Schools & Families Officer

Chelsea Physic Garden

The Schools and Families Officer is responsible for organising and delivering a diverse programme of school sessions and family workshops at London’s oldest botanic garden.

At Chelsea Physic Garden we want to connect people with the power of plants. The Schools & Families Officer will take a leading role in the delivery and ongoing development of Chelsea Physic Garden’s Schools and Family programmes. The postholder will work with teachers, schools, colleges, universities, community and family groups to deliver a diverse range of enjoyable, high-quality learning experiences to inspire and engage visitors of all ages and socio-demographic backgrounds. They will engage audiences both on and offsite. They will develop digital classroom resources to help us reach more learners across the UK.

The postholder will be required to meet annual targets for the number of learners engaged with, and activities delivered by, or on behalf of, the Garden. Our engagement programmes compliment the National Curriculum, UN Sustainable Development Goals and our organisational mission to demonstrate the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the well-being of humankind.

The postholder will be responsible for devising and ensuring the delivery of our programme aimed at family audiences. Building on the success of our annual programmes including the Chelsea Heritage Festival open weekend , the post holder will look at seasonal opportunities to maximise multi-cultural audience engagement from Lunar New Year, through to Eid to better serve our community.

They are responsible for supervising volunteers who support the running of activities within the department. The department is further supported by a team of freelancers who undertake some direct delivery at peak times.

Are you looking to inspire the next generation of plant scientists and connect people with
nature? Apply via our website to join our friendly team.

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