Maymont Conference Room overlooking the Arboretum

Employment Opportunities

Work at Maymont.

Horticulturist

This full time position works under the direction of the Director of Horticulture planting and maintaining the various gardens, shrub plantings and the Arboretum at Maymont. Works with other staff members and garden volunteers in the daily maintenance of the grounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Planting and maintaining the various gardens, beds, plantings and shrubbery throughout Maymont.
  • Assists with all the maintenance tasks the gardens require year round.
  • Works closely with volunteers.
  • Assists with set up and presentation of special events.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Basic background and understanding of and previous experience with Horticulture.
  • Degree preferred.
  • Possession of or ability to qualify for a Commercial Pesticide Registered Technician license.
  • Ability to perform the manual work required including lifting, carrying and climbing.

Position is full time, 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday. Benefit package includes paid time off, health, dental, life and disability insurance and retirement plan.

To apply, email cover letter and resume. EOE



Animal Keeper

This full time position cares for a variety of animal species in Virginia Wildlide exhibits and Children's Farm.  Maintains health and appearance of animals, maintains exhibits and support areas, provides great guest experiences including public programs on animal care/management.

Responsibilities:

  • Animal Care - daily husbandry, behavioral enrichment, preventative medical care of animals, prepare and administer diets.
  • Habitat Maintenance - maintain, trouble shoot, improve and repair animal facilities and equipment.
  • Programs - giving behind the scenes tours, special programs, assist with events and workshops.
  • Administrative - writes reports, researches data for proper care and treatment, may supervise interns or volunteers.


Requirements:

  • Associate degree in zoo animal technology and one year professional experience, preferred bachelor degree in zoology, biology, wildlife management, anmial science or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience in animal husbandry including nutrition, breeding, disease control.
  • Ability to perform the manual work required including lifting 50 lbs., carrying and climbing.
  • Valid drivers license and ability to pass a pre-employment background check.


Position is full time; benefit package includes paid time off, health, dental, life and disability insurance and retirement plan.

To apply, email cover letter and resume. EOE