Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Work in of the most beautiful parks around Auckland
•    Coach and mentor other budding horticulturists 
•    Create an environment for us all to enjoy 


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


The botanic garden 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 (where required) are labelled 
•    Maintain records of all data relevant to the gardens 
•    Liaise with garden visitors, Friends, local user groups, iwi, stakeholders and commercial users
•    Conserve plants relevant to the portfolio in collaboration with DOC, iwi and stakeholders
•    Maintain turf (including mowing) and assist as required with maintenance of structures & hard landscaped areas

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. 


As a part of Auckland Council drug and alcohol policy pre-employment checks, you will be subject to drug, alcohol and police screening.


Applications will close on Sunday 26th March 2023


You can view a copy of the position description here


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.