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We are looking to expand our amazing team… you may be just who we are looking for! Check out the available roles below!
Administrative Assistant – Applications Closed
The Science in the City Team is looking for an Administrative Assistant to help with office duties and responsibilities, by providing administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the project. If you are a highly motivated and organised individual this is the job for you. Please read more and apply below.
Intern Assistant Manager
The Science in the City team is looking for an enthusiastic, organized individual with leadership skills and the desire to guide and monitor interns through the summer months. Please read more and apply below.
Want to be a part of Malta’s biggest Science and Arts festival?
For a decade, Science in the City has been building bridges between researchers and artists to organise a festival over two days that conjures fascination and sparks curiosity among visitors of all ages.
If Covid-19 doesn’t ruin our plans we will once again take to the streets of Valletta to celebrate European Researchers’ Night. In either case, the festival will be a hybrid one, with activities held in theatres and virtually on our online platforms. With over tens of thousands of visitors every year, both in the real world and online, it is a fantastic opportunity for scientists, artists and the community to collaborate and get creative. Every year we look for new and exciting ways to engage citizens with science and arts. Dazzling artworks, inspired by Malta’s most current research, have become synonymous with the festival’s magenta logo.
Science in the City 2022 - Taking Root - 30th September - 1st October
For the past two years, Science in the City has been about engaging, empowering and enabling citizens through science and the arts. The goal is to equip citizens with creativity, innovation and critical thinking, introducing a spark of freedom and the promise of progress into the world of human action. For this year’s festival, we are again expanding on this ideal and ensuring it Takes Root in our society: Science in the City 2022 – Taking Root!
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) focuses on ensuring all citizens take responsibility for their future, and through the added element of citizen science, we hope to bring industry, government, citizens and researchers together to address the problems we face as a nation and as citizens of this world.
Taking Root is more than just about introducing an element of RRI among researchers and citizens. It’s about enabling citizens to take an active role in shaping their own future and working towards making our planet a better place. As always, in Science in the City, we do this with artistic flair. Getting involved means committing to help us achieve these goals.
Volunteers - Get Involved
Each year, Science in the City recruits a large number of volunteers to help us bring the festival to life. This year is no exception! Our hybrid festival will provide an opportunity for enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers to help out in real-world or digital events.
Roles for volunteers range from research and evaluation, photography and videography, visitor management, and so much more.
You can register by filling this form: Volunteer form for Evaluation, Ushers, Photography SitC 2022 – Google Forms
For more information please email [email protected]
Calls For Interns – CLOSED
Science in the City, Malta’s national science and arts festival, Think magazine, Malta Cafe Scientifique, CineXjenza, Varcities and SciCulture are offering paid internships to interested applicants (bursary: €1,500 for whole duration to cover rent and living expenses, + €500 travel fees for interns that need to move to Malta). This is a great opportunity for all tertiary-level students and others interested in developing their science communication skills, among others.
We are looking for hard-working, motivated individuals, who can work in an intense but highly rewarding environment. A background in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) subjects, communication/marketing-related and design-related subjects, and a good command of the English language are considered an asset. Previous experience in similar roles is not essential but preferred. Training will be focused on writing, editing, magazine production, evaluation, event organisation and coordination, social media and website management. Limited training will be offered in photography, design or video production. Applicants who already have these skills will be preferred. Opportunities to work on other science communication activities, especially on EU projects will also be available. We make it a point not to interfere with student exams, resits or lectures by being as flexible as possible.
All applicants must participate in Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night on 30 September and 1 October. Many of these activities are led by the University of Malta. This internship is supported by the Malta Chamber of Scientists and the Ministry for Equality, Research and Innovation.
Restrictions of movement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic means that successful applicants will be kept updated with any developments. We will make the biggest effort to offer the best internships we can while prioritising everyone’s health.
Internship call opens: 19th January
Internship second call opens: 16th February
Internship call closes: 7th February
Second Call closes: 28th March
Evaluation of applicants: 8th February – 14th February
Second Evaluation: 7th – 11th March
Interviews: 21st – 25th February
The second set of Interviews: 14th – 18th March
Interns Selected: 1st March and 21st March
Interns Start: 4th April or 27th June
Internships End: 15th October or 31st December 2022