Team Leaders [Full-time/short term]

£11.90 per hour/ Full-time/short term (festival period)
Closing date:
28 February 2023

About the Role

As a Team Leader with Edinburgh Science Festival, you will form part of the team ensuring the high-quality delivery of workshops and activities that make up the Festival’s family programme at our flagship venue - City Art Centre.  We also have opportunities for this role in the National Museum of Scotland.

You will lead a team of 2-11 Science Communicators working on their events throughout the festival run and within one of our family venues. You will be responsible for:

  • oversight of all aspects of your designated events and their physical space;
  • ensuring workshop spaces are being delivered to Edinburgh Science’s standards; and
  • having the appropriate numbers of staff and are delivering high quality science communication and customer service.   

About You

You will have confident communication skills, a passion for excellent customer service and be a quick learner, comfortable with scientific information. You will have an outgoing, friendly approach and enjoy working with children aged 3-15 and their families. Experience in Science Communication with family audiences in a festival setting or science centre context is essential.  Some supervisory or team management experience is highly desirable.  A background in theatre or performing arts would also be beneficial and a flexible, energetic approach to managing small teams is key. You must be available to work full-time for all dates for training and in the Festival period.  

How to Apply

  • Download: the full job description HERE
  • Apply: through the dedicated jobs portal HERE
  • Deadline: apply as soon as possible to register your interest

At Edinburgh Science we welcome applications from all backgrounds because we believe that bringing together people with different perspectives, ideas and experiences always leads to better discussions, decisions and results.

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