Organization: Zoo New England (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Responsibilities Participates in the installation and maintenance of the landscapes at both Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. Participates in all aspects of landscape construction, and exhibit construction as pertains to the landscape. Plants trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, bulbs, seed, and sod, as directed. Prepares planting areas, installs walls, fences, pathways, irrigation systems and water features, as directed. Waters trees, shrubs, plants and flowers utilizing irrigation systems, sprinklers, hoses, or by hand. Performs all aspects of plant maintenance including: weeding, dead-heading, pruning, fertilizing, transplanting, dividing, propagation, mulching and winterizing. Performs all aspects of grounds maintenance including: raking, sweeping, blowing, trash collection, snow removal, sanding and salting, mowing, edging and grading. Operates machinery including: mowers, hedgers, weed-whackers, chainsaws, snow throwers, roto-tillers, skid-steer loaders, backhoe-loaders, tractors and sod cutters. Assists in the collection and transport of purchased or donated trees, plants and flowers. Assists in the supervision of Community Service groups, Seasonal employees, Volunteers and Interns. Monitors Zoo grounds to make sure they are safe, clean, attractive and comfortable for Zoo guests and staff. Purchases parts and materials, as directed. Interacts with and answers questions of Zoo guests by providing information about the Zoo and acts as a Good-Will Ambassador for the Zoo. Operates two-way radio responsibly and professionally. Attends training and education programs and seminars. Works outside in all weather. Performs related or non-related work as assigned to assure the proper operation of the Zoo.Requirements Some basic knowledge of landscaping and horticultural principles and practices. Ability to provide quality customer service to both internal and external customers. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work under conditions including adverse weather and heights. Ability to operate machinery. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Must have a negative result on a TB test. Must have the ability and willingness to work independently and as a team member. Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be able and willing to work weekends, holidays and overtime, as needed. Must have a good work history. Ability to perform heavy manual labor.Location Franklin Park Zoo in Boston & Stone Zoo in StonehamSalary $10.00 per hour To apply for any of the available vacancies, please submit your resume & cover letter:- Via email, as MS Word attachment, to, yet please ensure to state the title of the position in the subject line. - Or fax your application to : 617-445-1671- By mail to Office of Human Resources, Zoo New England, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121.No Phone Calls Please Zoo New England is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice