Friday, February 14, 2014

Edutainment company to bring shows, jobs to SC

The Science Behind Fantasy

Posted by Rebecca Stanley on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Remember Bill Nye the Science Guy? Of course you do. He was more than a TV personality, he was a magician, he made science fun. Sciencetellers, a self described children's theater, brings more the magic to kids along the East Coast. But the magic extends to adults too- Sciencetellers is coming to SC and needs employees. 

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ellers teaches children about science by mixing storytelling, comedy, and education. Their current school program is  titled "Dragons & Dreams", and uses dry ice to create 'dragon's breath'."The shows are so much fun," says Kenneth Nicholas, recruiter and trainer, "They are extremely high energy. There is interactive storytelling, comedy for the kids and the adults!" Sciencetellers' website claims that children are viewed as equals at shows; they are encouraged to volunteer. With American students falling behind their Asian and European peers in science, and fewer women entering science related fields, programs like Sciencetellers could help students gain enthusiasm for chemistry, biology, and the like.

Andrew Piccirillo founded Sciencetellers a decade ago, and now it spans 10 states. If you like to battle fantastical creatures, "This is an amazing opportunity for people who want to perform for a living," says Piccirillo. Indeed, making $60-$80 per performance plus gas mileage sounds like an opportunity. The company recently expanded to SC and is looking for local employees. Piccirillo wants to hire fun people, no science experience necessary. "No need to be a scientist! Was George Clooney a real doctor? No! We teach you everything you need to know during paid training sessions," says Piccirillo. 

For more information about Sciencetellers events and employment visit Sciencetellers' website here, or call (908) 334-2525. 

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