Educational Exhibit Fabricator (working with metal/wood/plastic)
• Full-time (37.5 hours a week) or part-time (minimum 22.5 hours) position available
• Location: Steventon, Basingstoke, RG25 3BL
• Salary: £22,000 to £37,000
• Contact: Hina Younis. Hina@science-projects.org. 0208 741 2305
What we are looking for and the role:
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic, hard-working and talented individual to join our organisation working with our team of designers and builders. This is a rare and unique opportunity to work with an internationally recognised leader in the field of interactive exhibitions, which are found in science centres around the world.
You will be working on multiple projects with a lot of exciting and varied work from concept to completion. You will be using your practical skills in metal, wood and plastics using machinery and hand tools to bring these exhibit designs to life. The type of exhibits that we make varies hugely and requires lots of different skills so any other related knowledge or experience would be useful such as electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer-aided-design. This role would suit someone who is able to work on different tasks, be flexible and enjoy a variety of challenges. There will also be exciting opportunities to join the installation team to on-site trips in the UK and abroad. Recent jobs to name a few have involved trips to Norway, USA, Bulgaria, Denmark, Switzerland, Manchester and Newcastle.
We would like to see evidence of your portfolio through your studies/NVQ//apprenticeship/degree/past work experience/hobbies that demonstrates your creative and practical ability in metal, wood, and plastics at interview stage. Although, we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running we would also consider someone who has limited skills but is keen and has the desire to learn and progress. In return, we would be committed in providing you the support and training by developing your skills and experience in-house. We will also provide opportunities to expand other skills and interests that might contribute to our overall operations and be incorporated into our wide skill base.
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• Any qualifications that would be considered relevant to the role and skills needed.
Knowledge & Experience
• Previous experience working within a workshop environment as an
Engineer/Technician etc: Desirable
• Welding/metal fabrication experience: Desirable
• Woodwork and carpentry experience: Desirable
• Working with plastics for fabrication: Desirable
• CAD experience: Desirable
• Electronics/Coding experience: Desirable
• Previous experience and competency working with a range of materials and tools:
• Highly organised and has the ability to meet deadlines
• Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)
• Ability to work well in a team and independently
• Good attention to detail and has the ability to use initiative
• Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
• Calm under pressure with good problem solving skills
• Demonstrates enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude at all times
• Dependable, trustworthy and honest
• A creative, adaptable and flexible mindset
• Be able to cope with and meet competing and changing demands
Science Projectsis a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status that designs and builds hands-on exhibitions for museums, science centres, aquariums and zoos all over the world and is internationally recognised as a leading supplier in their field. It operates out of its workshop in Steventon where the team of multi-disciplinary exhibit specialists design with CAD, prototype in 3D and work with metal, wood and plastic to build mostly one-off designs
We are based in Steventon where we design and build the interactive exhibits, but often travel overseas to install the finished exhibitions. We occupy a building with three offices and a workshop where we design and build interactive exhibits (and where the majority of our staff work).
The team at Science Projects:
We are a small, friendly and experienced team. Roles are varied and duties will change from day to day - you may find yourself helping with an unusual task now and then! Our field is very specialised and extremely rewarding, and no two projects are ever the same. Our team of scientists, artists and engineers work together to design and build some of the world’s best and most engaging exhibits and attractions, from human hamster wheels to huge ball firing machines, tackling subjects from Climate Change to Newton’s theories.
To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and images of your work to Hina Younis at firstname.lastname@example.org orpost to Science Projects, Unit 1 Warren Farm, Steventon, Basingstoke