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ASSISTANT GARDENER (COMMUNITY GARDENS)

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New York Restoration Project | New York, NY
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Published 9 days ago

Industry: Not‐for‐Profit – Environmental

Department: Operations

Reports to: Regional Zone Gardener

Date posted: January 9, 2020

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Start date: March 2, 2020

End Date: October 30, 2020

Schedule: 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Occasional Weekend Days as needed)

Classification: Non-Exempt

NYRP improves, maintains, and programs open spaces in communities lacking adequate resources. Working on public and private land citywide, NYRP’s flexible approach to land management serves as a model for non-profit municipal engagement. Together with partners in city agencies, non-profit organizations, and local communities, NYRP demonstrates the social and environmental value of building ownership over open spaces.

The Assistant Gardener will assist one of NYRP’s Regional Zone Gardeners in the general maintenance of some of the 51 Community Gardens that NYRP owns and operates throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City. The Assistant Gardener will join an experienced operations team that works toward a more equitable and sustainable urban landscape, through garden maintenance, restoration, and public engagement. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic, an interest in sustainable management practices, comfort interacting with the public and enthusiasm for NYRP’s mission.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Garden, sidewalk and lawn maintenance;
  • Plant installation and maintenance;
  • Delivery of materials for community gardeners;
  • Litter removal;
  • Graffiti removal and painting;
  • Light repair and maintenance of garden infrastructure;
  • Safe operation of tools, vehicles, and equipment;
  • Interact with staff and the public in a courteous manner;
  • Lead groups of volunteers;
  • Demonstrate efficiencies in time management and project completion;
  • Assist in executing greening projects throughout the city.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in one of the following fields: horticulture, groundskeeping, landscaping or environmental restoration;
  • Valid and Clean NY state driver’s license;
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
  • Ability to lift 50-lbs;
  • Must be a team-player, willing to collaborate on any and all tasks required for maintaining the highest standards of landscape management and operations.

Application

Interested individuals are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to HR@nyrp.org or standard mail to 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

NYRP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Industry: Not‐for‐Profit – Environmental

Department: Operations

Reports to: Regional Zone Gardener

Date posted: January 9, 2020

Salary: $20.00/hr.

Start date: March 2, 2020

End Date: October 30, 2020

Schedule: 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Occasional…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

How to Apply

Location

254 West 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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