See below for current job opportunities at The National Space Centre.

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Space Crew Team Member (Part-Time)

Talented individuals are required to join our Space Crew.  As the ‘face of the Space Centre’ the multi-skilled role will incorporate all aspects of customer care, including ticketing, catering, retail and exhibition guide.

Applicants should have proven experience within a customer-focused environment, working face-to-face with members of the public.  Experience of working within a leisure and tourism environment is an advantage.  You should have excellent communication skills and a flexible, adaptable and willing attitude towards work.  A space science background is not necessary, but a commitment to be part of the team to deliver an excellent standard of service to the National Space Centre visitors is essential. 

Part-Time – Saturday or Sunday, with additional evenings as required.  We expect any new part-time Space Crew Team Members to be available to work additional shifts during our peak periods (which are usually bank holidays and during school holidays, weekends and weekdays).

Normal working times for a Saturday or Sunday: 09:30 – 17:00 though some flexibility of times will be required.

Please note that this role is permanent (subject to successful completion of probationary period) and not suitable for temporary, seasonal or term-time only working.

Working with Children – An Enhanced Disclosure is required for this role.  Information about the Disclosure service can be found at the Directggov website.

Rate of pay is £7.92 per hour.

Please download and complete the application form available in Microsoft Word below and Email it to: or print out the form and send by post to: to Sarah Bird, Personnel Manager, National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS.

Alternatively you may collect an application pack in person from the National Space Centre during office hours.

(No agencies).

Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon Friday 25th August 2017.

Interviews, for short-listed candidates, will be held on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at the National Space Centre. 

National Space Academy Lead Educator (Physics)

The National Space Academy is seeking outstanding subject specialist physics teachers to deliver its curriculum focussed physics interventions to secondary students and teachers.  These posts are arranged as secondments with a minimum commitment of 10 days with 5 in term-time.

We welcome applications on an ongoing basis from prospective Lead Educators, however on this occasion we are keen to receive applications from the following locations:

– London / Greater London
– Oxfordshire / Berkshire / Hampshire and surrounding areas.

Deadline: Monday 18th September 2017.
Interview dates: tbc – interviews will include a lesson observation at the applicant’s school.

Please note: applications must include a written statement of support from the applicant’s headteacher.

Further information about the National Space Academy is available:

Download more information about the Lead Educator Role.


The National Space Centre is able to offer a limited number of work experience placements to students.

We are only able to offer a limited number of selective placements.

We will consider applications for the following placements:
Leisure & Tourism – Diploma, BTEC, HND, degree etc
Student Teachers – learning outside of the classroom module as a part of degree or PGCE.

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