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San Antonio Zoo of San Antonio, TX, is looking to hire a full-time Director of Horticulture to join our zoo family! San Antonio Zoo is comprised of over 54 acres. The Director of Horticulture oversees all initiatives related to the zoo grounds. In addition to maintaining the Gardens, the Director of Horticulture provides vision and execution for special events involving plants, flowers, and topiaries; if you're interested in a new challenging environment, working at the Zoo would be perfect for you! Do you want to be part of a dynamic team focused on conservation? If so, please read on!
WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION
We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments. Our Gardener work schedule is 6 am to 3 pm, a rotating weekly schedule, and the compensation for this position is 55k or greater, negotiable based on experience.
We offer incredibly competitive benefits after 3 months of employment, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and paid time off (PTO) accrual after 4 months. Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, merchandise, zoo annual pass, and employee appreciation activities!
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE
As a Director of Horticulture is responsible for managing and evaluating all horticulture staff; developing and maintaining the zoo's botanical collection, including the greenhouse/nursery production; coordinating the browse program; the management of a safe, legal, and humane integrated pest control program for both structural and grounds pests. Will collaborate with other Animal Care Directors to ensure the harmonious operation of the department. As a Director of Horticulture will collaborate with other zoo departments to ensure the successful operation of the zoo. In this role, you will be responsible for creating and managing the horticulture master plan.
You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and the animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
All future zoo crew, please apply at sazoo.org and complete our application.
We look forward to meeting you!
San Antonio Zoo3903 N St Mary's StreetSan Antonio, TX 78212Phone: 210.734.7184
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