Working for experience and exposure won’t keep a roof over your head no matter how much you love science!
How much are science communication skills worth? When is volunteering a good thing? How do you negotiate fair pay for scicomm work? And what effect does free labour have on the science communication sector as a whole?
All these questions and more will be tackled in this panel discussion.
This is the perfect opportunity to ask all those burning questions about getting paid for your scicomm skills!
What will audience gain from attending this section?
Participants will gain a better understanding of the benchmarks for how science communication skills are valued in the Australian job market and what their skills are worth. This will also give the audience tools to help them make responsible choices when negotiating payment or volunteering in the science communication space.
This session will be introduced and moderated by Lee Constable.
Matt Nurse will present the results of the CPAS science communication remuneration and skills survey and talk about where the benchmark is for valuing science communication skills in Australia.
A representative of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance will speak on the effect that free labour and the modern media, entertainment and arts landscapes have on the science communication sector.
Jenni Metcalfe (Econnect Communication) and other experienced science communication freelancers will speak about their personal experience in negotiating payment in exchange for science communication work and paying science communicators for their work.
The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and get practical advice from the panel.