Horticulture Worker

Organization: Fresno Chaffee Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Fresno, California, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a dynamic organization, continually seeking to provide excellent animal care, an excellent customer experience and an excellent place to work. The zoo is a fast-paced, growing organization with multiple new exhibits!

Fresno sits within a few hours’ drive of three national parks and the central California coast. Fresno Chaffee Zoo has great community support, with $ 60 million in capital projects and doubling the size of the zoo over the next three years. A mild climate and affordable living make Fresno a great place to live.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is seeking to hire a knowledgeable, outgoing and customer-oriented full-time horticulture worker. Our staffs’ positive interactions with customers create the unforgettable customer experience that keeps patrons coming back. So, if you match this description, apply as directed below.


Horticulture works are responsible for various skilled tasks in plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work as well as horticultural tasks in grounds maintenance. Operate lawn mowers, edgers, backpack blowers, chainsaws, weed-eaters, and other gardening equipment. Waters and applies fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to lawns, shrubs, flowers and plants, removes debris and refuge. Moves and replaces soil, gravel, sand and other rock and mineral materials. Assists in propagation and composting practices. Installation and maintenance of irrigation and sprinkler systems.


Horticulture Worker will have knowledge of the maintenance and care of trees, flowers and shrubs; the use and care of mechanical equipment and hand tools. Worker will have knowledge of safety rules, regulations and precautions in the maintenance/horticulture trade. Worker will have the ability to perform heavy manual labor. Two years of full time paid experience in landscape related professions and/or irrigation. Position requires possession of a California Drivers license at time of appointment and a clean driving record. Ability to lift and carry in excess of 50 lbs. often and up to 100 lbs. occasionally. Ability to stand, stoop, squat and walk for long periods of time. Ability to work in dusty, dirty and hot conditions. Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

If you have the desire and skills needed to help create an excellent customer experience at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, apply by June 30, 2013 as directed below.


Please submit resume to careers@fresnochaffeezoo.org or mail to:

Fresno Chaffee Zoo Corporation, 894 W Belmont Ave. Fresno, CA 93728.

Applicants can visit www.fresnochaffeezoo.org to apply online.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer