Supervisor Horticulture – Natural Areas and Open Spaces

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is part of the larger Botanic Gardens of Sydney (BGoS). It is Australia’s largest Botanic Garden showcasing approximately 3000 species of Australian native plants and 30 hectares of endangered ecological woodlands. It is also home to the Australian PlantBank and The National Herbarium of New South Wales, both major scientific research and conservation centres focused on conserving the flora of NSW.


About the role

The iconic Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is seeking to appoint an experienced Supervisor to lead the Natural Areas and Open Spaces teams. This team collectively manages and conserves the 30 hectares of endangered ecological woodlands and curates the arboriculture collections, native grasslands and presentation lawns while collaborating with other teams for organisational success. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading collaborative organisation with like-minded people passionate about conservation, horticulture, education and science.


About You

You must be a passionate and collaborative leader who is confident in managing human, financial and physical resources to ensure that agreed outcomes are achieved within time and on budget. To succeed in this role, you will also have experience providing technical advice to colleagues, management and external customers concerning bush regeneration, horticultural maintenance, and plant management strategies.


The successful applicant will have;

  • Degree or Certificate in Horticulture or Conservation and Land Management or an equivalent qualification
  • Proven experience in the coordination, operational maintenance, curation and development within a Botanic Garden or large public greenspaces to agreed standards and organisational goals.
  • Proven experience managing and developing work and maintenance programs and preparing complex reports.
  • Current driver’s licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles
  • Willingness to undertake fieldwork for extended periods
  • Have the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 15 kilos



If you would like more information, please refer to the Role Description: Supervisor Natural Areas and Open Spaces


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



Applications close Sunday, 30th July 2023 at 11:55pm


Should you require further information about the role, please contact Michael Elgey 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 a disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team at [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 our work and get assistance applying.


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  • Total Jobs 6 Jobs
  • Category Horticulture
  • Full Address Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000