WHAT IS A SCIENCE GALLERY MEDIATOR?
Mediators are the public face of Science Gallery London and they all bring with them an enthusiasm for talking to our visitors about science and the arts at the point at which they collide. Mediators are often the first point of contact for visitors in the gallery and they must be able to initiate/ facilitate conversations and respond to all the thought provoking questions that a Science Gallery exhibition poses. Mediators also help us create a welcoming and memorable experience for every one of our visitors.
WHO CAN BE A SCIENCE GALLERY MEDIATOR?
The Mediator team is diverse in their educational, professional and life experience - some are students, some are artists and some bring with them local area knowledge and networks.
WHAT DO SCIENCE GALLERY MEDIATORS DO?
All of our Mediators need to be prepared to develop a good working knowledge of the current season, be able to talk about the artworks and themes explored within it, and to proactively share that knowledge with our visitors. They also help us by giving guided tours, capturing feedback from our visitors, supporting our public events and by delivering our maker workshop sessions which help get our younger visitors engaged in hands on creation.
WHAT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?
Here are just a few of the skills required to be a top-class mediator:
- A proven curiosity and enthusiasm for science, arts and design
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- An adaptable, flexible, and confident person who enjoys talking to people
- Able to deliver a first class visitor experience
- Self-starting, while being able to work effectively in a team setting
- Diverse and wonderful combinations of interests, experience, subject specialties, and/or language skills
HOW MUCH WORK IS AVAILABLE?
Mediating is a part time job but we ask all of our Mediators to commit to at least one season and a minimum of 10 hrs per week.
Download the full job description and person specification here.
WHAT IS THE RECRUIMENT PROCESS?
New Mediators are recruited on a rolling basis, as and when new opportunities open up – usually at the start of a new exhibition season. If you think you are the kind of person we are looking for, register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hear about the experience from Mediators from across the Global Science Gallery Network: