Horticulturist

Hiring Organization: Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Employment type: Temporary
Job Location: Toledo, OH
Application Deadline: January 17, 2019

HORTICULTURIST

(Temporary - January to April 1st)

Under general supervision, provides duties necessary to complete horticulture activities and projects for the Toledo Zoo. Coordinates, maintains, and assists with various operational departmental activities. Installs and maintains plants in exhibits, annual flowerbeds and landscapes, maintain turf areas and applies pesticides and fertilizers, oversees special projects using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs. Will also maintain areas throughout the season including weeding, watering, pruning, mulching, mowing and trimming and will perform spring and fall clean up. Will work with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas. Performs snow removal and salt application. Assists with the coordination and removal of lights for “Lights Before Christmas” light show. Will also assist with proper care and maintenance of the greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory and will be responsible for supervising and working with seasonal and part time employees. 

Reports to the Curator of Horticulture. This position is a temporary position and requires forty hours per the scheduled workweek. Associate’s Degree or additional technical education in horticulture or a related field, a minimum of three years of previous landscape/horticulture experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience to satisfy the required skills and knowledge for the position. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Landscape/horticulture supervisory experience required. Must possess or obtain Ohio pesticide applicators license. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace. Interested applicants may apply by visiting https://www.toledozoo.org/jobs by January 17th.

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