Learning and Engagement Officer (Community Programmes)

Organisation: Dynamic Earth

Salary: £26,000

Location: Edinburgh

Dynamic Earth are an educational charity on a mission to empower everyone with understanding and empathy for the Earth. Our Learning and Engagement Service create, curate and deliver a diverse programme of events and experiences throughout the year which support the delivery of Dynamic Earth’s strategic plan and charitable purpose.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in the position of Learning and Engagement Officer. This position sits within our Learning and Engagement Directorate, who are responsible for the creation and delivery of events and experiences that support the delivery of our charitable mission through a broad range of Earth and environmental science topics.

Role Purpose:
Working closely with the Learning and Engagement Manager (Community Programmes) and colleagues across the team, you will play an active and hands-on role in developing and delivering our community learning and engagement programmes and partnerships, which ensure Dynamic Earth provides high-quality and in-depth repeat engagement opportunities for a wide range of underserved and underrepresented audiences.

Main Duties:
Community Programmes -You will work as part of a team to deliver and co-create experiences with community audiences which provide inspirational and accessible learning journeys, both at Dynamic Earth in our centre and through outreach. This will include supporting the delivery of funded community projects and school programmes with at-risk young people.

Family and Public Programmes – You will support the creation and delivery of high-quality family and public programmes including drop-in events for families, temporary exhibitions, indoor and outdoor family workshops and special events for young people and adults.

Outdoor Programmes – You will create and deliver outdoor experiences for families, children and young people and adults in Holyrood Park, including Outdoor Clubs.

Outreach – You will support the creation and delivery of experiences with school learners and families as part of Scotland-wide outreach programmes.

Experience and Qualities:
Required qualifications and experience:
· Educated to at least degree level in a science or related discipline – or lived experience as an alternative to a formal qualification.
· Experience of developing and delivering science learning experiences.
· Excellent communication and organisational skills with strong attention to detail.
· Some flexibility to work during school holidays and outside normal working hours.
· Enthusiastic, pro-active and friendly attitude.

Desired qualifications and experience:
· Experience of training others to deliver science engagement.
· Experience of working in a science centre or museum setting.
· Clean UK driving licence.

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to

Application Deadline: Sunday 21/07/2024