Horticulturist Resume

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Chester Soto
4454 Pinnickinick Street
Portland, WA 97218

Job Objective Seeking a Horticulturist position in a company where my skills and knowledge can be used and enhanced to the fullest.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Remarkable experience in cultivation, propagation and care of plants in a botanical garden setting
  • Strong knowledge of the practices and principles of horticulture
  • Solid understanding of maintaining plants in the aesthetic and cultural style
  • Familiarity with the establishment and maintenance of natural community based gardens
  • Thorough knowledge of organic and natural pesticide and fungicide control
  • Deep knowledge of propagating and pruning operations and horticultural equipment
  • Ability to research collection acquisitions and their horticultural requirements
  • Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Professional Experience:

Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Portland, WA
August 2005 – Present


  • Assisted Curator to develop horticulture program for the Aquarium.
  • Overseen the daily care and aesthetics of all plant displays including all aspects of plant culture, rotation of plant material, management of animal interaction with plant material, etc.
  • Established and cultivated relationships with local and regional plant resources.
  • Acquired and propagated all Aquarium plant material.
  • Managed off-site nursery facilities.
  • Trained and supervised horticulture volunteers at the Aquarium and nursery.

Milwaukee County, Portland, WA
May 2000 – July 2005


  • Prepared soil mixtures.
  • Labeled, mapped and inventory various plant collections.
  • Maintained floral arrangements and displays.
  • Assisted in floral shows.
  • Maintained all horticultural equipment.
  • Enforced parks rules and policies and reported any violations to supervisor.


Associate Degree in Horticulture
Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

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