Science Gallery International is looking for an expert to work on a short-term assignment to help map the way Science Gallery works.
Science Gallery is a new kind of non-profit space where science and art collide - a porous membrane between the university and the city. Primarily oriented towards young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 years old, Science Gallery develops an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, events and experiences on broad themes linking science, technology and the arts. To date, Science Gallery exhibitions have ranged from light to love and from contagion to the future of the human species. The diverse and provocative programme encourages people to discover, express and pursue their interests in a friendly, sociable environment. Since opening in 2008, Science Gallery has attracted over one million visitors and rated amongst the top ten free cultural attractions in Ireland.
Following the success of Science Gallery Dublin (SGD), and significant international interest in this new model of engaging young adults with science, technology and innovation, Science Gallery has received support from Google to launch the Global Science Gallery Network (GSGN). The GSGN is envisioned as a network of eight Science Gallery locations developed in partnership with leading universities (network members) in urban centres worldwide by 2020. In addition to Dublin and London, cities where Science Gallery projects are being considered include New York, Bangalore, Singapore and Melbourne. To realise this ambition, Science Gallery has established Science Gallery International (SGI), a charitable organisation that is driving the development of the GSGN with limited seed funding.
Science Gallery is fuelled by the creative, production, development and administrative processes of a hard-working staff. To share this know-how with new members of the Global Science Gallery Network, SGI first needs to map how they work. Processes to be mapped include (but are not limited to) programming, marketing and communications, developmental and operational process areas in addition to data utilisation, interface, governance and systems maps.
As a secondary goal for this exercise, as a learning organisation Science Gallery aims to constantly and incrementally improve the way we work, and to demonstrate accountability, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness. By using the process mapping exercise to identify opportunities to do things better, we’re hoping to identify ways to spend more time on our mission to inspire creativity where science and art collide, and less time on administration.
The ideal expert
We’re looking for someone with previous experience leading a similar consultative process for small/medium organisations. Science Gallery is a fast-moving organisation, so a flexible, reliable, committed and good humoured attitude is important, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. A knowledge of Science Gallery and the cultural sector would also be of significant advantage, as would the capacity to fulfill this short-term contract within 6 weeks of appointment.
If you’re interested in working with Science Gallery International on this project, please send an introductory email with an overview of your skills/experience and any relevant links to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on March 6th 2013.
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