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,


2 Year Fixed Term Contracts
Apprentice pay rate for all vacancies is £2.73 during the first year

We have additional vacancies in our Holistic Cookery, Horticulture and Service Excellence apprenticeship programmes to start in September.

Our Holistic Cookery apprentices will learn holistic cookery techniques and will be immersed in Eden’s unique way of creating delicious and locally sourced food. You will learn from our very talented chefs and will be involved in all aspects of cookery, including learning where our food is sourced and the journey it makes from growing in the ground to being served in our restaurants!  You will also spend time learning additional skills such as artisan baking, patisserie and spend time in other establishments to understand the vast scope arena that modern Chefs work in.

Our Horticulture apprentices will quickly become intrinsic members of our world class horticulture team. You will take an active role in the care and development of the horticultural collections and exhibits including working in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden, wider estate and the science and nursery teams. Towards the end of the apprenticeship you will have an opportunity to specialise in a chosen sector within the garden.

Our Service Excellence apprentices will work with our passionate team to discover what world class customer care really means at Eden.  You will spend time with our Hospitality, Retail, Admissions and Narrator teams to develop the flair and creativity needed to engage with our diverse range of visitors. You will learn a variety of skills during your apprenticeship, all of which are essential to creating a memorable experience for all our visitors.

•    Holistic Cookery Apprenticeship – View Job Description (Professional Cookery Level 2, including baking and artisan bread)

•    Horticulture Apprenticeship – View Job Description (Gardens) - View Job Description (Nursery) (Production Horticulture Level 2)

•    Service Excellence Apprenticeship – View Job Description (Service Excellence Award Level 2)

If you do not have your own transport available you should consider how you will travel to work, as Eden is in a rural location and public transport is not always available.

In order to apply for these positions please complete the apprenticeship application form below and return to us before the closing date of Sunday 31st August 2014. Please clearly state on your application form which apprenticeship you are applying for. 

If you have any queries about our apprenticeship vacancies please contact us via email on or telephone 01726 818739.

Apprentice Application Form

Apprentice Application Form (MS Word)


Biome Caretaker

Part time, permanent position
20 hours per week
£7,381pa (£7.09 per hour)

We are looking for someone to work with our Horticulture team to keep our Rainforest, Mediterranean and Outdoor Biomes looking their best all year around.

The role will include routine cleaning and horticultural maintenance within our biomes and horticulture’s back of house facilities. Experience of using leaf blowers, power washers and other small machinery would be beneficial.

While working you will also come into contact with our visitors who will speak to you and ask questions about Eden. Experience of dealing with the public in a customer service role would be beneficial.

The closing date for this role is Sunday 31st August 2014  

View role profile and apply for the Biome Caretaker position


Education Assistant

This post is term-time only until April 2015 initially  
£7.93/hour, 15 hours per week,
Working hours are 9am-Midday, Monday-Friday

Eden’s Schools Team works with over 45,000 learners each year and we’re looking for an Education Assistant (part-time, term-time only) to provide practical and logistical support for our on-site programmes. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with groups of young people and their teachers.  You need to be happy working on your own initiative to support the Schools Team's objectives. 

You will be responsible for the arrival and welcome of school groups, this means speaking to young people in groups of 10 -200 and ranging in age from 4 – adult.  The role includes coordination of our beautiful classrooms, preparing and maintaining props and resources and setting up for education workshops and events – so lots of lifting and shifting too.

The successful applicant for this position will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check. The cost of this will be met by the employer.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 27th August, interviews Wednesday 3rd September with an immediate start following the interview.

View Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form


 Estates Skilled Horticulturist 

£15,996 to £17,136 (per annum) 

Full time permanent position 

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Estates Horticulturist to join our team responsible as part of a team managing and maintaining Eden’s 250 acre Estate. Work will predominantly involve machinery use, rural and Heritage craft skills, and environmental projects

You will be expected to work to very high standard and have a good eye for detail.  An all round knowledge of horticultural, landscape and estate management 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 substantial experience in high quality estate maintenance and management.  Machinery competence in tractor driving, brush cutters, strimmers and chainsaws as well as 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 Monday 22nd September 2014 


Membership Manager

Full time, permanent position
£27,000 - £30,000pa

The Eden Project is looking to appoint a Membership Manager to develop our relationship with our supporters and take the important charitable work to new audiences.

At the heart of the Eden Project is a charitable mission that sets out to connect us with each other and the Living World.  The home of the charity is an award winning visitor attraction based in a transformed derelict clay quarry in Cornwall that houses the biggest greenhouses in the world.  Since opening in 2001, 16 million people have passed through our doors and many more participated in our outreach programmes including the Big Lunch.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone to grow the supporter base of this work and become a key member of one the UK’s most iconic organisations.

Candidates should have a proven track record of managing membership schemes and individual giving campaigns across a range of media and of a scale relevant to this opportunity.

On top of that we are looking for someone with a streak of creative flair and a passion to make positive change a reality.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 31st August 2014
Interviews will take place on Friday 5th September 2014 

View Role Profile and apply for the position of Membership Manager