Moderator Vacancies March 2015

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 5 moderators to work on the next event which will run 9th – 20th March 2015.

At the same time we’ll also be running I’m an Engineer, and I’m a Geoscientist.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Checking and approving questions.
  • Adding appropriate keywords and tags (some understanding of search and filters always a bonus).
  • Logging and keeping track of questions, comments and dialogue.
  • Checking the site for errors, and inappropriate content and usernames.
  • Moderating live chats.
  • Keeping track of your live chats and an awareness of what else is going on.
  • Taking part in discussions and giving input.

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, am I 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” should be fairly familiar.
  • You’d be working from home, so you must also have broadband which doesn’t die every 10 minutes.
  • To be always available, ready and eager to take part.

Please send a covering letter and CV ASAP (by Wednesday 18th February 2015 at the latest), to Emily at, telling me why you think you’d be a good moderator.

  • Dates: 9th–20th March, Monday–Friday
  • Hours: 37.5/week, 08.30–16.00 GMT
  • Pay: £7.50/hr

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 January 21, 2015 by modemily in Event News, News. Comments Off on Moderator Vacancies March 2015