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Herbarium Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden and Herbarium and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) have a position open for Herbarium Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor. Work includes curation of the plant collection and herbarium library, undergraduate teaching/mentoring, and opportunity for research. If you’re a recent PhD recipient with a background in plant systematics, have experience with herbarium curation, and knowledge of California Flora, we’d love to hear from you! Initial applicant review will begin March 1st. Learn more and apply here.

Volunteer Positions

We have volunteer opportunities for gardening, leading guided tours, and assisting in the Herbarium. Learn more about volunteer positions here.


We offer unpaid or externally funded internships on a case by case basis. Interns are expected to have some background knowledge in the area they would like to pursue, and must devote a minimum of eight hours per week for at least four months. We expect higher level projects to be completed during the course of the internship. Ideally, this is connected to studies you are currently pursuing. UCLA Extension Horticulture & Gardening Program students can typically pursue an internship for credit. If you are interested in interning please contact Jules ( with a letter of intent for a specific project or area you would like to work on. Past projects have included archival work in the Herbarium, horticultural improvements in a specific collection, or development of communications materials. You must be over 18 years of age to participate in an internship.

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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