Application for Explainer

Various Hours Available

Starting hourly rate of pay £8.91. Rising to £9.50 after successful completion of training development programme

International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

We are looking for candidates to join our explainer team who are as passionate as we are about engaging people with science. As someone who is customer focused, your role as an explainer will be to make a visit to Life interesting, exciting, entertaining and fun and to enhance the experience of all visitors. You will be interacting with a wide range of audiences, but primarily families and schoolchildren and occasionally on outreach in schools and community settings. You will deliver hands-on science activities including live shows and will enhance the experience of visitors around the science centre - covering all exhibitions, activities and different workshops. In addition, there will be opportunities to contribute to other elements of a changing exhibitions and events programme.

Successful candidates will have a broad knowledge of STEM and will be curious people who are enthusiastic, enjoy communicating with people and who share our desire to help everyone understand better the relevance of science in their lives. A comprehensive training programme will be offered.

The science centre is a seven day a week business and very popular on weekends and school holidays. Shifts will vary to meet the needs of the business but flexible working may be available on request.

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Please note that the successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

To apply for these vacancies, please complete the online application form by Sunday, 1st August 2021.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award. It has bronze accreditation under the North East Better Health at Work Scheme.

Registered Charity Number: 1059607