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.

Part Time

Garden Guide

Description: This is a term position that performs front line visitor services functions.

Essential Functions: Conduct garden tours and programs for the general public and relay general visitor information.

This is a front-line visitor services job with high visibility. As a Garden Guide, you serve as the face of Norfolk Botanical Garden and should at all times present a highly professional demeanor.

Education and Experience: Requires excellent oral, written and customer service skills. Be creative and have the ability to work independently. Enjoy working with people and the ability to speak to large groups is essential.  Weekend and evening work required.

Other Requirements:  18 or older with valid driver’s license.  Able to lift 50 lbs. Able to conduct tours in all types of weather conditions.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct tram and boat tours
  • Implement daily visitor programs (walking tours, educational presentations, etc.)
  • Greet and help orient visitors
  • Respond to visitor inquiries
  • Assist with special event tour related activities
  • Work evenings for Dominion Garden of Lights as assigned
  • Assist Public Program Coordinator(s) with other duties as assigned

Reports to: Public Programs Coordinator(s)

Submit application to: Amanda.wells@nbgs.org via email or drop off at Baker Hall Visitor Center front desk.

Download a Job Application here

Please download and complete the above application. Email the completed application to Amanda.wells@nbgs.org. You can also print the completed application and fax a copy to 757-853-8294 or mail to the attention of Amanda Wells 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk VA 23518.

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