NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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FULL-TIME

Position: Herbaceous Horticulturist 

Position type: Fulltime employment, 40 hours per week. Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 

Description:  Performs all aspects of display bed maintenance in the assigned area to set a standard of horticultural excellence.

Essential Functions: Maintains horticulture beds and collections through weeding, watering, pruning, dead-heading, mulching, edging, raking, fertilization and pesticide application.  Other responsibilities include supervising assigned assistants and volunteers. Has the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend and/or stoop.  Has the ability to push, pull and perform manual labor during working hours. Must obtain a VA Registered Pesticide Applicator’s license within 6 months of hiring.

Education and Experience: Associate’s degree in Horticulture or a related field and 2 years hands-on experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture and one year of hands-on experience preferred. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have experience selecting, planting, and maintaining perennials in mixed gardens.  Experience with vegetable gardening and seasonal annual plant design is a plus.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Care and maintain all aspects of assigned gardens (excluding turf and irrigation) at the highest level of horticultural technique under the direction of the Curator of Herbaceous Plants.
  • Maintain display beds through weeding, watering, pruning, dead-heading, mulching, edging, raking, and fertilization.
  • Perform the appropriate soil preparation and planting of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.
  • Develop and expand an in depth knowledge of plants under their care, make plant selection suggestions, and assist the Curator in locating desirable additions to the botanical collection.
  • Complete accurate and timely accession records for all plants associated with the garden under their care and ensure that all plants are labeled appropriately.
  • Write at least one article for a garden publication each year and/or present at least one lecture, garden club talk, or walking lecture each year.
  • Works alongside other members of the Herbaceous Department and Horticulture Department in team projects. The ability to work in a team environment is essential.
  • Operates small engine equipment safely (golf cart, weed-eater, blower, edger, etc…).
  • Cleans, and uses hand tools and equipment responsibly.
  • Familiarity with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint.
  • Assists with special events and other duties as assigned. 

Reports to:  Curator of Herbaceous Plants

Salary range: $25,000 – $30,000 with benefits package

Affirmative action plan/equal employer opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement: NBG is committed to the principles and ideals of equal employment opportunity. It is, and shall continue to be, the policy and practice throughout NBG to foster equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Download a Portable Document File (PDF) version of the application at: NBG Application
Download a Rich Text (RTF) version of the application at: NBG Application
Send applications and resumes to hr@nbgs.org

 

 


Seasonal

Position: Parking Crew

Classification: Nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Salary: $8.00/ hour

Position type and expected hours of work: This is a seasonal position from November 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019. 30-35 hours a week. Evening schedule during show; holidays required.

Summary/objective: Norfolk Botanical Garden is seeking parking crew to direct guests to park during events. The team member must be able to follow established parking plans and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Parking crew stand for the shift and direct cars to parking spaces.
  • Parking crew members walk around the parking lot as assigned to direct vehicles.
  • Parking crew must be able to communicate over a hand held radio and provide excellent customer service to guests.
  • Report any items in need of repair to supervisor.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Care for and ability to use all issued equipment such as: hand tools, hammers, safety belts/vests, safety glasses, light wands, etc.
  • Must be willing and able to stand for entire shift.
  • Must be able to bend, twist, turn, stoop, push, pull and reach high and low to complete all job functions. Ability to hear, listen, speak and depth perception required.
  • Able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
  • Able to perform other duties as assigned.

Affirmative action plan/equal employer opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement: NBG is committed to the principles and ideals of equal employment opportunity. It is, and shall continue to be, the policy and practice throughout NBG to foster equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Download a Portable Document File (PDF) version of the application at: NBG Application

Download a Rich Text (RTF) version of the application at: NBG Application

Send applications and resumes to hr@nbgs.org

 

Position: Light Crew

Classification: Nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary: $9.50/ hour

Position type and expected hours of work: This is a seasonal position from September to mid-February. 40 hours a week with a shifting schedule during show; evening, weekend and holiday work required.

Summary/objective: Norfolk Botanical Garden is seeking Light Crew team members to install and maintain outdoor lights for holiday events. The team member must be able to follow established holiday light installation plans and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  1. To assist with installation of outdoor light displays and maintaining lights during show.
    a.  Replace light bulbs that are burned out, broken or missing.
  2. Report any items in need of repair to supervisor.
  3. Must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  4. Care for and ability to use all issued equipment such as: hand tools, hammers, safety belts/vests, safety glasses, etc.
  5. Must be willing and able to stand for entire shift.
  6. Working on a ladder is expected.
  7. Must be able to bend, twist, turn, stoop, push, pull and reach high and low to complete all job functions. Ability to hear, listen, speak and depth perception required.
  8. Experience operating an aerial lift and comfort working at heights up to 80 feet a plus.
  9. Able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
  10. Able to maintain dependable work attendance and flexibility with assigned work schedules including required evenings, weekends and holidays.
  11. During portions of show, employee may be expected to work as part of the parking crew.
  12. Able to perform other duties as assigned.

Affirmative action plan/equal employer opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement: NBG is committed to the principles and ideals of equal employment opportunity. It is, and shall continue to be, the policy and practice throughout NBG to foster equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Download a Portable Document File (PDF) version of the application at: NBG Application

Download a Rich Text (RTF) version of the application at: NBG Application

Send applications and resumes to hr@nbgs.org


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