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Part-time Primary Education Officer (maternity cover)

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.  with a discretionary range to £41,526 p.a.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Oxford University Botanic Garden and Arboretum’s (OBGA) Education Team and work across both the Botanic Garden (in Oxford city centre) and Arboretum (a few miles out of Oxford). OBGA is committed to education in all forms and at all levels. The Primary Education Officer will work as a job share and play a crucial role in delivering OBGA’s mission to inspire people with the scientific wonder of plants, and in particular, the core strategy of Education and Engagement. With your passion for plants and science, you will engage primary school pupils with a varied programme of activities linked to science in the National Curriculum, using our excellent plant collections.

You will also have the opportunity to deliver training sessions for postgraduate students, and Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers. Informal education work will include running or contributing to seasonal fairs, and events for family and general audiences, and contributing to our Public Education Programme. You will contribute to strategic decision-making and development of the Department and its work, as well as that of the GLAM Division (Gardens, Libraries and Museums). Specifically, you will be a key player in our ambitious plans to develop an Education Centre at the Arboretum, and associated community engagement programme.

The role involves frequent weekend working, often in school holidays and demands a hands-on and positive attitude at all times.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 February 2020.

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