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

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 removal, litter and garbage pickup, landscaping, snow removal, and other related tasks.  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 perform manual labor during working hours. Has the knowledge and ability to schedule projects in collaboration with horticulture and facilities department. The ability to use or quickly learn Microsoft Office Suite is required.

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.

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: Grounds Manager

Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Health insurance (NBG pays 70% of individual premium), 403(b) retirement and professional development opportunities.

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 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 or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org

Click here to download a fillable application. 

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. Additional duties as assigned. Reports to the Facility 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 a valid driver’s license.

Pay:   $12.00 per hour.

Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Health insurance (NBG pays 70% of individual premium), 403(b) retirement and professional development opportunities.

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 or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org

Click here to download a fillable application. 

 

Part Time

Position: Part-time Facilities Assistant

Position type: Part-time employment, about 20 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. Additional duties as assigned. 

Reports to: Facility 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.

Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Health insurance (NBG pays 70% of individual premium), 403(b) retirement and professional development opportunities.

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 or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Click here to download a fillable application. 

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org

Seasonal

Position: Seasonal Cashier

Position type: Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). This is a term position that performs front line visitor services functions. Weekend and evening/night work required.

Salary: $10/hour

Description:  The Seasonal Cashier is responsible for providing frontline coverage of the ticket hut for our drive thru holiday light show, Dominion Energy Garden of Lights (DGOL). Shifts are 5 hours from 4:30-10:30PM and average 4 nights a week. Weekends and evenings/nights are required. This position requires flexible availability.

Essential Functions:  Primary responsibility is to provide superior customer service to all guests. Duties include but are not limited to; greeting all guests, scanning pre-purchased tickets, and processing sales for DGOL. The Seasonal 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. Previous customer service and cash handling experience preferred. A solid basic understanding of computers is required.

Daily Job Responsibilities:

  • Greet and assist all visitors.
  • 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 guests as well as staff and the general public.
  • Operate cash register; responsible for initial money and any money taken in during shift.
  • Additional duties as required.

Reports to: Visitor Services Manager and Guest & Member Services Director

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 or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org

Click here to download a fillable application. 

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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

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