Field Supervisor

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Compensation: $20 per hour

Employment Classification: Full-Time Regular

Positions Available: 3

Reports to: Horticulture Field Manager

The Horticultural Society of New York is seeking an energetic and dedicated Field Supervisor to support horticultural work in open spaces throughout New York City. The Field Supervisor will carry out garden
maintenance and projects in a timely and professional manner and help oversee a crew working to clean, maintain, and plant public spaces with a focus on public
plazas and open streets.

The mission of the Horticultural Society of New York is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. Our social service and public programs education and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our


  • All Full-Time Regular staff are eligible to receive the following benefits:
  • ·Eligible on day 1 of employment to enroll in The Hort’s medical plan. The Hort pays 50% of the highest individual premium applicable to all plans
  • Eligible to enroll in dental and vision (employee pays the full premium)
  • 10k term life insurance policy
  • EAP
  • Holidays 10 paid holidays
  • Vacation -15 days in year one, 20 days thereafter
  • Accrue up to 48 hours of paid sick leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked)
  • Accrue up to 24 hours of personal leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked)
  • Pre-Tax Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Transit Benefits through WageWorks


  • Supervising on-site work crew
  • Provide hands-on training and professional development skills for participants
  • Monitor progress and report to supervisors
  • Coordinate with Community Coordinator Leads


  • When necessary, lead/coordinate a field crew performing horticultural maintenance and installations
  • Troubleshoot logistical challenges and general conflicts as they arise
  • Driving vehicle to site
  • Vehicle care
  • Organization of vehicle to make sure team is prepared for job site
  • Responsible for taking care of inventory of tools, supplies, and uniforms
  • Survey condition of sites
  • Document status of job site and communicate improvements needed or issues
  • Take photos of all sites to document progress

Administrative/Contract Help

  • Receipts, timesheets, and other relevant paperwork as necessary
  • Update site maps


  • Horticulturist/gardener with 2 or more years of hands-on experience designing, building, and maintaining urban green spaces, gardens, and urban farms
  • Interest in working as part of a pilot city program
  • Knowledge of green infrastructure design and implementation
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills
  • Valid NYS Drivers License and clean driving record
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to perform physical labor outside in various weather conditions

All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date

Additional Information

How to Apply
To be considered please email a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and two references to with ‘Field Supervisor’ in the subject line. No phone calls.

The Horticultural Society of New York is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. It is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal state, or local law.

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations are also available for these individuals during the hiring process. Please email should you require a reasonable accommodation during the hiring process.

Contact Information

The Horticultural Society of New York
Website: Apply Online