Science Communicator

Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£18,500- £19,500 pro rata
Posted
13 Feb 2018
Closes
14 Apr 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Job Level
Graduate

Help us change the world! Cambridge Science Centre opened in 2013 to:

  • Spark the scientific curiosity within every child
  • Ignite an enduring passion for experimentation and discovery
  • Fuel self-belief in those who doubt their own potential
  • Illuminate pathways into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and careers.

Whilst we hope our audience will go on to study and work in STEM fields, we also place great value on the development of analytical young minds in general. With the unprecedented pace of environmental, technological and social change taking place right now, it has never been more important for young people to think objectively about the world around them, to be equipped with logical problem-solving skills and to feel empowered to make their own informed choices in life.

Whether they choose a future in STEM or not, we believe igniting a lasting passion for asking questions and having the courage and vocabulary to challenge perceived notions is of great value to all young people; helping them to live decent, healthier and more fulfilling lives and to make positive contributions to their communities.

We want children to explore their own potential, to dare to wonder where studying STEM subjects could lead them and who they may become; whether they wish to go from pupil to professor, or pipe-dreamer to pioneer - we want to invent the inventors!

We provide all of these opportunities and more via carefully designed, interactive engagement programmes; delivered with passion by our well-qualified, highly credible Communicators.

The Opportunity

We are looking for more inspiring people to join our team.

The role is permanent, part-time, with at least one 5 hour shift on a weekend day and up to 2 other days each week and is based at our new science gallery at Clifton Road, Cambridge.  Full training is given. 

Desirable skills and experience for the role:

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience of working with families, adults and children
  • Exceptional customer service skills and experience
  • A passion for science, technology, engineering and maths
  • An ability to organise your own time and to prioritise tasks
  • Computer literate and excellent presentation skills

Be part of the team with key responsibilities for:

  • Supporting family and schools visits at the new science gallery
  • Visiting schools and community centres with our mobile, pop-up science centres
  • Explaining the science behind the exhibits, presenting stage shows & workshops
  • Assisting with gathering feedback for our unique research programme

Final bits and bobs

We are aiming to conduct initial interviews during early March and, as part of your interview, you will be asked to give a short presentation

All candidates are required to undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) check and must have a full, clean driving license. 

 

 

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