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Operations Assistant in Housekeeping (Part-time)

Job Description

The Operations Assistant in Housekeeping is responsible for custodial/housekeeping duties and assisting in day-to-day functions of the Garden.  A successful candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff of all levels and interact with Garden visitors and volunteers in a cheerful and positive manner. They must be able to work independently without supervision as well as alongside other members of the Operations team.

COVID 19 – After completing its most successful year ever the COVID-19 pandemic and concern over the health of our neighbors briefly closed the Garden to public visitation.  It has been a disorienting time, when each of us individually and corporately has had to face and overcome an uninterrupted stream of change and challenge. The Garden has reopened as permitted by State and local restrictions, observing a variety of safety protocols and related sanitation procedures.  We will continue to follow guidance from elected and health officials.  The safety of staff, guests, members and volunteers will continue to be the Garden’s top priority.

Responsibilities:

Clean and maintain facilities including, but not limited to, cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and public areas, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning of windows, emptying trash cans, floor cleaning and maintenance, and occasional deep cleaning.
Clean facilities, rental spaces, classrooms and equipment between functions
Keep all storage areas clean, organized and stocked
Respond to requests of all departments/staff members for housekeeping and operations
support, as directed by supervisor

Set and maintain high standards for the appearance of the interior and exterior of all buildings and public areas on a daily basis
Perform duties efficiently and effectively to include proper and safe use of cleaning supplies
Apprise supervisor of maintenance issues, repairs and supplies needed in a prompt manner
Use departmental communication tools effectively and correctly including radios, clock in computers and task list schedules

Required:

Related work experience in commercial cleaning/hospitality housekeeping
Availability to work nights and weekends
Good organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills
Ability to work well with diverse team of co-workers
Strong analytical skills and a self-motivated performer
Reliable mode of transportation

Physical Demands / Working Conditions

·       Must be able to walk the Garden’s campus in most weather conditions daily

·       Must be able to lift objects up to 50 lbs. repeatedly

·       Must be comfortable working in elevated situations using ladders and lifts

Note: Duties described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified as essential.

Education and Experience

·       High School diploma or equivalent

To apply, please see the full Operations Assistant Housekeeping (part-time) Job description (PDF) and submit a cover letter, resume, and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Job Application (PDF) to Latochia Clary, Housekeeping Supervisor, [email protected]

Public Relations & Marketing Intern (Social Media)

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 public relations coordinator 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 edit movies.
  • Write blog posts and tell stories for the Garden’s blog.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing & communication skills
  • 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 Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, blogging is helpful

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 volunteers who are not students. This is an unpaid internship. As an intern, you will be eligible to earn volunteer benefits.

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 (via LinkedIn is strongly preferred, otherwise, a letter of recommendation will do)

Deadlines for applications:

Fall Semester/August 25
Spring Semester/November 30
Summer/March 15

Graphics and Visual Media Intern 

The PR & Marketing 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, marketing and graphic design 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:

  • Work with the Visual Media Specialist to produce print and digital materials
  • Preserve the Garden’s brand 
  • Assist in digital file organization
  • Share images with media contacts 
  • Take photos and videos of the Garden 
  • Provide general office and project support for the PR & Marketing Department 
  • Support the Garden’s social media through content creation and visual media 
  • The Graphics and Visual Media Intern will be responsible for one large project throughout the duration of the internship

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud 
  • Ability to work on computers 
  • Ability to keep files organized 
  • Should be able to work alone and as part of a team 
  • Should be prepared to work in a business environment 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Should be able to multitask 

Internship Training Includes:

  • Adhering to and creatively supporting a brand, in-house design work 
  • Consistent design critique 

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 volunteers who are not students. This is an unpaid internship. As an intern, you will be eligible to earn volunteer benefits.

To apply please send the following to Ms. Claudine Reyes, Visual Media Specialist at [email protected]

  • Resume
  • Portfolio 
  • 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).   
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