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Horticulture Assistant

Job Details

Part Time
High School
General Labor


Applications are being accepted for a part time Horticulture Assistant. 

Responsibilities: The Horticulture Assistant performs work necessary to provide a clean, vibrant, and healthy landscaped environment for zoo guests to enjoy; conducts needed light maintenance of grounds facilities and equipment; and assists in planting, flower beds, planters, baskets, general landscapes, pruning, shrubs and trees, and turf maintenance. See for a full job description.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED and one year of horticulture or related experience are required. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.

Benefits: This is a part-time position requiring availability for up to a 29-hour work week year-round. Part-time benefits include Paid Health & Wellness Days, Employee Assistance Program, 403b Plan, and optional Vision, Dental, and Pet Insurance Programs. All team members receive Employee Perks such as a free Staff Membership, concessions and retail discounts, development opportunities, and appreciation programs.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2024



About the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction and well-loved community treasure, welcoming more than 600,000 guests each year and consistently named as one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo team provides exceptional animal care to 1,500 animals and 200 species throughout our 40 acre campus, participating in over 60 cooperative species survival programs. The zoo is committed to engaging diverse communities in our conservation work, delivering high-quality and educational community outreach programs, building a supportive and safe team culture, creating fun and welcoming experiences for all guests, and providing animals with opportunities to thrive physically and mentally through healthcare, nutrition, and advanced behavioral husbandry programs.

Mission: Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care.

Vision: To create future generations of nature enthusiasts through leadership in animal care, educational experiences, and conservation.