Making and Measuring Change: collecting data that counts
Blast Fest needs help with strategic planning, deciding how the impact of its festivals should be measured, and investigating data collection..
The Blastfest Science Festival was first piloted in Manchester in 2017; by 2019 it had expanded to 4 cities. The Director now wants help with strategic planning for the next 5 years.
The volunteer will need to work with the Director to plan and then run a half-day facilitation session (presumably online due to the current social distancing restrictions) which should cover strategy, impact and how this could best be measured.
The Director would like a short report summarising the outputs from the facilitation session together with recommendations for data collection.
The volunteer should have experience of facilitation. Some knowledge of impact measurement would also be helpful.
Time commitment: 3 - 5 days
Location: All the work can be done remotely (Blast Fest is based in Birmingham).
If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26th June 2020.
The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities. As such, we welcome applications from the partially sighted or blind, or those with disabilities.
Information about the organisation:
BLAST Fest is a new genre of Science Festival where science and technology is explored through Black arts and cultural spaces. Piloted in Manchester Summer 2017, the 3-day event included a BLAST Marquee at the Manchester Caribbean Carnival - providing a weekend of fun, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities for everyone to enjoy. BLAST Fest leverages the cultural assets that already exist within local, diverse communities such as Caribbean Carnivals, and other cultural events. They have designed a method called ‘flipped engagement' where the ideas for science engagement are generated and initiated from within the community. We then ‘reach out’ to the STEM sector to help co-create an exciting programme of activities and events.
For further information about Blast Fest please visit https://www.blastfest.org.uk/
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