Thursday, 13 May 2010

We're hiring!

Festival Officer
Fixed Term (maximum of five months)
Full-time, 36.25 hours per week, Mon - Fri
Salary £18,500 per annum

Manchester Science Festival is seeking a Festival Officer to work within the Learning Department at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry).

Reporting to the Festival Director, you will support the development and delivery of the 2010 Manchester Science Festival. You will liaise with Festival partners, co-ordinate administration for the Festival and assist with marketing, communication activities and the event programme.

To succeed in this role you will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent in a science subject. You will hold a clean UK driving licence and have a good general knowledge of science. Previous experience of working with a variety of organisations coupled with some experience of planning and running events is desirable. You will possess good interpersonal, organisational and team working skills. You will be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office and other relevant computer applications and editing websites.

To download an application pack and full job description, please visit the MOSI website:, e-mail or alternatively call 0161 606 0105 to request an application pack.

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 May 2010, 4:00pm.

Monday, 10 May 2010

MSF goes east!

On the 24 May Manchester Science Festival is heading east to the Shanghai Science and Art exhibition. We'll be busking and running activities about the science of sound at this popular event. This opportunity follows a visit from the Association for Science and Technology in Shanghai to the Manchester Science Festival last year, where doctors from Shanghai contributed to our Biomedical Exhibition. Stay tuned to the blog, facebook, twitter and flickr as we keep you posted whilst we're there!

The event is also part of the 2010 World Expo which we also hope to visit and bring some ideas home for the 2010 Manchester Science Festival.