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Job: Education Presenter, National Space Centre (UK)

The National Space Centre (Leicestershire, UK) are looking to recruit a confident, outgoing individual to join the education team and assist in delivering high-quality programmes to schools and the public. The role will include delivering workshops, presenting educational programmes in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium and the Mission experience. Operating StarDome our portable planetarium, presenting outreach programmes and assisting with day-to-day operations of the Space Centre.

About the role

The successful candidate will have a proven interest in astronomy and space science, with the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively to many different audiences in a variety of settings. Commitment to excellent standards of customer care is essential, whilst experience of presenting educational programmes in a formal or informal learning environment would be a distinct advantage. A full driving licence is essential.

Working with Children – An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this role. Information about the Disclosure service can be found at the Directgov website.

Starting salary £19,500 per annum, depending upon experience.
Full-Time - includes weekends – 35 hours per week. Additional hours worked will be compensated with time off in lieu.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via BambooHR.

Closing date for completed applications is 12.00 GMT on 21 January 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 will be held on 2 September 2021 at the National Space Centre.

Invited applicants will be asked to conduct two presentations:

1) A recorded clip on a space-themed craft activity. This should be no longer than 2 – 3 mins and can be uploaded to BambooHR if selected for interview.

2) A 5-minute presentation based on the solar system. This should be suitable for year 3 – 6 school children (aged 7-11). The use of ‘props’ and PowerPoint is welcome (although no more than 3 slides are to be emailed in advance); however, no other AV or IT equipment should not be incorporated. Please note that National Space Centre members of staff should not be approached for assistance with the presentation.

About the National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is the UK’s largest visitor attraction dedicated to space and space exploration, welcoming around a quarter of a million visitors each year since its opening in June 2001. Venue Hire is a vital part of the business, exploiting the highly themed surroundings of the award-winning building and exhibition to provide a unique experience. It has become firmly established as one of East Midlands’ unique, premier events venue, hosting 250 events and welcoming 16,000 corporate visitors per year. It offers a unique venue for a wide range of corporate events, from conferences to product launches, team-building missions, and evening dinners.

Further information about the National Space Centre can be found on the website.


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