Botanic Garden Curator and Head of Horticulture

Oxford, Oxfordshire
£31,604 - £38,883 per annum
29 Jan 2018
28 Feb 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum is recruiting for an individual to join its senior team as Botanic Garden Curator and Head of Horticulture. This is an exciting opportunity to join the oldest Botanic Garden in Great Britain as it approaches its 400th anniversary.

The Botanic Garden Curator and Head of Horticulture (BGCHH) will be responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the Botanic Garden. They will play a key role in delivering the Vision and Strategic Plan for OBGA as set by the Director, specifically implementation of the Collections Strategy and designing and producing creative botanical and horticultural displays.

The BGCHH will be a member of the OBGA general management team and work closely with the Head of Science and Public Engagement (HoSPE) and the Director to realise the vision for the Botanic Garden. The BGCHH will line manage the Glasshouse Curator and lead a team of botanical horticulturalists (currently 6), two trainees and volunteers. The BGCHH is directly responsible to the Director of the Botanic Garden, who determines the strategic vision for the Botanic Garden and Arboretum.

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