Senior Horticulturist – The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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  • Senior Horticulturist – Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
  • Ongoing Full Time Opportunity, located at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $75,250 to $83,211 + super
  • Benefits include Rostered Day Off, Fitness Passport, Career and Advancement Opportunities



Recognised as Australia’s largest botanic garden, this 416-hectare horticultural showcase of Australian flora situated on Dharawal country is one of Greater Sydney’s most loved public spaces. A growing scientific hub, the Garden is home to the National Herbarium of New South Wales and the Australian PlantBank.


Join the Heartbeat of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan


About the role

Our dynamic Horticultural Team is seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Horticulturist to be based at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. The Senior Horticulturist develops and maintains the horticultural functions for an area of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan including; undertaking regular area inspections, maintenance of associated plant and equipment, research and development of a diverse living collection, consultation between stakeholders on developments affecting the garden, performing a wide range of horticultural tasks, and the supervision and training of staff.


This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation of passionate, world leading staff from the fields of science and horticulture.


About You

To excel in this role you will be highly self-motivated whilst being able to effectively manage staff and resources. You will be able to manage competing priorities to ensure tasks are completed to a schedule and at a high standard.


Employing horticultural best practices to maintain and improve the living collection in a manner that prioritises safety to the Horticultural team and the public will be key to this role.


Essential Requirements

· Horticultural trades certificate or equivalent experience with technical knowledge in horticulture and maintenance techniques.

· Ability to undertake fieldwork for extended periods and have the ability to lift and carry a minimum 15 kilos.

· Demonstrated ability in the maintenance and use of a wide range of horticultural plant and equipment.

· Demonstrated experience in the coordination, operational maintenance and development of a large park or garden.


For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Horticulturist


About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. 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. DPE 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.




Applications close Thursday, 10th August 2023, 11:55pm.


Should you require further information about the role please contact Chis Cole via [email protected]


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 https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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  • Category Horticulture
  • Full Address Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000