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  • 23 Aug 2013 9:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We are seeking to recruit a Community Producer to help plan and deliver Bristol’s 2015 European Green Capital programme.

    Green Capital 2015 Community Producer
    Salary in the region of £35-£50K

    The European Commission has recognised Bristol’s success in creating a green city with a high quality of life by naming the city European Green Capital 2015. This prestigious award gives Bristol a unique opportunity to further improve quality of life, increase and extend engagement, build on partnerships and share best practice. The Mayor’s ambition is for Bristol to become recognised as a ‘laboratory for change’ – being Europe’s Green Capital in 2015 will give real substance to this ambition.

    Whilst the award is for 2015, the work starts now. We are seeking to appoint a high calibre, experienced 2015 Community Producer who can work with the council, our partners and the local community to build on Bristol’s green and cultural strengths in order to shape a high quality programme of activities, events and projects that will engage all parts of the community in Bristol’s Green Capital programme.

    This role offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your exceptional communication and relationship building skills, your creative approach and project management abilities. You will already have a strong relevant network in Bristol and beyond or will be able to demonstrate that you have the skills to rapidly develop this, based on previous experience.

    During the next few weeks, we will be creating a new company to lead the development and delivery of the Green Capital 2015 programme. Once established, the post holder will be employed by this company and will report to the 2015 Programme Director.

    To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to Stephen.hilton@bristol.gov.uk by noon on 4rd September. Interviews will be arranged soon after this.
  • 01 Aug 2013 5:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Widening Participation Team, University of Nottingham

    Salary £21383 to £25504 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
    As part of exciting and ambitious developments in our Widening Participation team, we are seeking an outstanding individual to join us as Outreach Officer.

    The Outreach Officer will contribute to the delivery of an expanding Primary Schools programme, working with schools in and near Nottingham serving communities without a strong tradition of progression to higher education.

    The post-holder will develop and deliver high-quality learning activities that support the National Curriculum and local school priorities. They will relish the opportunity to engage young learners with the University’s expertise, resources and environment. This will involve delivering sessions both in schools and on the University’s campuses, and contributing to the organisation and management of a range of learning projects and activities. All activities seek to provide engaging and innovative learning experiences, and raise pupils’ aspirations and awareness of Higher Education.

    The Outreach Officer will embody the University’s commitment to engaging and inspiring primary school pupils. As such, they will deliver excellent learning experiences appropriate to a range of National Curriculum subject areas and primary age ranges, as well as supporting University staff and volunteers in doing the same.

    Candidates must be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have experience of delivering learning activities and engaging young people in learning, preferably in a classroom situation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially presentation skills are also essential.

    This is a full time permanent post.

    It is a condition of this post that satisfactory Enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Closing Date: Monday, 2nd September 2013

    For full details, please see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/home.aspx
  • 24 Jul 2013 8:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    One year contract
    Salary: £22,000–24,000 depending on experience

    We are currently seeking an experienced Events Developer to join the organisation at an exciting period of growth. With a good practical understanding of the techniques of public engagement with science and at least two years’ experience in this (or another relevant) field, you will work across our portfolio of events to research and develop new popular science events.

    A member of a vibrant festival’s Creative Team you will bring an enthusiastic and creative approach to the development of innovative new events, with an emphasis on shows and workshops for school children and general public family audiences.

    Your role will encompass all aspects of event development and delivery include 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 (and support from above) for the right person.

    You will need to demonstrate:

    · - Energy, enthusiasm and an ability to operate as part of a dynamic team.
    · - A genuine interest in communicating science.
    · - A relevant degree or equivalent training (with a further qualification in science communication or similar preferred).
    · - Experience of delivering and developing ideas for public events in a science communication, arts, museums or galleries environment.
    · - Familiarity with topics in contemporary science.
    · - Ability to identify and develop appropriate events with minimum supervision
    · - Comfort and confidence in liaising with a wide range of stakeholders.
    · - Excellent communication and organisation skills.
    · - Ownership and decision making ability - including independent time management and prioritising.
    To apply: please send a CV and covering letter to Kirsty Smith at Kirsty@scifest.co.uk

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 4 August 2013

    Interviews will take place in August.

    More information can be found on our website : http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

  • 24 Jul 2013 11:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Average annual salary: £16,000 - £17,000 (hourly equivalent of £7.75 per hour - rising to £8.15 on completion of probation period)

    This is a part-time position initially, working 3 days in 7 (working an average of 3 weekends out of 4) with the potential of working additional days up to 5 days per week during busy periods.

     This is an exciting opportunity to join our energetic team of science communicators and facilitators. You will bring our galleries and open spaces to life by delivering a range of programmes such as planetarium shows, science shows, busking, story-telling, and hands-on activities, to promote and enhance the visitor experience, as well as assisting visitor interaction within At-Bristol's exhibition spaces. 

    A confident and enthusiastic personality, you will be flexible and have excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with all our visitors. Previous experience in the leisure or educational environment is desirable and a strong interest in science is essential.

    Closing date: Monday 12th August, 5pm.
    Interview date: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd August.

    If you want to be part of our team and for further information please visit http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/jobs.html, and apply by completing an application form, and sending this together with a CV and covering letter outlining why you think you are suitable for the position to Kat Adams, HR Officer (recruitment@at-bristol.org.uk)

    Alternatively, you can post to Recruitment, At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB.

    No agencies please


  • 11 Jul 2013 1:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Salary range £14,000 -18,000
    (depending on experience)

    Full time - 37.5 hours per week (any 5 days of 7)

    This post is suitable for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a commitment to science learning and a passion for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

    You will be responsible for Dundee Science Centre’s (DSC’s) Early Years and Primary Programmes for pupils and teachers. You will coordinate and deliver pupil workshops and teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, in-centre and on outreach across Scotland. You will develop new Early Years and Primary level material for pupils and teachers, in line with Curriculum for Excellence. You will promote and evaluate the programmes. You will build meaningful relationships with teachers and will collaborate with them, external partners and DSC colleagues to deliver formal education projects. You will line manage Science Communicators, coach, train and support them and the wider team to deliver the formal education programmes.

    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an outstanding individual with: a passion for education and STEM subjects; an excellent knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence; an excellent knowledge and delivery of effective teaching and training techniques; an excellent ability to create and deliver educational materials (including hands-on science workshops and resource packs) for pupils and educationalists, particularly at the Early Years and Primary School levels; an excellent ability to build meaningful relationships with educational partners and STEM professionals; an excellent ability to train and support a team to deliver STEM education activities for schools.

    Degree level qualification and or relevant knowledge/experience in formal education and/or the informal science learning sector is required. Experience in the development and delivery of STEM-related educational material for Early Years and Primary School pupils is essential. Experience of creating and delivering training for teachers is essential. Experience of collaborative working with external partners from educational and STEM sectors is desired. A driving licence is required.

    The position of Science Learning Officer (Early Years and Primary School Programmes) is full time, 37.5 hours a week, for an initial 12 month fixed-term period.

    If you are the person we are looking for and are excited by the prospect of working in Dundee Science Centre, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suited to this position to:

    Laura Denchfield
    HR Manager
    Dundee Science Centre
    Greenmarket
    Dundee
    DD1 4QB
    Email: laura.denchfield@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk

    Applications to be submitted by 5pm on 24th July 2013
    Interviews to take place on the 12th and 15th August 2013
    Contract begins 9th September 2013

    To request a job description, please email: laura.denchfield@dundeescienceecentre.org.uk
  • 09 Jul 2013 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Full Time
    Excellent tax-free salary with extensive benefits (including accommodation, flights, medical coverage and end-of-contract payment)

    Museum: new family museum in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

    Purpose of position: The QCM Operations and Commercial Manager will work with QCM and QMA Senior Staff, QCM architects, exhibition designers and other consultants and is responsible for devising QCM operation and commercial policies and once open will be responsible for the operational and commercial running of the new museum. To work closely with QCM Project Manager; reports to Museum Director.

    The role requires someone with an excellent commercial track record as well as experience of running a large museum or visitor attraction.

    Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:

    · Liaise with QCM staff, Architects, QMA Architects Department; exhibition designers, and other consultants as required – on QCM operations and commercial issues, including security issues.
    · Responsible for devising and implementing QCM operation and commercial policies and procedures, including QCM security and Health and Safety Risk Management procedures and regulations, in consultation with QMA.
    · Oversee the operational management of the Museum (once open), including facilities management, front of house, visitor services staff ( excluding Facilitation staff ) and sub contracted security staff to ensure that QCM runs smoothly and efficiently at all times


    Position requirements: degree; minimum 10 years museum/ heritage organisation operational experience; experience of museum building projects; computer literate with excellent written, presentation and communication skills. International work experience highly desirable.

    Application: please send detailed cover letter and CV to Rob Lewis – rlewis@qma.org.qa
  • 09 Jul 2013 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 (based on experience)
    Full-time permanent position based in London

    We are looking for a highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic
    individual to take on the administration of our travelling exhibitions and
    provide general office support.

    This is a position for someone who is seeking a varied and challenging
    role of high responsibility. The successful candidate will have two roles
    which together, form a full-time post:

    Travelling exhibitions co-ordinator
    We have a collection of hands-on exhibitions that are rented by science
    centres, museums and festivals. The role will include dealing with
    enquiries, bookings and deliveries as well as looking at ways of
    generating sales, marketing and applying for grants.

    Office administrator
    The primary responsibilities of the office administration role will
    include implementing and maintaining human resources and health and safety policies; support and cover for accounts and contract administration.

    The position would suit someone looking for a unique working environment - the building we occupy is dominated by a workshop where creative individuals design and make large mechanical educational exhibits that go into science centres and museums all around the world. For a small company we are a significant supplier to our industry. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain more responsibility as their role develops.

    You will need to have strong administration skills. Preference will be
    given to a candidate with:

    • A minimum of two years experience
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Experience of health and safety administration
    • Experience of human resources
    • Skills in Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Experience with accounting software and administration (Sage, Access)

    A science or related degree would be an advantage but not essential.

    For more information about Science Projects, go to
    www.science-projects.org.
    To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Jenny Holdsworth either
    at
    jenny@science-projects.org or post to Science Projects, 14 Colville Road,
    London W3 8BL UK.


  • 09 Jul 2013 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Salary - £25,000 per annum

    Full-Time: 3 Year Contract

    To develop the Museum’s new science displays to support the public understanding of science in relation to the sport of horseracing and the history of the science of horseracing; to assist with the development of a co-ordinated Participation and Learning Strategy including Outreach Programme with local schools and colleges which seeks to encourage
    interest in and enjoyment of the Museum’s new science displays.

    For further details and to apply contact:recruitment@nhrm.co.uk
    or download a detailed job specification from the Museum’s website: www.nhrm.co.uk
    Closing date for applications: Friday 26th July 2013
    Anticipated interview date: 1st, 6th or 8th August (TBC)

    charity number 283656
  • 27 Jun 2013 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Full time
    £17,000 - £18,953 per annum (depending on experience)
    Closing Date 12 July

    An enthusiastic individual with experience of working in a similar environment is required to join the Public Engagement Team.

    Working to the Head of Public Engagement the post holder will develop programme content for the Centre through the production of science shows, planetarium shows, hands on activities and special events.

    The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent qualification in a science subject, experience of delivering public engagement activities and have a curious, imaginative mind. You will be able to communicate often complex and controversial science in an informative and engaging way.

    For further information regarding the role please see http://life.org.uk/about/join-the-team
  • 27 Jun 2013 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Salary: Circa £36K
    Duration: Permanent

    Edinburgh International Science Festival is a high profile and dynamic educational charity. Each year it delivers one of Europe’s largest Science Festivals; a primary school education programme which tours across Scotland and a variety of international projects, including its role as Major Programme Partner for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.
    The success so far means that the Festival in now on its next stage of growth – considerably enhancing its Festival & Education offerings both in Scotland and overseas, and doubling the size of the business over the next three years.

    To help deliver this growth we are looking for a Head of Operations to join the Management team at this exciting time and work across our existing and new portfolio of Festival and Education events. With overall responsibility for the operational aspects of all company business, you will oversee the delivery of the organisation’s major projects and ensure the smooth working of the systems, processes and infrastructure necessary to implement them.

    With excellent skills in and knowledge of event production, and extensive leadership, project management and production supervision experience – including good team management, delivery to time and budget, and excellent communication and relationship building skills with key stakeholders – you will ensure that we deliver quality product across our portfolio, on time, on budget and to the delight of the client.

    Central to this will be leading the Production and Operations team in the delivery of a vibrant and varied programme of world-class scientific activities aimed at engaging a broad range of audiences with science and technology. With outputs including workshops, shows, interactive exhibitions and other events, you will have experience in delivering science events to the highest standard, or be able to demonstrate this ability by discernible transferable skills. You will be motivated and ready to do all it takes to deliver this new vision for the business.

    Further details and a full job description at: http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs
    To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to: jobs@scifest.co.uk
    Closing date: 5pm on Monday 22 July 2013
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