Apprentice Horticulturist (Melbourne Gardens) (RBGV 1.1)

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 13/08/2021 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Royal Botanic Gardens Board

Salary: $45,782 - $52,554

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/422027

Reference: VG/422027

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $45,782 - $52,554

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) is one of the world's leading botanic gardens and a centre of excellence for horticulture, science, public engagement, inclusion and learning.

  • Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Full time, fixed-term apprenticeship (approx. 3 years)
  • South Yarra location

About our Organisation

At RBGV, 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 past, present and future, and acknowledge traditional wisdom in plant, land and water management of this precious country for over 40000 years.

About the Role

Under supervision, the Apprentice Horticulturist will learn how to plan and deliver the horticultural maintenance, development, curation and conservation of plant collections and broader Gardens area. You will achieve this by applying horticultural techniques, selecting appropriate plants, ensuring a suitable growing environment, monitoring plant performance, and effective integrated pest management to achieve the highest standards of presentation. In addition, you will learn the process of plant identification, record keeping, monitoring for pests and disease and how to accurately convey horticultural information and advice to relevant stakeholders.

About You

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in horticulture, with a willingness and desire to learn about all aspects of this profession. You will have a customer-centric approach to work, with excellent communication skills and the practiced ability to speak to people of all backgrounds. You will approach work with a flexible, constructive and collaborative mindset, have good attention to detail and the confidence and curiosity to ask questions and seek clarification when needed. You bring a positive mindset and good work ethic to everything that you do and be prepared and willing to roll your sleeves up to any task. You are reliable, punctual and professional, and are now available to commit to a three-year apprenticeship with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. 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 Victorian Government Careers website at http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au. 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. Enquiries can be directed by email to recruitment@rbg.vic.gov.au.

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.

Apprentice Horticulturist (Melbourne Gardens) (RBGV 1.1)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

RBGV 1.1


Horticulture Team Leader | recruitment@rbg.vic.gov.au

Apprentice Horticulturist (Melbourne Gardens) (RBGV 1.1)