Employment Opportunities

Do you know someone that is a perfect fit for the Garden? See below for a list of current employment opportunities.

Marketing Manager

Job Description

Quick Facts

Where:  Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

Duration: Full-time regular position

Application deadline: Until position is filled

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden inspires people to value plants, garden design, and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions, creating display gardens, conducting educational programs and conserving the environment.

This position plays a key role in the organization by bringing the Garden’s story into the community through marketing, public relations, and advertising opportunities.  This is a full-time, nonexempt position and reports to the Development Director.

Responsibilities

The Marketing Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing integrated marketing, communications and public relation plans for the Garden; and initiating and directing community outreach efforts to grow its visibility, membership and visitor attendance.  

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create, implement and oversee strategies and timelines for marketing, advertising, and public relations to drive awareness, membership, and visitation to the Garden. Tactics include grassroots, digital, social media, print, and digital publications and programming/events.
  • Oversee the production of all marketing and communications materials, establishing and maintaining a high-quality brand/logo/graphic identity image.
  • Promote Membership Program, including acquisition and retention materials, along with Member engagement pieces such as Bloom (print) and Stepping Stones (digital).
  • Manage the organization’s digital presence including social media platforms and the website.
  • Support fundraising efforts through the creation of donor-specific material and communication pieces.
  • Field all press requests and manage partnerships with print, digital, TV, radio outlets and act as Garden spokesperson. Track and archive the Garden’s media coverage.
  • Using a variety of resources, analyze growth in visitation, membership, community event participation and educational programming attendance.
  • Oversee photography and photo storage.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  • 5+ years of marketing and communications experience, preferably in a cultural institution field.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Proficient with managing website design, digital marketing campaigns, and related analytics.
  • Experience managing social media platforms.
  • Preferred – public relations experience.
  • Able to operate professionally under pressure, meet deadlines and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Obtain clearances (Child Abuse Clearance; PA State Police Background Check; FBI Fingerprint Background Check).

Work Conditions

  • Primarily office work conditions with occasional outdoor work at events.
  • Typically this is a 40-hour work week position; however, flexible hours are required for Garden related functions.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, traverse moderate site conditions related to Garden events, and be computer proficient.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Submission Requirements

Email submissions only. Please send cover letter, resume and two professional references to resume@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org. Please do not include information in email text, but include important information for consideration in cover letter content. Do not make multiple submissions. No phone calls, please.

Date: 5/2018

Rev: 3/2019

Events and Guest Relations Facility Assistant

Job Description

Quick Facts

Where:  Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

Duration: Part-time regular position

Application deadline: Until position is filled

 

Job Purpose

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a unique cultural amenity for the city built upon 460 acres of reclaimed mine land that Inspires People to Grow.  The Garden features inspirational display gardens, horticultural and environmental education, and research into regional botanical, ecological remediation and conservation issues.  The Garden is committed to taking a leadership role in the stewardship of the natural world and preserving healthy ecosystems.

 

Responsibilities

As part of the Garden’s growing team, we seek a Facilities Assistant that is responsible for the overall cleanliness of the facility and support the Garden to ensure a positive guest experience.

This position reports to the Events and Guest Relations Director is supervised by the Event Sales Manager and works closely with other Garden staff members. 

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • General cleaning, sweeping, mopping of Administration and Welcome Center Buildings and common areas
  • High traffic area windows and ledges
  • Trash, recycling and debris removal
  • Set up and tear down of tables and chairs classes and events
  • General restroom cleaning
  • Perform a variety of routine tasks which can involve any systems within the garden including, but not limited to maintaining garden pathways, leaf removal from sidewalks and event area
  • Snow removal from sidewalks and plaza area, application of ice melt as needed
  • Assist with special events as needed
  • Other hands-on work as required

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement include high school diploma or equivalent; satisfactory completion of required background check; ability to communicate clearly and tactfully; CPR certification and first aid training preferred.  Demonstrated skills in collaboration and creative problem-solving
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Must be reliable and be able to work independently.
  • High attention to detail and willingness to learn
  • A passionate commitment to the mission and purpose of the Garden.

Compensation

  • Non-exempt, part-time hourly position. Typically, this is a 10-12 hours per work week position. Flexible hours will be required for Garden related functions and occasional holidays.
  • The position will include pay for prorated holidays, vacation and sick time.

Work Conditions

  • Must be able to work two-three consistent shifts per week.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in all weather conditions

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and

applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Submission Requirements

Email submissions only. Please send cover letter, resume and two professional references to resume@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org. Please do not include information in email text, but include important information for consideration in cover letter content. Do not make multiple submissions. No phone calls, please.

Events and Guest Relations Assistant    

Job Description

Quick Facts

Where:  Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

Duration: Part-time regular position.

Application deadline: Until position is filled

Job Purpose

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a unique cultural amenity for the city built upon 460 acres of reclaimed mine land that Inspires People to Grow.  The Garden features inspirational displays of gardens, horticultural and environmental education, and research into regional botanical, ecological remediation and conservation issues.  The Garden is committed to taking a leadership role in the stewardship of the natural world and healthy ecosystems.

Responsibilities

The Events and Guest Relations Assistant will assist guests that come to the Garden as part of general admission, group tours, and private events.  This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Duties include, but are not limited, the following:

Admissions

  • Greeting visitors and guests in a friendly and attentive way and addressing their needs promptly including processing of admissions, gift shop sales, memberships, class and event registrations
  • Answer and routing calls and emails appropriately
  • Ensuring that the Bayer Welcome Center is clean and in order at the end of each shift
  • Remaining current on upcoming activities, fundraisers, and Garden development
  • Remaining current on membership levels and benefits
  • Adhering to PBG Customer Service guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Ensuring constant coverage of the station in which you are assigned
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders, guests, and patrons
  • Assist with inventory, ordering and restocking print material, merchandise, and supplies
  • Performing other duties as assigned to support Garden operations

Events

  • Assisting with scheduling Venue Tours with prospective clients
  • Working closely with the events team to plan, market, and organize special events
  • Ensuring that the Davidson Event Center is clean and in order prior to each event
  • Ensuring that all pre-event procedures are followed as outlined in the executed rental agreement
  • Directing or escorting contracted vendors and guests to events
  • Assisting with management of inventory of event supplies
  • Performing other duties as assigned to support internal and private events

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in customer service or event planning.  Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent, ability to troubleshoot in a fast-paced environment, ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, and satisfactory completion of a background check. 

Compensation

  • Compensation commensurate with experience

Work Conditions

  • This position will include general office work and assisting the events department in set up and execution of events.
  • Must be able to work outdoor environment and all weather conditions
  • Accommodate a flexible work schedule that includes weekday, evening, weekend and occasional holiday availability. Most private rentals take place Friday – Sunday.
  • Must be able to lift & carry up to 50 pounds and traverse a moderate site

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Submission Requirements

Email submissions only. Please send cover letter, resume, and two references to resume@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org.  Please do not include information in email text, but include important information for consideration in cover letter content.

Seasonal Part-time Landscaper

Job Description

As part of the Garden’s growing team, we seek a Seasonal Part-time Landscaper who will ensures that the Garden conforms to the highest standards of grounds maintenance practices by attending to the Garden’s paths, hard surfaces, turfgrass, meadow, Garden trees and woodlands. The Seasonal Part-time Landscaper plays a key role in the appearance of the Garden through his or her energetic attention to detail, technical skills and creativity.

This dedicated and reliable individual will bring professional landscaping skills to the Garden, implement best stewardship practices, and assist Garden staff with achieving exceptional standards for garden maintenance. Excellent communication skills, respect and integrity are required.  

This position reports to the Horticulture and Facilities Director, is supervised by the Display Horticulturists, and works closely with other Garden staff members.  Clearances are required before start date. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs tree maintenance tasks e.g., tree planting, pruning and removal
  • Maintains paths and removes invasive species in natural areas and along paths
  • Monitors pests and diseases and applies appropriate pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
  • Operates equipment such as tractors and skid-steer loaders as well as standard garden power tools such as chainsaws, blowers, tractors and tillers
  • Performs equipment maintenance on a variety of landscaping equipment (string trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, tillers, mowers, tractors, etc.)
  • Participates in department documentation including records of accessions and plant care
  • Motivates and leads volunteers and interns in the maintenance of gardens and landscapes
  • Occasionally participates in non-horticultural projects and programs that support the garden’s mission and development
  • Performs special studies, projects and assignments as requested
  • Performs snow removal and assists with weather related emergencies e.g., storm damage
  • Assists with care of a small flock of chickens

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the field of landscaping or horticulture
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the following areas: arboriculture, PA native plants, fruit trees, integrated pest management, and the common landscape plants of zone 5
  • Demonstrated skills in creative problem-solving and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to express ideas clearly in oral and written communications
  • A passionate commitment to the mission and purpose of the Garden
  • Proficient with equipment used in the landscaping trade, including larger equipment e.g. chain saw, tractor and skid steer
  • Attention to details and ability to follow safety precautions and protocol at all times

Compensation

  • Part-time non-exempt hourly position; compensation commensurate with experience

Work Conditions

  • Primarily outdoor physical work in all weather conditions with occasional work at special events
  • Typically this is a 24-hour workweek position, flexible hours will be required for Garden related functions
  • Must be able to traverse moderate to difficult site conditions related to Garden topography
  • Ability to stand, kneel, or bend for extended periods and lift 50 pounds
  • Exposure to biting/stinging insects, poisonous plants, petroleum products and horticultural chemicals.
  • Must possess a valid PA driver’s license and be willing to obtain a Pesticide Applicator’s license

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Email submissions only. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and two professional references to resume@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org. All candidate submissions should be combined in a single PDF with applicant’s name in the file name. Please do not include information in email text, but include important information for consideration in cover letter content. Do not make multiple submissions. No phone calls please.