[ASC-list] Canberra-based position: Concepts and Education Officer [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Angie Carter ACarter at questacon.edu.au
Mon Sep 19 05:17:11 UTC 2011

Good afternoon ASC members and friends


Please note the following job opportunity at Questacon-The National
Science and Technology Centre. 


If you could promote this position among your networks, students,
friends etc it'd be greatly appreciated.


Please contact Cindy Chambers for more information.



Concepts and Education Officer
Questacon, Canberra (Fyshwick)
Full time, 12 months non-ongoing with possibility of extension.
APS Level 5/6 $63 448 - $78 695, dependent on successful applicant's
skills and experience 
Contact Cindy Chambers 02) 6126 2223, cchambers at questacon.edu.au  
Selection criteria and online application form:
http://innovationjobs.nga.net.au <http://innovationjobs.nga.net.au/>
(follow link to Questacon)
Applications close 28 October 2011
Open to Australian Citizens only 


Concepts and Education Officer Duties 


*        Research and develop clear, educational science communication
messages for generalist audiences (school children through to adults),
delivered via interactive exhibits, show demonstrations and programs via
informal or free choice learning environments.

*        Develop concepts for scientific interactive educational
exhibits and programs, both for Questacon stakeholders and for external
clients, based on broad literature reviews and liaison with research
scientists, corporate partners, government representatives and other

*        Collaborate with exhibit conceptors, exhibit designers, graphic
designers, technical workshop staff, outreach staff and external experts
in ensuring that exhibit design philosophies and the educational aims of
exhibits are maximised and retain appropriate and engaging content from
the visitor's/user's perspective.

*        Write and edit text for exhibition graphic panels and labels,
screen-based multimedia and online exhibits, exhibition support
materials, commercial dossiers, government and strategic planning

*        Undertake other project-related duties as required, such as
assisting with evaluation, developing and testing exhibit prototypes,
trialling program activities, assisting with Questacon's strategic
planning and supporting other Questacon teams in developing their
educational programs.

*        Stay informed about science communication issues in informal or
free choice learning environments and share appropriate industry
resources that impact on Questacon's work.


Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

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