Editor for children’s science magazine

CSIRO Education is seeking a highly organised and creative person with excellent communication skills to fill the role of The Helix Editor. The position needs to be filled as soon as possible (no later than 1 February) until December 2010.

The Helix magazine is part of CSIRO’s Double Helix Science Club and is aimed at communicating science to readers of ages 10 and above. The Editor is responsible for editing and producing the bi-monthly magazine and its teachers guide. The position will involve coordinating the production of the magazine including sourcing stories, images and other content as well as coordinating freelance writers, illustrators, designers and others who contribute to the production of the magazine.

The position requires a person who has: * excellent skills in organisation, managing priorities, and working to deadlines * very strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly written communication (preferably with experience in communicating with children) * creativity and initiative * a willingness to actively support CSIRO’s code of conduct and health, safety and environment policies.

The position would be at a CSOF4 level (salary in the range $70 784-$80 081) and would be based in Canberra.

Those who are interested in the position should send a CV accompanied by a brief expression of interest outlining your claims to the position to elizabeth.yuncken@csiro.au. Expressions of interest close 21 December 2009. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Liz Yuncken Memberships and Publications Manager CSIRO Education

Phone: +61 2 6276 6264 | Fax: +61 2 6276 6641 elizabeth.yuncken@csiro.au | www.csiro.au Address: PO Box 225 Dickson ACT 2602

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Job in Sydney

CSIRO Education is seeking an energetic and motivated Education Officer to join the team at the CSIRO Science Education Centre in North Ryde. You will have the opportunity to use your strong communication and presentation skills to develop, deliver and maintain innovative science programs aimed at the school and the wider community. You will have strong communication and presentation skills. A teaching qualification and/or equivalent experience in science communication would be expected. You will also need to have a good knowledge of science. One full time position and one part time position are available

Key Result Areas/Duties:

* Deliver outstanding science presentations to school children and public audiences throughout metropolitan and regional areas. * Conduct hands-on science classes for children from Year Kinder to Year 12. * Take a role in the development and maintenance and ongoing improvement of the centres travelling programs, including teacher resources. * Present professional development sessions to teachers, at workshops and conferences when required. * Take a role in other CSIRO Education programs such as Double Helix Science Club events and holiday programs, Cutting Edge lectures, CREST. * Support the programs at the Centre by general administrative (updating webpage, marketing and promotion, and liaising with schools), cleaning and tidying tasks as required. * Travel to regional areas of NSW when required. * Be available to work on some weekends such as travel to regional areas, presentations at public events (eg Royal Easter Show), and presentations at teacher conferences. * Contribute to the effective functioning of the CEd Education Centre in delivering the key goals.

more information can be found at https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_list.asp. Please use the contact details on this site for all enquiries.

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