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 

Development Manager

Norfolk Botanical Garden is expanding its fundraising activities with a new position that will focus on significantly increasing annual giving and assist with all fundraising campaigns. We seek a highly organized, energetic, personable, self-motivated professional in the role of Development Manager. Norfolk Botanical Garden has significant opportunities for growth through acquisition of new donors and upgrading of current donors at high giving levels.  The Development Manager will report to the VP of Operations & Development.

Description:

  • Assist with cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
  • Maintain a comprehensive prospect list of individuals.
  • Organize and implement administrative support systems for leadership meetings to include scheduling, attending, capturing minutes and follow up on action items.
  • Develop progress reports for board and staff on a routine basis.
  • Work at all special Garden-related fundraising events.
  • Work within a defined budget.
  • Support VP of Operations & Development with all campaign needs and other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or experience in fundraising preferred.
  • Three to five years of development/marketing experience.
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Tact and sensitivity in working with donors and prospect information
  • Working knowledge of database softwares.
  • Knowledge of relevant fundraising principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Individual must be flexible with ability to multi-task and work independently in a dynamic non profit organization.

TO APPLY

  • Please submit a cover letter with salary requirement and resume via email to:  cathy.fitzgerald@nbgs.org
  • Please include “Development Manager” in subject line.

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.

 

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:

  • Work primarily Friday-Tuesday either morning or evening shift. Schedule subject to Garden needs.
  • 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.

Reports to:  Facilities Supervisor

Pay:  Commensurate with applicants’ knowledge or experience.

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.

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

PART-TIME

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:

  • 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.
    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.
  • Assists with family activities and evening Garden programs.

Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinators

Starting Pay Range: $8-$10/ hour

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.

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

Guest Services Assistant

Position type: Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA).

Description:  The Guest Services Assistant is responsible for providing frontline coverage of the Guest Services Desk and Toll Booth. Shifts are 5-8 hours 3-4 days a week. Weekends and evenings are required.

Essential Functions:  Primary responsibility is to provide superior customer service to all guests. Duties include but are not limited to; greeting all visitors, processing sales for admission/program registration/membership, facilitating a positive guest experience by providing directions, highlighting programs and areas of interest, and suggesting how guests may structure their  visit to the Garden. The Guest Services Assistant will work with all other departments to ensure all visitors have a positive experience at the Garden.

Education and Experience:  High School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Should enjoy working with people and have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable interacting with the public.  Previous customer service and cash handling experience preferred. A solid basic understanding of computers is required. Smile!

Daily Job Responsibilities:

Guest Services Desk & Tollbooth Attendants:

  • Greet and assist all visitors.
  • Aware of daily organizational calendar schedule and knowing the events/meetings/group tours taking place and being prepared to relay pertinent information to participants as well as the general public and staff.
  • Responsible for learning to operate computer software required for point of sale transactions as well as telephone switchboard and garden staff radio.
  • Operates cash register, responsible for initial money and money taken in during shift.
  • Additional duties as required.

Reports to: Guest Services Coordinator and Guest Services Director

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.

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


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.