Science Festival Lead & Producer

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew



Contract: Permanent
Hours: Part time
Salary: £36,270 per annum
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date: 04/02/2018

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.

The Science Festival Lead will produce and deliver the annual Science Festival in both Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. They will work with stakeholders throughout the organisation to create an outstanding and integrated Science Festival, providing visitors with enjoyable and memorable experiences and a greater understanding of Kew’s scientific work.

We are looking for someone with experience in producing and delivering science festivals; excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead, inspire, motivate and empower others and proven interest in plant and fungal science.

The salary is £36,270 per annum.  The post-holder will work on an ‘annualised hours’ basis according to the needs of the business, typically working full time hours from May to August and part time from September to April, averaging 21.5 hours per week.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

For more information and to apply: visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew website

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.

No agencies please.