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Curation Officer

Royal Botanic Gardens

Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark Ongoing, full time position South Yarra location About our Organisation Beyond their physical beauty, the Gardens also contribute to global and local biodiversity knowledge, through research, discovery, protection, cultivation and restoration of rare and threatened plant species, both ex-situ and in the bushland, and as the insurance policy for a state's unique flora pre- and post-bushfire recovery. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is also the custodian of the $340 million State Botanical Collection (including over 1.5 million preserved plants, algae and fungi), housed within the National Herbarium of Victoria, and is a hub for global plant knowledge, with internationally recognised biodiversity management and conservation research programs.

The Gardens is also a steward for irreplaceable preserved plant collections, plant records, seeds and knowledge required for future generations to thrive; and is increasingly known for innovative engagement programs that highlight the role of nature in underpinning individual and community wellbeing, whilst fostering social inclusion for community benefit. It is also dedicated to stimulating conservation action and contributing to climate resilience, lifelong learning and unique memories for all visitors, at every stage of their lives. For further information about RBGV, please visit our website www.


au About the Role The Curation Officer is responsible for curating herbarium specimens in the State Botanical Collection, including databasing and incorporating specimens, processing loans, exchange and donations, assisting Collections visitors and protecting the Collection against damage. About You With tertiary qualifications in science or another relevant discipline, the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in herbarium procedures, curatorial methods and collecting protocols. You have a sound knowledge of Australian native flora and are familiar with botanical literature and databases.

Methodical and self-motivated, you can complete detailed repetitious tasks accurately and efficiently. You have proven planning and organisation skills and can adapt to changing work demands. Your natural communication and interpersonal skills mean you can work well with a diverse range of individuals and as part of a small team.

You are now looking to join a dedicated team at an internationally-recognised organisation. All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located under the attachments heading on the Victorian Government Careers website. How to Apply To apply for this role, please visit the Victorian Government Careers website at http://jobs.


au . To be considered for this position you must submit a recent resume along with a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description prior to the deadline of 11.59pm Sunday 27 November 2022.

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Date22 November 2022

Location -

type Full Time

Salary $64,324 - $71,061

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