Science Presenter

Job Location:

On-tour throughout Aotearoa New Zealand

Job description:

Travelling around Aotearoa New Zealand, you will deliver science based shows and exhibits to school aged audiences as part of the Science Roadshow. You will be part of a small team involved in the day to day delivery, maintenance and administration of this valued science programme to schools. Duties include giving verbal presentations (with the aid of props) to groups of students ranging in size from 30 to 200 at a time. Age wise the students can be from Yr1 to Yr10, with most being Yr 5-8. 

Essential Skills:

Good people skills, great oral presentation skills, an ability to work under pressure, a high level of initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude. Other useful skills could include: Te Reo Maori; experience in teaching; a tertiary science based qualification; theatre work; class 5 drivers licence….


Touring Aotearoa New Zealand. When away from home, all meals, accommodation (shared motel unit) and travel will be paid for by the Roadshow. You will have nearly all weekends off, but these will be out on the road — not necessarily at your home location. This position involves considerable time away from home but is compensated for a lieu week; staff are rostered 4 weeks on, 1 week off (or equivalent).
Visit for more information about the National Science-Technology Roadshow Trust and the Science Roadshow.

Please note:
  • A police check is mandatory, as is holding a Class 1 (car) full manual licence.
  • Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.
Commencement date:

Early March by negotiation


$45k – $50k (depending on experience) + meals, accommodation and travel

Closing Date:

10 February 2020. There is no application form; please send CV with a covering letter to: Maureen Jones, Administration Manager — 04 499 7865 —