Director of Learning and Engagement, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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22 Nov 2023
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Director of Learning and Engagement
We are one of the world’s leading scientific botanic gardens, holding knowledge gained over centuries that the world needs today. All known life depends on plants and fungi. It is our mission to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants. We know that biodiversity loss and climate change are threatening thousands of plants with extinction. Through cutting edge science, conservation, and education, we are helping to save them. Our four Scottish gardens – Benmore, Dawyck, Logan and ‘The Botanics’ in Edinburgh – attract over a million visitors every year. Together, these gardens comprise one of the richest plant collections on earth.
Following a recent restructure we are now looking to recruit into an exciting new role leading our new Learning and Engagement division to enrich and empower communities through:
Training, upskilling and empowering learners and professionals of all ages, ranging from building global capacity in plant biodiversity science, conservation and horticulture to informal recreational courses.
Leveraging the use of online learning, social media platforms and mobile applications to support environmental education and public engagement.
Maximising access across the four gardens and providing high quality interpretation.
Inspiring communities to celebrate, protect and enjoy the natural capital of Scotland and to maximise health and wellbeing.
Using all our resources and programme, from science and horticulture to the arts, to enhance public understanding of plants fungi and environmental sustainability while contributing to Scotland’s economy through being a major international tourist destination.
Full details on the role and how to apply can be found here.