Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity



Auckland Zoo's New Zealand precinct - Te Wao Nui - is a journey through six geographic zones and the flora and fauna of each. 


The horticulture team are responsible for maintaining plants and gardens within the surrounding grounds to a high standard, with a strong focus on health and safety.


Your primary responsibility in this role is to look after the maintenance of the planted landscape in the Zoo. This may include planted areas within the animal exhibits and all other areas in the Zoo.


This is a full time, 40 hours per week, permanent role.



He kōrero mōu: About you


You will have a keen interest in gardening and knowledge of indigenous and exotic flora.


Ideally you will have previous horticultural experience, including the use of a range of horticultural maintenance equipment, plant identification, plant husbandry, pest plant management, plant pest control, pruning and transplantation.


Qualifications preferred:


  • A full manual driver's license
  • A relevant qualification in horticulture or botany (or relevant experience)
  • An HT licence and spray applicators qualification


(Do still apply if you don’t quite have all above, but please note this in your application)


This is an active outdoors role so physical fitness and good health is essential along with the ability to follow instructions, work within a small team and have exemplary customer service skills.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This fantastic role enables you to work in a fun and stimulating environment, in lovely surroundings and to mix and mingle with a broad variety of people.


The rate per hour is $24.09

We have a range of partnership discounts and benefits, a snapshot can be viewed HERE 


Auckland Zoo is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 126 different species and over 1,000 animals.  



Applications close midnight, 31 March 2023


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Tātaki Auckland Unlimited terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Auckland Unlimited terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Unlimited terms and conditions.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.