Seasonal Horticulturist

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Start Date: March to September  Compensation: $21-22/hour

The Bronx is Blooming seeks to inspire a culture of environmental stewardship and community advocacy by engaging Bronx communities and youth as leaders in the revitalization of local parks. This is achieved through Grow, Revitalize, Engage, Educate and Nurture (GREEN), our community engagement initiative, and the Program for Leaders Advancing their Community’s Environment (PLACE), our youth leadership program.


The Horticulturist creates beautiful and interesting public spaces that support local wildlife and promote stewardship in the Bronx. They will report to the Environmental Program Manager, and help with the planning and design, ordering, receiving and care of all plant materials for the 20+ gardens that The Bronx is Blooming maintains in our Bronx Parks and green spaces. The Horticulturist will work alongside The Bronx is Blooming Environmental Program staff to ensure all gardens meet aesthetic and horticultural standards. They will work in our various locations using their skills to plant, prune, mulch, weed, water, and generally maintain the upkeep of these garden beds. They will share their knowledge at some stewardship events, leading volunteers in this work. The horticulturist will also help with data management and record keeping on each bed.



  • Ability to identify local native and invasive species 
  • Able to work outdoors all day and demonstrate safe use of all common garden tools
  • Outgoing and conversational
  • Passionate about the environment


  • Experience teaching/ working with youth
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Photography
  • Desire to teach and spend time with Bronx students of all ages

Additional Information

Please send resume and cover letter to: 

with subject line: Horticulturist – The Bronx is Blooming

Contact Information

The Bronx is Blooming
Contact Name: John Vallacchi
Phone: (973) 879-9227