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The Garden Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, sharing, and celebrating America's gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public. Our office is in Garrison, in New York's Hudson Valley.

Job opportunities at The Garden Conservancy

Development Associate
A key member of the development team, the development associate will be responsible for assisting the director of development and membership manager with the implementation of Garden Conservancy membership and annual giving programs, while also providing support for cultivation and fundraising events. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted June 12, 2024

Public Programs and Events Coordinator
The public programs and events coordinator works closely with the director of public programs and education to assist in the creation and management of an annual series of public programs and events, including educational programs tailored for the Conservancy’s Society of Fellows, our general membership, and our preservation partners. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted May 13, 2024

Opportunities at allied organizations around the country:

Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden Curator, Charlotte, NC
Working closely with the Wing Haven Garden Curator, the Eizabeth Lawrence Garden Curator has overall responsibility for the Elizabeth Lawrence Garden. The position of Curator is primarily responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the garden. Additionally, maintaining a digital plant records database system, overseeing data input, and ensuring that all plant labels are accurate and legible. The garden curator will be asked to provide programming for garden enthusiasts as well as programming requests by the Elizabeth Lawrence advisory committee. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted April 29, 2024

Horticulture Manager, Western Hills Garden, CA
Horticultural Manager who is passionate, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about plants and gardens. Someone who appreciates the significance of this particular property and who wants to be part of expanding its reputation as a destination. This role is a full-time salaried position, reports to the owners, and is their first leadership hire. It will require high standards of horticultural maintenance, record keeping, leadership, and risk management. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted March 11, 2024

Director of Development, Lord & Schryver Conservancy, Salem, OR
The Development Director is the staff lead on all development and fundraising issues, responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of earned and contributed income and sponsorship revenue. The position will provide direction and support to the Board of Directors on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, major, endowment, capital, restricted, and planned gifts to reach the Conservancy’s ongoing programming and financial goals. The position serves as an informed and enthusiastic spokesperson for the Lord & Schryver Conservancy in the community. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted September 12, 2023

Bookkeeper Communication Coordinator, Hollister House Garden, CT
Maintain accurate records in QuickBooks Online, pay bills and create and update monthly budget reports. Verify and assemble all annual financial data and submit to a tax preparer. Create a mailing list for membership brochure mailing, Create monthly renewal lists and print reminder letters and envelopes, and follow up non-renewals with a Constant Contact email (monthly). Use eTapestry database to assemble target lists, log donations, direct and manage all plant vendor communication for GSW, and assist with plant sale setup and management. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted March 8, 2023

Seasonal Gardener, Sleepy Cat Farm, CT
Perform horticultural tasks such as planting, weeding, watering, and mulching of display beds and containers. The seasonal gardener is expected to maintain areas to a high standard. Ability to prune shrubs and perennials. Ability to operate power equipment such as leaf blowers and weed trimmers Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted November 16, 2022