Director of Horticulture

New York, United States


Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is programmed, maintained, and operated by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with NYC Parks. We raise nearly 100% of the High Line’s annual budget.

Through excellence in operations, stewardship, innovative programming, and world-class design, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line, and to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line’s construction and create an endowment for its future operations.

Job description

The High Line seeks a strong, intuitive leader with a passion for urban horticulture and public space management for our next director of horticulture.

The director of horticulture will lead the our team of talented urban horticulturists who together are responsible for all aspects of the management and long term care of the High Line’s landscape.

The director of horticulture is a key contributor to the overall park Operations team, and a champion of our horticulture program. They also, critically, support the integration of horticulture with the work of the rest of the organization and day-to-day operations of our active public space.

This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the vice president of park operations.

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To apply

Submit a completed application including resume and cover letter via email to our search firm: [email protected]. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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