STEM Activity Coordinator
Posted: 27th August, 2019Glasgow, United Kingdom
At Twig Education we’re passionate about our products and the future of science education. We care about what we do and how we do it.
Since launching in 2011, our resources are now used by over 150,000 teachers, in over 60 countries and in 19 different languages. Our award-winning videos, digital resources and lesson materials are created in our head offices in Glasgow, near Kelvingrove Park, by a team of around 80 filmmakers, designers, developers, writers, teachers, academics and parents.
We are looking to expand our team with a STEM Activity Researcher who will be responsible for all aspects of hands-on science activity materials for our US middle school project.
Undertake independent research into competitor classroom science kits and their costs.
Evaluate and write briefs on science activity research for producers, writers and development editors.
Testing activities to determine their curricular coherence and classroom suitability, documenting the testing process, and recording outcomes.
Editing science activity instructions for clarity.
Keep track of delivery, review, and feedback schedule between internal and external partners.
Act as point-of-contact for all internal and external queries regarding classroom science kits.
The ideal candidate could come from a range of backgrounds, as the role is multifaceted: it takes in elements of research, production, content management, and editorial work, as well as requiring a sound ability to understand science and educational practices.
As such, experience in either of the following areas will be a benefit:
- Research and creative roles in factual film and multimedia production
- Educational or scientific content production
- Creative and imaginative, and able to turn creative ideas into practical reality
- Organised and skilled at using spreadsheets to track status and delivery
- Experienced and comfortable working to tight deadlines
- Experienced in working with external partners and managing relationships sensitively
- An excellent communicator, both in writing and verbally
- Prepared to work as part of a strong team and take joint responsibility for results
- Able to demonstrate good judgement and prioritisation
- Analytical – able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, gain an understanding of the ‘big picture’ quickly
- Resilient and adaptable
What is it like to work at Twig?
We strive to maintain an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded. Plus our Glasgow office is dog-friendly!
Some other benefits of working at Twig include:
- Salaries are in line with market rates and commensurate with skills and experience
- Free refreshments including breakfast, hot drinks and snacks
- We offer flexibility around working arrangements
- Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, pension contributions and other benefit
Think you might be right for this role? We'd love to hear from you!
To apply for this role, please complete the Online Application Form, attaching a CV along with a covering letter demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities, and experience meet the requirements of this role.
Applications close on Friday 6 September 2019 at 5:30pm.
Interviews: Priority may be given to early respondents. Interviews will take place from September 2.
Pay: Circa £23,000, depending on experience
Contract Type: Full Time, Fixed Term
Contract Duration: 3 month initial contract with potential for 12 months