Seasonal Groundskeeper

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Start Date: March 2, 2020  Compensation: $20.00/hr.

The Battery is one of New York City’s oldest public open spaces, located at the tip of Manhattan overlooking New York Harbor. The Battery Conservancy was created in 1994 to rebuild the Battery and Castle Clinton National Monument, in partnership with city, state, federal agencies, and private donors. The park features extensive perennial gardens designed by the Battery’s master horticultural planner Piet Oudolf, encompassing all of his different garden styles over the past decade. The Seasonal Groundskeeper position is a seasonal full-time, non-exempt and reports to operations management.


  • Clean all paths of plant debris, trash, and litter on a daily basis.
  • Provide seasonal grounds duties: turf maintenance, soil replacement, leaf raking, snow and ice removal, etc.
  • Maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and attention to detail of all gardens and park features such as benches, drinking fountains, etc.
  • Work closely with Operations staff during snow emergencies and during special events.
  • Assist Horticulture staff and volunteers in planting, weeding, watering, and basic horticultural care of gardens and lawns as directed.
  • Provide general assistance to Conservancy staff as needed.


  • Minimum 1 year of professional landscaping field experience.
  • Work well in a team or alone and in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to use and operate standard landscaping power and hand tools.
  • Perform heavy physical labor on a daily basis. Must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • Driver’s license preferred.

Additional Information

Position Starts: March 2 or 3, 2020
Position Ends: October 29 or 31, 2020
Send cover letter and resume to with “Seasonal Groundskeeper” in the subject. Please include details of availability in your cover letter. No phone calls, please.

Schedule: Sunday to Thursday OR Tuesday – Saturday, 8 hours per day
Hours shift throughout the season. Earlier shift in the early spring and late fall, afternoon/evening shift in the summer.

Contact Information

The Battery Conservancy