APGA Rosette

RFP: 2025 Strategic Planning Consultant

The Association is accepting proposals from individuals and firms to facilitate the development of the organization’s next Strategic Plan launching in January 2025. The successful applicant will facilitate a comprehensive planning process, engaging a wide variety of stakeholders including board members, staff, Association leaders and members, partners, and sponsors to create a robust Strategic Plan to guide the organization for the next three – five years.

Learn more.

PUBLIC GARDENS CAREER CENTER

Our Career Center provides position openings in botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, horticultural societies, and museums, along with a number of other career-oriented resources for public horticulture professionals. 

POST A JOB

Job postings will expire after the 60-day period. If you need the posting to be removed sooner or need to make edits to the posting email us. Please include the title of the position in your communications. 

post a job

JOB LISTINGS

Association logo

American Public Gardens Association
Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

Job Type: Job
Kennett Square, PA
Full-time, Exempt, 40 hours per week $57,000 to $72,000 per year, commensurate with experience Remote with on-site work options for local…

Posted on 2/28/22

LEARN MORE
Association logo

American Public Gardens Association
Accountant

Job Type: Job
Kennett Square, PA
The American Public Gardens Association is the leading professional organization for the field of public horticulture. We champion and advance public…

Posted on 2/7/22

LEARN MORE

Wilbur D. May Museum and Botanical Garden
Horticulturist

Job Type: Job
Reno, NV
This is an Open Competitive/Countywide Promotional recruitment being conducted to fill a current full-time vacancy in the Community Services…

Posted on 3/14/22

LEARN MORE
Philbrook Museum of Art

Philbrook Museum of Art
Horticultural Intern

Job Type: Internship
Tulsa, OK
Philbrook Museum of Art is a vibrant cultural institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma that welcomes approximately 150,000 visitors each year. A 1920s…

Posted on 3/14/22

LEARN MORE

Garden/Company
Job Title

Job Type
Location
Job Description

Posted on 00/00/00

LEARN MORE

Garden/Company
Job Title

Job Type
Location
Job Description

Posted on 00/00/00

LEARN MORE

Garden/Company
Job Title

Job Type
Location
Job Description

Posted on 00/00/00

LEARN MORE

Garden/Company
Job Title

Job Type
Location
Job Description

Posted on 00/00/00

LEARN MORE

Salary Data & Trends

Executive Garden Leaders and their Designees can get comprehensive Compensation & Benefits information from our Benchmarking platform.

VIEW DATA

"Ask An Expert" Webinar Series

Learn more about various careers at public gardens straight from the professionals themselves.

"Ask An Expert" Webinar Series

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Director of Horticulture in a public garden? How about a Development Leader? Or a Volunteer Coordinator? In this ongoing webinar series, you will learn more about each position and the kinds of experience that will help you succeed as a leader in the field. (Use the password “APGAASK” when prompted)

View ALL

Garden Professional Spotlights

Read short interviews with public garden professionals in our quarterly magazine, Public Garden.

Garden Professional Spotlights

Each issue of Public Garden magazine contains short interviews with public garden professionals from all disciplines, departments, and garden size.

From what brought them to their current role, to discussing a recent project, to what they find most rewarding, you’ll find that each story is both unique and enlightening.

View ALL

Mentor Match

Advance your skills as a Mentee or give back to the industry with your knowledge as a Mentor.

Mentor Match

This online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect and share experiences with others. Mentees are matched with a Mentor that fit your desired preferences.

Whether you apply as a Mentor or Mentee, this is for Association Members only and you will need to log into your Association account and complete four simple steps.

Learn More

Recruiting & Hiring

Discover smart recruiting and hiring strategies that can help you secure outstanding new employees for your organization.

Clearly organize your information by providing a company overview, job description, lists of required skills and experience, compensation information, and application guidelines.

Distribute job postings where good applicants will see them.

If you are seriously interested in a candidate, gain a strategic edge by knowing what criteria will encourage that person to accept your position offer.

Learn what it means to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offers a clear overview of their authority, roles, and guidelines. It also pays to know what practices are prohibited in the workplace and during the interview process.

It is important to maintain clear communication with hires and non-hires alike. Good, respectful communication is the sign of a healthy, professional workplace.

Make your postings exciting! Sell your organization and the position.

Create a document detailing the key selling points of your garden or organization—both outward and inward. Many selling points are obvious, but some may not be. Let your hiring team be “armed” with all the redeeming features of your workplace—from benefits to social culture and whatever else might appeal to a desirable applicant.

Ask for and follow up with references. A good reference list provides at least three professionals with whom a given candidate has worked. When following up with references, have a clear list of questions to present regarding your candidate to keep information consistent and allow good comparative analysis.

A good interview will make the hiring committee and prospective employee feel at ease—allowing both to communicate effectively within a set period of time.

Search By Filters

Job Type
Categories