Horticulturist

· Port Clinton, Ohio
Employment Type Year-Round

Please fill in and complete the following Job Application to the best of your ability. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This includes Past Employment with References.

African Safari Wildlife Park is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For all Positions:
 Must have excellent communication skills, be able to pass pre-employment screening, must have valid ID, be on your feet for several hours, and lift up to 50 pounds. Must be available to work weekends, and holidays.



Horticulturist/Landscaping/Grounds


Description: This position is year-round and Full-Time. This position possess skills and knowledge for maintaining the grounds and landscaped areas and does so with moderate to minimal supervision. Must possess and be able to apply a good working knowledge of all aspects of horticulture. Planting, mulching, and pruning and general maintenance of flowerbeds and plantings is required. Experience working in a public garden, zoological park, or similar facility is highly preferred. Works in a team setting with other Maintenance, Grounds, and Management Staff. 


Qualifications: Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid Driver's License to operate a Golf Cart and handle Power Tools.

Essential Functions:

  • Regular maintenance and installation of gardens, landscaped areas, exhibits, and planters. Eliminate overgrowth and management of natural areas.
  • Evaluate and work with Management to correct any issues with flora-related diseases and pests. Works with Grounds Staff and contractors on pest and insect control as needed.
  • Responsible for lawn maintenance. 
  • Responsible for irrigation system maintenance.
  • Removal of snow and ice as needed. 
  • Responsible for installation of plants to ensure success of growth, meet the Park's landscaping plan and original design specifications. 
  • Ability to follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions including weather and heights.
  • Operates equipment such as tractors, high lifts, fork lifts, trucks, and golf carts (or has a willingness to learn to operate).
  • Performs (or delegates as needed) daily litter removal for all outdoor areas.
  • Maintains outdoor areas of the Park as appropriate/as assigned to ensure a safe and pleasant Guest experience (when open to the public).
  • Responsible for tracking completion and quality of all assigned work required. Maintaining accurate records for all work required. 
  • Provides input to Management regarding annual landscaping and grounds plan.

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  • Location
    Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Employment Type
    Year-Round