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Science Communicators

£9 per hour Festival dates with training beforehand

About the role:

Are you energetic, good with children and naturally outgoing? As a Science Communicator with Edinburgh Science Festival, you will form part of the team delivering entertaining, hands-on workshops and events to children and young people in our fun-filled festival venues, primarily in our flagship venue – City Art Centre in central Edinburgh. We are also looking for communicators to be based in the National Museum of Scotland. You will need to successfully engage your audience and assist in set-up and delivery to ensure your event runs smoothly.

About you:

You are a confident presenter with good communication skills, and a quick learner comfortable with scientific information. We are looking for outgoing people who are excellent communicators and who enjoy working with parents and children aged 3–15 years. Previous experience in Science Communication is beneficial as is experience working in education or learning support, or a background in theatre and performing arts. Enthusiasm and passion are key as is an ability to work hard during the Festival run.

You must be available to work full-time for all the dates in the Festival period. There are some daily part-time positions available so please specify your preference on application. 

You will be required to attend the following mandatory training sessions:

Science Communication Training: Saturday 28 March 2020 

Event Training: Monday 30 or Tuesday 31 March 2020

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.

Apply online

Deadline for applications: Sunday 2 February at 11.59pm 

Interviews from: Monday 10 February – Wednesday 19 February 

(Skype Interview possible)

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