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Science Communicators/Event Supervisors

£9.90-£10.90 per hour (depending on role/duties) full-time/inc some weekends

Work hours: full-time/ short term contracts (project period)

Work location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee


We are looking for enthusiastic Science Communicators to join our Consumed Team from 12 July – 28 August!

About the role:

Are you outgoing, do you enjoy working with the public?  As a Science Communicator with Edinburgh Science, you will form part of the team ensuring the delivery of our interactive exhibit - Consumed.  You will be knowledgeable, helpful and confident in dealing with the public. Consumed is going to tour 5 venues across Scotland in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland – travel, accommodation and subsistence payed for locations outside of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

About you:

You are a confident presenter with good communication skills.  You are able to communicate clearly and confidently with colleagues/ members of the public and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.  You will be a quick learner, comfortable with scientific information.  Some experience working with the public is a must.   Previous experience in Science Communication is beneficial as is experience working in education or learning support and do tell us if you have a first aid qualification.  You will enjoy working as part of a team in a busy environment and ideally have some events/festival experience.  An enthusiasm and passion are key as is an ability to work hard during the exhibition tour.

We have a small number of more senior roles (event supervisors) to help co-ordinate the smooth running of Consumed.  You will have some management/supervisory experience with a confident, organised and proactive approach, ideally with previous Edinburgh Science or other events/festival experience for these more senior duties/roles.

Ideally you will be able to work full time for all the dates in the project period: 12 July – 28 August. There will be a mix of shorter and longer daily shifts available.

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

Event Specific Training                      Friday 8 July 2022

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

The closing date for applications is: Thursday 30 June – apply as soon as possible

Virtual Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.


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