Assistant Horticulturist

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Under supervision, the Assistant Horticulturist is responsible for assisting Horticulturists and Senior Horticulturists in performing all horticulture field operations at locations throughout Battery Park City Authority owned Parks.


  • Assist in all horticultural tasks as requested; use the best horticultural practices to help, maintain, develop, and beautify Battery Park City Parks
  • Remove litter and maintain the highest appearance
  • Assist with irrigation, focusing on optimum plant health and water conservation
  • Assist with organic plant care
  • Assist in developing healthy soils, including using compost and compost tea
  • Assist in making compost
  • Effectively operate and maintain equipment, including but not limited to vehicles, hand tools, power equipment, and safety equipment
  • Assist with all aspects of plant care including planting, pruning, deadheading, mowing, edging, weeding, and mulching
  • Work well independently on assigned tasks and contribute positively to team projects
  • Assist with documentation, record keeping, and mapping as requested
  • Perform snow and ice removal, including the use of snow shovels, ice breakers, snow blowers, and salt spreaders on an emergency and non-emergency basis during weekdays and weekends


  • A High School Diploma or GED is required along with some education in horticulture; a Horticulture Certificate or Degree is preferred. At least two (2) years of relevant experience in horticulture.
  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.


  • Horticulture knowledge and experience
  • Strong verbal, writing, and interpersonal capacity
  • Computer knowledgeable

Physical Requirements:

  • Be willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Perform repetitive movements
  • Be able to lift/move 30 pounds
  • Use their hands/body to control, use, and feel objects, tools or controls

Additional Information

Contact Information

Battery Park City Authority
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