Current vacancies

All of Eden's current vacancies are listed below.

For further information on any of these positions, or to find out about working for Eden, call our recruitment line on 01726 811967 or email us,

Activity Facilitator (level 2 Narrator)

Variable hours, zero hour contracts
£6.80 per hour for ages 21 and over,
Short term contract from 26th November – 6th January 2015

This winter the Eden Project is looking for various Seasonal Narrators to lead and engage with our visitors in Christmas at Eden live events programme.

We are seeking creative, inspirational, highly self-motivated and capable individuals to form a team that fires the imagination of all ages in exploring the world of all things Christmassy.

For this role you will need to be focused, enthusiastic, show initiative, be a good team player and have experience working with all age ranges especially children.

This role involves running activities in the Christmas craft area including the creation of Elf hats, candy cane mice and clothes peg reindeer!

You will need a constant welcoming smile, the ability to talk to people of all ages and great queue busting and crowd control technique. Experience of running craft based activities and a good selection of Christmas jumpers is desirable but not essential and the ability to create and maintain a magical environment is a must.

The closing date for this role is Friday 21st November 2014
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25th November 2014

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Fixed Term Contracts for 2 years

We have a number of vacancies for apprentices to start at the end of January 2015 in the following areas

For further information on these positions and to apply please visit to complete an application form.

The closing date for these positions is 31st December 2014

If you have any queries about our Apprenticehship positions please contact Lorraine Tonkin,


Finance Apprentice

2 year fixed term contract, 40 hours per week, including release for studies

Level 2 AAT qualification included as part of Finance Apprenticeship


Working within Eden's Finance team you will receive training on answering phone and email queries from colleagues and customers and learning the basics to begin your career in accounting.  As your skills and experience develop you will be actively involved in processing transactions, posting entries to the accounting system and dealing with customer and supplier queries.

You will need to be flexible in your availability and able to work additional hours at busy times such a month end, as the company requires. You will also be required to adhere to data protection and confidentiality procedures in relation to the work you are carrying out. This role will allow you to gain practical skills and experience, develop your career and gain your apprenticeship qualification.

In order to be successful in this position you must have a genuine interest in starting a career within Accounting. You should also have an eye for detail and a passion for team work and seeing tasks through.

The closing date for this position is Friday 21st November 2014

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Garden Manager (Enclosed Biomes: Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes)

£25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Fixed term contract for 12 months
Eden Project, Cornwall – An inspirational place to practice horticulture

We are seeking a highly motivated Garden Manager to join our award winning, world renowned Horticultural Team.

Our Team of Garden Managers (Outdoor Gardens, Enclosed Biomes and Nursery) work closely together to provide the link that co-ordinates the Management Team steer and directives into planned and programmed work packages that are delivered by the Horticultural Team. You will undertake the day-to-day delivery of the prioritising, planning and programming of the Biome horticulture and managing the team of supervisors.

Garden Managers support the Supervisor’s roles as well as actively build and maintain relationships across a diverse range of disciplines within Eden. Supporting the Head of Horticulture in maintaining an overview of exhibits, provide input into the creative design and interpretation of exhibits and obtain high horticultural standards through quality control on exhibit and horticultural delivery.

The closing date for this position is Thursday 27th November 2014

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Level 2 Narrators 

Zero hour contract, fixed term until 4th January 2015 

£5.75 - £6.80 per hour, depending on age 

There are 2 positions available 

Winter is fast approaching and we are looking for Narrators to work throughout the season.

We are seeking creative, inspirational, self-motivated and capable individuals to form a team that fires the imagination of all ages in exploring the world of all things Christmassy.

Strong communication and the ability to think on your feet are necessary as you will need to learn and be conversant with ice rink safety but also be able to bring the season to life with our visitors as part of the ice rink seasonal experience.

Weekend Availability and working through the Christmas Holiday period is essential.

The closing date for completed applications is 24th November 2014

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Marketing Manager

Full Time, permanent position

£35,000 - £40,000pa dependant on experience

As a member of the marketing team you’ll help to communicate our stories through the brand, creating engaging campaigns that encourage curiosity and draw on Eden’s scale, variety and spirit. Your marketing campaigns will capture the sense that Eden is bursting with life, and that visiting is more than a day out and means seeing the world around you differently.

For this role you will need to display the expertise and confidence to take a project from a glimmer of an idea to delivery, via multiple channels and working as part of the team. You’ll engage well internally and externally and have a genuine passion for our work. You will create a strategy that fits our brand and delivers on our commercial objectives, taking real ownership of projects from planning to roll-out.

You’ll be working with a close-knit and talented team in a unique location, collaborating with our wider team including botanists, scientists and creative programmers. The work is fast-paced, changeable and highly creative with a hands-on approach.

Cornwall is a distinctive and inspiring location with an exceptional work-life balance, with a mix of eclectic towns and arguably the best beaches in the UK.

The closing date for completed applications Wednesday 10th December 2014

Outdoor Garden Skilled Horticulturist

£16,000 to £17,136pa
Full time, permanent position
We are looking for a skilled and experienced Horticulturist to join our team responsible for managing and maintaining the plant displays and exhibits in the outdoor gardens.

You will be expected to work to very high standards and have a good eye for detail.  An all round knowledge of horticultural skills will be necessary as well as the ability to develop a specialists understanding for specific areas of responsibility.

Ideally you will be a qualified to at least Diploma level with experience of maintaining high quality ornamental displays.  Machinery competence and pesticide application, Pa1 and Pa6 qualifications would be an advantage.

You will need to be a team player and be highly motivated and enthusiastic with good communications skills.

The Closing date for this position is Friday 12th December 2014


Sous Chef (Events)

Full time, permanent position

This is a very exciting position working with our talented and enthusiastic Events and Hospitality teams. This role is busy and varied, you will be working on and leading the menus and preparation for weddings, parties and corporate events, catering for numbers from 5 to 500!

The food prepared will need to be of high quality and taste while ensuring that budgets and costs are adhered to.

You will be creative, ambitious, enthusiastic, inspiring and lead your team by example.  Previous experience of events and functions would be preferable.

For an informal discussion or further information please call Lorraine Tonkin on 01726 818739.

The closing date for completed applications is Sunday 8th December 2014  


Visitor Experience Assistant – Elf 

£6.80 per hour for age 21 and over. £5.75 per hour for under 18s. £6.44 for ages 18-20.

Our Admissions team have a number of vacancies for staff to join them in preparation for the Christmas Season. You will work on a zero hour contract.

Two positions will have an end date of 28/12/2014 whilst three positions will have an end date of 04/01/2015.

We know at Eden that first impressions count and our Admissions team are our first port of call for visitors.

We are looking to recruit members for the team who have a passion for Eden, are creative, outgoing, enthusiastic and happy natured to play the part of Santa’s Elves to deliver a warm engaging welcome suitable for our world class destination.

The role will outline responsibilities including elf hut and ice rink ticket sales and sharing the warm and great story of Christmas to our young visitors. This role will include weekend and school holiday work.

If you think you have the drive and motivation to join our sales team we would love to hear from you.

The closing date for this position is Thursday 20th November 2014. 

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