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Job - Science Bus Captain wanted!

Doing it together science

The Waag Society is looking for 6 enthusiastic, hands-on workshop leaders with excellent social skills and a love for science to drive their Science Bus across Europe for at least 3 consecutive weeks available from July to October 2017.

Science Bus is part of a EU-funded project called “Doing It Together Science” (DITO). As part of “Doing It Together Science”, Waag Society will realise the Science Bus in collaboration with the other partners.
In this project, research institutions work together with museums and cultural institutions to engage as many people as possible with citizen science. There are more than 500 innovative workshops, exhibitions, and activities in nine countries in Europe. With this project, eleven European partners intend to show that citizen science is an accessible and fun way to explore the world around you.

More information and application by April 28.


As the captain of the vessel, you’ll drive the Science Bus to various locations across Europe: from the Netherlands to Italy, from Kosovo to France. Once on location, you’ll lead workshops in collaboration with local partners. During the trip, you’ll collect and examine folk remedies from citizens across Europe and share the results online. Plenty of materials and “instructables” to make DIY measuring instruments with the locals will be send to you on your way.

Candidates's profil:

  • Excellent driver who has no problem with driving long distances on European roads. Should have held a driver’s license for at least 3 years and will preferably be a minimum age of 23 years old.
  • Experience with teaching or leading workshops.
  • Experience working with electronics and basic skills in chemistry and biology.
  • Ability to work with machines like laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and 3D printers (cura).
  • Fluent in English but also looking for French-speaking Science Bus Captains for part of the tour.
  • Real vlogger or video editor, or has a willingness to learn.
  • Very social and out-going. You should find giving workshops in an international setting a fun challenge.
  • Flexible! This is not a 9-5 job.
  • Very hands-on and always solution orientated.


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