Space Communications Presenter
Part-Time - weekends
We are looking to recruit Space Communications Presenters to present science through public programmes activities to the National Space Centre’s various audiences, delivering our live public programmes activities for families, groups, and adult visitors daily, especially on weekends and during school holidays.
The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of science, astronomy and space and excellent communications skills (including confidence when presenting to a live audience). A degree in a science subject is desirable.
Working with Children – An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this role.
Starting salary £11.03 per hour.
Part -time - 14 hours per fortnight, alternate weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) plus additional shifts during peak periods. Additional hours worked will be compensated at standard hourly rate.
Please note that this role is permanent (subject to successful completion of probationary period) and not suitable for temporary or holiday only working.
Working with Children – An Enhanced Disclosure is required for this role. Information about the Disclosure service can be found at the Directggov website.
Please refer to the Job Description.
To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via BambooHR.
Closing date for completed applications is 12 Noon 14th September 2022.
Please note - We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a suitable number of high-quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.
Interviews for short-listed candidates - date to be confirmed.
Invited applicants will be asked to deliver a 5-minutes presentation/ activity on a space topic that they believe would be of interest to a multi-aged family audience. The use of ‘props’ is encouraged but no PowerPoint, AV or IT equipment should be incorporated into the presentation. Please note that National Space Centre members of staff should not be approached for assistance with the presentation.
Further information about the National Space Centre may be found on our website https://spacecentre.co.uk/
Candidate privacy statement:
Space Communications Presenter
Education and Space Communications Manager.
To present science through public programmes activities to the National Space Centre’s various audiences, to enhance the visitor experience, and to increase the knowledge and awareness of space-related phenomenon and news.
To engage and inspire National Space Centre visitors about science.
To communicate and interpret space news and information to visitors within the galleries.
To interpret the astronomy and science content displayed within the galleries to visitors, showing how space is a gateway to all the different sciences.
To present live programmes (including but not limited to science demonstrations, talks, tours and presenter-led planetarium shows) daily to visitors as ambassadors of science.
To present outreach activities at events and venues off-site as deemed appropriate.
To act as fire warden in designated areas.
To proactively provide general information and guidance to all visitors to ensure their experience is enjoyable, safe, and of the highest standard.
To write blogs when required
To present tours in the ‘mission space’ gallery.
Other reasonable tasks as may be designated.
Work with other departments including the Education and Operations teams to gain experience in science communication, public outreach, and customer care.
Undertake other in-house training as necessary.
14 hours per fortnight including alternate weekend shifts. Additional hours worked will be compensated with time off in lieu.
National Space Centre with occasional travelling off-site as required.
A knowledge of science, astronomy, and space.
Passionate about communicating space-related news and information.
Excellent communication skills, including confidence when presenting to a live audience.
Ability to produce factually accurate work, suitable for a range of audiences.
Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
Ability to prioritise busy and varied workload and take initiative.
Experience of working face-to-face with members of the public
Degree in a science subject.
Experience communicating science with the public.
Good knowledge of British space flight history, and current space missions.
Full driving licence.
Working with Children
An Enhanced Disclosure is required for this role. Information about the Disclosure service can be found at: www.disclosure.gov.uk.
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