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Compensation: $18.00

Employment Classification: Full-Time Regular
Positions Available: 6
Reports to: Field Supervisor

The Horticultural Society of New York is seeking an energetic and dedicated Gardener to support horticultural work in open spaces throughout New York City. The Gardener will carry out garden maintenance and projects in a timely and professional manner, 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


  • Perform horticultural maintenance and installations
  • Communicate logistical challenges and general conflicts as they arise
  • Take care of tools, supplies, and uniforms provided
  • Survey condition of sites
  • Communicate status of job site, including improvements needed or issues
  • Participate in education days/professional development


  • Horticulturist/gardener with hands-on experience building, and maintaining urban green spaces, gardens, and/or urban farms
  • Interest in working as part of a pilot city program
  • Comfortable traveling daily to new sites throughout NYC
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • 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

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


  • 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

How to Apply:

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

The Hort 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