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Team Leader Horticulture (Central) (Rbgv 3.2)

Royal Botanic Gardens Board - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Our mission is to safeguard plants and plant knowledge for the wellbeing of people and the planet. We play a meaningful role in people's everyday lives, offering extraordinary opportunities to engage with nature for mental, physical, social and community wellbeing. Our interpretation, research programs and living landscapes support visitors of all to ages to understand their role in protecting Victoria's vital and fragile biodiversity and in creating a sustainable future for all. We are also a vital contributor to Melbourne as a resilient city, proudly supporting multiple tourism and hospitality businesses within our sites. The Traditional Owners of the lands upon which we work and learn are the peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders and acknowledge traditional wisdom in plant, land and water management of this precious country for over 40000 years.

  • Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Ongoing, full time position
  • South Yarra location

About the Role

The Team Leader Horticulture Central is responsible for leading and developing the Horticulture team to deliver horticulture activities in a range of specific operational areas. These areas include horticultural maintenance, living plant collections and curation, turf management, landscape projects, plant records, plant health, biosecurity, irrigation, storage and use of hazardous substances, and to contribute to the achievement of branch objectives. This role works directly with Team Leaders North and South in Melbourne Gardens.

About You

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and applied knowledge of a wide range of horticultural principles and practices. An experienced leader, you can direct and motivate staff, manage performance and ensure positive individual and team outcomes. You will be a natural communicator, having worked with a diverse team of employees, volunteers, apprentices and internship students. You will have demonstrated experience in the management and development of living plant collections, keeping plant records, the coordination of collection maintenance, and the curation and development of a large public garden to high standards to achieve organisational objectives. You can work across a wide range of operational areas whilst ensuring OH&S objectives are achieved. In return for your hard work, you can enjoy working with an engaging and motivated team within a highly esteemed organisation.

All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located under the attachments heading on the Victorian Government Careers website.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at or Enquiries can be directed by email to To be considered for this position you must submit a recent resume along with a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description. Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.

RBGV is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our organisation is a proudly child safe organisation and committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment. Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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