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Team Leaders (multiple vacancies) – Edinburgh Science Festival 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. 

Science Communication Training: Saturday 18 March 2023

Set up day(s) (mandatary): Dates to be confirmed

Event Specific Training: Friday 24 March 2023

Festival live (depending on venue): Monday 27 March – Sunday 16 April 2023

For further information and how to apply, please visit: https://sciencefestival.teamdetails.com/opportunity/204