Wakehurst are seeking to recruit several engaging, self-motivated individuals to help deliver events and activities on site.
The ideal candidate will be key in providing an energetic and engaging atmosphere for visitors in the programme of events at Wakehurst. The role will help deliver a well organised and well-maintained programme supporting both the set up and de-rig of event infrastructure.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.
We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.
Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi.
Main tasks include:
- Meeting and greeting visitors, providing information on the event and encouraging participation in the activities
- Proactively engaging with visitors responding to their needs as appropriate
- Facilitating activities by giving instructions and handing out materials
- Preparing and maintaining resources
- Setting up and de-rig of events infrastructure and activities
- Passing on feedback to the Programmes team
- Ensuring the event spaces are always maintained to the highest standards of presentation
- To be committed to good health and safety practice and ensure familiarity with event risk assessments
Please note: this role will include long periods of time standing up and the moving around of infrastructure and materials.
Events assistants will be allocated to primarily assisting at events or rig and de-rig depending on strengths and preferences.
The salary will be paid at an hourly rate. Hours will be available around our Events Programme in the build up, during and post events. The programme of events is generally busier during school holidays.
Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.
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.
No agencies please.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.