Director of Horticulture

Director of Horticulture - B&EC Botanical Gardens Society

Director of Horticulture (full-time)
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is seeking an experienced and innovative individual for the full-time position of Director of Horticulture.


The Director of Horticulture provides motivational and visionary leadership for a team of Horticulturists, Gardeners and Volunteers at a dynamic public garden. Candidates should have an advanced understanding of appropriate horticulture practices and an extensive knowledge of indoor and outdoor plant and garden care. The horticulture team collaborates to use appropriate horticulture techniques to care for the plant collection inside the conservatory and in the outdoor gardens. This position will be responsible for the overall expert care and maintenance of the plant collection, which includes tropical plants, trees, shrubs and plants for seasonal exhibits and displays. An understanding of greenhouse management, propagation, plant identification and garden design is required and experience creating dynamic and engaging plant exhibits is highly preferred.

This position requires a degree in horticulture, botany or a related field with at least five years of related experience. Work experience at a public garden or not-for-profit organization is highly preferred. Candidates should be an effective motivating leader, with management, organizational and communication skills and have experience with budgets. The candidate should hold a current New York State Pesticide License and be able to perform the physical tasks associated with the job.

This is a full-time position, and the individual will work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the team and the organization. This position also includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

If you would like to be a member of our dedicated staff and work in our beautiful Botanical Gardens, please submit a cover letter that includes background about your experience, why you are interested in this position, and your required salary range. Please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail to Erin Grajek, Vice President at