Assistant Groundskeeper to Garden Director

Full Time
Posted On June 13, 2024


The Peconic Land Trust is celebrating 40 years of protecting Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. We are excited to offer this full-time job to assist with garden and landscape maintenance at Bridge Gardens (BG) on the east end of Long Island in Bridgehampton, NY. BG is a stewardship project of the Peconic Land Trust. Its mission is to serve as an outdoor classroom and demonstration garden, where visitors may learn about what they can do at the individual level to practice responsible and sustainable gardening and landscape management. It is open to the public and offers educational programs and tours throughout the year. BG is a 5-acre property that has four main gardens and garden areas, the Herb Garden, the Rose Garden, the Vegetable and Community Gardens, and the Mixed Borders.

Working alongside the garden staff, the assistant to the director will perform all conceivable outdoor gardening activities rain or shine in a hands-on capacity that requires some strength and endurance. The successful candidate will have gardening experience and can work at least 35 hours per week with flexible hours and days Monday-Saturday, year-round.

Position Responsibilities

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lawn mowing and maintenance.
  • Hedge trimming and maintenance.
  • Landscaping and similar, large scale garden maintenance.
  • Operating related machinery and tools.
  • Maintenance of garden tools and equipment.
  • Assist with digging, weeding, planting, mulching, pruning and more as needed.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to commute to Bridgehampton
  • Minimum 3-5 years of previous gardening or related experience
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Ability to follow directions and work well with a team or alone
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.

We Offer

  • $21-$25 per hour compensable with experience, plus benefits, including tuition reimbursement and professional development.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA and company funded HRA.
  • Employee contributed 403b plan.
  • Company paid profit sharing pension plan.
  • Annual bonus and salary increase potential.
  • Generous paid time off.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

Our Culture and Commitment to Inclusion

We seek to hire passionate, mission-minded people from a variety of backgrounds, who share our commitment to land conservation and expanding access and enjoyment of natural spaces to all. When you work at the Peconic Land Trust, you become part a caring team and a lasting conservation story to keep Long Island unique from locally grown food, healthy woodlands and meadows to our beautiful shorelines.

The Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We value a rich blend of perspectives and ideas that only a diverse and inclusive workforce can fully provide. The Trust encourages applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from under-represented groups.

The Trust is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying, please call Erin Plitt (631) 283.3195 extension 181, or email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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