Horticultural Labourer – Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Botanic Gardens of Sydney - Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure

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  • Located at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
  • Ongoing Full Time Opportunity within our Natural Areas and Open Spaces Team
  • Horticulturist Grade 2/4, salary relative to experience and ranges from $57,633 to $67,758 + super
  • Join our amazing team who are the heartbeat of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan!


Botanic Gardens of Sydney encompasses three world-leading botanic gardens, Australia’s premier botanical research institute, and Sydney’s leading outdoor activation precinct. As Australia’s oldest scientific institution, we are custodians of more than $1.2 billion in state significant cultural, heritage and botanical collections. The Gardens are a leading entity within the tourism sector with a focus on engaging international, national and regional visitors.


The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is a scientific hub and showcases Australian flora amongst 416 hectares of rolling hills, lakes, lawns and gardens.


About the role

Our busy Natural Areas and Open Spaces team are currently seeking a Horticultural Labourer who will contribute to the turf conservation, maintenance and regeneration of turf and natural areas within Botanic Gardens site.


What we are looking for

  • Relevant experience in the development, maintenance of turf displays and regeneration of turf and natural areas.
  • Has AQF3 or willing to obtain, has no fear of chemical application with correct PPE
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of relevant turf machinery and equipment.
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated capacity to implement occupational health and safety policy and practices.
  • Someone that is self-motivated and can work within a team environment and alone.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of turf areas in accordance with BG policies and procedures.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of world-leading staff from the fields of science and horticulture.


Essential Requirements

  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated capacity to implement occupational health and safety policy and practices.
  • Current driver’s licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles
  • Has the ability to lift and carry a minimum 15 kilos.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours and on weekends if required.


Why join our team?

  • Fantastic Team Culture – Be a part of passionate and hard-working teams who approach their busy day-to-day work with good humour and a sense of fun
  • Genuine long-term Career Opportunities – Opportunity to grow your career as an Arborist, Horticulturalist or Bush Regenerator specialist. Learn integrated weed management approach from industry leaders.
  • Focus on Wellbeing and Work/Life Balance – A regular rostered/allocated day off can be accrued. The Fitness Passport program gives members discounted access to gym, aquatic, and leisure facilities across NSW.
  • Benefits – Staff are entitled to Uniform and Uniform allowance and Free Parking on site


For more information read the full Role Description: Horticultural Labourer


About Us

The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) are building the future of NSW through delivering diverse planning, housing solutions and infrastructure across the state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.?


In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPHI supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments.


To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.


Please apply here: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/horticultural-labourer-australian-botanic-garden-mount-annan-448154


Applications close Sunday, 4th February 2024 at 11:55PM.


Should you require further information about the role please contact David Khoury, Supervisor Natural Areas & Open Spaces via [email protected] or 02 4631 5104


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.


Looking for more information or assistance in applying?


Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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