Horticulturist II

Organization: Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Country
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is currently seeking a full time Horticulturist II to perform the design, installation and maintenance of landscape materials, water features and irrigation systems. Horticulturists are responsible for assessing overall landscape health and needs (i.e., weed and irrigation problems and assist in identifying appropriate solutions) including the fertilization of plants and turf areas. Our Horticulturists also interact with guests and conduct public presentations that support various program activities.

Minimum qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Botany, Agriculture or related field, or equivalent experience/knowledge with a technical certificate. We desire a candidate with at least 8 years’ experience in landscape maintenance, State Certification in Structural pest control for Turf and Ornamental, knowledge of the local plant palette, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to perform heavy physical labor including tree climbing. All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass pre-employment background checks including a drug test, this position will also require annual TB testing and a valid driver’s license.

This position has a starting hourly wage of $12.95-$14.57 DOE, and includes our full benefits package with medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) with company match, and generous paid time off.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position, please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:


Resumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from The Phoenix Zoo job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.

The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.