The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.

The Living Desert is seeking an experienced Curator of Gardens to oversee all aspects of over 50 gardens throughout our park.

Located at the base of the picturesque Santa Rosa mountains in the heart of the Southern California’s Coachella Valley you’ll find an oasis in the desert - The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.  Having the mission of desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation, our focus is on protecting animal and plant species found in the deserts of the world, including North America, Africa, and Australia. We were recently named the # 1 Zoo in North America by Yelp reviewers and Top 10 Botanical Gardens by USA Today readers. The Living Desert is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Duties and Responsibilities:

B.S. degree or higher in Landscape Design/Architecture. Preferred emphasis in botany, horticulture, or other plant science or related field.  Experience and/or other plant science or horticulture training may substitute.  Must hold a valid California driver license and be insurable on The Living Desert's automobile policy. Must be an energetic self-starter with good leadership and communication skills and be willing to work with others in a team setting.

The ideal candidate will possess:

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