Maintenance Site Leader

Folia Gardens

We are a NYC based, high end, full service garden and landscape design build firm specializing in design, installation, maintenance and construction. We are a growing company that delivers high quality work while maintaining a friendly working environment.

We are currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Site Leader to work with our horticulture and install teams on garden projects throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading and working with maintenance gardeners to maintain client gardens with a focus on fine gardening, to include perennial and annual planting and maintenance
  • Lead and demonstrate accurate techniques for pruning plants
  • Share and teach best maintenance gardening practices with other team members
  • Provide input on scheduling of daily responsibilities and seasonal tasks for maintenance gardeners
  • Work with arborists for plant health care to provide the best solutions for pest management and pruning
  • Update the progress report and include sending photos of the completed work
  • Identify any requirements or supply needs for the project by updating the calendar with the required information
  • Develop and maintain a harmonious work environment
  • Maintain professionalism with clients and their gardens, providing attention to detail, sensitivity to personal environment and following up on unresolved issues
  • It is essential to be comfortable with maintaining and adjusting of irrigation systems, pest management and troubleshooting plant health or other garden issues.


  • At least 3 years experience in landscaping profession
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb.
  • Clean driver’s license and smart phone are a must
  • Good working knowledge of plant material
  • Understanding of construction methods and handyman type skills
  • Ability to work well with high-end clientele and have a customer service focus
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to problem solve
  • Must be organized and on-time
  • Ability to meet deadlines, be proactive and multitask
  • Energetic, motivated and hardworking
  • Excellent sense of design
  • Self-disciplined and dependable
  • Able to take direction and work independently as well as work with a team
  • Weekend work is seldom except a couple possible Saturdays throughout the season
  • Willing to work in all kinds of weather
  • Some experience as a team leader a plus
  • Knowledge of irrigation and lighting a plus
  • Degree in landscape architecture, horticulture or related field a plus
  • Knowledge of NYC metro area sources for plant material and construction materials helpful a plus

This is a full-time seasonal position.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

All candidates may email their cover letter, resume, and relevant materials to foligardens [at] gmail [dot] com.

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