Location: Reports to Greenhouse, 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am-3pm; some overtime and weekends may be necessary Salary: $17.50/hour
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field or three years related experience or equivalent combination of both. A minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff. General knowledge of plant identification and proper care as well as proper use of tools required. Ability to obtain (within six months) and maintain a Pesticide Operator’s License. Horticulturist shall be in good physical condition. A valid Illinois State Driver’s License is also required.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Horticultural Supervisor, the Horticulturist is responsible for planting, cultivating, maintaining and harvesting landscape plants such as perennials, annuals, indigenous plants, and shrubs in environmentally controlled structures and throughout Park District facilities and parks by performing various duties. Supervisory skills are required. This position requires participation in the weekend greenhouse care rotation which requires some weekend work. This is an at-will position.