Kew seeks to revamp public programmes

Kew Gardens is seeking a director of public programmes following the appointment of a new director, Richard Deverell, last year and a subsequent restructuring that aims to strengthen Kew's visitor offer.

The director will lead 200 staff involved in the the visitor attraction strategy as part of a "reshaped and wide ranging brief including events and festivals, marketing and communications, commercial activity, digital media, visitor services, outreach, volunteers, and community engagement and learning," the organisation said.

"At the heart of the role will be the need to raise Kew's performance and position as a world-leading visitor attraction that delivers an outstanding on-site experience," a statement added.

The role requires "energy, creativity and the desire to challenge the status quo" and will need understanding of the need "to balance public purposes with commercial growth".


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