interventions

    A demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent visitor care - this can draw from experience from a range of sectors including arts, education, health, retail, hospitality, leisure or office environments

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to adapt approach according to differing needs

    Demonstrable experience in taking the initiative, and the ability to pre-empt and support any participant's needs

    Strong collaborative skills with an ability to foster good working relationships in a small team and with a range of colleagues and stakeholders

    A commitment to, and understanding of, the principles of inclusion and diversity and how to apply them in your daily work

    For all roles, you must be available to work full-time during the live event period. Shifts will include evening and weekend working.

    To view the full advertisement and job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Visitor Experience Manager, Dreamachine

    Pay: £14 per hour
    Hours: Full-time, short-term contracts (7-week period)
    Location: Central Edinburgh

    We are looking for exceptional people to join our event management team from Monday 8 August until Sunday 25 September to help us deliver Dreamachine https://dreamachine.world/, a new kind of collective art experience delivered as part of UNBOXED 2022: Creativity in the UK festival https://unboxed2022.uk/.

    **About you: **
    The Visitor Experience Managers will be responsible for running the venue and managing the audience experience, including box office and audience safety. You will have significant experience of managing in a Front of House context and will be passionate about delivering a first-class audience experience. You’ll be able to maintain a view on the bigger picture, with excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and be confident in managing audiences in a fast-moving live environment.

    You must be available to work full-time during the live event period. Shifts will include evening and weekend working.

    To view the full advertisement and job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Duty Technicians, Dreamachine

    Pay: £18 per hour
    Hours: Full-time, short-term contracts (9-week period)
    Other: Accommodation and subsistence can be provided if required
    Location: Murrayfield Ice Rink

    We are looking for Duty Technicians from 1 August until 30 September to help us deliver Dreamachine https://dreamachine.world/, a new kind of collective art experience delivered as part of UNBOXED 2022: Creativity in the UK festival https://unboxed2022.uk/.

    **About you:**
    The Duty Technicians will be responsible for running the technical operation of the Dreamachine while it is open to the public, which will involve bespoke sound and light operation. You will have good general knowledge of lighting, sound & video technologies and associated control systems. You’ll be able to maintain a view on the bigger picture, with excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills. You’ll be confident in technical troubleshooting in a fast-moving live environment. As you will be part of the install team, Dreamachine’s production team will transfer their knowledge to you to make sure you are familiar with all the systems for the running operation.

    For all roles, you must be available to work full-time during the live event period. Shifts will include evening and weekend working.

    To view the full advertisement and job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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  • Tour and Production Manager

    Pay: £230 per day
    Duration: Temporary contract, approx. 7 weeks
    Other benefits: All accommodation included, plus subsistence allowance provided
    Work location: Various - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee

    **About the role:**
    We are looking for a Tour and Production Manager to oversee the delivery of our exhibition “Consumed” to various sites across Scotland over a 7-week period this summer. You will ideally have experience in preparation, installation, derig, and live operations in a similar field of live events and site specific installations. The role will also have responsibility for the touring team ensuring that the staffing demands of the exhibition are met whilst out on tour. The exhibition consists of three 10ft shipping containers and three 2x2m scaffold structures with photo and interpretation boards with 7 members of staff delivering the exhibition.

    **Key work Dates:**
    20 – 22 July/ 30 July – 1 August/ 9 – 11 August /19 – 21 August / 29 – 31 August

    To view the full advertisement and job description visit http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

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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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