British Science Association
Job description: Information about roles
‘Exciting’, ‘Exhilarating’, ‘Exhausting’.
Working as a Festival Assistant is all of the above, according to people who have done it. We are now looking for a group of proactive, energetic, go-getting people to take on the role when the British Science Festival visits Newcastle in September 2013.
During the week you will have the opportunity to hear about the very latest research in all areas of science, help out with fun, hands-on activities and help people from all over the UK to enjoy the variety of events on offer. There are various vacancies to fill.
*Event assistants– Helping to ensure the Festival runs smoothly for all our speakers and visitors. Positions are varied, from supporting presenters and providing AV assistance, to working at the main Festival box office and directing audiences.
* Young People’s Programme- assistants will have a hands-on role and need to be energetic, lively individuals who have had experience working with young people to help with thousands of schools children attending workshops and activities.
* Press Centre– the Press Centre is attended by the top science correspondents from the UK and beyond. Work in the Press Centre can be high pressure, so initiative and a calm manner is essential, along with excellent interpersonal and computer skills.
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Terms and conditions
The hourly rate is £6.81 an hour
Hours of work will vary from role to role but may include evening work
All assistants will be based in Newcastle, mostly at Newcastle University but occasionally in other locations in the City
Accommodation for volunteers is in single bedrooms a short walk from the University campus. Vouchers will be provided for lunch and dinner
The British Science Association is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. The British Science Association is committed to the fair and equal treatment of potential and existing employees irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offending background or any other potentially discriminating factor. Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.