Landscape Gardener (Boylston, MA)

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Boylston , Massachusetts

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill (NEBG at TH) is seeking a Landscape Gardener.
Job Type: • Full-time, • Permanent
Location: Boylston, MA
Travel Required: Occasional
Salary or Rate Range: $19.61
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New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill (NEBG at TH) believes diversity in nature promotes a healthy, vigorous garden. We believe that diversity among our staff promotes a healthy work environment and a vigorous organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe in diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ability, and all the other traits that make us unique. NEBG at TH is an equal opportunity employer.
All NEBG at TH employees must be fully vaccinated (verification required) or be approved by NEBG at TH as exempt for medical or religious reasons.
The Landscape Gardener is expected to carry out the responsibilities of the job in ways that support NEBG at TH’s mission and to its commitment to creating a diverse and welcoming organization.

  • Being welcoming to all staff and the public
  • Be respectful of staff differences and preferences
  • Use gender neutral communication styles
  • Respect everyone’s pronouns
  • Attend IDEA workshops and training sessions
  • Make efforts to support a diverse work force.
  • Develop and support a culture within the department that recognizes and supports NEBG at TH’s IDEA initiatives (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility).


  • Maintaining turfgrass and grounds to high standards with an emphasis on sustainability and aesthetics under direction of the Land Steward
  • After training, safely operating and maintaining power tools, vehicles, and other landscape equipment
  • Maintaining hardscape surfaces throughout the garden mechanically and/or chemically with an emphasis on safety, accessibility, aesthetics, and sustainability
  • Supporting snow removal operations; with training, safely operating snow throwers, salt spreaders, and other snow removal tools and equipment
  • Supporting land stewardship activities in natural areas across the property, including mapping plant populations, invasive species management, and other stewardship practices
  • Supporting irrigation and hardscape maintenance and repairs
  • Supporting general garden maintenance under the direction of supervisor and other horticulture staff
  • Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor

The Landscape Gardener position is non-exempt. The standard work schedule for this position is Monday-
Friday; however, the schedule may be flexible to suit the needs of the organization and may at times involve
weekend or evening hours. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and the Landscape Gardener will
be asked to assist with event management in both indoor and outdoor roles.

Education and Experience

  • Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record, and ability to drive a pickup truck.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.
  • Knowledge or interest in horticulture, landscape design, urban ecology, forestry, or urban planning -preferred.
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to interact with the public. Physical Demands / Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly and work outdoors in all seasonal extremes.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, kneel, stand, and walk for extended periods of time and to navigateuneven grounds and stairs evenly• Must be able to work with appropriate computer and communications equipment.
  • Must be able to work with appropriate hand and power tools.
  • Must have or be able to obtain within six months of the start of employment a Massachusetts pesticide applicator (core) license
  • Must have or be able to obtain within one year of the start of employment a Massachusetts hoisting engineer license, HE-2A

Note: Duties described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified as essential
functions as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  •  Works with an awareness of surroundings and vigilant to any possible threat to the safety of staff and the public, or to NEBG at TH property. Ensures all concerns are reported promptly.
  •  Reports all accidents and injuries immediately to an immediate supervisor and/or Chief Financial & Operations Officer, or designee.
  •  Complies with provisions of the current Employee Handbook, all published personnel policies, and the requirements of the job description.
  • In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEBG at TH fosters an inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and serve our visitors as well as the communities of Worcester County, Massachusetts, and New England.