Horticulture Oversight Manager + Landscape Designer

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Full-time Horticulture Oversight Manager and Landscape Designer with experience to join our team. Seasonal flexibility is an option. This Unique Position + Our Practice

Over the last fifteen years of designing award winning landscapes, we have realized the importance and need for providing continued support to clients. JPLA provides landscape maintenance oversight and continued refinement of the landscape. We believe continuity and long-term knowledge of a landscape is an important aspect of its stewardship. JPLA strives to assure NYC’s living landscapes are provided with the best care. This means helping our clients to identify the required services needed for their landscapes, identifying the specific horticultural and allied professionals needed and overseeing that these professionals work together to provide the best systems and strategies for the health of their gardens and larger landscapes.

We not only manage other professional but provide regular horticultural assessment, training recommendations and an electronic reporting system tracking the health and maintenance of the landscapes. JPLA has created this unique maintenance oversight role to safeguards the investments made in these spaces and supports the value that our client’s l places on providing ecologically productive and therapeutic landscapes for their community.

Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture (JPLA) is a small, dynamic, award- winning design studio based in Dumbo since 2005. JPLA has built a portfolio of landscape design work that includes a range of project types and scales set in New York City and its surrounds. Projects include hospital campuses, multi-family residential developments, courtyards,
terraces and rooftops, public waterfront parks and small private gardens. JPLA also provides landscape maintenance long-term oversight for select clients. The studio fosters a collaborative environment and places a high value on design, sustainability and the craft of built work.

Website: http://joannapertz.com/


  • ​Weekly site visits preforming Horticultural review of urban campus landscapes.
  • Creation of reports on Plan Grid
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Meeting with client landscape team to review issues
  • Share expertise with landscape teams and suggest continuing education opportunities.
  • Critic planting and landscape management to increase productivity of the landscape. Finding way to increase the use of native plants and ecologically supportive management practices.


Education:Degree in Horticulture or related field, or equivalent combination of training, skills, and experience.

Professional Experience
Landscape Design simultaneously

  • Three – five or more years’ experience working in the Horticultural field or
  • Knowledge of horticulture / landscape maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of native and adaptive plants (Northeastern US)
  • Proficiency or ability to learn quickly PlanGrid, Adobe CCS, Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Planting Design sensibility
  • Experience communicating professionally with clients and consultants
  • English language writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage workload across multiple projects

Professional Qualities
Willingness to both take initiative and ownership and to collaborate and accept feedback

  • Hardworking
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong graphic sensibility
  • Positive and professional
  • High degree of self-motivation, flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Interest in bringing new ideas that will advance project / firm work

Additional Information

How To Apply We want to know about your personal and professional experience in Horticulture, and how your unique perspective will contribute to our team. Interested candidates should submit The total file size of submitted materials should not exceed 20 MB. acknowledged. be contacted.

  • 1-3 PDFs with a cover letter, resume and portfolio if you have Design experience.
  • Please do not include links to download your submission; they will not be
  • Please send this package to the attention of jobs@joannapertz.com
  • Due to the quantity of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Contact Information

Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture (JPLA)