Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Manager of Zoo Horticulture

Manager of Zoo Horticulture

The Manager of Zoo Horticulture plans, manages, coordinates, implements, administers and evaluates a comprehensive system of horticultural maintenance at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Essential functions:

  • Manages greenhouse operations, landscape design and maintenance, habitat design and maintenance, and Zoo horticulture education/conservation programs
  • Provides leadership in evaluating and developing a full-time union staff of 9 complemented by seasonal employees and interns
  • Directs the coordination, design, establishment and maintenance of new and existing annual and perennial flower beds, turf areas, and indoor /outdoor ornamental tree, shrub and perennial plant collections
  • Oversees biological turf program, IPM program, browse program, plant accessioning, invasive plant protocol, and irrigation systems
  • Develops and leads public educational horticulture programs and events which demonstrate the inter-relationship between plants, animals and man

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Botany or related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in Horticulture, Manicured and Botanical Landscape Architecture, Botany and/or related field
  • Minimum of three years of management experience
  • Overall knowledge: Agronomy, Floriculture, Landscape Horticulture, Forestry, Plant Taxonomy, Turf Management and Human Relations
  • Verifiable ability to lead personnel in a manner that builds teamwork and recognizes contributions of employees
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Licensed Public Applicator of pesticides
FULL SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $74,000/Annually. Typical Hiring Salary: $50,000 - $62,000/Annually

DATE POSTED: 10/20/2011


TO APPLY: Your cover letter must clearly explain how your skills and experience
align with the above job qualifications.

E-mail résumé to resumes@clevelandmetroparks.com , referencing job # 11096


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