Salary: Age 16-20 £6.85, Age 21-24 £7.40, Age 25+ £7.85
We are looking for casual science communication staff to deliver a range of activities on weekends, school holidays and during other special events throughout the year. This role offers a casual contract where hours will be agreed depending on organisational requirements and your availability. This recruitment has no advertised deadline, rather it will be managed on a rolling basis, with interviews arranged as early as possible depending on the rate and quality of applications received. Please apply at your earliest convenience.
At the front line of the organisation, Inspirers directly deliver our core charitable aim of sparking curiosity. These roles are the explainers, putting the challenge into interacting with the Centres exhibits, the guides through a universe of possibilities and the enthusiastic role models who may lead to a lifetime of discovery.
Delivery is core to the role and Inspirers can expect to spend the majority of their time interacting with audiences of all ages and abilities, delivering live science shows, guiding students through challenges in workshops, running planetarium shows, constructing understanding in the Invention Studio and roaming the Centre to explain the science behind exhibits.
No two days will be the same, with Inspirers donning lab coats to explosively demonstrate energy transfer one day, jump suits and rocket launches to introduce Newtonian physics another and even giving close encounters with giant insects to showcase adaptation and evolution.
Situated in the STEM department, the role is to be jointly line managed by the Head of Planetarium and the Head of Curiosity. Direct supervision on a day to day basis will be by the Curiosity Officers. The two main parts of this role are:
To deliver inspiring content to school and public audiences both in-house and potentially in schools/other venues.
To support the wider team and Centre with any school/public related events/activities.
In addition to these two main tasks, the role may also include other communication activities for a variety of audiences such as presenting at festivals and also general support of activities in the Science Centre as required to meet its charitable aims. This might include a variety of tasks, including but not restricted to resetting rooms, cleaning or controlling lighting for shows, depending on the skills of the applicant.