Supervisor Botanical Gardens


City of Gold Coast


Gold Coast, Queensland

Salary etc:

$93,346 - $99,339 p.a.



The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are located at Benowa with over 33 hectares of high-profile gardens, maintained lawn areas, and associated infrastructure. The gardens are one of the City’s premium destinations and attract over 300,000 visitors annually. 

About your new role

An opportunity exists within the Natural Area Conservation team as Horticultural Supervisor at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens (GCRBG). Based at the gardens, and under the direction of the Curator, the role supports the Garden’s team of dedicated horticulturalists to maintain and enhance the living collection. The role coordinates the delivery of projects and works to maintain the Garden’s high standard of presentation, to help ensure a positive and safe visitor experience for our community.  Importantly the role supports our active volunteer group, Friends of the Botanic Gardens. The GCRBG is a high-profile destination, with a high number of visitors and events, and the role is required to manage and support these activities to showcase the Gardens. 

For more information, view the position brief below.

We're looking for people who have:

  • Bachelor of Horticulture or equivalent industry knowledge and experience 
  • Demonstrated operational experience (5+ years) in the management and maintenance of botanic gardens, or similar high-profile gardens, and associated infrastructure. 
  • People leader and team builder. 
  • Passion for plant conservation. 
  • Experienced Project Manager. 
  • Focused on safety.
  • Commercial Operators Licence (ACDC), highly desirable. 
  • Drivers Licence Class C or above. 
  • WHS General Construction White Card. 
  • Participate in the on-call roster, weekend shifts and events when required. 
  • Chainsaw crosscut and tree felling tickets highly desirable. 

Be part of shaping the Gold Coast's future

The Gold Coast is inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity. We are the second largest Council in Australia.

As a 5-star employer of choice, we care about being the most flexible government organisation in Australia. We have a range of benefits to help you create the right balance:

  • 9-day fortnight - enjoy a long weekend every fortnight!
  • Access to 350+ fitness facilities through Fitness Passport for you and your family
  • 4 free confidential counselling sessions a year for you or your immediate family
  • A stable working environment with job security
  • A professional, and inclusive work environment working with modern equipment
  • Free parking
  • Uniform, tools and PPE provided
  • A work environment committed to safety as our number 1 priority
  • Opportunities to work overtime to increase your take home pay
  • Clear paths for career progression and advancement - whether you are interested in moving into a leadership position or upskilling with specialised training, we have plenty of opportunities for you to reach your personal and professional goals

We pride ourselves on our shared mission of being a high-performing, customer-focused organisation which delivers value-for-money services to the community. We're committed to creating a diverse workplace and inclusive culture.

The City of Gold Coast is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are committed to supporting an environment where all employees, regardless of their differences or similarities, feel valued, respected and supported. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.


Date published:


Closing date:

10:30pm, 23-Jun-2024