The New York Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden Aide (Azalea Garden)
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. 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 Foreman of Gardeners or members of the gardening staff in the planting and maintenance of the botanical collection. He/she performs as directed, mowing, pruning, potting, planting, spraying, watering, etc. of the plant collections around the grounds as required. He/she performs general maintenance work such as, unpacking of plants and materials, light moving etc. The Botanical Garden Aide operates machinery as called for in the performance of the above duties such as, mowers, sprayers, pruners, etc. The Botanical Garden Aide performs general gardening duties requiring the use of hand tools such as, shovels, 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 or landscaping work, or some knowledge of gardening or landscaping.
● 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!
The application deadline for this position is: April 5, 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-1530 on all submitted documents.
The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.