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Employee Benefits

Benefits vary with job title and number of years on the job. The discussion of the specific benefits for a given job is a topic for the job interview. Benefits for a regular full-time job include health and life insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick time, as well as a pension plan. Every effort is made to keep salaries on par with comparable jobs at other cultural institutions in the New York City area.

An Oasis in the Bronx

The Garden was founded in 1891 by botanist Nathaniel Lord Britton. Today this National Historic Landmark is recognized for its horticultural excellence, educational programs, and scientific research. Situated on 250 acres in the Bronx, the northernmost borough of New York City, it includes 27 outdoor gardens and plant collections, the nation's most beautiful Victorian conservatory, and a 40-acre pre-settlement forest. (Yes, right in the heart of the city!). 

A Dynamic Center for Biodiversity Research

The New York Botanical Garden has the largest herbarium and botanical library in the United States, world-class laboratories, and a staff of some 150 in the Botanical Science Division, including 30 Ph.D. researchers. In addition, NYBG supports a distinguished scientific publications program that facilitates the dissemination of research results and one of the few graduate studies programs of its kind in the United States, providing training for future generations of botanists.

New York, New York, a Wonderful Town...

The New York Metropolitan area has something for everyone! The following links will help you learn more about the city. The NYBG herbarium staff will be glad to answer specific questions you might have about the logistics of relocating to this area – ask your job contact for help.

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