Employment

 Norfolk Botanical Garden Employment Opportunities

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FULL-TIME

Position: Facility Operations Manager

 

Description: Norfolk Botanical Garden seeks a candidate for the newly created position of Facility Operations Manager. This management position is responsible for the daily operations of the facilities department, building and equipment maintenance, training, staff supervision, and scheduling to meet the operational needs of NBG.

Reports to: Director of Facilities

Essential Functions: The Facility Operations Manager directs staff, oversees the upkeep of equipment and supplies, and ensures that buildings are maintained. Oversees daily and weekly cleaning schedules, as well as determining building and equipment repairs. Coordination of daily operations with outside contractors. Oversight of waste reduction improvements and all safety inspections fall under the responsibility of this new position. Required to provide periodic written reports to the Director of Facilities.

The Facility Operations Manager works with the Director of Facilities in developing and executing the departmental budget and negotiates with outside vendors for supplies, repairs, and other items. The Facility Operations Manager demonstrates excellent leadership and managerial experience including organization, planning and communication. Significant experience with purchasing, equipment, and building repair required.

Summary Description: Responsible for all aspects of the following: planning, directing, and overseeing building and support service operations; analyzing utility bills and energy output; purchasing and repairing equipment; maintaining all buildings; and supervising all security measures.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspect structure of buildings and determine if repairs are needed
  • Manage telecommunications and alarm systems, including installation
  • Directly manage the maintenance of all buildings, utilities, HVAC systems, power tools and equipment, boats, trams, golf carts, and other vehicles
  • Obtain permits and licenses as necessary
  • Maintain vendor relationships
  • Manage facility personnel including: interviews, personnel performance evaluation, counseling, hiring, and scheduling
  • Prepare budget inputs for Director of Facilities
  • Evaluate and adjust energy expenditures, advising staff on how to reduce utility bills
  • Organize meeting and event spaces in coordination with event staff
  • Liaison with City of Norfolk Police and Fire & Rescue Departments
  • Perform facility plant equipment obsolescent planning, budgeting, and replacement
  • Perform environmental hazard management/planning and remediation
  • Manage inventory of essential parts and materials to support routine maintenance of vehicles, tools, equipment, and buildings
  • As part of NBG management, help implement public programs and provide team leadership
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities

Experience and Education: Extensive experience and knowledge with building systems, equipment and mechanical expertise required. Minimum high school diploma, post-secondary education preferred.

Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 annually

NBG offers an excellent benefits package including a health insurance plan, a 403(b)-retirement plan with a company match, a flexible time off policy, and a unique work environment. Salaries are competitive with other area non-profit institutions and are in line with botanical gardens nationwide.

Norfolk Botanical Garden is a world class botanical garden consisting of 175 acres with 15 miles of paved paths and trails containing a 13 building campus infrastructure. NBG is a nationally accredited museum through the American Alliance of Museums. NBG is open to serve the public 7 days a week year round. Annual visitation averages 400,000 with over 11,000 members. NBG hosts extraordinary exhibitions, events and festivals throughout the year.

Affirmative action plan/equal employment 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 at this link: http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/get-involved/employment/   

Send resumes and applications to amanda.wells@nbgs.org


 

Position: Facilities Assistant 

Position type: Full-time employment, 40 hours per week

Description: Performs general building maintenance, minor equipment maintenance and repair, custodial work, and event setup. Additional duties as assigned. Reports to Facilities Shift Supervisor.

Essential Functions: Must be able to work independently, be self-motivating, and customer service oriented. Experience with electrical, plumbing, or carpentry a plus but aptitude and willingness to learn is acceptable.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Schedule subject to Garden needs. Nights and weekends required.
  • Ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold, or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend, and/or stoop.
  • Ability to push, pull, and perform manual labor for 8 hours.
  • 18 or older with valid driver’s license.

Pay:  Commensurate with applicants’ knowledge or experience.

Affirmative action plan/equal employment 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 at this link: http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/get-involved/employment/   

Send resumes and applications to amanda.wells@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 March to May, 2018. 25-35 hours a week. Evening schedule during show.

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.

Submit completed application and resume to Amanda.Wells@nbgs.org.

Position: Youth Educator

Classification: Seasonal Term Position. Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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

Essential Function: School Term: Facilitate school, scout, family and birthday programs for children of all ages. 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. Youth educators work outdoors in all weather conditions and conduct outreaches for various groups, schools and organizations.

Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for environmental education and teaching.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and with the natural setting of the Garden.
  • Flexibility in daily job tasks.

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. State background check, valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance 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.
  • Lead birthday programs for children of all ages.
  • Assists with family activities and evening Garden programs.
  • Operate company vehicles such as, but not limited to, golf carts, outreach (passenger) van and pickup trucks.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull 30 lbs.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as requested.

Affirmative action plan/equal employment 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 an application at this link: http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/get-involved/employment/                                                                                   

Send resumes and applications to amanda.wells@nbgs.org