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Edinburgh Science is a dynamic educational charity. Each year we deliver one of Europe’s largest science festivals, a primary school education programme that tours Scotland-wide and a variety of international programming activities and projects. We believe in inspiring, encouraging and challenging people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them.

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We are committed to equal opportunity and to a culture that respects difference. This is a key employment value to which all employees are expected to give their support.  As an employer, we can play a leading part in the promotion and application of best practice in the areas of Diversity and Equality.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed organisation and we aim to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. 

As users of the disability symbol, we offer a guaranteed interview to all disabled applicants who meet the vacancy minimum criteria for an advertised role. The general level of competence is set out in the job description/person specification of each individual vacancy profile.

Work Placements

Edinburgh Science is committed to supporting upcoming talent and encouraging those who wish to build a career in science communication, events or festival management. As such, we are able to offer a limited number of placements each year to students in full time education that are interested in learning more about a particular area of our business.

Full details on our work placement scheme

Other Festivals in Edinburgh

There are also other Festival organisations that employ staff on a temporary basis throughout the year. You can find information about all jobs available at these Festivals on the Edinburgh Festival City website.

We are a Living Wage Employer

Science Communicator (UK Casual Pool)

£10.90+ per hour (or more depending on project) I
Venues around Edinburgh or Scotland wide I
Various Hours ( depending on project) I
We are looking for enthusiastic Science Communicators to join our UK Casual Pool throughout the year.

Box Office Supervisor - Edinburgh Science Festival, 2024

£12.45 - £13.70 per hour/
Temporary, Full Time, flexibility required
We are seeking a Box Office Supervisor for our upcoming Edinburgh Science Festival 2024.