Assistant Events Manager

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £28,201 pro rata

Location: Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement, and education. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Assistant Events Manager to join our small dynamic team. The successful candidate will help build and deliver an internationally recognised programme of events spanning science, culture and the arts, within a world class botanic garden.

You will work as part of the public engagement team, dedicated to developing audiences and increasing engagement with the world of plants. Your role will be largely operational and will support planning and delivery of a programme of high-quality public events and engagement activities across the organisation, including at our regional gardens.

You will help develop and deliver a programme of events for a range of audiences, including RBGE’s Edinburgh Science Festival events, family trails, major commercial events, such as Christmas at the Botanics (audience 90,000+), activity programmes associated with exhibitions and any other events in the Gardens. On occasion you will support the public engagement team’s front of house duties and an ability to be operationally responsive and agile is vital.

You should have experience in event health and safety and security procedures and in managing contractors, staff and budgets. Good organisational skills are essential, as is an ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a range of audiences.

The post requires a work pattern of four days out of seven including flexibility to work some weekends/evenings to manage/co-ordinate event delivery. The principle four-day pattern is likely to be Tuesday to Friday but other options will be considered.

A full job description and person specification which outlines all of the key responsibilities as well as the essential and desirable criteria can be found on our website

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post to by 9am on 14 August 2023, along with a completed equal opportunities form from our website.

Interviews will be Thursday 24 August 2023.

If you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application unfortunately hasn’t been successful on this occasion.

No recruitment agencies please.

Application Deadline: Monday 14/08/2023