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Job: Projects Associate


The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) is an educational charity based in Bristol, playing a strategic role in the Nation's engagement in science. As the UK's vibrant national membership organisation that brings together the leading informal science engagement organisations in the UK, including the major science and discovery centres and science museums, their vision is for a society where people are intrigued, inspired and involved with the sciences

The Projects Associate will be responsible for supporting all ASDC projects, activities and communications. This will include working on the delivery of key national science engagement projects and events, as well as responsibility for updating the ASDC website and organising member communications including social media.

Project Associate, Requirements:

  • A proven passion for science engagement.
  • A degree in science.
  • A minimum of 12 months' project coordination experience or similar.
  • Excellent, vibrant written English and the ability to write engaging concise and catchy web content and newsletters and proof read as necessary.
  • Excellence and confidence in engaging people at all levels and working collaboratively with external organisations. This would include excellent interpersonal skills, a friendly positive manner and the ability to enthuse public engagement professionals across the UK.
  • Ability to efficiently use (or quickly learn how to use) a CMS (to edit website), a CRM database and various forms of technology (Eventbright, survey monkey, mail chimp etc, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.)
  • An excellent knowledge of a range of social media channels and the passion to use it to facilitate networking between ASDC members
  • An efficient approach to administrative tasks and exceptional organisation and attention to detail.
  • Ability and desire to travel to Science and Discovery Centres and events across the UK, including occasional overnight stays and early starts.

Project Associate, Desirable requirements:

  • Experience delivering public engagement programmes with families or schools.
  • A strong track record working (or volunteering) with or in a UK science and discovery centres, science museum or informal learning organisation.

Salary - £22,000 per annum, plus benefits

More information and application until 2 May 2017.


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  • asdc
  • Bristol
  • UK
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