Gallery Assistant (4 posts)

Location: Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Rate of pay: £8.45 per hour on a freelance basis

Days: 6 days per week (August), 1.5 days per week (September & October) including weekends.

Hours: Hours are seasonal (Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:30pm, Saturday- Sunday 10-5:30pm during August and September; Tuesday- Friday 11:00-4:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 10-4:30pm in October)

Engagement dates:  28 July – 29 October 2017

Further information: Can be downloaded here

To apply: Please send a CV and brief cover letter to

Deadline: 7 June 2017, 5pm

Proposed interview date: 14 June

Start date: 28 July 2017

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is seeking to engage four motivated and organised Gallery Assistants. The days/hours of attendance are outlined above and will cover the duration of the exhibition Plant Scenery of the World at Inverleith House.

The Gallery Assistants will work in a small team within the public engagement department at RBGE to contribute to the smooth daily running of Inverleith House galleries and programme for the duration of Plant Scenery of the World. You will be responsible for gallery invigilation, front of house duties, administrative support and supporting the events and education programme. You should be personable and confident in welcoming visitors, engaging visitors in conversation, answering questions about the exhibition, and conducting visitor surveys. You should be experienced in administrative support, desirably in an art or museum context, and confident working as part of a small team. You will have a can-do attitude, positive disposition and enjoy engaging with audiences.

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