The job of Deputy Festival Director is up for grabs and you can read more about it on Guardian Jobs where the advert reads as follows:-

We are seeking a creative and energetic scientist/technologist to support the Director in the development and growth of Edinburgh International Science Festival. Suitable candidates will be up to date with current issues and able to communicate effectively with our partners, stakeholders and audiences.

Edinburgh International Science Festival is the premier science festival in the UK with a mission to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them. This new post is aimed at developing the Festival to the next level and will involve programming of the Festival and the development of new content both internally and with our partners.

An early appointment is anticipated to allow the successful candidate to engage with the forthcoming Festival in April 2011 prior to focussing on the 2012 Festival. We would expect this to be a full time position with a salary of up to £40k according to experience.

If you can attract the best science communicators to take part, source and create events that will broaden our audience, produce sell out events that have everyone wishing they were in the audience, you are the person we are looking for.

To apply, please forward a letter outlining your suitability and potential for this exciting post together with your CV to fiona@scifest.co.uk Further details are available on The Science Festival website.

Closing date for applications will be 11 February 2011.

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