Manager of Horticulture

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Compensation: $30-38/hour

We are a well- established company in New York City and are seeking a Manager of Horticulture. This position will be responsible for the training and development of the department as well as managing the day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate must have over 3 years of experience in a related field.


  • Manage and direct crew members, ensuring a safe, efficient and productive work environment to provide satisfactory service and horticultural expertise
  • Manage, review labor, and allocate jobs for crews to ensure efficient use of time
  • Create and coordinate schedules for executing projects including materials, personnel and equipment
  • Work in collaboration with the internal team and clients to coordinate the execution of projects
  • Manage all aspects of material allocation, installation and execution of work ensuring company and client quality standards are metCounsel, train, manage, review, and develop growth plans for employees
  • Hands on training and support of crew members, including but not limited to proper operation of equipment, pruning techniques, safety, and quality standards
  • Manage all gardening services, including the coordination of all materials, crew, equipment, and subcontractors required
  • Maintain and manage all required administrative systems, including but not limited to time sheets, service schedules, and service notes
  • Inspect properties and prepare a detailed action plan for service
  • Perform hands on work with crew to meet scheduling demands
  • Able to identify and evaluate plants, recommend treatment options
  • Observe and document garden condition and maintenance information
  • Plant Maintenance: deadheading, training vines, trimming and pruning shrubs, trees, flowers, and other flora
  • Perform and oversee garden work including planting, weeding, pruning, and more
  • Garden Maintenance: Cleaning up debris, general landscaping, mulching, digging, planting, fertilizing, applying pesticides/ fungicides
  • After installation and services, monitor all aspects of the garden and identify any problems
  • Uphold and follow company procedures and protocol
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and adapt to changing work schedules
  • Familiarity with mobile tools and applications
  • Enter field work information into web-based databases in a timely manner after service is completed

This job description is not comprehensive; duties and responsibilities may change anytime with or without notice


  • Degree in horticulture or related field experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of plants and landscape practices
  • Able to work independently, but also a collaborative team player and committed to maintaining positive engagements with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to perform physical labor and to lift up to 60 lbs
  • Able to travel to multiple job sites throughout NYC

Additional Information


  • Live within comfortable commuting distance to our office in West Midtown NYC
  • Experience in irrigation and/ or lighting a plus!
  • Spanish speaking A PLUS!


  • 401K matching after 6 months of employment
  • Paid travel expenses

Contact Information

Established NYC Company