[ASC-list] job opportunity - education officer -outreach at Discovery in Bendigo

Joanna.Savill at csiro.au Joanna.Savill at csiro.au
Mon Jun 22 05:53:01 UTC 2009

Posted on behalf of Angie Carter, Manager, Discovery Science & Technology Centre

Education Officer - Outreach (Part time)

Discovery Science & Technology Centre, Bendigo was Australia's first science and technology centre outside a major metropolitan area, opening on 31 October 1995. Discovery exhibits and programs are specifically designed to reach a broad range of visitors. The philosophy which underpins our exhibit design and program development is to educate, entertain and encourage an interest in science.

The primary role of the Education Officer - Outreach, is to develop school programs, shows and materials to meet the requirements of current education curriculum for external presentation, develop education outreach and actively engage with education networks

The successful applicant will, among other things, be responsible for the effective running of a DEECD Strategic Partnerships sponsored program and will conduct teacher professional development programs in conjunction with the Internal Education Officer. He/She will also develop and present outreach shows and assist with training other staff to present the shows. Engagement with relevant networks and development of key relationships within education and science communication sectors will also be required.

Qualification requirements: The successful applicant will be passionate about science education and have a degree in science or education (or another relevant qualification). He/She will have well-developed written as well as verbal communication skills and engaging presentation skills. The ability to liaise with and develop networks with a range of institutions and individuals, as well as the ability to plan and execute programs is a necessity. Computer skills should include basic Microsoft Office software. Desirable criteria are: Experience in a school classroom environment; experience working with children and customer service experience.

Hours of work: This position is part time, 15 hours per week.

How to apply: If you are interested in this position please visit: www.discovery.asn.au to download the full position description or request a copy by emailing: executive at bendigotrust.com.au

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