Horticulturalist Domain

Date: 14 Jun 2024

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
The Auckland Domain alone gets over one million visitors per year! We proudly create an environment for all Aucklanders and visitors to our city to enjoy, while caring for and maintaining gardens that contain a diverse range of exotic and native NZ plants. 
We are looking for someone to share their passion and knowledge with the Gardens visitors and other budding horticulturists, providing training and mentoring for emerging staff and those participating in our horticultural traineeship programmes; as well as collaborating with other gardening staff in maintaining and developing our plant collections and other garden areas.
Key responsibilities: 

  • Maintenance of amenity gardens using a variety of plant and equipment
  • Ensure the appropriate plant introductions are made and all plants are labelled (where required)
  • Maintain records of all data relevant to the gardens 
  • Liaise with garden visitors, Friends, local user groups, iwi, stakeholders and commercial user


You can find the position description here

He kōrero mōu: About you

If you have the passion for working outdoors, are physically fit and happy to get your hands dirty no matter the weather, then this is the role for you! It would also be beneficial if you had some previous horticultural experience or a horticultural qualification; and have an interest in growing and caring for native and exotic plants.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.

In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many. You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts! 
As a part of Auckland Council drug and alcohol policy pre-employment checks, you will be subject to drug, alcohol and police screening.


Tono Mai: Apply Now!

Applications close: 14th July 2024

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.