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Botanical Garden Aide
Category: Horticulture

The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013


The New York Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden Aide


The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYC’s premier cultural institutions, seeks a candidate to join their Horticulture Department as a Botanical Garden Aide in the Native Plant Garden.  The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization.  It is the largest in any city in the United States spanning 250 acres of landscape, 50 curated display gardens, and array of programs, exhibitions, and activities.  The Garden also houses the most important botanical and horticultural library in the world. 


Summary of Responsibilities:


The Botanical Garden Aide, under direct supervision, assists the Director of the Rock Garden and Native Plant Garden, Native Plant Garden Gardener, Foreman of Gardeners, or other members of the Horticulture staff in the maintenance, planting, and care of the Native Plant Garden, the plant collections, and grounds as required. He/she performs as directed planting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, potting, spraying, watering, data collecting, etc. in the Native Plant Garden, plant collections, and around the grounds as required. He/she performs general maintenance work such as unpacking of plants and materials, light moving, etc., and operates machinery as called for in the performance of the above duties such as pruners, sprayers, weed whips, blowers, mowers, etc. He/she performs general gardening duties requiring the use of hand tools such as shovels, rakes, shears, etc. and performs minor repairs requiring minimal skills to small equipment such as shears, sprinklers, etc.




●       High School Graduate or GED.

●       A minimum of 6 months of experience in assisting with gardening, landscaping or ecological restoration work, or some knowledge of gardening, landscaping, or ecological restoration and familiarity with northeastern native plants preferred.

●       Valid driver’s license required.

●       Flexibility to work different schedules including Saturdays and Sundays and overtime required.


Annual Salary: $29,672/yr. and excellent benefits!


To Apply:

The application deadline for this position is: March 22, 2013.

Written exam invitations will be sent out after application deadline and all resumes have been reviewed.


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and a resume to HR2@NYBG.ORG (please use MS Word format) or visit our website at WWW.NYBG.ORG and click on About, then Employment. Please indicate Botanical Garden Aide, H-1529 on all submitted documents. 

The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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