The OPW currently has a vacancy for Curator at the National Botanic Gardens.

The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin is Ireland’s leading botanical and horticultural institution, which cultivates a comprehensive collection of plants for scientific research, conservation, education, and display.

The National Botanic Gardens within The Office of Public Works (OPW) also manages the  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Kilmacurragh, & JFK Memorial Park & Arboretum.

Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the daily management and development of the horticultural collection of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Kilmacurragh and the John F. Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross as well as managing and leading the directly employed OPW workforce. S/he will also be responsible for assisting the Director with the budgeting, workforce planning, management and safety of staff and visitors at these three sites.

The successful candidate will hold a qualification at Level 7 or higher, on the National Framework of Qualifications in an appropriate subject, e.g., Horticulture, Botany or a related discipline and will have experience in the supervision or management of a plant collection, botanic gardens or arboretum as well as administrative experience in the running of a significant maintenance and works organisation.

Recruitment to this competition is being carried out by the Public Appointments Service through their website


National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh

John F. Kennedy Arboretum