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: Facilities Technician I

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

Description: Performs primarily custodial work, event set up and general building maintenance.

Essential Functions: Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, be self-motivated, and customer service oriented.

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, reach and perform manual labor during working hours. Ability to work on ladders for extended periods.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Custodial duties to include, but not limited to cleaning restrooms, operating floor cleaning equipment, using a power washer, changing light bulbs, laundry, etc.
  • Safely operate NBG vehicles.
  • Event and classroom set ups.
  • Be knowledgeable of and able to complete NBG safety procedures (training provided).
  • Assists with Garden-wide special events and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Schedule subject to Garden needs. Nights and weekends required.
  • 18 or older with valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with cleaning a plus.

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: Night Shift Supervisor 

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.

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org

 

Position: Facilities Technician II

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. Assigns tasks to employees.

Essential Functions: Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, be self-motivated, and customer service oriented. Operates heavy equipment as needed.

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. Ability to work on ladders for extended periods. Ability to operate heavy equipment.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Access daily schedule, set work priorities and assign employees to tasks.
  • Perform safety procedures to include, but not limited to equipment utilization, supply inventory (training provided).
  • Safely operate golf carts and NBG vehicles. Conduct preventative maintenance, such as checking battery levels, tire pressure, gas levels, etc. Provide a tow as needed.
  • Painting and prep work.
  • Operates heavy equipment to include the forklift, mini-loader, Bobcat, front-end loader, dump truck, large lift, etc.
  • Change tire on any NBG equipment, including: golf carts, work vehicles/vans, trams, and heavy equipment, etc.
  • Custodial duties to include cleaning restrooms, operating floor cleaning equipment, using a power washer, changing light bulbs, launder and dry items.
  • Qualify on cement safe, metal chop saw and spot welding. (Training provided).
  • Event and classroom set ups.
  • Perform NBG safety procedures including to include a tag out, locating and operating fire fighting equipment, the location of safety barriers, etc. (training provided).
  • Assists with Garden-wide special events and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Schedule subject to Garden needs. Day shift, weekends required.
  • 18 or older with valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with electrical, plumbing, or carpentry a plus.

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.

Send resumes and applications to hr@nbgs.org


SEASONAL

 

Position: Youth Educator

Position Type: Seasonal (Term) Position. Non-exempt under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Description: Teach educational programming and perform any/all functions relating to the World of Wonders (WOW) Children’s Garden. Average weekly hours vary throughout the year, and depend on the needs of the Youth Education Department – spring and summer terms average 30 hours per week.  Weekend and some evening work required. Reports to Youth Education Manager and Youth Education Coordinator. 

Essential Functions: Facilitate school, scout, family, and birthday programs for children of all ages, present “discovery” programs to Garden visitors, and help to ensure the overall safety and customer satisfaction in the WOW Children’s Garden. 

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Operate company vehicles such as golf carts, the outreach (passenger) van, and pickup trucks. 
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to continuously walk, stand, bend, reach, twist and/or stoop throughout duration of shift. 
  • At times staff may be asked to work at an office space to conduct research, prepare program materials, etc. Applicant must be able to sit at a desk, utilize a computer and have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, email, and internet use.
  • Ability to communicate via a hand-held radio. 

Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for environmental education and teaching.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions on variable terrain, and with the natural setting of the Garden.
  • Flexibility in daily job tasks.
  • Willingness and availability to work irregular hours, weekdays, and weekends.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team with minimal supervision.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

Education and Experience

  • Some college education preferred but not required.
  • Required 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. 
  • State background check, valid driver’s license, and proof of car insurance required.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach onsite and offsite (outreach) programs for school-aged children, lead Scout programs, birthday parties, and family programs, and interpret the collections of the WOW Children’s Garden.
  • Willingness and ability to learn educational curriculum and implement the purpose, goals, and objective of each program.
  • Encourage positive interactions between visitors and the Garden’s collections and wildlife.
  • Set up, clean, and organize stations in the WOW Children’s Garden.
  • Assist with research, curriculum development, and activity planning.
  • Assists with family activities and evening Garden programs.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as requested or assigned, including but not limited to overseeing the splash fountain water feature in the WOW Children’s Garden.

Benefits:

  • Staff discounts on programming, gift shop and 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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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