Moderator Vacancies November 2014

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here, is an award-winning event where school students (age 9–18) interact with real scientists online. We’re looking for 4 moderators to work on the next event which will run 10th–21st November 2014.

At the same time we’ll also be running I’m a Scientist Ireland, and for the very first time, I’m an Engineer Ireland which will also need moderating.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Moderating live chats between scientists and school students.
  • Checking and approving questions.
  • Adding appropriate keywords and tags.
  • Logging and keeping track of questions, comments and dialogue.
  • Checking the site for errors, and inappropriate content and display names.
  • Helping to run the site.

It’s a lot of fun as the students (and scientists) are quick and funny and full of energy. And hey, promoting science engagement is a good thing, right?!

What we’d like from you..

  • You should be bright, thoughtful, pick stuff up easily, ideally with an interest in science engagement.
  • You’ll have great attention to detail and will enjoy being online, perhaps have experience in an online community.
  • The site is all built on WordPress, so if you’ve used that the techy stuff will be pretty familiar.
  • You’d be working from home, so you must also have broadband which doesn’t die every 10 minutes.

Please send a short covering letter and CV ASAP (by Monday 27th October 2014 at the latest), to Josh at, telling us why you think you’d be a good moderator.

  • Dates: 10th–21st November 2014, Monday–Friday
  • Hours: 37.5/week, 08.30–16.00 GMT
  • Pay: £8.00/hr (including holiday pay)

You can (and should) find out more about the events at:,, and You might also want to read this, on what kind of thing we’re looking for.

Posted on October 10, 2014 by modjosh in News. Comments Off on Moderator Vacancies November 2014