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Marketing Executive

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Braintastic! Science is on the hunt for our next sensational science presenter for schools and festivals! 

If you are passionate about neuroscience and psychology, confident on stage and love answering kids’ questions about the brain, we want to hear from you!

About us

Braintastic! Science is on a mission to inspire, engage and educate young people about their amazing brains. We translate cutting edge research into fun, narrative driven shows & activities, to help kids find out more about their amazing brains and how to get the best out of them. With topics including mental wellbeing, learning and memory and the senses, our content promotes curiosity, encouraging kids to ask questions, and highlighting the importance of learning and thinking scientifically, throughout our lives. And most importantly, our interactive stage shows are great fun!

 

What we do

We deliver headline stage shows and small group workshops at festivals, events and schools around the UK and (occasionally) overseas. Our content is hands-on, interactive and fun, and designed to get kids curious about their amazing brains. All our presenters have a background in neuroscience or psychology, and are fantastic role models, helping young people from all backgrounds to see that they can have a future in STEM.

 

Your Role

Our presenters need to have:

  • A degree in neuroscience, psychology or a related field, or comparable experience in the area

  • Confidence on stages large and small

  • A willingness to learn & grow (I still regularly get questions from kids that I can’t answer!)

  • A passion to share their love of the brain with young people

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Experience in sci-comm

  • Experience working with young people

We will provide:

 

Some more details:

  • The role will operate on a freelance basis, paid at £200 per day (plus travel expenses).

  • Shows will mainly fall within school hours during term time, or on weekends, so flexibility is needed. Number of shows is variable, but I would expect a presenter to sign up for between 5-10 over the course of the year. This means the role could fit well for someone with other freelance roles, or a flexible work schedule.

  • The role will require travel. We get bookings from all over the UK and while we try to match these to your home location that’s not always possible depending on presenter availability. A car would be helpful, but I regularly take the kit on the train, so public transport is do-able, if you are based somewhere with good transport connections.

  • As a freelancer you will need to provide your own Public Liability Insurance to ensure you’re covered if anything goes wrong. This only costs about £70/year (or it’s included as part of Equity membership) and will cover all your freelance work, not just your shows with Braintastic! Science.

Ready to join the team?

If you are interested, please email ginny@braintasticscience.com by Monday June 20th including:

 

  • Why you think you would be right for this role.

  • Your sci-comm/ presenting experience.

  • Your previous experience in psychology/ neuroscience.

  • Your current work (or study) situation, and how that would fit in with this position.

  • Any videos of yourself presenting (if you have them)

Love the idea, but don't have any experience, or a psych/ neuro degree? We are also looking for a pool of assistants to help with workshop facilitation, so please do get in touch too!