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Horticulture Specialist

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Wayne, United States Posted: June 22, 2024


Applications are being accepted for a full-time Horticulture Specialist.

Responsibilities:
  • The Horticulture Specialist performs work necessary to provide a clean, vibrant, and healthy landscaped environment for zoo guests to enjoy.
  • This position also assists the Horticulturist with horticulture planning and support, supervision, and training of department staff as well as planning, installation, and maintenance of flower beds, planters, and general landscapes; maintaining shrubs, trees, and turf; tropical plant care; leaf cleanup; snow removal; landscape projects; and horticulture equipment maintenance.
  • See www.kidszoo.org for a full job description.
Requirements:
  • Two years of horticulture or related experience and valid driver’s license are required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Associate’s degree in horticulture science, botany, forestry, or a related field is preferred.
Benefits:
  • This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round.
  • Full-time benefits include Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, 403b Plan, 403b Matching, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Days Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Health & Wellness Days, and Paid Parental Leave as well as optional Dental, Vision, Life, and Pet Insurance Programs.
  • All team members receive Employee Perks such as a free Staff Membership, concessions and retail discounts, development opportunities, and appreciation programs.
About the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
  • The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction and well-loved community treasure, welcoming more than 600,000 guests each year and consistently named as one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
  • The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo team provides exceptional animal care to 1,500 animals and 200 species throughout our 40 acre campus, participating in over 60 cooperative species survival programs.
  • The zoo is committed to engaging diverse communities in our conservation work, delivering high-quality and educational community outreach programs, building a supportive and safe team culture, creating fun and welcoming experiences for all guests, and providing animals with opportunities to thrive physically and mentally through healthcare, nutrition, and advanced behavioral husbandry programs.
Mission:
  • Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care.
Vision:
  • To create future generations of nature enthusiasts through leadership in animal care, educational experiences, and conservation.

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