Team Leader Horticulture (Cranbourne Gardens)

Job Details
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: RBGV 3.2
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/421541
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $83,589 - $89,933
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Team Leader Horticulture (Cranbourne Gardens) November 2023.docx (Word, 284KB)

Team Leader Horticulture (Cranbourne Gardens) November 2023.pdf (PDF, 174KB)

Contact: Holly McGoldrick

Position Details


  • Lead and mentor a high-performing environment at this iconic Victorian organisation
  • Full Time, ongoing position
  • Cranbourne Gardens location

Who We Are

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) employs over 240 staff overseeing two beautiful world-class gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

The organisation fosters an understanding and appreciation for plants and the natural world through arts and culture and education programs, world-leading scientific research, plant conservation programs, and promotes health and wellbeing in nature. For further information please visit

What You'll Do

The Team Leader Horticulture is responsible for leading and developing the Horticulture team to deliver horticulture activities in a range of specific operational areas such as horticultural maintenance, living plant collections curation plant records, plant health, biosecurity, storage and use of hazardous substances, and irrigation to contribute to the achievement of branch objectives. In this highly varied and critical role, you will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the team and work collaboratively with others to positively contribute to the delivery of Divisional goals and objectives.


What You'll Bring

With an associate diploma or commensurate qualification, the successful candidate will have a strong history in applying their horticultural knowledge and best practices in Australian plant horticulture. A natural leader, you have a proven ability to support, develop and motivate your team to achieve branch goals. You have demonstrated experience in the management and development of a living plant collection program, including coordinating operational maintenance, curation and development of a large public garden to high standards. Your organisation skills are evidenced in your proven ability to budget, plan and schedule teams and projects to timely completion. You are now looking to lead a highly successful team in an iconic Victorian organisation, on a full-time, ongoing basis.

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.

Working with Us

At RBGV you'll be part of a nationally-recognised organisation that makes a genuine impact on a local and international scale. As an employee you will benefit from flexible working arrangements to assist in creating genuine work/life balance, annual leave loading, access to an Employee Assistance Program and much more.


How to Apply

To apply for this role, please visit the Victorian Government Careers website at You must submit a recent resume along with a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description prior to the deadline.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.

Enquiries can be directed by email to

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. All applicants will be required to complete the necessary pre-employment checks prior to appointment.


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