Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Education Project Officer – Mobile Museum (Part time)

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew



Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them. We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

We are looking for a part-time Education Officer (0.4 FTE) to lead a new schools outreach’ learning initiative ‘Mobile Museum’.

You will be an experienced individual with expertise in creating high quality learning programmes, project management and relationship building in a school environment. You will have proven experience in designing and delivering inquiry based creative and inspiring resources and will be well organised and adaptable with excellent communication and multi-tasking skills.

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Learning is integral to Kew’s work and vision and this role will align closely with our Schools Programme which engages with over 90,000 pupils visiting Kew each year. This new 16-month part-time role sits within the Learning and Participation department, in the Operations and Projects team and is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project is run in collaboration with RBG Kew’s Economic Botany team and the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London and is based on new research on Kew’s role in the promotion of object-based study in the classroom a century ago, linked to today’s learning approaches and the national curriculum.
This project uses a whole school approach and will include the creation of a temporary school museum in two primary schools in or near London.

This role may be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS), including the barred lists. The salary will be £30,225 per annum pro rata (0.4 FTE). The average number of hours per week will vary depending on school term-times and the project timelines.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

Closing date: 26th February 2018

No agencies please.

Contract Length 16 months