13 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Event Assistant
  • Type Part Time
  • Location United Kingdom

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Location: Wakehurst, West Sussex
Closing Date: 11/08/2020
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.
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 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.

Skills Required

  • Event
  • Assistant

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