Public Engagement Intern, SSE

UK-London
1 month ago(11/12/2017 18:14)
Job ID
2017-1114
Category
Marketing and Public Engagement
Closing Date
02/02/2018
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time

Job Scope

The Royal Society is the national Academy of science in the UK and our aim is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

We believe that science is central to modern culture. Public engagement and education is one of the strategic aims of the Royal Society and we aim to promote Science as a key element in the cultural and economic life of the nation. We want to inspire people of all ages and walks of life and work with others to ensure that key areas of public engagement are coordinated across the nation.

 

The Summer Science Exhibition Intern will work with the Public Engagement team to help deliver the Royal Society’s flagship public event of the year, the Summer Science Exhibition. Each year we bring together 22 exhibits and over 600 scientists, showcasing the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology research from across the UK. Alongside the exhibition, we run a programme of events including an adults-only Twilight Science evening, Café Scientifiques, panel discussions and interactive activities.

 

Working on the exhibition will include, but is not limited to:

  • Content management of 2018 Summer Science Exhibition website and support of digital engagement before and during the exhibition.
  • Liaising with internal departments and external service providers to implement the marketing strategy for the exhibition, including printed, London Underground, social media and email marketing and online event listings.
  • Coordinate the call for proposals for the 2019 Summer Science exhibition.
  • Support the Public Engagement team during the delivery of the Summer Science Exhibition including set up (30 June - 1 July), the exhibition itself (2 July – 8 July) and take down (9 July). To ensure the smooth running of the event, the Summer Science Exhibition Intern will be involved in administrative tasks, exhibitor support, greeting visitors, event management and support of volunteers.
  • Collation and analysis of feedback gathered at the exhibition, including public, exhibitor and staff feedback including organisation of debriefs for internal teams. Sharing of reporting with internal stakeholders.

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. We believe that science is central to modern culture. Public engagement and education is one of the strategic aims of the Royal Society. We want to promote science as a key element in the cultural and economic life of the nation, ensure that science inspires the nation, engage the public with our policy work and work with others to ensure that key areas of public engagement are coordinated across the nation.

 

Interviews: Week commencing 12 February 2018

 

Full-time, 4-month contract

 

Commencement date: 2 April 2018

Responsibilities

 

 The work of the Summer Science Exhibition Intern will include:

  • Content management of 2018 Summer Science Exhibition website and support of digital engagement before and during the exhibition.
  • Liaising with internal departments and external service providers to implement the marketing strategy for the exhibition, including printed, London Underground, social media and email marketing and online event listings.
  • Coordinate the call for proposals for the 2019 Summer Science exhibition.
  • Support the Public Engagement team during the delivery of the Summer Science Exhibition including set up (30 June - 1 July), the exhibition itself (2 - 8 July) and take down (9 July). You will not be required to work every day of the exhibition or set up, but must be available most days during this timeframe. Time off in lieu will be given for weekend and evening working.
  • To ensure the smooth running of the event, the Summer Science Exhibition Intern will be involved in administrative tasks, exhibitor support, greeting visitors, event management and support of volunteers.
  • Support of Summer Science Exhibition programme of events, including event planning, delivery and speaker management
  • Collation and analysis of feedback gathered at the exhibition, including public, exhibitor and staff feedback including organisation of debriefs for internal teams. Sharing of reporting with internal stakeholders.
  • Sharing experience and ideas with others in the section and Society and contributing broadly to the Society’s aims and objectives.

Key Knowledge and Skills Required

Education / qualifications / knowledge / interests

 

¨  A demonstrable interest in public engagement, outreach and/or working with the   public

Essential

¨       Good written and oral communication skills, and ability to demonstrate a clear writing style

Essential

¨  Good time-management and prioritisation skills

Essential

¨  Good attention to detail

Essential

¨  An ability to work under pressure as part of a team

Essential

¨ Excellent knowledge of office systems and procedures, including computer skills in Microsoft Office and databases

Essential

¨  A degree or equivalent in a science, engineering, maths or other relevant subject

Highly Desirable

¨  A demonstrable interest in science, mathematics, technology and its broader social significance

Highly Desirable

¨   An understanding of online communication and marketing

Highly desirable

¨  Experience in organising and delivering events

Highly desirable

Circumstances

 

 

 

¨       Able to work on evenings and weekends

Essential

 

Competencies

Skills and competencies

 

Decision-making

Has range of well-defined regular tasks. Organises and plans own work to achieve tasks set. Supervision is readily available.

Thinking challenges

Some fact-finding may be needed to resolve issues. Requires initiative in completing tasks and in finding improved ways of doing own work.

Communicating

Carries out day to day contact with others on issues that relate to own work. Conveys information clearly and accurately to colleagues or external contacts. Deals courteously with difficult individuals or situations if they arise, referring to the right person if needed.

Developing People

Works cooperatively with others. May show less experienced/temporary staff how to do things.

Managing Resources

May perform activities such as inputting/collating information or requesting, gathering, checking financial or other records, adhering to agreed procedures.

Applying knowledge & expertise

Requires core administrative or operational skills and proficiency in the ‘tools’ of the job, e.g. computing applications or equipment handling.

 

 

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