[ASC-list] STEM outreach / Science Communication job - Newcastle NSW

Terry Burns terry.burns at newcastle.edu.au
Thu Jan 19 10:53:01 UTC 2017

The University of Newcastle is seeking a motivated and skilled Science Communicator to lead its SMART (Science, Maths And Real Technology) program. SMART has been conducting contemporary science shows and activities since 1998. It is now part of the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) and is co-funded by the Faculty of Science.

SMART is focused on STEM engagement programs for preschool to junior high school students and also runs Teacher Professional Development sessions and community events.

The position is based in Newcastle but may involve travel around NSW, including rural and remote locations.

You will:

*         Manage the SMART program. This involves the development and delivery of science shows, workshops, STEM outreach events and activities, as well as Teacher Professional Development sessions;

*         Work with the SEC, sponsors and other SMART team members to develop and deliver tours and STEM outreach events.

*         Oversee the care and maintenance of SMART equipment.

*         Work with the SMART Admin Assistant to manage SMART resources including invoicing, appointments, media, communications and budgets.

*         Hire, train and mentor undergraduate students (and other suitable people) as SMART presenters or scholars.

*         Manage SMART administrative staff who book events, accommodation, and travel.

*         Develop new SMART activities including writing scripts, risk analysis and standard operating procedures.

*         Work with the SEC team to grow the programs and their community / business partnerships.

*         Manage grant applications and acquittals.

More information and the application is available from:

Phone me on 0418 653 699


Science and Engineering Challenge

T: +61 2 4921 5434
M: +61 (0)418 653 699
F: +61 2 4921 8694
E: terry.burns at newcastle.edu.au<mailto:terry.burns at newcastle.edu.au>
W: www.newcastle.edu.au/challenge<http://www.newcastle.edu.au/challenge>

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The University of Newcastle (UON)
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308

CRICOS Provider 00109J
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