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The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Currently

The Toledo Zoo is seeking a Gardener in our Horticulture Department. Under direct supervision, responsible for the proper maintenance of growing house, Ziems Conservatory, formal garden, rose garden, Van Auken Garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, butterfly garden and other landscapes and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs. Maintains growing house and Conservatory including the proper temperature, humidity control, timely pest control, watering, weeding, fertilizing and any other activity necessary for proper plant care and maintenance. Works with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas. Maintains formal garden, rose garden, other gardens, landscapes, and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods. Coordinates the propagation and purchase of annuals, perennials, tropical plants, and woody plants for seasonal and permanent displays and to maintain and add to plant collections. Keeps appropriate records. Oversees and supervises special projects as directed by Curator of Horticulture. Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field and three years of horticulture/greenhouse facility experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Horticulture supervisory experience preferred. Must possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicators license. Must possess a valid drivers' license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

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