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General Information


Job title: Curator of the Native Plant Garden and Rock Garden
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Job location: Bronx, NY  10458 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 09/08/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Excellent benefits including generous vacation time, 401k savings and pension plans, paid sick days and holidays, free employee parking on premises and more!
Job Category:Spacer ImageEnvironmental Projects & Ecological Restoration
Botanical Gardens
Lawn Care
Zoos & Attractions
Estate Gardeners/Gardeners
Grounds Management
Horticulture Science
Garden Center
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Job Description

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The Curator of the Native Plant Garden and Rock Garden is primarily responsible for the evaluation, development, plantings and facilitation of management of the Native Plant Garden and Rock Garden. The Curator will also provide additional work in other gardens and collections as necessary. Key duties include:
• Evaluate and refine maintenance protocols and collections policies in assigned areas and make recommendations for planting plans for each.
• Develop and maintain relationships with nurseries and orders approved plants for addition to landscape in assigned areas.
• Coordinate, facilitate and provide selected oversight for work performed by landscape and related contractors in assigned areas.
• Represent the gardens in media interviews, symposia, and tour offerings.
• Prepare the articles as required for selected publications, profiles and printed material.
• Work closely with the Associate Vice President of Outdoor Gardens and Senior Curator, Associate Vice President of Arboretum and Grounds, Curator of Woody Plants, and the Assistant Manager of Arboretum and Grounds to coordinate work in assigned areas.
• Work closely with Plant Health Care Manager to monitor all aspects of plant health care in assigned areas.
• Work closely with the Plant Records Manager and staff to indentify, document and label collections in assigned areas.
• Work closely with the School of Professional Horticulture staff to facilitate and coordinate SOPH student training and experience.
• Work closely with all New York Botanical Garden divisions to facilitate, coordinate and implement programs, including special events, educational and interpretive programs and coordinating public information.
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Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
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• At least five years experience working with a broad spectrum of plants and garden management at a high level.
• Substantial knowledge of Northeastern North American native plants and alpine plants, as well as some experience with seasonal design and plantings.
• Minimum of a two-year technical degree in horticulture or closely related field or equivalent work experience.
• Proficient computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite.
• New York State Pesticide Applicator’s Certification Category 3A or the ability to attain this certification within one year of employment.
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