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Science In School presenters, at the Royal Institution

08 May 2024 9:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Calling all Science Presenters

Would you like to capture the imagination of children and young people by sharing your passion for science? 


We are growing our team of Science In School presenters here at the Royal Institution (Ri).

The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity providing science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world. These include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES,  a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics and computer science, science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre, and animations and films from our YouTube channel.


Our team of professional presenters have an infectious enthusiasm and love for science that inspires audiences, entertaining and educating in equal measure. We are looking for presenters who can deliver engaging science shows to children in primary and secondary schools across the UK, and who are confident in sharing their knowledge with teachers and school staff.  


If successful, you will be delivering our popular science shows and professional development training sessions in schools across the country. We will provide you with the scripts, the props, the training, and the bookings… all you need to focus on is delivering amazing shows that engage and enthral our audiences with the wonders of science. 


A typical day as a Royal Institution Science in Schools presenter would involve driving to the school, setting up and delivering two one-hour long student shows, an hour long CPD training session for school staff, and then ending your day with a 45 minute after school show for families.  


The amount of work is varied, so you will need to be flexible. The estimated number of bookings vary by region, with all presenters receiving more bookings in the months of March and September. The freelance rate of pay is £200 per day (plus travel) for presenting and £100 per day while completing your training.  Annualised hours contracts may also be available and can be discussed on an individual basis at interview. 

We currently have four positions available in the following regions:

  • London 
  • East of England (inc. Cambridgeshire and Norfolk) 
  • North-East of England (inc. Newcastle and Middlesborough) 
  • Scotland   

This role includes the use of pyrotechnics and other potentially hazardous materials. Full training will be given, and the successful candidates will be required to adhere to all Ri risk assessments and health and safety guidelines.   

If you:

  • Have experience in presenting educational content (not necessarily science-based) to children and adults, with the ability to engage and excite audiences of all ages 
  • Are a skilled performer with the confidence and ability to learn new content quickly and present to live audiences   
  • Can act as an ambassador for the Royal Institution   
  • Are committed to delivering exciting shows that keep everyone’s Health and Safety front and centre  
  • And have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle (mileage will be paid) 


Please see Science in Schools Presenters (London, East & North-East of England, Scotland) | Royal Institution ( for more information. To apply, please email by 10am Tuesday 21 May 2024 with:


  • An up-to-dateCV.
  • A covering letter of no more than 500 wordsthat explainsmore about you,and how your skills,experience,and knowledge match what we are looking for and which is your preferred location and role.
  • A link to an example of you presenting. We really want to see you in action(it does not need to be about science).


We also welcome open expressions of interest on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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