Education Production Assistant, World Science Scholars

World Science Festival - New York, NY - Full time

World Science Festival - New York, NY - Full time

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Program Description: The World Science Scholars (WSS) initiative focuses on identifying and selecting a small group of students worldwide who have demonstrated extraordinary mathematical talent, and providing them with a unique opportunity to: (1) vastly expand their perspective by exploring new arenas in which to apply their abilities, guided by renowned scientists and thinkers; (2) deepen their knowledge by grappling with challenging mathematical ideas in new and unfamiliar contexts; and (3) open new pathways along which their talent can flourish, facilitating their potential to spark revolutionary breakthroughs.

A primary goal of the WSS initiative is to enrich the perspective of profoundly gifted young math students, introducing them to a wealth of areas not typically considered mathematical. Through the WSS curriculum and faculty, students will be introduced to the powerful impact that mathematical prowess can have in solving complex challenges in a wide range of disciplines, including physics, biology, genetics, computer science, neuroscience, robotics, artificial intelligence, economics, security, agriculture, and finance, among others.

The WSS initiative will foster and sustain a vibrant community of young mathematical geniuses, dedicated teaching fellows, vital mentors, and renowned professors from around the world, all of whom are primarily connected through a state-of-the-art, flexible, and robust digital platform, designed to offer a visually rich online learning experience, providing in-depth, multi-layered experiences for the individual student.

About the Opportunity: The Education Production Assistant will support the Project Director, WSS with development of program structure and focus; research and reporting on scientific content, planning, and program execution; development and managing of film, multimedia, and other online assets; and maintaining all records pertaining to the program.

Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with Project Director, organize workflow and identify milestones for every phase of program development, from initial R&D to final program production.
  • Support the Lead Education Specialist with research and course design.
  • Process student applications.
  • Assist in the creation, design, research, and dissemination of program related web and outreach material.
  • Arrange and attend meetings with program producers and potential program participants and/or partners.
  • Attend Festival and support the successful production of programmed events and needs of participants.
  • Keep program materials, schedules, databases, and other administrative documentation up to date.
  • Assist in the development of film, multi-media, performance and exhibition elements for live and online programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple, time-sensitive tasks.
  • Science and math background a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and G Suite products.
  • Ability to work long hours under deadline pressure.
  • Superb integrity and professionalism.
  • Self-starter able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience as a Production Assistant or in Event Planning.

How To Apply: Please email applications to jobs@worldsciencefestival.com with “Education Production Assistant” in the subject line.

Include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • How you found this job posting

*No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. The World Science Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer.

About The World Science Festival:

The World Science Foundation (the “Foundation”) produces original live and digital content that brings scientific discovery, insight and perspective to a broad general audience.

Our flagship live event, The World Science Festival, is an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness. Through programming that spans a broad range—from vibrant discussions and debates to works of theatre and film—world-class scientists, leading thinkers, and renowned artists take science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. The week-long New York Festival has drawn more than a million and a half visitors since its launch in 2008, with millions more viewing the programs online.

The Foundation’s live events and theatrical productions tour nationally and internationally. In March 2016, the Foundation launched the World Science Festival Brisbane, bringing its distinctive programming to new audiences and establishing the first annual Festival outside of New York.

World Science U is the Foundation’s online education initiative, where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.

The World Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.

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