Project Manager

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Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Project Manager coordinates public landscape management projects for PHS.  Delivers horticultural services through on site management of contractors, small scale design and technical assistance.



  • Oversees projects and contracts for landscape management efforts.  Assures contracts are fulfilled within cost and timeframe budgets, quality standards and specifications.
  • Prepares site analysis, designs, cost estimates, drawings and specifications for landscape renovation projects.
  • Generates bid documents encompassing all aspects of installation and maintenance.
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with partners, consultants, contractors and vendors to assure project goals are realized.
  • Meets or exceeds existing clients’ or partners’ expectations by soliciting and translating their needs into appropriate project results.  Surpasses typical landscape management by creating prolific and dynamic installations.
  • Coordinates project administration and documentation by producing clear, accurate and informative meeting agendas and minutes: findings and reports, follow-up plans, and project evaluations.
  • Provides technical assistance, related to urban horticulture and landscape design, construction and organic maintenance, to advocate for responsible and successful techniques and approaches.
  • Oversees volunteer plantings and maintenance workdays at public landscapes project sites



This position has no direct reports



  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture or horticulture
  • Three to five years experience in a design/build landscape architectural firm, or similar experience in the private sector
  • Basic proficiency in site analysis, design and grading detailing
  • Advanced knowledge of landscape architectural practices and concepts
  • Experience with plant orders and specifications
  • Arboriculture experience or ISA certification
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines and budgets
  • Landscape design, construction and maintenance supervision skills
  • Graphic skills and ability to produce small scale design packages
  • Ability to communicate verbally and graphically to diverse populations
  • Good team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, AutoCAD
  • Proficient with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Hand rendering and drafting abilities
  • Valid Driver’s License

Must have:

  • Passion for public horticulture
  • Client relations skills/correspondence experience
  • Solid decision-making ability
  • Independent and collaborative work style
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Ability to identify problems, articulate possible solutions and compromise
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Composure
  • Flexibility to accommodate seasonal work schedule based on demand



  • Expanded hours as needed during the Flower Show.
  • Occasional work days with longer hours.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to endure extended periods of walking and/or standing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.



PHS offers a competitive salary and benefits package



PHS is an equal opportunity employer

About Us

“The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society connects people with horticulture, and together we create beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities.”

The growth of PHS over these many years reflects the changes in horticulture itself, from an early focus on specimen plants and ornamental gardens viewed alone in their majestic beauty, to a more holistic understanding of plants as a tool for urban transformation. Since PHS began its highly effective greening programs in the mid-70’s, the impact on communities throughout the region has been dramatic. PHS understands that plants and gardens are linked to the health of people, the environment and the economic vitality of Philadelphia.  Programs like Tree Tenders, Plant One Million, Philadelphia LandCare, Civic Landscapes and City Harvest are changing the conversation on urban decay to a story of hope and transformation, one of renewal and civic pride.

Each year, PHS produces the Philadelphia Flower Show, America’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, which features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Show brings together diverse people and organizations to introduce the newest plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices. Proceeds from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, including donations from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals, support PHS programs and greening initiatives.

PHS invites people of all skill levels to participate year-round in educational workshops and events and, as members, volunteers and exhibitors.  Together with our amazing partners, PHS is shaping the region through green

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