Horticulture Curator Job at City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN

  • City of Saint Paul
  • Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

The City of Saint Paul is seeking a leader to provide managerial and administrative duties involving planning, organizing, directing the horticulture operation and a safe and enjoyable visitor experience at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Here’s what you can expect to do

Serve as the senior manager for the collection of plants and is part of the overall Como Management team.
Lead the team by inspiring others to work towards a shared vision, challenging self, and others to look for innovative ways to foster collaboration, trust, and team building to improve the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
Lead the curation and management of display gardens and Campus landscape. This includes the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, greenhouses, Japanese garden, growing ranges, production facilities, outdoor gardens, Campus landscape, and zoo gardens and exhibits.

Position Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, floriculture, or a related field, and six years of experience in the propagation, planting, culture, arrangement, and exhibition of a wide variety of ornamental flowers and plants. Three years of the experience must have involved managing public gardens, such as a conservatory, botanical, landscape arboretum, or zoological gardens. The experience must meet the following requirements:

Progressively responsible experience supervising a team
Involvement in budget development

Must have a Minnesota Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License (written tests part A and E) within six months of the date of appointment.

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