Our team of Full Time Gardeners are responsible for the cultivation and care of the flowers, trees, shrubs as well as watering and landscaping on our 64 acre campus. It’s a full-time, year round job that demands significant physical stamina and strength, a love of working outdoors, and a passion for horticulture.  Other requirements include:

  • Expert knowledge of plants and their care
  • Experience operating power equipment, and working with irrigation systems
  • Ability to work outdoors, in all types of weather conditions and temperatures
  • Physical strength and stamina to include kneeling, squatting, bending, lifting, walking and standing for long periods of time
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in landscaping or a similar field.
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that is insurable by our carrier
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Horticulture; Forestry; etc)

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment drug testing, limited criminal history check, and a BMV check.

The Zoo offers a competitive benefit package.  Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance are effective on the 1st of the month after 30 days of service. Paid holidays are effective immediately.  Generous Paid Time Off.  Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please include compensation requirement in your attached cover letter or enter it on the online application.

ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED.  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed, and dropped off applications are not accepted, and will not be considered.   

A cover letter and résumé may be attached to the online application. In the “Position Desired” section of the application, please enter “Gardener.”

To help ensure receipt of your online application, we recommend applicants use a computer running Windows XP or higher, with at least Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, or Safari.

The Indianapolis Zoo is a Drug Free/Smoke Free/ Child Safe/ EOE Work Environment.

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