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Curatorial Assistant Botany

  • Organisation:National Museums Liverpool
  • Location:Liverpool, England
  • Salary:£20,723 Pro rata
  • Contract type:Fixed Term Contract / Part Time

Our people are at the heart of National Museums Liverpool. Colleagues from across the NML team make a difference every day, creating memorable experiences for everyone and challenging expectations. We pride ourselves on being a place for everyone, but we are always aiming higher, aspiring to be representative of the communities we serve. Through our people, we are building a culture which embeds trust, respect and inclusion and an organisation in which people are engaged and empowered to enable National Museums Liverpool to evolve. You could be just the right person to join us.

We currently have the post(s) of Curatorial Assistant Botany available.

Reporting to the Lead Curator of Botany, Geology & Science you’ll be working with World Museum’s nationally important botany collections.

This post sits within the Botany, Geology and Science section of the World Museum curatorial department, where the post-holder will be working closely with the Assistant Curator of Botany working towards digitising the preserved Bryophyte collections held in the herbarium, to make them globally accessible. The World Museum curatorial team is passionate about the collections and the disciplines they work in – do you want to join us?

To be successful in this role, you will have a broad knowledge of botany and a willingness to work across the entire botany collection’s chronological remit and activity to support the core day-to-day work of the team. You will be used to object handling within a museum or heritage environment, with experience of using and updating collections management systems and have a good understanding of museum documentation standards

Insight Event 

Join us on Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 17:00 pm for an insight event online with National Museums Liverpool who are currently recruiting for roles within National Museums Liverpool. You’ll hear about our organisation, the work of our teams as well as find out more about these job opportunities currently being advertised. You’ll get to meet some of the staff recruiting as well as get the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. When the time comes, click on this link to join us at our online event – Live Insight event 29 June 2022 – 17:00pm It will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Don’t worry, you don’t need to install anything; you simply click the link and join.

If you think you match the job description and our organisation ethos then click on the link to apply with your CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the person specification.

Additional Information

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)

National Museums Liverpool carries out checks, at a level appropriate for each role, as part of our recruitment process. Checks are completed through the Disclosure and Barring Service, following a successful interview and conditional offer. Details of these checks are restricted to the People Team and not shared with recruiting managers.

If you have questions about the DBS service please visit

Overseas Applications

National Museums Liverpool are not currently a sponsor organisation for those applying from outside of the UK. This means that we will be unable to sponsor applications for a work visas from those who live outside of the UK and do not currently hold the right to work.

For more information on whether or not you need a Visa to work in the UK please go to

Application Closing Date: 15 July 2022

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