Project Curator

Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 00:00
Employer: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Contract Duration: Fixed Term
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £21,001

Kew is the world's leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the dynamic Identification & Naming Department at Kew.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual to help to curate to a high standard our globally important botanical collections, enabling Kew to deliver on its ambitious Science Strategy and facilitating access for our many visitors to the collections from around the world.

This role will specifically address specimens that are yet to be incorporated, and as such, the successful candidate will liaise with the Senior Project Curator as well as staff from all teams in the Herbarium.

The successful candidate for this full-time post will have a botanical background with experience of working with Herbarium / natural history collections. They will have excellent personable skills both working in a team and independently.

The salary will be £21,001 per annum.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.