Royal Institution (Ri)
Christmas Lectures assistant
Permanent link for job description and person specification: jd_cl_assistant_2015_1
Accountable to: Science Learning Manager
Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London
Contract type: Fixed term (4–5 month contract, September/October 2015 to January 2016)
Salary: Circa £27k per annum paid pro-rata over the term of the contract
Closing date: 29 July 2015 at 5pm
“The CHRISTMAS LECTURES were set up by Michael Faraday to introduce a young audience to a subject through spectacular demonstrations and they have been inspiring children and adults alike since 1825. They have been given every year since they began, stopping only from 1939 to 1942 when it was too dangerous for children to come into central London. The CHRISTMAS LECTURES are now broadcast on UK television every December and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations.
The CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant assists with preparations for the creation, development and implementation of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES and associated activities in 2015. For this year’s topic, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant will need a degree in areas related to human spaceflight and associated technologies.
The role will involve working with academic researchers, a TV production company, multi-media content developers, science communication professionals and an ‘assortment of kids, animals and unpredictable props’. This is a unique opportunity to be involved with an historic and influential national event, watched by millions on the BBC.”
To apply for this role please send a CV and Covering Letter (outlining your interest in and suitability for the role) to email@example.com by Wednesday 29 July 2015 at 5pm. All applications must be accompanied by a completed Declaration and Monitoring form.
Interviews will take place on the Wednesday 5 August 2015 in London and we ask that candidates keep this date free as we may be unable to offer an alternative.