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We currently have two vacancies.

We employ people from a range of backgrounds, from Scientists, Educators, Public Engagement experts to HR, Marketing, Finance and IT professionals.

Due to the high volume of applications received for vacant positions it is the policy of Dundee Science Centre to only contact successful candidates who are to be asked for formal interview.

We are always pleased to consider applications from highly skilled and dynamic individuals.

Science Communicator

Contract: full time weekday contract; 37.5 hours; flexible working considered

 

Dundee Science Centre is currently looking for an outgoing, dynamic, confident, exceptional communicator to join our team to fulfil the key role of Science Communicator in a full-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 candidate 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. A full clean UK driving license is required.

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.

 

Salary Range: £12.37 (hourly rate)

 

For further information please view the detailed job description on our website: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/jobs

 

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:

Email: recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk

 

Applications to be submitted by 5pm on Sunday 19th May 2024. Short listed candidates will be invited to interview on 28th May 2024; no alternative dates are available so if you are not able to attend, please do not apply.

Visitor Experience Leader

 

Contract: Fixed term 18-month, annualised hours

(Part time 24 hours; 3 days per week: Friday, plus 2 others; weekend work will be required)

 

 

Dundee Science Centre is currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our team to fulfil the pivotal role of Visitor Experience Leader in a part time capacity.

 

As part of a team of 4 you will lead and co-ordinate the day-to-day visitor operations within Dundee Science Centre and across 3rd party sites to ensure an environment that is engaging, secure and provides an excellent visitor experience.  You will champion visitor engagement and ensure all visitors have an enjoyable, safe, and inspiring experience.  You will be a key holder and perform Duty Manager functions, on a rota basis.

 

As Visitor Experience Leader, you will be responsible for planning and organising work, dealing with visitor enquiries, problem solving, inducting new staff into the organisation, banking, carrying out first aid and procurement and managing the operational team on a daily basis.

 

You will lead by example and be responsible for providing training, coaching, and mentoring to support team growth where required.

 

You will be an advocate for Inclusion & Diversity, supporting the development of DSC’s culture of inclusion for our team and visitors.

 

We are looking for someone with the relevant knowledge and operational experience, with a proven track record of successfully leading and inspiring a team and who wants to work in a fast-paced environment and make a difference to society by supporting the work we do at Dundee Science Centre.

 

You will have the required qualification or relevant experience, excellent communication, and organisation skills and more importantly be a people person with a positive attitude.

 

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

 

Salary Range: £24,000 – £28,000

 

For further information please view the detailed job description on our website:

https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/jobs

 

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

Email: recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk

 

Applications to be submitted by 5pm on Sunday 26th May 2024 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 4th June 2024; no alternative dates are available.

 

Full job description and criteria:

VEL(PT) JD May 2024

VEL(PT) advert May 24