Horticulturist

Hiring Organization: The Texas State Aquarium
Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Job Location: Corpus Christi, TX

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The Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi is expanding our facility. As we make way for our 65,000-square foot, $50+ million Caribbean Journey wing expansion to open Spring 2017 https://texasstateaquarium.org/caribbean/  we are looking for qualified, passionate, and dedicated professionals to join our team.
 
The Texas State Aquarium opened in 1990 and is the official aquarium of Texas. Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing community of over 300,000 people http://www.ccredc.com/  situated right on beautiful Corpus Christi Bay http://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/index.aspx  and surrounded by coastal parks and sandy beaches.
 
Under the supervision of the Senior VP of Operations, the Horticulturist will oversee all aspects of the operations of the horticulture area. They will have oversight of the acquisition and quarantine of the live animal botanical collection and develop and implement the botanical collection plan. The Horticulturist will participate in the development and design exhibits as designed along with overseeing the purchasing and inventory of horticulture supplies and equipment.
 
A Bachelor’s degree from a four year college is required with one to two years related experience or training. Any equivalent combination of education and experience to be able to perform the essential functions of the job would meet the education and experience criteria.
 
This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.
 
Please apply online at www.texasstateaquarium.org

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