Randall's Island Park Alliance - New York, NY3.8
Full-time$16 - $22 an hour
* Bachelor's Degree
* Leadership Experience
* Driver's License
* Health Insurance
* Paid Time Off
Randalls Island Park Alliance, Inc.
Posting Dates: 07/02/2019 Until Filled
Job Type: Full-Time, Year-Round; 40 hours per week; plus overtime when required; Non-Exempt
Pay Range: Starting at $16.00 - $22.00 / hour
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package 60 days following date of hire (health insurance, paid time off, etc).
Work Location: Randalls Island Park, New York, NY 10035
The Horticulturist will report directly to the Horticulture Manager and the Director of Horticulture and work with other members of the Horticulture Crew to maintain Randalls Island Parks existing gardens and develop new gardens. The Horticulturist will also assist with volunteer events and programming as needed.
Work with the Randalls Island Horticulture Crew to assist in horticultural activities and general maintenance work, including soil cultivation, digging, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, seed sowing, bed preparation, planting, and caring for existing gardens.
Hand water and monitor irrigation of plantings, especially during time of establishment and drought.
Operate small hand tools and basic power machinery, including hedge trimmers, weed whackers, and leaf blowers.
Ensure all equipment is secured and well-maintained.
Assist with volunteer events and educational activities, as needed.
General clean-up of garden beds and paths, clean-up litter.
Perform other general tasks as assigned by the Horticulture Manager and/or the Director of Horticulture.
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
Strong gardening skills and familiarity with gardening tools
Must have a strong interest in horticulture and the environment
Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions
Willing and able to learn how to maintain and create containers for visual display
Ability to perform physical labor; must be able to lift up to 50lbs
Motivated and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team
Flexibility to work overtime and weekends
Valid New York State driver license
B.A. in Public Horticulture, Agriculture or related fields OR equivalent horticulture certificate/coursework OR 3 years hands-on experience in horticulture
Knowledge of composting, integrate pest management (IPM), greenhouse propagation, and basic carpentry skills
Ability to use light power equipment and hand tools
Experience working with volunteers and youth preferred
Detail-oriented, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness throughout the park
Good communication and leadership skills
The Randalls Island Park Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
RIPA maintains confidentiality of all applications and therefore will never contact a present employer without prior consent from the applicant.
horticulture, agriculture, gardening, garden, irrigation, parks, greenhouse, water management, integrated pest management, soil, pruning, planting, leadership, event management, communication