Seasonal Gardener

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Start Date: 4/1/2020  Compensation: 18/hr

Design Wild is a New York City based Landscape Design Firm that works at the intersection of landscape design, humans, and community well-being. We believe the relationship between people and the natural world is essential for individual health and the well-being of communities, neighborhoods, cities and ecosystems. We are inspired by the magic of plants and the power of effective design to transform any spaces into a lush, beautiful, highly usable world. We strive to build lasting, just connections through the transformative power of plants.

Design Wild seeks a Part-Time Gardener with urban garden experience to support an energetic and growing
design team. We are a driven, collaborative, and entrepreneurial team with energy and passion that power our work. We seek an exceptional individual who will be a key member of the team and who will share in that excitement to help us continue to design, build and care for our growing Garden Care portfolio. Candidates should expect 10 – 15 hours per week of work during the growing season.


  • Work professionally in residential gardens throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Perform horticultural maintenance, such as pruning, weeding, fertilizing, and mulching
  • Assist with nursery visits and plant purchases
  • Assist with a variety of installation projects throughout the year including moving soil & installing plants
  • Maintain a clean and safe job environment


  • Minimum of two years experience as a horticulturist
  • Basic plant identification skills and plant care knowledge
  • Highly organized self-starter who doesn’t require a lot of direction to complete a project
  • Can work both independently and as a team member
  • Excited and inspired by plants
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Somewhat flexible schedule
  • *Valid Driver’s License a plus, but not required*
  • *Good eye for design a plus, but not required*

Additional Information

Pay commensurate with experience (Starting at $18/hr)
Interested candidates please email your resume & cover letter with the subject line ‘Horticulture’ to Your cover letter should include:
1. What most excites you about our company and work
2. What role or life experience you have had in the past that you sense has prepared you most for this position (cover letters that do not explicitly address the following questions may be dismissed without review).

Contact Information

Design Wild
Contact Name: Kristin West
Phone: 646.820.4023
Website: Apply Online