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Vice President for Landscape, Gardens and Outdoor Collections
The New York Botanical Garden
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012
The New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.
The Botanical Garden is a designed landscape where people can experience the beauty of nature through curated plant collections, display gardens, seasonal exhibitions, and natural areas. With more than one million living plants, including thousands of mature trees, rare tropical and desert species, and the most recent horticultural introductions, and historic and contemporary gardens designed by Beatrix Farrand, T. H. Everett, Marian Cruger Coffin, Lynden Miller, Oehme, van Sweden and other noted landscape architects, the Botanical Garden exhibits the intersection between nature and culture at its best.
The Vice President for Landscape, Gardens and Outdoor Collections is responsible for the strategic planning, development and oversight of the arboretum and grounds; outdoor gardens and displays; and the living collections within the 250-acre National Historic Landmark Landscape of The New York Botanical Garden. He/she will provide leadership and direction for management and curatorial staff and will work closely with the Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections and Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions in the coordination of activities in the Horticulture Division.
The VP will set high standards for staff to ensure that the grounds, gardens, displays, and living collections are in peak condition at all times and will represent the Horticulture Division at select Board of Manager meetings, in media, and at institutional meetings and functions as needed. This position reports to the Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections.
The successful candidate will have a combination of at least 10 years of hands-on horticultural work and senior horticultural management experience in a public garden. He/she must possess a thorough knowledge of plants, horticultural techniques, and best management practices for garden and landscape stewardship. Expertise in horticultural displays with vision and aesthetic creativity and development and management of outdoor gardens are essential. He/she must be a team player and strategic thinker with solid verbal, written and organizational skills.
Excellent benefits package including pension, 401k, and 4 weeks vacation.
Qualified candidates should send or email resume, letter of interest and three references to:
The New York Botanical Garden
Attn: HR – HVP
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York 10458
The New York Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer.