Interpretation Manager – Content Development

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £32,203 - £34,957


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 at a hugely exciting time as we look to deliver the Edinburgh Biomes project, a seven-year capital build programme to restore our heritage glasshouses, redisplay and interpret our living collections (both in the glasshouses and wider gardens), create a stunning new public glasshouse, and build new research facilities.

As part of this we are looking to significantly expand our Interpretation and Design Team. We are seeking an experienced individual who can be instrumental in transforming the interpretive content of our current visitor offer to meet best practice standards. This work is required across all four of RBGE’s botanic gardens in all formats of interpretive delivery.

You will help set and apply standards for, and enhance the quality of, our content development and delivery in every area of public engagement. You will support not only the Edinburgh Biomes Project and four garden-wide interpretive suites, but also the quality of content delivery across our creative programmes and community engagement activities.

You will have recent and extensive experience of developing interpretive content through liaison with specialists and experts, for a wide range of audiences and in multiple languages. While our interpretive messaging encompasses a very wide range of subjects including people stories, history and the arts, you will require some understanding of sciences, particularly botany and biological science. Experience of developing accessible and inclusive interpretive content that bring complex scientific ideas to general audiences is essential.

More information on the role, including a full job description and person specification, can be found on our website.

Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post to, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire from our website, by midday on Tuesday 12th October. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 24th October.

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

No recruitment agencies please.

Application Deadline: Tuesday 12/10/2021