Employment

 Norfolk Botanical Garden Employment Opportunities

The Norfolk Botanical Garden gladly accepts applications for any open job posting.
All open jobs are posted here. If you cannot find a job match at this time, please consider a volunteer position.


Full Time

Position: Horticulturist Assistant

Position type: Fulltime employment, 40 hours per week

Description:  Performs all aspects of display bed maintenance in the assigned area to set a standard of horticulture excellence under the direct supervision of a horticulturist or a curator.

Essential Functions: Assists horticulturists in the maintenance of horticulture beds and collections through weeding, watering, pruning, deadheading, mulching, edging, raking, fertilization and pesticide application. Supervises assigned volunteers. Works outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend and/or stoop. Must be willing to work alongside horticulturists using fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides with the label stated safety precautions.

Requirements:

    • Interest and the ability to learn and perform horticultural practices.
    • We prefer that a candidate for this position have an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture or related field and one year practical experience, or that the candidate is working toward higher education in horticulture or a related field. Related experience is also considered and valued.
    • Ability to push, pull, lift and perform manual labor for 8 hours.
    • Reliable transportation to work.
  • Pass a drug screen.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains display beds through weeding, watering, pruning, deadheading, mulching, edging, raking, and fertilization.
  • Performs the appropriate soil preparation and planting procedures.
  • Works alongside other members of their team and Horticulture Department in team projects.
  • Operates small engine equipment safely (golf cart, weed-eater, blower, edger, etc…).
  • Cleans, and uses hand tools and equipment responsibly.
  • Assists their designated horticulturist in performing the basic tasks in their area when the horticulturist is not present.
  • Assists with special events.
  • At the discretion of their supervising curator, assumes greater responsibilities such as operating restricted use equipment, acquiring Virginia Registered Technician pesticide license, and other duties as assigned. 

Reports to:  Curator

Pay: $20,800 annual salary plus full 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 NBGS 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 an application here.
Send resumes and applications to amanda.wells@nbgs.org


Part Time 

Position:  Youth Educator

Position Type: Seasonal Term Position

Description:
Average weekly hours vary throughout the year; spring and summer terms average 20-35 hours per week. Teaches educational programming and performs functions related to World of Wonders Children’s Garden. Weekend work required. Reports to Youth Education Coordinator.

Essential Function:
School Term:  Facilitate school, scout, family and birthday programs for children to age 12.
Year Round: Present “Discovery” programs to visitors and help to ensure overall safety and customer satisfaction in the World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden.

Requirements:

  • Must be enthusiastic about environmental education and teaching.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and with the natural setting of the Garden.
  • Must be flexible in daily job tasks and have flexible availability, including weekends.

Education and Experience

  • Some college education preferred.
  • Requires teaching (formal or informal) experience at the elementary and/or pre-school level. Experience in the field of horticulture, biology, gardening, natural science, or a like subject preferred.
  • Pre-screening drug test, state background check, social security card and valid driver’s license required.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach K-5 scripted school programs both for on-site field trips and for outreaches in area schools.
  • Engage with the public using various props, WOW plants and natural materials.
  • Encourage positive interactions between visitors and the Garden’s collection and wildlife.
  • Set up clean and organize stations in the Children’s Garden.
  • Assist with research and activity planning.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
  • Lead birthday programs for children of all ages.
  • Assist with family activities and evening Garden programs.

Starting Salary Range- $8-$10/ hour

Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinators.

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 NBGS 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 an application here.
Send resumes and applications to amanda.wells@nbgs.org


 

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