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

Please Note

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a suitable number of high-quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

The National Space Centre is the UK’s largest visitor attraction dedicated to space and space exploration, welcoming around a quarter of a million visitors each year since its opening in June 2001. Further information about the National Space Centre may be found on our website

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Space Communications Presenter (Part-Time)

The National Space Centre is looking for a Space Communications Presenter to deliver science programmes and activities to our various audiences.

Closing Date: 14 September 2022 at 12 Noon

We are looking to recruit Space Communications Presenters to present science through public programmes activities to the National Space Centre’s various audiences, delivering our live public programmes activities for families, groups, and adult visitors daily, especially on weekends and during school holidays.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of science, astronomy and space and excellent communications skills (including confidence when presenting to a live audience).  A degree in a science subject is desirable.

Working with Children – An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this role.

Starting salary £11.03 per hour.

Part -time – 14 hours per fortnight, alternate weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) plus additional shifts during peak periods.  Additional hours worked will be compensated at standard hourly rate.

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

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

Please refer to the Job Description.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via BambooHR

 (No agencies).

Interviews for short-listed candidates – date to be confirmed.

Invited applicants will be asked to deliver a 5-minutes presentation/ activity on a space topic that they believe would be of interest to a multi-aged family audience.  The use of ‘props’ is encouraged but no PowerPoint, AV or IT equipment should be incorporated into the presentation.  Please note that National Space Centre members of staff should not be approached for assistance with the presentation.


Events Manager

The National Space Centre is looking for an experienced Events Manager to join the Corporate Hospitality Team and deliver ‘out of this world’ events to our customers.

About the Venue Hire Team

Venue Hire is a vital part of the National Space Centre, exploiting the highly themed surroundings of the award-winning building and exhibition to provide a unique experience. It has become firmly established as one of East Midlands’ unique, premier event’s venue, hosting 250 events and welcoming 16,000 corporate visitors per year. It offers a unique venue for a wide range of corporate events, from conferences to product launches, team building missions and evening dinners.

For additional information visit our website.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Events Manager, with a ‘hands-on’ approach to event management to join the Corporate Hospitality Team at the National Space Centre, to deliver ‘out of this world’ events to our customers.

You will be responsible for managing the whole event delivery for corporate hospitality events and to ensure that first class customer service is provided on every occasion.  You should have experience of supervising a team, managing and running large and small events and be passionate about delivering high quality corporate hospitality events.  You should have good IT skills and be proficient in Microsoft packages.  The role requires flexible working, to include early mornings, later evenings and weekends.

Please refer to the Job Description.

Salary £27,000 – £30,000 depending upon experience.

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

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via BambooHR

(No agencies).


Space Crew Team Member (Part-Time)

The National Space Centre is looking for talented individuals to join our team in providing the best customer service in the industry

Closing Date: 2 September 2022 at 12 Noon

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 or holiday 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 £9.93 per hour.

Please refer to the Job Description.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via BambooHR:

(No agencies).


Barista / Café Assistant (Part-Time)

The National Space Centre is looking for an experienced Barista / Café Assistant to join our busy catering team working in Boosters Café.

Closing Date: 2 September 2022 at 12 Noon

The award winning National Space Centre is a unique visitor attraction and education facility.  We are looking to recruit talented individuals to join our team in providing the best customer service in the industry.

An experienced Barista / Café Assistant is required to join our busy catering team working in Boosters Café.

Applicants should have excellent customer service and communication skills.  You should have a flexible, adaptable and willing attitude towards work.  The ability to work in a busy environment is important.

Part-Time (2 posts):

Saturday & Sunday

Saturday (Normal working hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm, although some flexibility of times may be required).  Plus, additional evening evenings and shifts during peak periods.

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

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

Rate of pay is £9.93 per hour.

Please refer to the Job Description.

Please refer to the Job Description.

 

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via BambooHR

(No agencies).

 

Closing date for completed applications is 12 Noon Friday 2nd September 2022.


Bookings Officer

The National Space Centre is looking for a Bookings Officer to liase with educational and social group organisers.

Closing Date: 02 September 2022 at 12 Noon

This varied and interesting role will involve liaising with educational and social group organisers along with individual visitors to ensure that all aspects of their booking are successfully completed, and that the level of customer service offered is second to none.

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, with a flexible, adaptable and willing attitude towards work. Good administration, telephone and inter-personal skills are essential, whilst previous bookings experience would be an advantage.

Starting salary £19,500 per annum, depending upon experience.

Hours of work – Usually Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Some weekends and Bank Holiday cover by rota will be required.

Please note that this role is permanent (subject to successful completion of probationary period) and not suitable for temporary 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.

Please refer to the Job Description.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via BambooHR

(No agencies).

Please note – We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a suitable number of high-quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

Interviews, for short-listed candidates, will be held on 22nd September 2022 at the National Space Centre.


Placements

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:
Travel & 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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