Freelance Creative Youth Project Facilitator role at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is seeking an artist withe with experience of devising and leading creative learning workshops for young people aged 14 -19 to work with the youth forum on a new project. 

Deadline for applications: 9am 27th January

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s mission is to be the global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, building an understanding of the world’s plants and fungi upon which all our lives depend. 
The Kew Gardens youth programme engages diverse audiences of young people with Kew’s collections and scientific work, using immersive experiences and participatory learning to encourage them to create meaningful and long-lasting relationships with their environment and the natural world. Our youth programming includes a youth training and volunteering programme, outreach projects and a Youth Forum. 
The Youth Forum, 14 – 19 years old, is embarking on an exciting new project, combining arts and science to create an interactive workshop that will engage visitors of all ages at Kew’s summer science festival. We are looking for a creative project facilitator to collaborate with the Youth Forum to design a workshop inspired by Zine making that will help visitors learn about the threats plants face around the world and encourage them to explore why we should value, protect and conserve plants.  
The ideal candidate will have experience devising and leading creative learning workshops for young people aged 14 -19, experience working in the cultural or heritage sector, and should be an experienced project facilitator with a strong portfolio of highquality creative practice.  
All workshops will take place at Kew Gardens. 
The successful applicant will be required to have an Enhanced DBS Check. 
How to apply: Submit your CV and portfolio to youth@kew.org for an application pack. Application packs will be sent to applicants whose CV’s meet the essential requirements. 
All applications must be submitted by 9am 27th January. 

Project timeline: March 2020 – November 2020 
12 sessions total: 9 Saturday sessions (1:30-4pm), 3 full days (2 days over one weekend – 25, 26 July, 10.30 – 3.30pm, one Saturday end September 10:30 – 3.30pm). 
Fee: £2200 (includes planning and delivery time) 

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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