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Zone Gardener

Riverside Park Conservancy

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted April 5, 2021.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities Maintain and advance horticultural and restoration areas, according to Parks Department standards and Conservancy priorities.Create and carry out work plans in conjunction with area supervisor.

Identify plants and their maintenance needs: in particular native woodland plant species.Must have strong time management and communication skills.Care for assigned gardens and landscape areas, adhering to and sustaining approved planting plans on appropriate seasonal schedule.Work closely with the Grassroots Volunteer Program.Plan and carry out logistics.Lead groups of volunteers.Be comfortable talking in front of a group and giving clear direction; instruct volunteers in proper techniques, a successful project outcome, and the care and use of tools.Work closely with and support individual volunteers in the care of their assigned areas, responding to requests for materials and other needs.Coordinate with volunteer department.As required, keep simple records and prepare written reports.

May supervise other staff as directed.Collect and remove trash and debris; sweep paths and stairs; install and maintain temporary fencing; remove snow and ice; operate and properly maintain tools and equipment.Perform other assigned duties.Qualifications 1) Two years full time experience in horticultural work, including planting and caring for plants, shrubs, trees, and lawns, and general grounds keeping as described above, including work with volunteers, and2) 30 credits, at least 15 of them in horticulture or a related field, from an accredited institution.3) Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 and 2 above.Additional areas of specialization such as native plants, restoration experience, education or supervisory experience and herbicide license considered a plus.Must have a valid drivers license.

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Must be available to work weekends.Riverside Park Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services or any other category protected by law.