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Start Date: November 20, 2023  Compensation: 26.68 per hour

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP), a not-for-profit corporation, is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85 acre, 1.3 mile, world-class park that stretches along the Brooklyn waterfront from Atlantic Avenue to Jay Street, north of the Manhattan Bridge. Adding much-needed open space for Brooklyn and New York City residents, Brooklyn Bridge Park contributes to the extraordinary revitalization of the waterfront in the New York Harbor, serving as a bridge from the commercial uses of previous centuries to the recreational uses of the future. 

Working collaboratively with other team members, the Gardener is responsible for the daily horticultural management of Brooklyn Bridge Park, commensurate with established organizational mission, values, and standards.


  • Caring for thousands of newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses;
  • Planting and transplanting herbaceous plants and small trees;
  • Understory tree and shrub pruning and maintenance;
  • Integrated Pest Management;
  • Mowing and string trimming;
  • Maintenance of all essential equipment;
  • Weeding, brush clearing, and mulching;
  • Debris and trash removal;
  • Provide help with seasonal tasks, including snow removal;
  • Composting and compost facility maintenance;
  • Overseeing the daily tasks of the Seasonal Gardeners;
  • Research, data collection, and horticultural database maintenance;
  • Interacting with park patrons in a professional manner as a representative of BBP;
  • Leading volunteer groups and training long-term Zone Volunteers;
  • Conducting educational workshops and tours for the public;
  • Provide support to other members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Operations Staff on a variety of tasks from maintenance work to gardening;
  • Perform other duties as required in the scope of the job and as designated by Operations Management.


  • Two or more years of horticulture experience or a degree in horticulture and/or related field;
  • Knowledge of and experience with meadow establishment and maintenance;
  • Experience with various landscape maintenance equipment;
  • Knowledge of plant material, including turf;
  • Knowledge of plant diseases and pests, as well as IPM strategies;
  • Strong weed identification and management skills;
  • Familiarity with irrigation systems;
  • Ability to perform heavy, physical labor (lift 40 lbs) on a daily basis in all weather conditions;
  • Previous experience in a facility maintenance and/or park setting;
  • Hardworking, energetic, self-motivated, and dedicated to the details;
  • Strong communication skills and basic computer knowledge;
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed;
  • Comfortable working independently or with a team and outside in a park-setting;
  • Valid NYS Driver License.
  • NYC residency required

Contact Information

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation
Contact Name: Rashid Poulson
Website: Apply Online