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The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Vacancies and Placements

2018 season

Would you like to join the team at The Observatory Science Centre for the 2018 season?

All vacancies are seasonal, fixed term and part time
We will soon be advertising General Assistant roles. 

Please check back to this website!

Mrs J Harris
Operations Director
The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex
BN21 1RN
Telephone: 01323 832731

Would you like to join our outreach education team?

Our inflatable planetarium reaches schools and communities across the region and the team is expanding.

If you have astronomy knowledge plus education and / or science experience, you may be just the person we're looking for.

Exciting outreach role will be advertised soon!

Work Experience- Term Time only

The Centre offers a five day (Monday - Friday) work experience placement for school or college students during term time February - November. 

Students must have an aptitude for a placement within a busy tourist attraction and will shadow staff in all areas.

We accept a maximum of two students per week (not from the same school).  The hours are 9.30 am - 4 pm each day and students cannot be dropped off any earlier, nor can they access The Centre without car transport.

The Centre has been vetted, inspected and authorised by East Sussex County Council.  If you wish to check any information with them, please contact via email:

If you are interested in a work experience placement at The Centre you should contact the Work Experience Co-ordinator in your school. 

Please note we can only deal with requests direct from your school / college and we will not discuss placements with parents / guardians.

It is not possible to undertake work experience at The Centre during school holidays.
Telephone: 01323 832731

Trainee Teachers

The Centre can provide a complementary placement (unpaid) for trainee teachers contributing towards their course. 
To date The Centre has welcomed students studying Primary Education BA (Hons) Courses at The School of Education, University of Brighton, The University of Bedfordshire and Canterbury Christ Church University.
An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is essential.
Telephone: 01323 832731


Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries

Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries for Schools and Colleges- find out more

The Centre is a project provider for bursary placements during the August summer holiday. 
This is co-ordinated through STEM Sussex.

Application Form word doc.
Application form pdf