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.


Position: Facilities Assistant

Description: This is a full-time 40 hours per week position that 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:  Must be willing to work 8 hour swing shifts from 6:00am-12:00am, 7 days a week. 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/or lift 50 pounds. Must be 18 or older with valid driver’s license.

Pay:  Commensurate with applicants’ knowledge or experience.

Send completed Norfolk Botanical Garden application (available online at www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org) to the attention of Amanda Wells at email Amanda.Wells@nbgs.org or by mail to the address below. No phone calls or visits please.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Attn: Amanda Wells
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, VA 23518


Download a Job Application here



Employment with our NEW Café Partners

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This position is hired through the Marigold & Honey Café and is NOT a staff position with Norfolk Botanical Garden.   

Position: Café Team Member (full-time or part-time)

Description: Are you someone who loves to make others smile? Do you have a passion for food? If so, then apply to be a Café Team Member! The Marigold & Honey Café is seeking self-motivated individuals with exceptional customer service skills to join our team. While food service experience is preferred, it’s not a requirement as we provide on-site training to all employees. We’re open seven days a week from 11am-4pm and for special events. We’re flexible on hours, but a typical shift is 10am-5pm; special event times vary.

Specific Duties Incude:

-Operating cash register
-Preparing and assembling food for customers
-Dispensing beverages and making smoothies
-Maintaining workspace in accordance with local health code
-Manning food cart
-Restocking food cart
-Making food deliveries (throughout the garden)
-Setting up for special events
-Cleaning guest seating area and bathrooms
-Washing dishes
-Changing table linens


-A demonstrated history of exceptional customer service
-A willingness to learn and grow as part of a close-knit team
-Attention to detail
-Ability to multi-task
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
-An interest in Norfolk Botanical Garden and its mission
-Food Handlers Certificate (you must obtain this prior to your first day of work)

Compensation: Hourly wage based on experience

To apply please click here