5. Staffing a Science Shop
What is the job description of a university-based Science Shop coordinator?
What are typical office sizes and task distributions for Science Shop staff?
Can students run a Science Shop?
Yes, they can.
One example: At the Science Shops of the Technical University of Eindhoven they are the only ones involved, there is no paid staff. The students share some “units” of “teaching assistant” (e.g. in total 40 hours per week are paid as an assistant teacher), which is used to compensate webmaster, chair, team leader, treasurer etc. Other students involved can get a few credits for their organisational work (like 3 ECTS during their BSc phase). The Science Shops have some budget for their work, but depend largely on networking to get things done.