Planetarium Presenter/Education Officer (Nationwide)

Immersive Experiences

Direct Entry Job Permanent UK Wide, UK

Uploaded 28 Jun 2018

Job Description

Immersive Experiences is the UK's fastest growing progressive multi-purpose planetariums & 360° experiences company. Featuring over 100 programs; covering education, entertainment and business.

Our network of planetariums, outdoor domes, 360° immersive entertainment experiences, stretches across the UK and Europe. Currently we look after over 100,000 people a year including over 70,000 children of all ages and backgrounds.

Our specialisms lay within creative education and experiential entertainment & marketing. The technology is based on 360° immersive projection, known as 'fulldome', which we fully integrate and enhance within our portable projection domes.

You will join our education team, who on a daily basis look after all aspects of school science shows, planetarium presenter and events

Its a great way to see how a progressive small business works and you will have lots of opportunities within the company and education/planetarium industry

The role

Birmingham, West Midlands


Salary: £75.00 to £100.00 /day

- you will travel to schools, businesses and charities across the UK and sometimes western Europe

- teach children (Nursery - Key stage 5) astronomy from the national curriculum and common entrance 13 syllabus

- learn new education whilst they are being developed, i.e. learn scripts, the science behind the subjects and the programs/software we use (full training will be provided)

- travel from our bases in the UK, Birmingham and Manchester collecting planetarium systems and returning at the end of the day (unless you have consequetive bookings)

- bring learning to life with high energy performances

- run all shows inside a mobile planetarium

- carry equipment up to 35kg safely, so physical fitness is important

- early starts is common as we cover the entire country

- look after and maintain equipment such as projectors, laptops and sound

Person Specification

- a degree in science/astronomy/physics ideally but not essential (2.1 or above)

- transport in terms of a reliable car or small van

- an interest in Astronomy (essential)

- teaching experience or experience working with children of different ages

- a desire to work to very high standards and to contually push the standards higher

- ability to work to tight deadlines with superb time management skills

- an understanding of the science curriculum both national and common entrance 13

- an open mind to learning and flexible attitude to presenting

- your own vehicle, reliable and safe for long distance driving at times

What you will receive

- in return, we will open the world of education to you, and share our passion for creative learning like you have never seen before

- you will receive opportunities for all expense trips across the UK and Europe at our spectacular events where we showcase our services and products (recently showcased at the Bett Show, London and willl returning for New Scientist Live)

- full training will be provided by our world class presenters, and if sucessful a trial period will be necessary as you settle in to the role.

- there is huge scope for progression and you will be working closely with the Director to help grow the business through networking event as well as day to day planetarium work

- fuel contribution costs are paid, as well as daily contract fee. Also bonuses paid for additional work or clients you bring in to us

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