Employment & Botanical Garden Jobs

Welcome! We are excited to share these employment opportunities at the Garden with you.  The Garden celebrates the diversity of all people, just as we honor the diversity of plants and ecosystems in our world, with a focus on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.

Full-Time Openings

HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR   

Job Description

The Housekeeping Supervisor is a functional supervisory position managing the Housekeeping team while performing daily operational tasks.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with the staff they manage, appropriately delegates tasks, and provides guidance and training as needed. They coordinate all activities of the housekeeping team within the Facilities and Operations Department. The Operations Department is responsible for all custodial and housekeeping services, assisting in day-to-day functions of the Garden, and preparation and coordination for private and public events, including all seasonal exhibitions.

Responsibilities

  • Sets and maintains the highest aesthetic standards for interior and exterior appearance of all buildings and public areas daily.
    • Work to include, but is not limited to, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning windows, deep cleaning, floor maintenance, sanitation of public areas, etc.
    • Clean and maintain all facilities and necessary equipment.
    • Order and inventory all supplies needed to maintain facilities.
    • Collect and remove all trash and litter from the buildings and grounds on a daily basis.
  • Works directly with the Housekeeping team in scheduling, performing, tracking, and completing operational tasks.
  • Exemplifies leadership qualities, assists in employee training and development, and promotes a team-oriented work environment including maintaining good morale of paid and unpaid staff.
    • Monitors staff performance and notifies Director of Facilities of any concerns or opportunities for increased efficiency.
    • Assists and trains staff in using equipment and following procedures that ensure safety and improve productivity.
  • Proactively finds/anticipates operational support needs and prioritizes issues as they arise.
  • Works with Director of Facilities to ensure adequate coverage of the Garden during open hours, which includes weeknights and weekends.
  • Monitors upcoming event sites to evaluate needed additional operational and housekeeping attention.
  • Apprises supervisor of maintenance issues, repairs, and supplies needed in a prompt manner.
  • Responds to requests of all departments/staff members for Operations assistance as directed by supervisor.

Required

  • Experience and knowledge of commercial housekeeping.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize ongoing lists of tasks that change day to day.
  • Excellent record-keeping skills.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office products, specifically Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to use departmental communication tools effectively and correctly including radios, clock in computers, and task list schedules.
  • Ability to use heavy cleaning equipment.
  • Use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazards.
  • Proven leadership and supervision of a team.
  • Able to work independently and with others; self-motivated, detail-oriented, able to set priorities, meet deadlines and hold team members accountable.
  • Can coordinate harmoniously and professionally with all departments.
  • Working knowledge of workplace safety and equipment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule – including nights and weekends.
  • Abide by the Garden’s dress code.
  • Reliable transportation.

To apply, please see the full Housekeeping Supervisor job description (PDF) and submit a resume to [email protected].

Part-Time & Seasonal Openings & Internships

Social Media & Public Relations Intern 

The PR department strives to build the Lewis Ginter Botanical brand through all communication and concentrates efforts on publicity or “free” exposure for the Garden.  By supporting all areas of the Garden, public relations and marketing work to entice people to visit and to engage them in a relationship with the Garden.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden connects people through plants to improve communities.

General job duties of Public Relations Interns:

  • Work with the Director of Public Relations and Digital Content Manager to help meet the needs of reporters and photographers.
  • Help update calendar events on the Garden’s website
  • Post Garden info to websites such as tourism sites and media calendars
  • Research and write basic news releases
  • Take and upload digital photos of the Garden
  • Assist with events as needed
  • Provide general office and project support for the PR & Marketing Dept.
  • Assist in supporting the Garden’s social media efforts as needed, including filming and editing movies.
  • Write blog posts and tell stories for the Garden’s blog.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing & communication skills (experience blogging is a plus)
  • Ability to work on computers and use a digital camera
  • Some simple graphic design skills and the ability to use or to learn Photoshop & WordPress
  • Should be prepared to work in a business environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Should be able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Should be able to multitask
  • Experience using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest

Internship training includes:

  • Social media training & using social media to connect with the community & to pitch stories
  • Press release formats and AP style
  • How to write to encourage news coverage and create public interest

This internship is offered year-round. Hours are flexible but require a minimum of 150 hours per semester and 10-15 hours per week. We also welcome interns and who are not students. This is a paid internship. 

To apply please send the following to Ms. Jonah Holland, Digital Content Manager at [email protected].

  • Resume
  • 2 writing samples
  • An informal cover letter (can be an email) detailing your interest in the specific internship and how you hope this experience will help you reach your educational and career goals. Please also let us know if you plan to pursue this internship for credit and list your scheduling availability (start/end dates, days/times available).
  • 2 recommendations on LinkedIn

Deadlines for applications:

Fall Semester/August 31
Spring Semester/November 30
Summer/March 15