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Internship at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

From: Jonathan S. Farley <jsf<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Botanic Conservation Intern
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

18 Months Internship, April 2014 - September 2015
36 hours per week net

Salary per annum: UKP22,056

Eligibility to Apply: Internal and External candidates
Directorate: Science

Ref: 8025

Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the
importance of plants in all our lives. Kew's mission is to inspire
and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing
the quality of life. The Herbarium and Library hold what is probably
the largest collection of plant specimens, botanical literature and
art in the world.

This internship offers an opportunity to work primarily on a
significant collection of bound herbarium specimens (Exiccatae). In
addition, there will be an opportunity to work on other Botanic
Collections, where relevant to the objectives of the internship.

The internship is based in the Royal Botanic Gardens' Library, Art
and Archives Preservation Unit, where the successful applicant will
be a member of an established team of conservators, covering a
diversity of conservation specialisms.

You will learn techniques relevant to the conservation of Natural
History Collections as well as 'ephemera' bookbinding and repair
techniques so as to gain an insight into the construction and
conservation of Exsiccatae. These techniques will then be applied to
the conservation of Kew's Exsiccatae collection.

You need to be enthusiastic, highly motivated, reliable and
resourceful with excellent professional and manual skills and able
to work in a team. A recognised conservation qualification is
required for this internship. A clear and up to date knowledge of
conservation techniques and methodologies is desirable, preferably
for both bound and flat sheet materials.

Salary will be UKP22,056 per annum. Benefits include 30 days holiday
per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well
as a great working environment.

For full details on this role please visit


Alternatively, please contact our recruitment team on +44 20 8332
3135Please quote Ref 8025

Closing date: 11 February 2014 at 10 am

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications
from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all
disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

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