Seasonal Groundskeeper

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Start Date: April 2022  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.

Position details:

  • Full-time: Non-exempt
  • 5 days per week: 40 hours per week. Sunday -Thursday schedule hours 11am-7 pm to start, with later times as the season progresses.


  • 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.

Additional Information

​The Battery Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Battery Conservancy requires all employees be vaccinated and therefore, new hires must provide proof of vaccination prior to their first day of employment.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Seasonal Groundskeeper” in the subject. No phone calls please.

Contact Information

The Battery Conservancy