Company: Indianapolis Zoo
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Being a full time (40 hr./week year-round) Gardener at the Zoos
White River Gardens requires an energetic, motivated
gardening/landscaping expert who thrives on physically demanding
work and prefers working outside.
Our Horticulture team manages the Gardens, cultivates plants in our
majestic glass conservatory, and maintains all of the landscaping
throughout our 64-acre campus. Assisting with clearing snow from
Zoo grounds is also part of the job. Being part of this team
requires physical stamina, excellent interpersonal skills, a
positive outlook, and the ability to work independently and
productively with little supervision. A strong understanding of
irrigation systems and troubleshooting is preferred.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the
Zoos plant collection which features numerous species of trees,
shrubs and perennials. Responsibilities include all aspects of
grounds maintenance from weeding and watering to design and
installation. Experience with irrigation systems, pest management
and power equipment are a strongly preferred.
-Expert knowledge of plants and their care, power equipment, and
-Ability to work outdoors, in all types of weather conditions and
-Physical strength and stamina to include kneeling, squatting,
bending, lifting, walking and standing for long periods of time
-Minimum of two years of professional experience in landscaping or
a similar field.
-Valid drivers license and driving record that is insurable by our
-A Bachelors degree in a related field (Horticulture; Forestry;
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of
pre-employment drug testing, limited criminal history check, and a
The Zoo offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance, 403b; Paid Time Off; paid holidays)
upon 90 days of employment. Compensation is commensurate with
experience. Please include compensation requirement in your
attached cover letter or enter it on the online application.
Candidates must apply online. ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE
ACCEPTED. Faxed, e-mailed, mailed, and dropped off applications are
not accepted, and will not be considered.
A cover letter and rsum may be attached to the online application.
In the Position Desired section of the application, please put
Gardener. Apply at:
To help ensure receipt of your online application, we recommend
applicants use a computer running Windows XP or higher, with at
least Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, or Safari.
The Indianapolis Zoo is a Drug Free/Smoke/ Child Safe/ EOE Work
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