Join the Discovery Team!

The Discovery Team are a dedicated and fun group who love inspiring scientific curiosity!

Do you have enthusiasm for, and recognise the importance of, science education? The Discovery Centre is a supportive and dynamic workplace, with opportunities to put your own stamp on the place.

Discovery’s mission is to inspire and nurture scientific curiosity.  

We are a small not-for-profit community enterprise with an enthusiastic team of creative professionals committed to fun-first learning. During the week we work with primary schools and early childhood Centres and on weekends we buzz with families engaging with over 100 hands-on exhibits, our early year play space, our famous vertical slide and the new Bendigo Planetarium.  

CURRENT VACANCIES

Science Communicator  

The Role  

This role is varied day to day and requires a range of skills to bring Discovery’s activities to regional central Victoria and beyond. 

STEM Education– A deep knowledge of, and interest in continually learning about, STEM and Inquiry Based learning practices and curriculum.   

Creativity– Develop and deliver fun, engaging and exciting STEM shows, workshops and programs and supporting materials. Find fun innovative ways to share STEM education with the community.  

Training– Ensure casual staff are trained in best science communication practices and that all shows and programs are delivered in an engaging, entertaining and informative way.  

Additionally, you will support the Discovery General Manager in applying for, fulfilling and acquitting grants that support Discovery and STEM education in regional Victoria as a whole.  

Your Background (Key Selection Criteria)  

  1. Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering innovative and creative science programs and shows which inspire and nurture scientific curiosity and support.  
  2. Well-developed communication skills with a high level of attention to detail and organisational skills.
  3. Demonstrated skills in managing, balancing and prioritising tasks and skills for oneself and others.  
  4. Familiarity with travelling incursion programs showcasing ability to adapt to place and situation to maximise impact.
  5. Expertise developing hands-on ‘maker’ activities for members of the public.
  6. Involvement with designing and implementing training programs with colleagues, staff or volunteers for public facing activities. 
  7. Experience grant writing, reporting, and media communications. 
  8. Experience developing risk assessments and procedure documents 

Special Requirements  

  1. Current “Working with Children” check will be required at time of appointment (provided if not already obtained)  
  2. Willing to get a police check completed 
  3. Level 2 First Aid (provided if not already obtained.)  

Practical knowledge from working in a not-for-profit environment would be highly regarded.  

The position is permanent part time or full time, (minimum 3 days a week).   Pay rate is $33.24 an hour.

Organisational induction, ongoing training and learning programs are available to support personal and career development.  

Discovery embraces inclusion and diversity and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.  

Applications close Friday the 8th of March, 2024. 

Please submit your key selection criteria, cover letter and CV to manager@discovery.asn.au  

Enquires email Alissa Van Soest- manager@discovery.asn.au or call 03 5444 4400