The NI Science Festival is looking for a dynamic and ambitious new Director to lead the organisation and deliver on our mission to raise the level of science capital in society through world class events and experiences.
The Director is responsible for developing the organisation’s strategy, overseeing the development of the Festival programme and positioning Science Festivals NI within the scientific and cultural landscape. The Director ensures its activities, particularly the Festival programme, are relevant and exciting for a wide range of audiences including adults, children and young people and those who are not members of the science or engineering communities. The Festival comprises a blend of workshops, debates, talks, hands on activities, exhibits, digital engagement and educational activities and works with partners across industry and academia.
You will be a highly motivated person with proven management experience, preferably within the area of science communication and/or cultural management, establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and the ability to identify opportunities for the development of the organisation.
You will be committed to, and work in accordance with, our Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Equality and other established policies and procedures. As this is a leadership role you will need to be flexible, undertaking such other duties as may be required, including working evenings, weekends and public holidays if required.