Experienced Urban Gardener / Irrigation Technician
Start Date: 03/01/2023 or sooner Compensation: 22-30/hr
HILARY FINN GARDENS is a growing boutique landscape studio providing design, installation, and horticultural maintenance services. We are looking for employees who are excited about and love gardening.
We are hiring a full-time (35+ hrs/wk) Experienced Urban Gardener / Irrigation Technician in New York City as a member of our garden services crew. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who likes to get their hands dirty and enjoys working outdoors. We are looking for a candidate with (2+) years of relevant experience including working with automated drip irrigation systems. Maintenance service requires taking meticulous care of plants and garden spaces as well as a professional demeanor when interacting with clients and their staff. Our portfolio includes a wide variety of spaces from Manhattan penthouse terraces to Brooklyn back yards. Come and grow with us!
Location: New York City primarily Manhattan & Brooklyn - offices based in Carroll Gardens
Seasonal, full time (March - December) with possibility to continue part time on the off season.
Competitive pay ($22-30/hr to start), commensurate with experience.
- Plant Maintenance: perform plant maintenance with the direction of Lead Gardener including but not limited to weeding, pruning trees, shrubs and perennials, deadheading, training vines.
- Gardens Maintenance: perform garden maintenance tasks including cleaning surfaces and sweeping patios and sidewalks.
- Irrigation System Servicing including some familiarity with building 1-2 zone automated drip irrigation systems. Some irrigation experience is required for this role.
- Planting and installations
- Dependable, punctual, with an excellent work ethic
- At least two years of relevant professional experience
- Willingness to work in all weather
- Able to carry 50lbs comfortably, and in good physical health
- Positive attitude, ability to be flexible and a willingness to be able to shift gears to accommodate the unexpected
- Works well as a part of a crew, and is also able to work efficiently independently
- Takes pride in your work and is motivated to consistently go above and beyond what’s expected
- Enthusiasm and interest in horticulture, urban gardening, and container gardening a huge plus!
- Neat and tidy appearance
- Two professional references will be required before hiring
- Valid Driver’s License and comfort driving a sprinter van in NYC
- Low Voltage Lighting Systems Experience
- Integrated Pest Management / Pest identification skills
- Familiarity with regional plants and relevant horticultural practices
Hilary Finn Gardens
Contact Name: Hilary