Horticulturist II

  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Draper, Utah
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

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! 



  • 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 

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:  

  • Valid Utah driver's license 
  • Must possess current or be willing to obtain, negative TB test results 


Critical Skills/Competencies:

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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 department 


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.