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Job: Science Communicators

We're looking for science communicators to help deliver activities and workshops all year round. Work location: Venues around Edinburgh or the rest of the UK About the role(s): We are building a pool of enthusiastic Science Communicators to help us deliver Edinburgh International Science Festival workshops and activities as part of our year-round, UK-wide projects and programmes. High quality science communication is at the heart of what Edinburgh International Science Festival is all about and our Science Communicators are our ambassadors. About you: You are a confident presenter with good communication skills, and a quick learner comfortable with scientific information. We are looking for outgoing people who are excellent communicators and who enjoy working with parents and children aged 3-15 years. Previous experience in Science Communication would be beneficial as would experience working in education or learning support, or a background in theatre and performing arts. However, passion is the key and an ability to work hard and retain your sense of humour is essential. About upcoming UK Projects: Applicants can apply to become part of a pool of casual Science Communicators who will be engaged for UK Projects as and when they arise. We are also seeking applicants for the specific confirmed upcoming events listed below - please refer to the Job Description for further details. Gadget Factory at Great Exhibition of the North, Newcastle (Wed 1 - Wed 8 August, travel and accommodation provided by the Science Festival) Turn that Frown Upside Down at Prestwick Airport STEM Week, Prestwick (Mon 27 - Fri 31 August) Application Information To view the full job description and apply visit Please note that only applications submitted via our careers portal will be considered. For further information and to apply for the role, please visit the link below >>>

Posted 7 days ago
By Edinburgh International Science Festival

Salary £8.75+ per hour (or more depending on project)
Deadline 19 July 2018

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Job: PA to Director of Public Engagement

[ Permanent, Full Time (Band 6) ] We have an exciting opportunity for a pro-active and professional individual to assist the Director of Public Engagement of the National Galleries of Scotland in the exercise of her duties and responsibilities, planning & fulfilling her daily programme. The role will involve a wide variety of administrative duties including diary and travel management, researching and preparing presentations, arranging and preparing for meetings, dealing with correspondence and compiling reports. With first-class organisational and administration skills, you must be able to multi-task whilst maintaining high standards of accuracy. With a flexible approach you will be forward thinking and able to exercise confidentiality and sound judgement. Closing date for completed applications is 20 July 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 6 August 2018. To apply, please visit our website

Posted 5 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Salary £22,467 - £24,840 per annum
Deadline 20 July 2018

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Job: Learning Officer

Part-Time Learning Officer position working with 3 different military museums based in Edinburgh Castle. Learning Officer, Edinburgh Castle Job Type: Part time Hours: 24 (typically 3 full days per week) Monday – Friday. However, flexibility is necessary as the post holder may be required to work occasional weekends or evenings. The Regimental Museums in Edinburgh Castle are currently seeking an energetic and innovative Learning Officer to deliver a newly developed education programme for their museums: The Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Royal Scots Museum and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum respectively. The new programme was recently developed by an Education Consultant with extensive experience in the Scottish museum sector. Whilst the programme is ready to be delivered, the new Learning Officer will be given leeway to tweak it at their discretion. Based in iconic Edinburgh Castle, you will be responsible for delivering learning activities to visitors and outreach sessions to schools. You will be expected to build strong working relationships with staff from all of the three regimental museums as well as other key stakeholders. The three regimental museums are housed in two separate buildings and contain collections that have recently been recognised as being of national significance. Collectively we receive in excess of 450,000 visitors annually and our collections are viewed by people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Full details on the post are available on our website (please see the link). To apply please email a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post to Mr Desmond Thomas. For further information, please contact (, or call 01313105040, or follow the link below >>>

Posted 10 days ago
By Museum of The Royal Regiment of Scotland