Please read the Job Description, complete the Application Form (in black ink) and send to:
Mrs J Harris
Education / Operations Director
The Observatory Science Centre
You are welcome to support your Application Form with a CV, but we cannot consider CVs alone. Applicants must be above 16+ by end of summer holidays 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: Our current vacancies have a rolling closing date and will be advertised until filled. Interviews will be arranged with a view to starting as soon as possible...
We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for customer service.
OSC operates 7 days per week: daytime and evenings.
There is scope to join us with shifts & hours to fit your work / life balance: PART TIME / EVENINGS / TERM TIME ONLY etc.
Please contact us at anytime explaining your interests and availability...we would love to hear from you!
Perhaps you can't commit to a catering role to end of season ... but how about a fantastic pop-up summer opportunity?
OSC will be busy over the summer and we would love to offer catering to meet and extend beyond visitor expectations; including our special events!
We have our own fully equipped catering unit 'The Launch Box' waiting for you...if you are seeking an opportunity to showcase your skills then why not contact us today. Send an email with your interests and ideas and we will arrange to meet you as soon as possible.
We believe this is a great opportunity for you and our visitors...
Are you already employed in catering but looking for a change of direction in 2023?
Perhaps you have taken a step back from employment during recent years and are now looking for an exciting part time opportunity where you can bring your skills into the charity sector?
Or perhaps you are studying catering at college and looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills.
If you are seeking an exciting opportunity and have a proven flair for catering / hospitality: then we would love to hear from you!
Are you seeking a change of direction for 2023 and can see yourself welcoming visitors with outstanding customer service and delivering spectacular science shows, telescope tours and science workshops?
Perhaps you are already employed in the hospitality sector and / or have a passion for science / astronomy.
Or you have taken a step back from employment during recent years and are now looking for an exciting part time opportunity.
If you would like to bring your skills into the charity sector - then we would love to hear from you!
A Gap Year is typically a year-long break before / after college or university, but can equally be taken at any time in life...
It is an opportunity to gain skills and experiences, whilst reflecting and focussing on what you want to do next...
Perhaps you are entering / leaving a science field, considering teaching as a career, looking to enhance your CV by working in the charity sector or just wondering which direction to follow with your education or career?
We would love to hear from you if you are self motivated and enthusiastic with a passion for working with people of all ages and abilities.
We gave a Gap Year opportunity to Alice in 2021 / 2022 and she wanted to tell you how this worked for her:
“I honestly couldn’t recommend this job enough as an excellent opportunity for someone on a gap year.
Not only have I developed substantial knowledge in a scientific field that I never would have touched otherwise, but I have also had the opportunity to develop skills that will support me significantly in my studies at university including presenting in front of groups, general people skills and even modelling in local magazines (although I can’t imagine that specifically will be too useful in my biomedical sciences degree… but who knows?!).
This supportive environment has not only encouraged me to develop in ways I didn’t even think possible, when in the workplace, but also their flexibility has meant that I’ve also developed while on my month’s worth of travelling that was permitted during my contract.
One of the most important things to me though was to have fun on my gap year and this job has delivered on that front too!”
At present there are no staff vacancies at The Centre.
The situation is not expected to change in the near future, but when we do recruit we normally advertise on this web site and our own social media.
You are welcome to send your CV at anytime to Mrs J Harris which can be kept on file for six months. If any vacancies arise we would endeavour to email you and ask you to complete an application form if you wished to be considered for the role.
Mrs J Harris
The Observatory Science Centre