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Gardener (part-time), 3 days pw, 18 month contract, Geffrye Museum


Our gardens and almshouse buildings are part of who we are. We are proud of our beautiful green spaces. They are an oasis for all to enjoy, and inspire an understanding of the relationship between home and garden. Our iconic buildings are set within a series of gardens: a large open garden to the front, a north garden, gardener’s compound, and a walled herb garden.

The museum is currently delivering an £18.1 million capital development project, ‘Unlocking the Geffrye’, to open up the historic buildings and gardens to many more visitors. During this period of closure, we are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled gardener to assist with the day-to-day upkeep and maintenance of the gardens. This includes the planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, ground cover and annual bedding; hedge clipping; lawn care and mowing; collecting leaf litter; pruning and keeping the public areas clean and free from litter.

You will supervise garden volunteers and students, helping them to make the most of their time here. You will also assist in the delivery of educational workshops, working with a range of visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

As part of this role, you will be required to work occasional weekends and evenings to assist with events as part of the Operations team.

Download the full job description and person specification go to our website (  To apply please submit a CV and supporting statement and send by email: or submit here.

Closing date:  Monday 30th April, 8am

If you have not received a response to your application by Wednesday 9th May, please assume that it has been unsuccessful.

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