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  • 14 Jan 2018 6:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire

     

    The JBA Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to support its outreach and educational activities to communicate concepts of river, catchment and coastal risk management.  

     

    Key duties and responsibilities

     

    As an Engagement and Technical Support Officer, you will be involved in the organisation, coordination and delivery of demonstrations using the physical and other models to communicate flood risk concepts (full training will be given) to a range of audiences including the general public, universities, schools, flood risk management professionals and community groups. 

     

    Working with others in JBA Trust and JBA Consulting, you will help to develop educational resources to support our STEM activities and carry out administrative tasks associated with delivering projects. You will be involved in the maintenance, design and build of new and existing physical models and other educational resources.  You will also provide technical and administrative support to the JBA Trust team. This will involve maintaining and updating documents including risk assessments, calendar appointments and financial records.

     

    Candidate profile

     

    The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills to support the dissemination and awareness of the Trust charitable activities and resources.  The role would be ideally suited to a person with a passion for working in environmental management or education and previous experience in either of these areas would be desirable.

     

    For more information about the role and to apply please visit: http://www.jbatrust.org/about-the-jba-trust/work-for-us/

     

    Closing date: Friday 26 January 2018

    Interviews: Monday 5 or Tuesday 6 February 2018

  • 14 Jan 2018 6:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: Friday 26th January, 12.00 midday GMT

    Salary: £90 per afternoon- 2 shows (including one-off training session)

    Contract type: Casual

    Number of posts required: 7 posts committing to at least 4 afternoons

     

    Purpose of the role:

    The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is taking part in Operation Earth a national project funded and developed by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) and ASDC (Association for Science and Discovery Centres). Operation Earth is a one year programme that will engage, inspire and involve school-age children and their families with NERC’s world-leading environmental science research. The programme will highlight the relevance of contemporary environmental science issues to everyone’s daily lives and to society’s future.

    As part of the project the Museum of Natural History will be hosting live science shows. Science Presenters will work in pairs to deliver the shows which feature two characters, Earthy (planet Earth) and a doctor. The main storyline is that Earthy is feeling under the weather and is going to the doctors for a check-up. The target audience for the family show is children aged 6-11 years and their accompanying adults and will last approximately 30 mins. The show will cover a variety of topics exploring human impact on the planet’s land, sea and air, which include climate change, ocean acidification, chemical pesticides, air pollutions and plastics. The show will feature hands-on and interactive experiments and investigations which include audience participation.

    This role would suit someone who is studying or has studied a science degree, preferably in the natural sciences, particularly keen to gain more experience in outreach and science communication. We are looking for someone who is passionate about sharing environmental science and the importance of protecting the planet. 

     

    Key tasks:

    ·         To perform as one of two characters to a large audience in the Museum’s Lecture Theatre (two shows per day).

    ·         To engage families with current NERC environmental science research.

    ·         To act as an ambassador for the Operation Earth project.

    ·         To ensure that all shows and props are correctly assembled, performed and stored, and to ensure your own safety and that of the audience during performances.

    ·         To communicate effectively with the Museum regarding condition of equipment and consumables.

     


    Commitment:

    You will need to be available and committed for all of the following:

    ·         Attend a training session on Friday 9th February- 4 hours.

    ·         Observe a show delivered by Museum staff on Tuesday 13th February.

    ·         Presenters must also be able to deliver 4-5 family shows on a rota basis over the period of March – October 2018.

    ·         Shows will be on Saturdays or during the school holidays of no regular pattern (but already programmed) and presenters will be required to be present from 1-4pm, which includes two 30 mins shows.

    ·         Presenters are required to learn a script for both the role of the doctor and Earthy.

     

    What sorts of skills and experience we are looking for:

    ·         A degree or interest/background in natural sciences and previous experience of effectively presenting research to a public audience. Previous experience of delivering science shows desirable but not essential.

    ·         You will be committed to inspiring children to enjoy and see the importance of science.

    ·         You will be outgoing, energetic and enjoy entertaining a diverse family audience- even if it means being silly sometimes!

    ·         You will be approachable, easy-going and helpful in answering any questions that the families may have.

    ·         You will be confident managing families in a museum setting. We will support you in this as you get started.

    ·         You will appreciate the need to present sensitive issues surrounding human impact on the planet in a neutral and considered way.

    ·         This role requires wearing a costume for the duration of the show.

     

    Training:

    Prior to joining the team presenters will attend a half day training session (Friday 9th February) followed by a practice session to be arranged at a mutually convenient time.  The training is designed to support you with the delivery of the family shows and to provide further information about science topics featured in the show.

     

    How to apply:

    Please apply by submitting a CV and Covering Letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role. Informal casting interviews will be held at the Museum of Natural History on Wednesday 31st January. Please send your CV and Covering Letter to Carly Smith-Huggins: carly.smith-huggins@oum.ox.ac.uk

     

  • 10 Jan 2018 4:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the right individual to gain invaluable experience working for a leading Education Company with an excellent reputation. Learn by Design are actively recruiting a part time Science Education Communicator to begin as soon as possible. The role primarily involves delivering bespoke/corporate workshops to school pupils of a variety of ages at schools across the country.

    Our unique approach to inspiring learners makes use of some exciting equipment, technology and various props to ensure a quality learning experience for young people and in turn making Learn by Design a credible and innovative education facilitator.

    To apply please send a full CV to Joannelong@bydesign-group.co.uk 

  • 10 Jan 2018 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a five star visitor attraction that entertains more than 300,000 visitors each year with our unique, hands-on exhibition. As Technical Manager you play a key role, this is achieved by: Ensuring the safety of visitors through health and safety checks and remedial work as necessary. Ensuring that all exhibits, lights and effects are in full working order. Maintaining the fabric of the building to a high standard, preventing issues through constant checks, and doing remedial work where necessary. You will also be involved in prototyping and building new exhibits/ experiences for our visitors.

    You will be expected to allocate tasks based on the skills of your maintenance and cleaning teams and take on a wide range of basic jobs yourself, and as necessary with external contractors.

    Job Type: Full-time

  • 10 Jan 2018 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction. We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

    We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

    The Science Festival Lead will produce and deliver the annual Science Festival in both Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

    They will work with stakeholders throughout the organisation to create an outstanding and integrated Science Festival, providing visitors with enjoyable and memorable experiences and a greater understanding of Kew’s scientific work.

    Hours of work

    Part time

    Part-time hours per week

    3 days per week

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary

    £36,270 per annum

    Directorate

    Marketing and Commercial Enterprise

    Location

    Kew Gardens, Richmond

    Internal Only?

    No

    Closing Date

    23:59 04/02/2018

    More details

    We are looking for someone with experience in producing and delivering science festivals; excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead, inspire, motivate and empower others and proven interest in plant and fungal science.

    The salary is £36,270 per annum.  The post-holder will work on an ‘annualised hours’ basis according to the needs of the business, typically working full time hours from May to August and part time from September to April, averaging 21.5 hours per week.

    We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

    If you are interested in this position, please visit the advert on Kew’s website (https://careers.kew.org/internal/vacancy/science-festival-lead-producer-339099.html) submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

    We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

    No agencies please.

     


  • 08 Jan 2018 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oxford Summer Courses run a summer school which, in 2018, is set to welcome 2,000 motivated students aged 10–24, who will study a wide variety of academic subjects and English language courses in Oxford, Cambridge and across the world. We also run a charity (Universify Education) to provide free access courses to students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK.

    We are looking for experienced and passionate tutors to deliver academically rigorous summer courses to 13–15, 16–17 and 18–24 year old international students.

    Tutors are required for subjects including (but not limited to): Biology, Biotechnology/Genetics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics and Psychology.

    You can apply to work for one or more of the courses held from 24th June to 4th August 2018.

    • Design a course around your interests and expertise
    • Teach small group seminars and supervisions
    • Gain Oxbridge-style teaching experience
    • Competitive pay dependent on your qualifications and experience

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

    For more information about the role and application process visit www.oxfordsummercourses.com/tutors.

    If you have further questions please email cambridgeacademic@oxfordsummercourses.com.

  • 07 Jan 2018 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Love nature? Have an outstanding set of communication skills? Want to help bring lots of different organisations together to make a difference? Bristol Natural History Consortium is looking for a highly motivated and innovative Partnerships Officer to join our small staff team, delivering our extensive  internal and external communications strategies.

    Please download a Job Description and Specification from www.bnhc.org.uk/jobs

    To apply, please email a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and CV (maximum two pages) as PDF files to festival@bnhc.org.uk. Please title all files with your full name (e.g. Jo Bloggs Cover Letter).

     

    Closing date is January 21st 2018 and interviews will be held on January 25th and 26th in central Bristol. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Matt Postles at 0117 925 3931.

  • 07 Jan 2018 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary: £45,000

    Location: Southampton

    Closing Date: 14th February 2018

    Our client, an international industry leading FMCG organisation, at the forefront of developing innovative new technologies, is looking for a Web, Social Media and Engagement Manager. This person will drive the creation and implementation of communication strategies to strengthen awareness of their work. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, well-known, global organisation. 


    Main responsibilities

    ·         Manage social media channels, targeting their wide range of audiences while still showcasing their developments and achievements

    ·         Effectively manage the website, taking a lead on writing content

    ·         Translate complex information into compelling and accessible content

    ·         Analyse impact of online communications and feedback into discussions on communications strategies


    Key skills and experience required

    ·         Experience of communicating technical research, ideally scientific

    ·         Proven ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences

    ·         Demonstrable experience of developing, driving and executing effective communication strategies

    ·         Ability to engage with senior stakeholders

    ·         Ability to work autonomously and on one’s initiative

    If you would like to hear more about this Web, Social Media and Engagement Manager position, please email emma@ellwoodatfield.com quoting the reference no. EH-1709-4975

     

  • 22 Dec 2017 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you enjoy working with maths? would you like to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being? Are you creative and able to think outside the box? If so we’re looking for people who can help us turn maths into entertainment.

    Numberfit is an award winning social enterprise and mathematics programme. Numberfit is the flagship project from Numbermix, which successfully works with schools and nurseries alongside the National Curriculum and EYFS for 3-14 year olds. Our aim is to make maths fun and enjoyable, we use energetic physical activities and team games to teach numeracy and problem solving and are looking to build an entire entertainment brand based around numeracy.

    We are a small organisation with big ideas and are growing rapidly. We are looking for an individual with the energy and enthusiasm to help us with the way forward and to become an important part of our exciting and innovative journey.

    There are many aspects to this role:
    - Delivering maths sessions in schools and lesson preparation.
    - Entertainment research, developing and testing games.
    - Building a fun eco system of mathematics.
    - Mathematics and Science tutoring.
    - Sales and marketing.
    - Liaising with designers, illustrators and storywriters.
    - Social media.
    - Business admin.
    - New business development.

    You will need to be highly numerate, fun, hardworking and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills and keen to help to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being.

    You will also be able to help drive the business forward with sales and marketing, no experience is necessary – enthusiasm and great ideas are more important to us.

    The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly efficient and be able to prioritise their work load effectively.

    They will be able to demonstrate:
    - High level of numeracy, A level maths and a quantitative degree discipline.
    - Excellent organisation skills.
    - Be very thorough with good attention to detail.
    - Highly personable and able to get along with customers, schools and tutors alike.
    - IT literate with good experience of all Office packages.

    We are located in Amersham (South Buckinghamshire) on the Metropolitan line.

    If you are as excited by this opportunity as we are and would like to find out more, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon so that we can start this exciting journey together.

    'For more information, please visit www.numberfit.comwww.numberbundle.com or www.numberprep.com

  • 10 Dec 2017 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Glasgow Science Centre are recruiting for a Science & Interpretation Assistant to join the team to research, develop and implement interactive focused exhibits and exhibitions.

    This position is on a full-time contract based on 37.5 hours per week on a 1 year fixed term contract on a salary of £20,096 - £22,882 per annum.

    To apply, please send a completed application form to recruitment@glasgowsciencecentre.org by Monday 8th January 2018.

    Full job description and application form available to download on the GSC website - https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/jobs-volunteering


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