South African National Space Agency (SANSA): Science Educator

Company South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Reference # SS-Educ
Published 23/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).
SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at
The following opportunity exists in Hermanus, Western Cape within the Space Science Programme to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies and qualifications. This position requires the incumbent to be based in Hermanus.
Job Functions Lecturer,Teacher / Educator,Training
Industries Academic,Education,Higher & Tertiary Education,Research,Science & Technology
Reporting to the Science Advancement Manager, the incumbent will assist in the provision of appropriate science advancement services and support for SANSA with particular emphasis on science awareness and school programmes for the Hermanus, Science Advancement Unit (SAU). The incumbent should be an energetic person who has a passion for science and education.
Duties will include but is not limited to the following:
•Setting up and conducting curriculum related activities
•Exhibiting at different institutions
•Participation in Science festivals
•Liaise with schools
•Develop educational material
•Maintain exhibits
•Assist with securing grants
•Conducting awareness and curriculum activities with the SANSA Mobile Lab
•Public awareness of SANSA activities, such as open days, public lectures and a lot more

Please NOTE that this vacancy exists in HERMANUS, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA and the successful applicant will need to be based in Hermanus.

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful

Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity. Preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.

SANSA reserves the right to not make an appointment.

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Closing date: 13 November 2020

The ideal candidate will have:

•BSc degree in Science; Physics as a major will be advantageous
•At least 2 years experience as science educator or science outreach officer
•Willingness to travel, including travelling to rural areas
•Keen problem solving and analytical thinking skills
•Ability to multi-task
•Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision

Job Closing Date 13/11/2020