Gardener

New York, United States

Description

The High Line is at a pivotal moment in its already-exciting history. With nearly 8 million visitors annually, the High Line is committed to being a public park for the residents of the surrounding neighborhood and New York City. In addition to overseeing the fundraising, operations, and public programming for the High Line, FHL is responsible for the oversight of the gardens as designed by Piet Oudolf. Our gardens evoke a natural landscape employing a matrix-style planting design using native and exotic perennials and woody plants that change through succession and growth through the year and over time. Growing plants 30 feet above ground level, the elevated High Line gardens are attended to by using the finest horticultural methods while working within the unique opportunities and challenges of the space.

A full-time, year-round member of the Friends of the High Line team, the Gardener will be responsible for the year-round care and maintenance of the High Line’s landscape and partnered green spaces. Working interactively with a team of gardeners, custodians, maintenance technicians, and High Line administrators, the Gardener’s responsibilities will include all aspects of monitoring, caring for, and reporting on designated park zones, including diverse and unique plantings, hardscape elements, and public use of the park.

The Gardener will be supporting the Horticulture team and receiving leadership and guidance from the Director of Horticulture.

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