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Administration Assistant – Learning and Student Services

Exhibition Officer – Public Engagement


Administration Assistant – Learning and Student Services

Fixed term for 12 months, based in Edinburgh

Salary £17,791 pa

Working in a small team, you will have a wide range of responsibilities to do with the administration of our education courses – from organising resources needed for courses and arranging room set ups, to inputting course information data into our computer systems, sending out paperwork to interested students and taking course bookings for taught and distance learning courses. In addition you will carry out general administration including taking minutes at meetings, answering queries and photocopying. 

Interested applicants should have previous experience of using databases, be proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Outlook and Excel), be self-motivated, able to work unsupervised and as part of a team, and have excellent communication skills (verbal, listening and written). Strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential, as are good time management and multitasking skills. An understanding of the administrative processes in an education environment, and experience of course-booking systems would also be useful.

A full job description and person specification outlining the key responsibilities of the post and the skills and experience we’re looking for in applicants can be downloaded here.

The successful candidate will normally work a 42 hour week including lunch breaks (Monday-Friday), although flexibility will be required as some evening and weekend working may be necessary.

To apply please send a covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post, along with a CV and completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by 12pm on Thursday 29 June. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 13 July.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.

No recruitment agencies please.

Exhibition Officer – Public Engagement

Part Time permanent position (2 Days a week)

Salary - £22,862 pa (pro-rata)

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated and enthusiastic Exhibition Officer with museum experience to fill a key role within the RBGE exhibition and interpretation team, part of the Public Engagement Department.  The successful post-holder will have special responsibility for the permanent exhibition in the John Hope Gateway and temporary and touring exhibits at the RBGE’s Regional Gardens. This will include:

  • Day-to-day management of exhibits in the John Hope Gateway, including developing and implementing a regular maintenance schedule
  • Planning and delivering upgrades, refurbishment and replacement of the permanent exhibits in the John Hope Gateway that reflect the work of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and our research partners to diverse audiences
  • Providing support for the Curators of the 3 Regional Gardens (Benmore, Logan, and Dawyck) in delivering a programme of small didactic and art exhibits in gallery spaces at each of the gardens
  • Provision of support in the following areas: audience information and interpretation; programming; evaluation; health and safety provision and budget management
  • Provision of support to others within RBGE regarding exhibitions and events as required

Applicants must possess a relevant degree or have equivalent knowledge and experience, be willing to work as part of a small team, be highly organised and possess well-developed practical skills. An interest in engaging the public with science and the development of new audiences is desirable.

Full details of the post including a job description and person specification can be found here.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Monday 3 July 2017.

If you have not heard from us by 21 July 2017, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

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