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Horticulturist II

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Draper, United States Posted: April 04, 2024


Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake County, Utah is currently recruiting for a Horticulturist II position.  This is an ever expanding facility, soon to be the fifth largest aquarium in the United States, in a fast pace environment working with a diverse collection of plants.  There is plenty of sun, snowboarding/skiing, mountain biking, and outdoor fun experiences! 

Qualifications:
  • A college degree (A.A, A.S, B.A, OR B.S) is required with an emphasis in Horticulture or other plant science course work. Equivalent hands-on work experience/knowledge will be considered. 
  • Experience maintaining numerous types of plants with various cultural practices 
  • Experience and knowledge of plants, pests, diseases, and nutrition 
  • Must have experience maintaining various types of both indoor and outdoor plant materials 
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:  
  • Valid Utah driver's license 
  • Must possess current or be willing to obtain, negative TB test results 
Critical Skills/Competencies:
  • Attention to detail 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Working knowledge of best management practices on plant care 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide daily care of plant materials 
  • Perform watering and cleanup functions without direct supervision 
  • Maintain plant materials in public areas at a high level of quality 
  • Make daily observations of plants for health and report the suspected incidence of pests and/or disease immediately to the Horticulture Manager 
  • Maintain a clean work area to facilitate a presentable and safe environment for work and behind the scenes tours 
  • Demonstrate flexibility in completing tasks, which may extend before or after normal working hours and/or to weekends and holidays 
  • Provide alternate coverage for the Horticulturist team
  • Display an ability to identify problems and provide potential solutions
  • Mentor/work with level I Horticulture staff
  • Proactive approach to maintaining plants and plant spaces  
  • Maintain supplies and equipment needed for the department 
  • While this job description attempts to describe the essential functions of the position, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
  • It does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • The overall work environment while performing this job includes exposure to weather conditions and the noise level is usually moderate.
  • The employee is expected to adhere to all policies and to act as a role model in adherence to the policies. 

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