Conservatory Manager

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Compensation: $80,000-95,000 per year

The Manager of Enid A. Haupt Conservatory establishes and maintains the highest standard of glasshouse collections and display horticulture in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The manager directly supervises professional horticulturists who care for the permanent glasshouse collections, changing exhibitions, and seasonal displays under glass and in associated locations outdoors. The manager ensures the optimal growing environment through direct oversight of climate control systems and close collaboration with colleagues in Horticulture, Engineering, and Operations on the maintenance of the facility. The manager develops and implements planting and maintenance schedules, develops and implements best management practices for plant health, and coordinates glasshouse maintenance activities. The manager trains and oversees students, interns, and volunteers and participates in a range of institutional events and activities.

Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.

The New York Botanical Garden is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible work environment, and further recognizes that diversity in our workforce fosters excellence in our mission of advocating for the plants of the world. Leveraging the strong foundation of existing policies and practices, NYBG will advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility through a number of institutional initiatives. Our aspiration is to continue to cultivate a workforce and institution that is as diverse as the communities we serve and the audiences we engage.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Directly supervises gardening staff in all work related to maintenance of a broad diversity of Glasshouse plant material including tropical, sub-tropical, aquatic, and arid plants.

    best management practices for plant care including fertilizer schedules, plant movements and placement, pest and disease management, glasshouse growing environment, and growing techniques. for Conservatory exhibitions and collections, including loading and shipping of plants. production and works with the Director of the Glasshouse Horticulture to monitor and adjust as necessary. horticultural training and experience for SOPH students. external collaborators to develop and plan for all exhibitions and associated events to be held in the Conservatory. Capital Projects staff on all glasshouse, environmental control systems, and infrastructure related issues.

  • Supervises staff responsible for the installation, de-installation, and maintenance of all glasshouse exhibitions and displays.
  • In consultation with the Director of Plant Health, develops and implements
  • Develops and maintains records of cultivation practices, procedures, and techniques.
  • Works closely with Manager of the Nolen Greenhouses to coordinate production
  • Establishes optimal climate settings for greenhouse collections and plant
  • Works closely with School of Professional Horticulture staff to implement
  • Works closely with Horticulture managers and curators, Exhibitions staff, and
  • Works with Horticulture managers and facilities staff and Operations and
  • Establishes annual operating budgets for glasshouse work and manages expenditures accordingly.
  • Represents NYBG at professional conferences, in the media, and for institutional events and activities, when appropriate.
  • Other related work, as required, including some weekends and holiday assignments.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 5 years’ experience working with diverse collections of tropical or glasshouse plants in a public garden, university, or similar institution. including the use and management of beneficial insects in a glasshouse environment. • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification—Category 3A issued by the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation at the time of appointment or the ability to obtain such within six months of hire. databases and climate control systems desired.5 years’ experience supervising professional horticulturists.
  • Demonstrated experience installing temporary horticultural displays under glass or outdoors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety glasshouse plants.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with greenhouse climate control and mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM) tools and techniques,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office programs required, familiarity with plant records
  • A driver’s license valid in New York State at the time of hire.

  • Please 
    be advised, as a term and condition of accepting a job offer the candidate for employment must submit proof of full vaccination. Candidates for employment unable to submit proof of full vaccination at the time of the offer will not be considered for employment.

This policy is subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of Title VII and the American for Disabilities Act (ADA) and other EEO consideration. If you believe that because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief that you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or exemption to this policy please contact HR@nybg.org.

If you require an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the Human Resources department at HR@nybg.org. EOE/BIPOC/F/Persons with disabilities/Veterans


Additional Information

Contact Information

New York Botanical Garden
Contact Name: Jenna Vasquez
Email: recruitment@nybg.org
Website: Apply Online