Horticultural librarian or archivist

Librarians are responsible for all kinds of library services, from helping visitors and volunteers to preserving books and heritage collections

Training, qualifications and skills A degree in librarianship or MA is essential. A keen interest in gardening or horticulture is useful too, but not essential
Career progression opportunities Library manager and head of libraries are potential roles.
Useful links CLIP

Focus on: Site librarian

Simon Hart
Full time, salary up to £35k
Wisley, Surrey

Managing all aspects of the frontline library service. This includes administration, working with visitors and liaising with other teams at RHS gardens to support their jobs as well as garden events.

Librarians can work in any field, so if you have a particular interest in horticulture as well, this will really help in the job.

I organise and present tours using the library’s resources for library visitors. I answer enquiries in person and via email from our library users.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.