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: Groundskeeper

Position type: Fulltime employment, 40 hours per week. Nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Description: Performs all aspects of grounds maintenance and landscaping.

Essential Functions: Performs grounds maintenance tasks including mowing, trimming, blowing, edging, fertilizing, pesticide application, turf installation, water feature care, road cleaning, irrigation repair and installation, tree and brush removal, litter pickup, landscaping, snow removal, and other related tasks. Has the knowledge and ability to schedule projects in collaboration with horticulture and facilities department. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience with irrigation installation and repairs.

Essential Physical Functions: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 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. Has the ability to push, pull and perform manual labor during working hours.

Requirements: Must be 18 or older with valid driver’s license. Applicant must obtain a Virginia Registered Technician Pesticide Applicators license within six months of hiring. A minimum of 3 years grounds maintenance experience preferred. Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field a plus, but not required.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs all aspects of turf care
  • Pesticide application
  • Irrigation installation and repair
  • Water feature care
  • Roadway cleaning
  • Landscape installation
  • Operate small and large power equipment safely
  • Cleans and uses equipment responsibly
  • Assists with special events
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to: Manager of Grounds & IPM

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, FSA, DCA, vision, STD, LTD, accident and critical illness.
  • 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 or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Download an application HERE. Send application and resume to hr@nbgs.org

Position: Horticulturist – Rose Garden

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

Description: Performs all aspects of display bed maintenance in the assigned area to set a standard of horticulture excellence.

Essential Functions: Maintains the NBG Bicentennial Rose Garden which was established in 1976, and is one of the largest on the East Coast. Maintains horticulture beds and collections through weeding, watering, pruning, dead-heading, mulching, edging, raking, fertilization and pesticide application. Other responsibilities include supervising assigned assistants and volunteers. 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.  Has the ability to push, pull and perform manual labor during working hours. Must obtain a VA Registered Pesticide Applicator’s license within 6 months of hiring.

Education and Experience: Requires an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture or a related field and 3 years of hands-on experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or related field and 1 year of hands-on experience, or the equivalent in experience and education. Experience with roses preferred. Requires good communication and organizational skills. Must have or obtain a Virginia Registered Technician pesticide license within 6 months of hiring. Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains the NBG Rosa collection and its companion plantings to the highest horticultural standards through weeding, watering, pruning, deadheading, mulching, edging, raking, and fertilization.
  2. Manages the collection through careful recordkeeping to include accession and inventory management, mapping, as well as insuring accurate and complete display labels.
  3. Monitor assigned area for insect, disease and weed issues, and find appropriate solutions for treatment.
  4. Performs the appropriate soil preparation and planting of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.
  5. Operates small engine equipment safely (golf cart, weed-eater, blower, edger, hedge trimmer etc.). Cleans, and uses hand tools and equipment responsibly. Operates large motorized equipment safely (truck, tractor, trailer, etc.).
  6. Gives clear instructions and trains Assistant Horticulturist and volunteers to perform the basic necessary tasks in assigned area.
  7. Furthers the Garden’s mission through teaching classes, leading tours, writing articles, giving garden club talks, or through participating in regional outreach events.
  8. Works alongside other members of the Woodies Department and Horticulture Department on team projects. The ability to work in a team environment is essential.
  9. Assists with Garden-wide special events and other duties as assigned. 

Reports to: Curator of Woody Plants

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, FSA, DCA, vision, STD, LTD, accident and critical illness.
  • 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 an application HERE. Send application and resume to hr@nbgs.org

Position: Assistant Horticulturist

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

Description:  Performs all aspects of display bed maintenance in the assigned area to set a standard of horticulture excellence under the direct supervision of a Horticulturist or a Curator.

Essential Functions: Assists horticulturists in maintain gardens and collections through weeding, watering, pruning, deadheading, mulching, edging, raking, fertilization and pesticide application. Supervises assigned volunteers. 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. Must be willing to work alongside horticulturists using fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides with the label stated safety precautions.

Requirements: Interest and the ability to learn and perform horticultural practices.  Associate’s Degree in Horticulture or related field and one-year practical experience preferred, but related experience is also considered and valued. A Valid driver’s license is required.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains display beds through weeding, watering, pruning, deadheading, mulching, edging, raking, and fertilization.
  • Performs the appropriate soil preparation and planting procedures.
  • Works alongside other members of the Horticulture Dept. on team projects. The ability to work in a team environment is essential.
  • Operates small engine equipment safely (golf cart, weed-eater, blower, edger, etc…).
  • Cleans, and uses hand tools and equipment responsibly.
  • Assists their assigned Horticulturist in performing the basic tasks in their area when the Horticulturist is not present.
  • At the discretion of their supervising Curator, assumes greater responsibilities such as operating restricted use equipment, acquiring Virginia Registered Technician pesticide license, or other special assignments.
  • Assists with Garden-wide special events and other duties as assigned.”

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, FSA, DCA, vision, STD, LTD, accident and critical illness.
  • 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.

Reports to:  Curator

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 an application HERE. Send application and resume to hr@nbgs.org

Wedding & Events Assistant

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

Description: The Wedding and Events Assistant is responsible for responding to venue sales inquiries, scheduling and conducting venue sales tours, booking photoshoots, booking and executing venue rentals including weddings, receptions, private parties and corporate events.

Education and Experience: Valid driver’s license and high school diploma or equivalent required, two- or four-year degree and relevant event, sales, or customer service experience preferred. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and enjoy working with the public and working in an outdoor environment.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to all incoming phone, walk-up and email inquiries and work directly with clients and Garden staff to plan and implement rentals and events.
  •  Conduct on-site client tours to sell NBG as a venue.
  • Coordinate logistics with other Garden departments to ensure smooth operations for weddings and events.
  • Provide office coverage for phone and walkup inquiries for weddings and event rentals.
  • Work weddings, event rentals and other Garden events.
  • Review and enforce NBG rental guidelines and other Garden policies.
  • Maintain familiarity with internal event and constituent database.
  • Attend logistical, marketing and relevant vendor and networking meetings as assigned.
  • Expected to work evenings, weekends and rotating shifts to provide coverage for events and in-office hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work environment: This position requires indoor and outdoor work in a garden setting. The candidate must be comfortable working in an office setting as needed, but also in outside conditions. This could include working in high heat, humidity, rain, snow or in cold temperatures.

Physical requirements: This position regularly requires the candidate to sit for long periods of time at a desk, using a computer with a keyboard and answering the phone. During an event, the candidate must be able to stand on their feet for the majority of the shift. Position regularly requires the ability to lift and move event materials up to 40 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs or a ladder, bend, stoop and drive a golf cart.

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, FSA, DCA, vision, STD, LTD, accident and critical illness.
  • 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 an application HERE. Send application and resume to hr@nbgs.org

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