[ASC-list] Job Opportunity: Head of Science Engagement

Teresa Fogarty Teresa.Fogarty at otagomuseum.nz
Wed Mar 4 20:46:20 UTC 2015

Head of Science Engagement

The Otago Museum in New Zealand's beautiful South Island is seeking an experienced, dynamic entrepreneur to lead science engagement activities during an exciting period of development.

Over the next five years, the Otago Museum will be developing of a Science Engagement Centre. This centre will communicate science in unique and exciting ways through a planetarium, a learning suite, and the redevelopment of our hands-on science centre.

As Head of Science Engagement you will lead science engagement at the Museum, developing and promoting the Museum as a community hub for science engagement. You will manage the Science Engagement team and activities within the Search Centre, Discovery World, Tropical Forest and full dome theatre.

The role will involve external liaison, working with our key stakeholders as well as local, national and international scientific bodies to promote scientific understanding. It will also involve science outreach coordination for the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.

To be successful in this role you will have an inclusive and can-do attitude, a postgraduate degree in a relevant field, excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate science in appealing, surprising and inclusive ways

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 25 March 2015.
To find out more about the role and how to apply visit www.otagomuseum.nz/jobs
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