Volunteering at MakerShack - Cheltenham Science Festival 2017

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We are looking for volunteers to join our MakerShack team. Volunteers will work between 4-8 hours and get £5 towards lunch.

Volunteers will not need specific making skill but to have an interested or passion in making. We will give you all the training you need to help run a station alongside other makers.

Cheltenham Science Festival 2017 will be creating its first onsite MakerShack, bringing engineers, scientists, and makers together to inspire the public to explore the materials world and the joy of making. This will include a whole host of drop-in activities showcasing the world of making.

The space aims to:

  • Bring together engineers and scientists with artists, designers and makers to engage the public in exploring the material world and showcase the diversity, nature and impact of engineering
  • Inspire the next generation of engineers and makers through hands on activities, demonstrating the creative potential of engineering
  • Leave a loacal legacy of engineering and making themed engagement activities in Cheltenham and the surrounding area.

Drop into the MakerShack to explore curious materials such as invisible balls and kinetic sand. Watch wondrous material science demonstrations and get stuck in by constructing an electronic circuit, coding a robot and more.

Mini Makers
Squidge and squash a range of materials and learn through play. Book one of our KS1 dedicated Mini Makers slots in MakerShack to learn about invisibility, experiment with kinetic sand, play with robots and so much more.

Please be aware that working days at the festival can be long and tiring, with days often starting from as early as 08:30am for morning briefings. Volunteers are asked to commit their time wholeheartedly on the days that they indicate they are available for (between 4-8 hours). You do not have to volunteer for the entirety of the festival week, but if you would like to do this you are most welcome to.

Please note: If you would prefer to apply to volunteer for everything at Science Festival please click here. We do accept part time volunteers from the local area as part of our Welcome Team – for details click here.

We are looking for highly motivated and reliable volunteers who will be happy to do whatever task is required of them. Volunteers will need to have good teamwork skills, initiative, and the stamina to work long hours. Evidence for a passion for Science and/or skills in events management would be a plus.

To apply to be a volunteer please fill in our online application form below.

Apply Online

For any queries please contact Olivia Clemence Closing date for applications is Friday 24th March. First round interviews will take place in the two weeks from 3rd April. If you have not heard back from Cheltenham Festivals by 8th May unfortunately your application has not been successful.

Charity No: 251765

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