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 Gardener

Job Description

Quick Facts

Where:  Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

Duration: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 1 – October 31

Application deadline: March 31 or until filled

Compensation: $11.50 per hour

 

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

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. Please visit our website for more information:  www.pittsburghbotanicgarden.org

 

 

Job Description

As part of the Garden’s growing team, we seek a Seasonal Part-time Gardener who will attend to the Garden’s living plant collections and horticultural displays. This position assists in building gardens and maintaining plants and gardens. The Seasonal Horticulturist plays a key role in the appearance of the Garden and through his or her energetic attention to detail, technical skills, and creativity.

 

This dedicated and reliable individual will bring horticultural knowledge and professional gardening talent 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.   Weekend duties will include caring for the Garden’s small flock of chickens.  

 

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs general garden maintenance such as watering, pruning, planting, mulching and weeding of the permanent and seasonal plantings.
  • Monitors pests and diseases and follows appropriate Integrated Pest Management strategies.
  • Operates equipment such as tractors as well as standard garden power tools such as string trimmers, blowers, and tillers.
  • As needed, non-horticultural projects that support the garden’s mission and development.
  • Motivates and assists volunteers in the maintenance of gardens and landscapes, including record keeping and proper plant identification.
  • Occasionally assists with special events and other customer service tasks.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in horticulture or related field, or equivalent combination of training, skills, and experience.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in the field of horticulture, public garden experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the following areas: arboriculture, PA native plants, perennials, fruit trees, container displays, and the common landscape plants of zone 5.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration and creative problem-solving
  • Strength in oral and written communications and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • A passionate commitment to the mission and purpose of the Garden.
  • Proficient with equipment used in the horticultural trade, including hand tools and small engine equipment.
  • Ability to follow directions and willing to learn “PBG” best practices.

Compensation

  • Non-exempt hourly position. Typically, this is a 24-hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday position.
  • Hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays and 8:30 am to 5 pm on weekends. Flexible hours will occasionally be required for Garden related functions.
  • This position may have the possibility of extending into 2020.

 

Work Conditions

  • Primarily outdoor physical work in all weather conditions with occasional work at special events. Rain and cold weather clothing will be necessary. Boots are required.
  • Must be able to traverse moderate to difficult site conditions related to Garden topography.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Cell phones and earbuds/headphones may not be used during work hours unless, for emergencies or work purposes, this includes taking photos, listening to podcasts & music.

 

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. All candidate submissions should be combined in a single PDF with the 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.

Horticulture Internship

Quick Facts

Where:  Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

Duration: 12 weeks between April 1 and August 31

Application deadline: March 31 or until filled

Compensation: $11.50 per hour

 

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a unique cultural amenity built upon 460 acres of reclaimed mine land that Inspires People to Grow. The Garden features inspirational displays of hardy plants, 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.  Please visit our website for more information:  www.pittsburghbotanicgarden.org

 

Internship Description

As part of the Garden’s growing team, we seek a Horticulture Intern who will assist in building gardens and maintaining plants and gardens. The Horticulture Intern will work with Garden staff learning management skills and strategies while gaining experience in public horticulture.

This energetic individual will bring a high level of horticultural knowledge and professional gardening talent to the Garden, implement best stewardship practices, and will support the horticulture staff in accomplishing its goals for the 2019 season. The individual will be hard working, dependable, and able to work well independently and with a group.  Work is primarily outdoors in all weather conditions performing tasks such as weeding, pruning, planting, removing invasive species, and managing volunteers.  Interns are required to keep a weekly log of their activities. 

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 the start date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs general garden maintenance such as watering, pruning, planting, mulching and weeding of the permanent and seasonal plantings.
  • Monitors pests and diseases and follows appropriate Integrated Pest Management strategies.
  • Operates equipment such as tractors as well as standard garden power tools such as string trimmers, blowers, and tillers.
  • As needed, non-horticultural projects that support the garden’s mission and development.
  • Motivates and assists volunteers in the maintenance of gardens and landscapes, including record keeping and proper plant identification.
  • Occasionally assists with special events and other customer service tasks.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in horticulture or related field, or equivalent combination of training, skills, and experience.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in the field of horticulture, public garden experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the following areas: arboriculture, PA native plants, perennials, fruit trees, container displays, and the common landscape plants of zone 5.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration and creative problem-solving
  • Strength in oral and written communications and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • A passionate commitment to the mission and purpose of the Garden.
  • Proficient with equipment used in the horticultural trade, including hand tools and small engine equipment.
  • Ability to follow directions well and willing to learn “PBG” best practices.

Work Conditions

  • Primarily outdoor physical work in all weather conditions with occasional work at special events. Rain and cold weather clothing will be necessary. Boots are required.
  • Must be able to traverse moderate to difficult site conditions related to Garden topography.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Cell phones and earbuds/headphones may not be used during work hours unless, for emergencies or work purposes, this includes taking photos, listening to podcasts & music.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit 1) a letter of interest including career goals, 2) a current resume, 3) three letters of recommendation and 4) transcript(s) to Sue Myers either in writing or via email.  Address:  799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, 15071.  Email:  smyers@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org.