Horticulturist II

Horticulturist II

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium //
Draper, Utah //
Apply by: July 2, 2024

Position: Horticulturist II

Reports To: Horticulturist Manager

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!

Critical Skills/Competencies:

Attention to detail
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of best management practices on plant care

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.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

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 departmen

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

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

Job Requirements
Salary & Benefits