Senior Horticulture, Nursery, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan


Department of Planning, Industry and Environment


Mount Annan, South-Western Sydney, NSW

Salary etc:

$71,926 - $79,999 p.a. + super. (Level 7/8) Permanent, Full-time.

  • Opportunity to coordinate the nursery and propagation programs for Australia’s most recognised Botanic Gardens!
  • Great work-life balance with rostered days off  
  • Full time, ongoing role based in Mount Annan, South-Western Sydney

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking a Senior Horticulturist, Nursery to support the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan in South-Western Sydney.

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is a statutory body established under the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Act 1980. The Trust is responsible for the management and stewardship of The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Domain, The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

The Australian Botanic Gardens forms part of the Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney (BGGS), home to the new Australian Institute of Botanical Science and is a centre for plant conservation and science, bringing together world-leading staff with expertise in the fields of science, horticulture, public space activation, visitor experience, digital engagement, tourism, planning, major project delivery, commercial investment, sustainable resource and asset management, sport and recreation. The Nursery is an integral part of the organisation, managing many long-term potted collections and working to return them to the wild.

As a Senior Horticulturist, you will have experience in managing a team and working across departments to achieve goals. You will coordinate the propagation and management of Australian natives and threatened species. Your focus will include pest and disease management, irrigation and asset maintenance program, stocktakes, research, and the allocation of resources. You will ensure plant hygiene and safety are a priority and be at the forefront of best practice for Horticultural science.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Proven experience in people management
  • Horticultural qualification or equivalent demonstrated skills and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of propagation programs, specialist propagation techniques and collection of relevant records electronically
  • Experience in the provision of horticultural services and programs with a diverse range of plant materials grown in controlled environments and the maintenance/use of associated plant/equipment in accordance with nursery hygiene practices
  • Proven experience in the development and implementation of work and maintenance plans, and project management and research skills
  • Current driver’s licence and willingness to undertake fieldwork for extended periods of time and the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 15 kilos

Our commitment to flexible working:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

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