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Compensation: $24/hr

The Voelker Orth Museum is recruiting a part-time gardener.  The gardener is responsible for the on-going care of the Museum’s garden, supported in their work by volunteers, 1-2 days a week (up to 12 hours per week). There are available work hours year-round. 

A NYC Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, the Voelker Orth Museum is located on a corner property that was formerly a family residence.  An educational institution practicing ornamental horticulture, the Museum maintains a Victorian-style garden.

Pay rate is $24 @hour NOTE: The Museum contracts a lawn service, has an irrigation system and uses tree pruning services. 




  •   Propagates, plants, cultivates and maintain s garden and handles fertilizing, pruning, composting, and watering plans
  • Maintains the greenhouse and shed
  • Orders plant material and supplies for the garden
  • Maintains a safe, clean and secure garden work environment and a comprehensive record of plantings and purchases;
  • Serves on the Garden and Grounds Committee;
  • Participates in selected public programs related to gardening (optional)
  • Oversees care of Museum’s indoor plants.


  • Degree in ornamental horticulture, or related degree, or minimum of 5-years professional experience
  • NYS Certified for garden chemical handling
  • Physical ability to lift 40 lbs and handle routine gardening tasks
  • Multi-lingual candidates welcome: ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English  required

Additional Information

Direct inquiries to the Director at the Voelker Orth Museum,
Email a resume and cover letter to apply. Applications accepted until the position filled. The Voelker Orth Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Voelker Orth Museum
Contact Name: Deborah SIlverfine
Phone: 718-359-6227