Careers

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

Director of Fellows Tours
The Director of Fellows Tours develops and manages stewardship activities for principal, major gift donors, and Society of Fellows members, and directs the annual Society of Fellows garden-study tour program. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted December 15, 2023

Development Events and Sponsorships Manager
A key member of the development team, the Development Events and Sponsorships Manager will support the director of development in the planning and execution of several fundraising events to achieve cultivation, stewardship, and revenue goals. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted December 15, 2023

Executive Assistant
The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing overall administrative support to the COO/CFO for tasks related to Operations, Finance and Human Resources. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted December 15, 2023

Opportunities at allied organizations around the country:

Executive Director, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
Seeking a passionate Executive Director to join the world-renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California! The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a 3.5-acre nonprofit public garden known for its stunning dry garden design and exceptional plant collection. The E.D. is responsible for overseeing the Garden’s mission to preserve and develop its exceptional collection of water-conserving plants and garden design for the enjoyment and education of the public. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted January 1, 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

Nursery Manager/Horticulturist, The John Fairey Garden, Hempstead, Texas
We are seeking an experienced Nursery Manager/Horticulturist to run our nursery operation and provide horticultural support for the existing garden and future garden expansions. Click here to read the full job description and for application instructions. 

Posted March 8, 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