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.

FULLTIME

Position: Facilities Assistant

Position type: Full-time employment, 40 hours per week. Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Description: Performs general building maintenance, minor equipment maintenance and repair, custodial work, and event setup.

Reports to: Facility Supervisor.

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

Essential Physical Functions: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend, twist and/or stoop. Has the ability to push, pull and perform manual labor during working hours.

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.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Pay:   $12.00 per hour. 

Benefits:

  • Health insurance including an HSA or copay option (NBG pays 70% of individual premium and 65% of dependent/family premium)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with discretionary 4% match
  • Company sponsored life-insurance coverage.
  • Group rates on voluntary benefits such as dental, supplemental medical expense insurance, vision, STD, accident.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Staff discounts on programming, gift shop & café.
  • NBG logo wear for work provided.
  • EAP services for all employees. 

Equal Employer Opportunity (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, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, status as a veteran, or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Download the NBG Employment Application

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org

 

PART TIME

Position: Guest Services Assistant

Position type: Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This is a part time position that performs frontline visitor services functions by providing outstanding customer service and conducting Garden tours. Weekend and evening work required.

Description: The Guest Services Assistant is responsible for providing frontline coverage of the Information Desk and Tollbooth. Shifts are 5-8 hours, fluctuating between 7:30 AM-9:30 PM up to 4 days a week. This position requires flexible availability.

Essential Functions: Primary responsibility is to ensure a quality guest experience by providing excellent customer service.  Duties include but are not limited to: greeting all visitors, processing sales for admission/class registration/membership and creating an outstanding guest experience by suggesting how guests can structure their visit to the Garden. The Guest Services Assistant works with all other departments to ensure all visitors have a positive and memorable experience at the Garden. Duties take place inside and outside, in all weather conditions.

Essential Physical Functions: Ability to work inside and outside, in all weather conditions.

Must be able to stand for extended periods in one location, then move periodically and quickly between Baker Hall Visitors Center and outside locations of Baker Hall and the entrance toll booth.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent is preferred. Should enjoy working with people and have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable speaking to large groups. Previous customer service and cash handling experience preferred. A solid basic understanding of computers is required. 

Other Requirements: Valid driver’s license preferred and must be 18 years old.

Daily Job Responsibilities:

  • Greet and assist all guests.
  • Responsible for learning Altru software required for point of sale transactions as well as telephone switchboard and garden staff radio.
  • Utilize Altru database program to view calendar schedule and be prepared to relay pertinent information to class participants, members, staff and the general public.
  • Operate cash register; responsible for initial money and any money taken in during shift.
  • Assist with special events.
  • Additional duties as required.

Reports to: Guest Services Managers and Director of Member & Guest Experience

Salary: $10/hour

Benefits:

  • Staff discounts on programming, gift shop & café.
  • NBG logo wear for work provided.
  • EAP services for all employees. 

Equal Employer Opportunity (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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition including lactation, status as a veteran or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Download the NBG Employment Application

Send resumes to: hr@nbgs.org

 

Position: Facilities Assistant

Position type: Part-time employment, about 24 hours per week. Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Description: This is a part time position that performs custodial work, event setup and support. Additional duties as assigned.

Reports to: Facility Supervisor

Essential Functions: Must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and customer service oriented. Must poses a willingness to learn.

Essential Physical Functions: Has the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold, or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend, twist, and/or stoop for the shift. Has the ability to push, pull, and/or lift 50 pounds.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work 8-hour swing shifts weekends and evenings.
  • Must be 18 or older.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Salary: $12.00/hour

Benefits:

  • Health insurance including an HSA or copay option (NBG pays 70% of individual premium and 65% of dependent/family premium)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with discretionary 4% match
  • Company sponsored life-insurance coverage.
  • Group rates on voluntary benefits such as dental, supplemental medical expense insurance, vision, STD, accident.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Staff discounts on programming, gift shop & café.
  • NBG logo wear for work provided.
  • EAP services for all employees.

 Equal Employer Opportunity (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, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, status as a veteran, or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Download the NBG Employment Application

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org

 

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Our friends at the Marigold & Honey Cafe are always looking for great staff.
Please visit their website for information. 

http://www.marigoldandhoney.com/employment.html

Please bring a refillable container for use at the cold, filtered-water refilling stations located throughout the Garden.  MORE INFO
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