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  • Horticulture Intern

    Denver Zoological Foundation
    Job Description
    Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, and education. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding.
    Denver Zoo honors our animals, staff, and guests by conducting ourselves at the highest level of integrity through our Core Actions -- Inspire Awe: Safety, Care, Connect and by embracing our Core Behaviors of: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence in all that we do.
    Denver Zoo’s Horticulture department has an opportunity for a Horticulture Intern.  Interns will receive hands-on training and mentoring. All interns will be introduced to Denver Zoo culture and procedures, learn safety procedures and guidelines, and be provided an overview of all aspects and work of a horticulturist. Work includes but is not limited to: propagation, pest management, mowing, mulching, weeding, watering, pruning, transplanting, and planting along with all other general maintenance tasks associated with gardens, containers and animal yards. Interns are expected to be able to work outdoors for long periods without sitting in a wide range of weather conditions.
    Interns will also complete an internship project during their employment that relates to the field of zoo horticulture.
    This internship is a 12-week program: Dates of internship are May 31, 2019-August 23, 2019.  Interns must be available the full 12 weeks.
    Our staff is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals committed to providing quality care to our animals while creating moments of awe for guests.  If you are a like-minded individual and thrive in a dynamic, fast paced, and innovative culture, Denver Zoo is the place for you! 
    Completed applications must be submitted by February 19, 2019
    Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to the above date.
    Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Please apply through www.denverzoo.org


     
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