Working for us

There are several exciting opportunities to join our dynamic team at Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum. Full details for each role is below. You can also look for vacancies at any of the University of Oxford Gardens, Libraries and Museums by selecting the relevant filters on www.recruit.ox.ac.uk.

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Senior Botanical Propagator (full time)

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced propagator to join a team of horticulturists at Britain’s oldest botanic garden. The post holder will oversee the propagation of plants in alignment with the strategic priorities of the department’s Collections Strategy, and at the new propagation unit under development at the Botanic Garden’s sister site, Harcourt Arboretum.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 5th December 2022. Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing Monday 9th January and Monday 16th January 2023. 

Salary: Grade 5: £27,131 - £32,348

Full job details and information on applying can be found here.

 

Arboricultural Supervisor (full time)

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced arboriculturist who will work as part of a team of seven to cultivate, maintain and develop the collection of plants grown within the outdoor areas of the Arboretum. The post holder will contribute to the planning and development of the work of the collection, working closely with the Curator to maintain and improve the collection, achieving high aesthetic and arboricultural standards.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4th January 2023. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th January 2023 at Harcourt Arboretum.

Salary: Grade 5: £27,131 - £32,348

Full job details and information on applying can be found here.

Arborist (full time)

This is an exciting opportunity for  a qualified arborist, who will work as part of a small team to maintain and develop the collection of plants grown at the arboretum. The post holder will work closely with the Curator and Senior Arborist to maintain, develop and improve the collection, achieving high arboricultural standards. The post holder’s enthusiasm for contributing to the maintenance and development of the Arboretum, as well as the work of the wider team is key.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4th January 2023. Interviews will be held on Thursday 19th January 2023 at Harcourt Arboretum.

Salary: Grade 4: £23,715 - £27,131

Full job details and information on applying can be found here.

Primary Education Officer (maternity cover - part time)

As a university botanic garden and arboretum, OBGA is committed to education in all forms and at all levels. The Education Officer(s) will play a crucial role in delivering OBGA’s mission to inspire people with the scientific wonder of plants, and in particular, the core strategy of Education and Engagement. The Primary Education Officer(s) will be part the Education Team, and will contribute to OBGA’s work within both the formal and informal education sector.  The formal education work includes: sessions for primary school pupils, training sessions for postgraduate students, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for teachers. The Education Officer(s) will engage schools with a varied programme of activities linked to science in the National Curriculum.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 5th December 2022. Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing Monday 9th January and Monday 16th January 2023.

Salary: Grade 7: £34,308 - £42,155

Full job details and information on applying can be found here.

 

Communications and Social Media Officer (full time)

Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum is seeking to appoint a Communications and Social Media Officer who will play a key role in the communications function at the Department and provide vital support. The Communications and Social Media Officer will support the Department in its initiatives on access and outreach, equality and diversity as well supporting a range of external and internal communications, working in digital and print media.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 5th December 2022. Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing Monday 9th January and Monday 16th January 2023.

Salary: Grade 5: £27,131 - £32,348

Full job details and information on applying can be found here.