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  • 14 Jan 2014 8:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, located close to Winchester and The M3 Motorway in Hampshire, is a leading hands-on science and discovery centre dedicated to engaging, enthusing and inspiring people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The independent educational charity, which runs Winchester Science Centre, was formed in 1985 as a strategic initiative with local government and businesses, to address the shortage of young people entering technical careers at both the regional and national level. In 2008 Winchester Science Centre opened the UK’s largest capacity planetarium, a state of the art digital immersive theatre, which boosted school and public visitor numbers and adds a new and exciting facility to the centre. Since opening its doors at the existing site in 2002 Winchester Science Centre’s visitor numbers have grown by over 100% and there is still potential for further growth. Today the total number of visitors is 150,000 of which 30,500 are students visiting in school groups; the planetarium receives 95,000 visits per annum

    This is a newly created post working under the Planetarium Manager as part of a team including the Planetarium Officer and Mobile Planetarium Officer. The majority of the work will be on one project managed entirely within this role (with the help of the Planetarium Manager). You will be responsible for developing and delivering a training programme to a planetarium team in Saudi Arabia, training taking place both in the UK (10 days) and in Jeddah (5 days). In addition, where time is available, you will support the Planetarium Team at the Science Centre.

    Application Form:
    www.winchestersciencecentre.org
    For further details contact: Verenacornwall@winchestersciencecentre.org
  • 18 Dec 2013 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    £30,000 gross per annum

    We are looking to recruit a Deputy Exhibitions Manager at Birmingham Museums Trust. The Trust was formed in 2012, and consists of 9 very different sites across Birmingham, which includes Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. As Deputy Exhibitions Manager, you will assist the Exhibitions Manager with the development and delivery of the temporary and permanent exhibitions programme.

    With a degree in a science-related subject or demonstrably equivalent level of academic skills and/or work experience, you will have substantial experience of developing and delivering interactive science exhibitions including capital projects. This role has the responsibility of the development of high standards of exhibitions content, design and interpretation that increase access to BMT’s collections and to visitors’ understanding of science and technology, and with a particular responsibility for the development of science content and high quality, innovative interactive exhibits. You will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of exhibition and interactive exhibit development process and design principles

    For further information, please visit our website http://www.bmag.org.uk/about/vacancies

    To apply, please complete and email the application form to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk, by 9am on 6th January 2014. Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 13th January 2014.
  • 28 Nov 2013 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We are seeking a part-time Schools’ Data and Support Manager to support the work of the Deputy CEO and her staff in the smooth running of all education activity, working with senior colleagues in Techniquest’s development, operational and finance teams to develop budgets, provide input into developing funding proposals, monitor financial and audience figures, carry out internal procedures and prepare reports.

    The role will require the post holder to take a lead in identifying, analysing and organising relevant data and other information, and supporting the use of this information.

    To view a full job description and obtain the necessary forms, please visit www.techniquest.org http://www.techniquest.org/ and click ‘Jobs’.

    Closing date: Monday 9 December 2013
  • 28 Nov 2013 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We are seeking a part-time Schools’ Liaison Manager to work with teachers and other educational stakeholders to promote their sustainable engagement with Techniquest’s programmes for schools. This includes Techniquest’s programme at its centre in Cardiff Bay and through outreach across Wales.

    The successful candidate will set up and manage partner ‘hubs’ Wales-wide. The hubs will be responsible for delivering Techniquest’s schools’ outreach programme across Wales, as part of its All-Wales Strategy.

    To view a full job description and obtain the necessary forms, please visit www.techniquest.org http://www.techniquest.org/ and click ‘Jobs’.


    Closing date: Monday 9 December 2013
  • 26 Nov 2013 8:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As Deputy Exhibitions Manager, you will assist the Exhibitions Manager with the development and delivery of the temporary and permanent exhibitions programme. With a degree in a science-related subject or demonstrably equivalent level of academic skills and/or work experience, you will have substantial experience of developing and delivering interactive science exhibitions including capital projects. This role has the responsibility of the development of high standards of exhibitions content, design and interpretation that increase access to BMT’s collections and to visitors’ understanding of science and technology, and with a particular responsibility for the development of science content and high quality, innovative interactive exhibits. You will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of exhibition and interactive exhibit development process and design principles.
    For further information please visit our website; http://www.bmag.org.uk/about/vacancies
    The closing date is 25th November at 9am. Interviews likely to be held w/c 2nd December.
    Please submit your completed application form torecruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk or by post to HR, Birmingham Museums, Millennium Point, Curzon St, B4 7XG.
  • 25 Nov 2013 7:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Assisting in the promotion and enhancement of the Centre for Life, your role will be to make a visit to Life and learning about science, interesting, exciting, entertaining, engaging and fun. You will deliver informal education to a wide range of audiences. Your role will include teaching hands-on science workshops to school groups, delivering scripted science and planetarium shows to the general public and explaining the exhibition in terms of its context, how it works, its purpose, its place in history and current and future links to other exhibits.

    You will also ensure that Health and Safety standards are met at all times.

    Please note that successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check (formerly CRB). Details of our DBS policy are available on request.
    Rates : £6.51- £6.74 per hour increasing to £7.30 - £7.92 (after completion of training & 12 months continuous service)
    Hours will vary according to business demand.

    To apply for this vacancy, please send a letter of application and current CV to Claire Adams, Corporate Services Director, Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne or email claire.adams@life.org.uk by Friday, 6th December 2013.

    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer.
    Registered Charity Number: 1059607


    (Full details at: http://www.life.org.uk/join-the-team/trainee-science-explainer)


  • 07 Nov 2013 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Do you have a passion for STEM enrichment and an understanding of the
    challenges of working with secondary schools?

    Do you have an appreciation of what the priorities of STEM businesses,
    industry and academia might be with regards to participation in STEM
    volunteering?

    Are you are a networker, good at spotting opportunities and bringing people
    together?

    If so, there could be a spot for you here at Graphic Science. We are
    recruiting a STEM Co-ordinator for the Bristol & Bath area of our STEMNET
    contract region. You would be responsible for delivering a support service
    to STEM Ambassadors and teachers across the region (Bristol, Bath & North
    East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire), which aims to
    increase student participation in STEM enrichment activities.

    Salary: £22 - £24k pa, depending on experience

    Based at: Graphic Science Ltd (The Sheilings Barn, Felton Common, Felton,
    Near Bristol BS40 9YP), but expect to be doing a lot of driving around the
    area.

    The job is full time, fixed term until April 2015

    A full job description and person specification can be downloaded at
    http://www.graphicscience.co.uk/join-the-team/. Applications (CV and a
    covering letter) should be sent via email to ben@graphicscience.co.uk.

    The deadline for applications is 5pm, 19th November 2013.
    Interviews will be held at Graphic Science on the 25th November 2013.
  • 01 Nov 2013 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Museum2Go: Science and Technology

    National Museums Scotland seeks Science Show developer(s) to assist with a partnership project with Secondary School pupils, within this academic year. We are looking for an individual or organisation who will work with us and with two groups of 12 pupils from lower secondary schools in a co-creative project to develop two brand new science shows. The shows are to be inspired by the planned redevelopment of the Science and Technology galleries, especially around the themes of Energy and Machines. The content will link to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, however the Museum can offer support to agencies who may be unfamiliar with the Scottish system.

    The expertise the show developer will bring will be: knowledge of suitable science demos which could be performed by young people and training on how to develop and deliver a good science show. They will be required to deliver a training session at the National Museum of Scotland and a limited number of development sessions at schools in the vicinity (max 45mins from Edinburgh).

    For a full brief or further information please email Conor Hull, Community Engagement Officer, National Museums Scotland. c.hull@nms.ac.uk or call for an informal chat on 0131 247 4010
    Deadline for submission of quotes: noon, Friday 1st December 2013.
  • 28 Oct 2013 4:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Salary range £16,000 - £25,000
    (depending on experience)

    Full time - 37.5 hours per week

    This post is suitable for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a passion and commitment to science learning and public engagement.

    Dundee Science Centre is proud to be the STEMNET (science, technology, engineering and mathematics network) hub for North East Scotland, providing the STEM Ambassador programme and schools STEM advisory service across Dundee, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, and Perth and Kinross. Dundee Science Centre is also proud to be regional advisor to STEM Clubs in North East Scotland and Highlands and Islands regions.

    As a member of the management team, the post holder will be responsible for coordinating and delivering the STEM Ambassador Programme, school STEM advisory service and STEM Club support for the region. You will facilitate high quality STEM experiences for learners, in order to inspire, engage and enthuse them about STEM subjects and careers. You will liaise with schools across the region; building meaningful relationships with all secondary schools in order to support their STEM programme development and provide advisory services. You will recruit, induct, train and deploy STEM Ambassadors. You will initiate and deliver STEM events and projects, for ambassadors and school and public audiences.

    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an outstanding individual with excellent communication and management skills. You will be an enthusiastic and creative team player with experience and knowledge of high quality science learning techniques and with an excellent understanding of the Curriculum for Excellence. You will possess a passion for STEM subjects in addition to excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, and an ability to build meaningful and beneficial relationships.

    A degree in a relevant subject, experience in delivering high quality learning activities and experience in working with secondary school teachers are essential; experience in classroom teaching desirable. Excellent administrative, IT, organisational and time management skills are essential requirements of the post holder. A driving licence is also required.

    The position of STEM Programmes Manager is full time, for an initial 12 month period with continuation subject to funding for the post. Some weekend and evening work will be required. The post will require extensive travel across the region.

    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 detailing why you believe you are the right person to join our team to:

    Terri Honeyman
    Dundee Science Centre
    Greenmarket
    Dundee
    DD1 4QB

    Email: terri.honeyman@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk

    Applications to be submitted by 5pm Sunday 10th November 2013
    Interviews to take place Tuesday 19th November 2013
    Contract to begin 1st December 2013 (negotiable)
    To request a job description, please email: terri.honeyman@dundeescienceecentre.org.uk
  • 16 Oct 2013 7:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Bristol Natural History Consortium has been awarded a four year grant under the “Skills for the Future” programme. From 2011 to 2014 we will be offering a series of 8 internships (six months each) for individuals interested in further building their skills for a career in heritage. Placements will be based at the BNHC Offices for 6 months.
    The programme will focus on new media skills in a heritage context, and will be a self directed opportunity to explore skills such as web development, blogging, image and video production, and how to commission media material. Trainees will receive a £1200.00 monthly bursary.
    The upcoming seventh opportunity will centre around a range of BNHC’s projects in the first half of 2014, with a particular opportunity to become involved in the Festival of Nature (www.festivalofnature.org) and the Bristol99 project.
    The placement will focus on:
    • Self directed learning focused on online and social media
    • Developing project management skills through the management of small media projects for the Festival of Nature and Bristol99 projects
    • External training sessions – 1 on blogging and online working and 1 on video production
    • Other elements as agreed between BNHC and the trainee
    The seventh placement will take place from January 13, 2014 – July 14th , 2014
    Applicants must fill in the Placement Application Form – CV/cover letters will not be accepted.
    Please note that this placement is only open to non-graduates – see below for further information
    Timelines:
    - Applications due midnight December 1st
    - Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email by 5:00pm on December 2nd , 2013
    - Interviews will take place between 10:00am and 5:00pm on December 6th , 2013
    - The successful candidate will be alerted by 5:00pm on December 9th , 2013
    - Placement starts on January 13th , 2014.
    One of the aims of our programme is to help address inequalities in the heritage sector. Therefore this placement will only be open to non-graduates and we will also be prioritising applicants from the following groups:
    • women
    • those aged 16-25
    • those aged 50+
    • BME groups
    Please download an application form from the BNHC website to apply: http://www.bnhc.org.uk/home/about/jobs.html
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