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Glasgow Science Centre

Science Communicator

Application Deadline: Thursday 20th June 2019
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotlands must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

We are recruiting for a Science Communicator to join the team at GSC to deliver activities and programmes for all our audiences including education, public and corporate visitors.

The position is on an annualised contract based on 36 hours per week. Availability to work weekends, evenings and public holidays required.


      • To implement the GSC 5 star Customer Service promise. Offer a fun, safe and welcoming environment to all customers.

      • To engage visitors and communicate scientific concepts accurately. This may include asking questions related to exhibits, provoking discussion, explaining scientific concepts and making links to visitors’ everyday experiences.

      • To deliver science shows, planetarium shows, mini activities, workshops, labs, and other activities to a high standard for public, education and community groups.

      • To support the Outreach programme when required by travelling to educational facilities around Scotland promoting Science.

      • To participate in training and receive/give peer evaluation as required to effectively and efficiently carrying out your job.=

      • To ensure the Science Gallery and work areas are clean and functional at all times. This includes the daily cleaning of exhibits, equipment, performance spaces, storage cupboards, floors etc.

Person Specification:

      • Confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills - essential.

      • Experience of dealing with the public, community groups and school children – essential

      • Good presentation skills with ability to present to large groups/ audiences – desirable.

      • Positive and dynamic self-starter with a passion for excellence, creativity and innovation

      • A genuine enthusiasm for science and technology with a high level of commitment to GSC’s vision and mission.

      • High level of professional behaviours

      • Ability to display an inclusive approach when working with a diverse range of people

Full job description and application forms are available to download from the main GSC website.

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