We believe in inspiring, encouraging and challenging people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them.

We are best known for Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first science festival and still one of the world’s largest festivals. We are also known for our Learning programmes that see  Generation Science tour Scotland and bring science to life in classrooms throughout the year. These programmes promote STEM careers to teens through initiatives such as Careers Hive. Our worldwide element shares our content, passion and expertise more widely through an extensive portfolio of international projects.

We are committed to equal opportunity and to a culture that respects difference. This is a key employment value to which all employees are expected to give their support.  As an employer, we can play a leading part in the promotion and application of best practices in the areas of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed organisation and we aim to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

As users of the disability symbol, we offer a guaranteed interview to all disabled applicants who meet the vacancy minimum criteria for an advertised role. The general level of competence is set out in the job description/person specification of each individual vacancy profile.


Current vacancies

  • Trusts Officer

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    • Fundraising

    As our Trusts Officer in our Development (Fundraising) Team, you will be responsible for seeking out, identifying and securing financial support from a range of a wide range of trusts and foundations. You will also develop and strengthen relationships with existing funding partners cultivating and stewarding long lasting and high-level relationships.

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  • Education Sales Assistant

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    • Sales

    We are looking for a clear communicator who can build strong relationships to sell our Generation Science shows and workshops to schools across Scotland. Excellent telephone manner and experience with databases and Microsoft Office essential.

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  • Volunteer Coordinator (Careers Hive)

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    • Operations

    We are looking for a confident, and enthusiastic Coordinator to recruit and manage STEM volunteers to participate in Careers Hive. You will enjoy communicating with people at all levels and the administration of coordinating events, people, and processes.

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