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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is seeking an experienced Horticulturalist to join the Facilities department. The ideal candidate will assist in design, order, plant and maintain annual and perennial flower beds and planters throughout the Lab grounds.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Watering, fertilizing and deadheading as needed.
  • Pruning of shrubs and small trees.
  • Creating seasonal displays in planters and flower beds. (Spring, Halloween, Winter holidays, etc.)
  • Ordering, decorating, hanging holiday wreaths.
  • Assisting with holiday lighting.


High school degree required. Associate’s degree in horticulture or a related field preferred.


  • Must have at least 2 years’ horticultural experience. Experience landscaping and 3-5 years’ experience working with various types of plants preferred.
  • Skills: Must have a solid working knowledge of plants, plant pests and general horticulture and an eye for detail.
  • Others: Must be comfortable working outside in various weather conditions and must have a valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For more information about CSHL, please visit us at https://www.cshl.edu

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Contact Information

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Contact Name: Ashley Snyder
Website: Apply Online