Seasonal Groundskeeper (non-driving) job Brookfield Illinois
Seasonal Groundskeeper (non-driving) job Brookfield Illinois
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Seasonal Groundskeeper (non-driving) Job

Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 10600585
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 5/25/2021
Wage: $13.00/hour Category: Landscaping
Job Code: 2171BR
Number Of Openings: 10

Job Description:
Multiple Openings! Pay rate $13.00 per hour! Minimum 16 years of age.

While strolling through The Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo gives an opportunity to gazing at the vast collection of animals, the Zoo also offers 216 acres of park-like setting to enjoy in every season from a winter wonderland twinkling with 1 million (mostly LED) holiday lights for Chicago's largest light festival to the vast array of colorful summer gardens and plants visited by nature's birds, butterflies and bees. Brookfield Zoo welcomes over 2 million guests annually to these beautifully landscaped grounds. Our grounds team is also responsible for 7 working greenhouses, a compost facility that processes 300 cubic yards of yard waste, caring for 110 different species of trees and woody plants, tending to the wetland exhibit in Dragonfly Marsh and Hamill Family Play Zoo's sensory garden.

As a seasonal groundskeeper, you will assist in creating Brookfield Zoo's beautiful picture perfect setting in every season by performing a variety of standard grounds duties and functions that include general park clean up, horticultural tasks, and grounds maintenance tasks. Your strong focus on safety will be utilized while you operate a variety of equipment such as lawn mowers, blowers, small tractors, hand tools and other equipment as required. Your friendly demeanor and pleasant smile will contribute to creating an extraordinary guest experience as Groundskeepers work in public areas and may interact with guests to provide general information on park schedules and activities.

As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, this position highly prefers flexible availability to work any 5 days out of any 7 days each week with work shifts that are generally during the hours that Brookfield Zoo is open. From Memorial Day – Labor Day the Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (Sundays until 7:30 p.m.). After Labor Day until Memorial Day the weekend weekday hours vary from 9:30/10:00 a.m. – 5:00/6:00 p.m. During special events, the Zoo may be open until 9:00/10:00 p.m. This position requires flexible availability to work non-standard hours including holidays and weekends. For this position, you must be at least 16 years of age. This is a temporary (seasonal) position. The union hourly wage for this position is $13.00 per hour.

Job Requirements:
The requirements for this position include:

• High School diploma or equivalent combination of training/experience preferred.
• Previous groundskeeping or horticultural experience desirable.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills required.
• Minimum 16 years of age.
• Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.
• Must be reliable and able and willing to work non-standard hours such as weekends and holidays.
• Seasonal Groundskeepers must supply their own steel-toed work boots, which must be worn at all times when working.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at Please look for requisition number 2171BR.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Part-Time Temporary
Years of Experience Required: 0
Education Required: None
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: No Paid Vacation

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type:
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site:

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