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Description of Opportunity

The National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking candidates for the position of Full Time Horticulture Manager of the South Shore Gardens, located on Kauai, HI. 


The purpose of this position is to oversee the South Shore horticulture staff that work within the McBryde, Allerton and Visitor Center Gardens. The position’s primary responsibility is leading a team of diverse staff to care for plant health and display horticulture in all of the South Shore Gardens. It entails collaboration with NTBG Living Collections Curator and occasionally other departments within NTBG as needed. This is a “hands-on” physically demanding position that requires dynamic leadership skills.

Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or related field required and 5 plus years’ practical experience managing the daily operations of a horticulture team. Botanical garden experience a plus. Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work proficiently with Microsoft Office and Google products. 


Requires comprehensive knowledge and skills in all aspects of landscape management. Able to manage, and have appreciation of, scientific and research collections as well as food crop plantings, ornamental plantings and turf grass. Experience in working with federally listed endangered species a plus. Must be knowledgeable in herbicide and pesticide uses and applications. State certified pesticide applicator license a plus but must be able to obtain if not already licensed.



Open until filled.


Apply in person or send a resume and cover letter to:


National Tropical Botanical Garden

Attn: Human Resources

3530 Papalina Rd.

Kalaheo, HI  96741


Applications available online:

Phone: (808) 332-7324 ext. 229

FAX:   (808) 332-9765



For more information about National Tropical Botanical Garden and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 808-332-9765 or via email at

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