Science Communicator

Organisation: Dundee Science Centre

Salary: £11.35 per hour

Location: Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

Salary Range: £11.35 (hourly rate), contract: part time weekday; 15-25 hours; flexible working considered (hours can be spread over 2-5 days if desired)

Dundee Science Centre is currently looking for outgoing, dynamic, confident, exceptional communicators to join our team to fulfil the key role of Science Communicator in a part-time capacity.

You will be part of a team responsible for the smooth operation of Dundee Science Centre’s programmes and services on a daily basis, supporting the Visitor Experience Leader (VEL). You will support the wider team in science communication and ensure the quality of delivery by team members meets audience expectations and standards. Primary objectives will be championing enhanced visitor engagement, ensuring that audiences have an enjoyable, safe, and inspiring experience.

You will be an ambassador for and the public face of Dundee Science Centre. You will be an excellent communicator and an effective team player with the ability to multi-task. Your main function will be to interact with all visitors in a friendly, outgoing manner ensuring an exceptional experience.

You will be responsible for delivering high quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programmes across all audiences (including schools and community groups), either in-centre or via outreach, all in line with Dundee Science Centre’s key aims and objectives, alongside local and national government initiatives, and priorities.

You will be an advocate for Inclusion & Diversity, contributing to the development of DSC’s widening access strategies creating a culture of inclusion for our team and audiences.

The successful candidates will have a positive, resourceful, and confident nature with the ability to work independently and play a key role across the organisation. You will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of visitor engagement and an enthusiasm to talk to people.

In-depth STEM knowledge is a desirable trait in this role, however having a confident and charismatic nature would be more advantageous. An understanding of science can be enhanced with on-the-job training; but an ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences is essential.

You will work flexibly within the Dundee Science Centre team; hours of work to be discussed, flexible working will be considered, and weekend and evening work will be required.

To apply for the post, please submit your CV and a covering letter, clearly indicating your suitability for the role. Applications should be sent FAO Caitlin to the address supplied.

Applications to be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 31st August 2023. Short listed candidates will be invited to interview on 8th September; no alternative dates are available so if you are not able to attend, please do not apply.

Application Deadline: Thursday 31/08/2023