Organizing committee information:

Science in the Pub is one of Tasmania’s premier organizations for engaging the general public with the amazing research being done in Tasmania. It is non-profit, and volunteer-run and for 2.5 years has attracted ~100 people to each monthly event. Hitherto run exclusively by Dr Emily Flies and Dr Andrew Flies (School of Biological Sciences postdoctoral research fellow and Menzies DECRA research fellow, respectively), SciPubTas is now looking to establish an Organizing Committee of 3-5 individuals who, under the supervision of Andy and Emily, will be responsible for the organization and implementation of future events. Organizing Committee volunteers will be expected to commit 4-5 hours monthly to SciPub planning, communication, promotion and events. Each committee member will be responsible for leading the organization of 2-3 events per year and facilitating at other events.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Planning topics and panellists to invite
  • Contacting and liaising with prospective panellists
  • Acquiring biographical data, and raffle items from panellists
  • Promoting events through list serves, Facebook, MeetUp, Twitter, printing & posting flyers
  • Assisting at events: setting up and taking down materials, selling raffle tickets etc
  • Maintaining current and developing new sponsoring partners
  • Recording, managing and quantifying survey data
  • Proactively improving the implementation and brand of Science in the Pub Tasmania


  • A commitment for minimum of 1 year involvement, preferably 2 years
  • Reliable, responsible, excellent communication skills, good team player, friendly, enthusiastic, respectful
  • University students (undergraduate, postgraduate), staff or people unaffiliated with the University are welcome to apply.
  • Knowledge of fundraising and engaging with social media, AV equipment, and/or the public.
  • Knowledge of or connections with the Tasmanian science community are a bonus.

How to apply:

Write 1-2 paragraphs (250 words or less) describing why you want to be involved in Science in the Pub, and how you fulfil the requested qualifications. Email your paragraph with a current resume/CV to with the subject Organizing Committee. Applications are due Friday, 30 March and interviews will be held soon thereafter.


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