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 Moderator - Josh in News. Comments Off on Moderator Vacancies November 2014