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Paid Positions

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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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

Development Officer (Fundraising)

Circa £23,460 plus benefits
Full-time, Permanent
Here's your chance to grow our organisation

Skills and Learning Manager

£30,000 plus benefits
Initial 3 year fixed term contract
Develop and deliver a range of engagement and learning activities to help build our reputation as a training organisation.

International Staff Manager

£90 UK / £150 UAE (daily rate)
Temporary contract 13 weeks
Edinburgh and Abu Dhabi
Here's your chance to recruit staff to deliver a cyber security training camp

Senior Science Communicator

£9.75 per hour
Throughout Festival with some training beforehand
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Help keep our science playground in City Art Centre in tip top shape

Science Communicator

£8.75 per hour
Throughout Festival with training beforehand
Festival Venues around Edinburgh
Bring the Festival to life as a Science Communicator