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Job: Collections Cataloguer – Photography – Royal Horticultural Society

**Applications are closed for this job**

Collections Cataloguer – Photography
Part Time Fixed Term Contract.
£16,000pa (£26,600 FTE).
RHS Lindley Library, London

21 hours per week (3 days)

An exciting opportunity to catalogue the RHS Lindley Library’s photographic collections on the history and practice of horticulture, gardens and gardening, as part of a large-scale digitisation project to increase access to our heritage collections.

The photography collection sits within the RHS Heritage Collections and comprises of prints, transparencies, glass negatives and lantern slides, covering horticultural practise and personalities, plant portraits, gardens and gardening, and staff and activities of the RHS. Generously funded by the Heritage Lottery this two-year, part-time post will catalogue designated collections that will be made available to the public via an online collections website, launching in 2022. In addition, a collection care element to this role will ensure the long-term preservation of this valuable material.

To work for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is to join a thriving charity, whose mission is to inspire everyone to grow. Everything we do is built on the transformational power of gardening – and the benefits it brings to people, places and our planet.

Known globally for our inspirational Shows and five spectacular Gardens, our work extends to leading ground-breaking climate research, running community outreach programmes, and setting the standards in horticultural education. With the recent opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater and Hilltop, the world’s first dedicated Centre for Gardening Science, at RHS Garden Wisley, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of our journey to make the UK a greener, and more beautiful place.

And we couldn’t do this without our people. We’re proud of the knowledge, enthusiasm and ideas that each one of our team members brings. From working across our social media channels, to volunteering in the Gardens, from serving customers in our Garden Centres to running national marketing campaigns, we believe that every member of the RHS team should have the opportunity to make a difference.

The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including:

  • Free parking for staff working at one of the five gardens
  • Free access to all RHS Gardens and Flower Shows
  • 20% discount on all RHS Retail
  • Discounted food and drink from the catering outlets at the gardens
  • Employee discounts at high street retailer and cash back scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing to 28 and 30 with service)
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension with employers’ contribution, which increases with length of service
  • Employee Assistance Programme for staff and immediate family
  • Monthly Garden magazine and access to gardening advice
  • Sponsorship for external studies

**Applications are closed for this job**.

All applications should be received by 6pm Friday 11th March 2022.

Safeguarding and Inclusion

The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment.  We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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