Office of Environment & Heritage
Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands
Salary: $45.66 – $50.39 p/hr + applicable casual loadings & employer contributions to super
Casual position

Agency overview

Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands (‘BGCP’) is the operating name used following the operational integration of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust.

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is responsible for the management and stewardship of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.

The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust is responsible for the long-term strategic planning of the Parklands, as well as the operational day-to-day management of the three parks – Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park.

BGCP aims to minimise our environmental footprint through pollution prevention practices and be a role model for others to follow.  All staff, volunteers, consultants and contractors are required to adhere to our Environmental Policy, Environmental Management System, and comply with relevant environmental legislation, government regulations, policies and agreements.

About the Role

Deliver curriculum-related educational activities for students covering science, the environment and other key learning areas, and conduct other educational tours and activities.

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver education programs for students (Kindergarten to Year 12 and tertiary students) covering science, geography and other key learning areas in an innovative, interesting, flexible and contemporary manner to ensure the needs of the target audience are met.
  • Deliver community programs for children, families and adults around topics including nature, the environment and other themes in an engaging and flexible manner to ensure high customer satisfaction.
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of lessons including the preparation of lesson plans in accordance with the standards and guidelines set by BGCP.
  • Contribute to the production high quality promotional material and educational resources for distribution to schools, the general public, media and other external stakeholders to address the needs of customers and convey the BGCP mission and product messages.
  • Identify and report risks and adjust activities to facilitate the safety and wellbeing of children and other participants on programs in accordance with the BGCP’s Work Health and Safety policies, guidelines and practices (particularly with respect to working in wilderness and/or isolated locations), and implement strategies/assessments identified for the work.
  • Recommends changes and improvements to the content of education programs and resources.

Essential requirements

  • Experience in delivering high quality and innovative education programs to a wide range of audiences including people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the structure and workings of the formal education sector, educational learning and interpretive theory, and curriculum requirements.
  • Experience in the delivery of educational activities in an outdoor setting, scientific or cultural institution.
  • Experience in the development and review of lesson content as well as written and interactive educational resources.
  • Current Working with Children check.
  • Current, or ability to obtain a First Aid qualification or equivalent.
  • Current NSW driver’s license.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Good to know

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

To Apply

Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter

Q1. Describe a successful curriculum-based or other education program you have developed and delivered. Describe the components of development and delivery that made it successful.

Q2. Outline an experience where you delivered educational activities in an outdoor setting, scientific or cultural institution to a diverse or unexpected audience. How did you approach this? What were the learning outcomes and how were they achieved?


The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Christina McGhee on 02 9231 8036 or Christina.McGhee@bgcp.nsw.gov.au.

Applications close: Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 11:59pm.