Team Leader Horticulture (Central)

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
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  • Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Full-time, ongoing
  • South Yarra location

About our organisation

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection, much loved by Melburnians, and Cranbourne Gardens, a conservation and design site dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden. Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning and participation, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne as a resilient city, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific literacy, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community.

About the Role

The Team Leader Horticulture Central is a new role responsible for leading and developing the Central Team to deliver a high level of horticultural landscape outcomes expected in a botanic garden. You will be responsible for a range of operational activities and tasks including; general horticultural maintenance, curation of living plant collections, turf management, landscape projects, plant records, plant health, biosecurity, irrigation, and storage and use of hazardous substances to contribute to the achievement of branch objectives. This role has a strong team and OHS focus, and you will work directly with Team Leaders North and South in Melbourne Gardens and report to the Manager Horticulture.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Associate Diploma or equivalent horticultural / landscape qualification
  • Agricultural Chemical Users Permit
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence

All other key selection criteria are outlined in the position description. To view this, please see instructions below. For further details about the role please refer to the position description.

For further details please refer to the position description.

To apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s website at or by Thursday 20 August 2020.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Clare Hart, Manager Horticulture (Melbourne Gardens) at [email protected]

Applications must include a recent resume and a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments’ heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

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