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Call for paid moderators – I’m a scientist, I’m an engineer

We’re looking to hire four moderators to work on our online events, I’m a
Scientist UK and Ireland, and I’m an Engineer UK, for two weeks this
November.

The job consists of moderating live chats, approving students’ questions,
checking content and generally helping to run the site. We’re after people
who have great attention to detail, who pick stuff up easily, and ideally
have an interest in STEM engagement. You’d be working from home, so you
must also have broadband that doesn’t die every 10 minutes.

It’s a lot of fun, and a great experience as the students (and scientists)
are quick, funny and full of energy.

Dates: 7- 18 November, Monday – Friday
Hours: 37.5/week – 8:30 -16:00
Pay: £8.00/hr

To apply: Please send a CV and short cover letter by Monday 24 October to
michaela@gallomanor.com, telling us why you think you’d be a good moderator.

You can find out more about the events at: I’m a Scientist UK  and I’m a Scientist Ireland and I’m an Engineer UK.

The full advert is at:
http://about.imascientist.org.uk/2016/moderator-vacancies-november-2016/

If you have any questions about the job, please feel free to drop me an
email – Michaela Butler – michaela@GALLOMANOR.COM

 

Moderator Vacancies for I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer in November

We’re looking for four moderators to work on our online projects, I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer this November.

Your job would be moderating live chats, approving students’ questions, checking for inappropriate content, and helping to run the site. You should be bright, pick stuff up easily, and ideally have an interest in science engagement. You’ll have great attention to detail and will enjoy being online. You’d be working from home, so you must also have broadband that doesn’t die every 10 minutes.

It’s a lot of fun, and great experience as the students (and scientists) are quick, funny, and full of energy.

Dates: 10 –21 November, Monday–Friday
Hours: 37.5/week, 08:30-16:00
Pay: £8.00/hr (including holiday pay)

Please send a CV and short covering letter explaining why you’re the one we want to josh@gallomanor.com before Monday 27 October.

If you have any questions about the job, drop me an email, or call on 01225 326 892.

You can find out more about the events at: imascientist.org.uk, imascientist.ie, and imanengineer.ie

The full advert is at:
about.imascientist.org.uk/2014/moderator-vacancies-november-2014/

Posted on behalf of Josh Doyle, Gallomanor Comms. Ltd.

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!
imascientist.org.uk | imascientist.ie | @imascientist

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here!
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T: +44 (0) 1225 326892
E: josh@gallomanor.com

Call for applications for I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! (November)

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! is an award-winning online event allowing students (from 9 – 18) to interact with real live scientists. You can now apply to take part in the next event, running 10 – 21 November 2014.

How does it work?
Students challenge the scientists over intense, fast-paced, online live chats. Then they ask the scientists all the questions they want to, and vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public. So if you are up for the challenge of working with students in this online X Factor-style competition, then sign up.

How much time will it take?
Most scientists say they spend around 2 hours a day on the event; 1 hour on live chats and another hour answering students’ questions, which can be during the evening, outside of the work day.

What’s in it for you?
You further develop your communication skills, gain a fresh perspective on your work, and find out what young people think about science and the role of scientists. It’s also a lot of fun. One scientist in every zone wins £500 to be spent on a science communication project of their choice.

Interested?
Find our more here: http://imascientist.org.uk

To apply fill in this form here: http://imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply

Hint: The most important part of your application is the one sentence description of your work. We ask students and teachers to rate the sentences, to help guide who gets in. So have a think how you would describe your work to a 13 year old.

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back for June. See who from Manchester is involved…

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back from Monday 16 to Friday 27 June.

School students will get to meet and interact with scientists in an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges.

There will be 12 themed zones and five general zones – that’s 85 scientists talking with students from nearly 120 different schools from all around the UK, from Inverness all the way down to St Austell in Cornwall.

But who from the The University of Manchester, is taking part?

In the Diamond Zone … Phillip Manning, School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences: Palaeobiology – “I dig-up very dead things and try and unpick their biology, morphology and mode of preservation.”
http://diamondj14.imascientist.org.uk/profile/phillipmanning/

In the Infectious Diseases Zone … Peter Elliott, FLS – “I find out how bacteria cause food poisoning”
http://diseasej14.imascientist.org.uk/profile/peterelliott/

In the Vision Zone … Michael Kelly, FLS, “I investigate how humans see in the dark or when dazzled by bright lights.”
http://visionj14.imascientist.org.uk/profile/michaelkelly/

And if you are wondering what I’m a Scientist is all about, go check out this website:
http://imascientist.org.uk

For the latest updates on the event, follow @imascientist on Twitter, #IAS2014.