Employment Opportunities 2018-05-07T13:09:35-07:00

Employment Opportunities

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

Marketing Coordinator

PITTSBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN
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.

Responsibilities

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 regular part-time (20 – 25 hours/week), nonexempt position and reports to the Development Director.

The Marketing Coordinator is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of multi-channeled marketing strategies to increase overall visitation, and attendance at community events and educational programs. The position is responsible for managing the organization’s brand identity, fostering relationships with the press, and creating organizational publications and collateral. The Marketing Coordinator also manages mass communication, both print and electronic, and assists with fundraising events.

Duties are as follows:

  • Manage the organization’s digital presence including social media platforms and the website
  • Manage the visual branding by creating, adjusting, and maintaining collateral including, marketing materials, and Garden signage
  • Plan and execute the Garden’s print and digital publications
  • Using a variety of resources, analyze and strategically address identified gaps for growth in visitation, community event participation and educational programming attendance
  • Grow relationships with the press in order to attain media coverage; track and archive the Garden’s media coverage
  • Oversee photography and photo storage
  • Support fundraising efforts through creation of donor and prospect materials, along with promotional plans for fundraising events

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related job experience
  • Marketing experience (3+yrs), preferably in 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 and meet deadlines and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Able to 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 24 hour workweek 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.

Please submit resume and cover letter to resume@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org.

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Seasonal Horticulturist

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 Seasonal Horticulturist who will ensure that the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden conforms to the highest standards of grounds maintenance practices by attending 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 technical skills and creativity, the quality of the horticultural exhibits.

This energetic individual will bring a high level of horticultural knowledge and professional gardening talent to the Garden, implement best stewardship practices, and assist Garden staff with achieving exceptional standards for garden maintenance.

This position reports to the Horticulture and Facilities Director, is supervised by the Display Horticulturists, and works closely with other Garden staff members. 

Horticultural Duties

  • 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.
  • Occasional 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.
  • Performs special studies, projects and assignments as requested.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in horticulture or related field, or equivalent combination of training, skills and experience.
  • 3 to 5 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.

Compensation

  • Non-exempt hourly position. Typically, this is a 40-hour workweek position. Flexible hours will be required for Garden related functions.
  • This position will be for four months with the possibility of extending for an additional month.

Work Conditions

  • Primarily outdoor physical work in all weather conditions with occasional work at special events.
  • Must be able to traverse moderate to difficult site conditions related to Garden topography.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

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 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.

Where:  Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

Duration: Part time- regular position. Hours may vary during off season

Compensation: $13.00 per hour

 

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 Security Guard that will ensure the safety of Garden visitors, guests and employees, while enforcing Garden policies and procedures.

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:

  • Patrolling grounds to ensure security of all buildings and Garden interior and exterior areas including Garden paths.
  • Assisting with parking and directing traffic as needed
  • Preparing accurate and clear reports of accidents, illness, theft, vandalism, or any other unusual occurrences
  • Enforcing Garden rules and policies to visitors and guests
  • Ensuring that all private events follow the schedule as outlined in the executed rental agreement, denying access until the beginning of the rental and ensuring that teardown is completed in a timely manner
  • Following emergency safety plans implemented by the Garden, communicating areas for improvement to Garden Safety Officer when appropriate
  • Maintaining relationships with local law enforcement and other authorities that may assist in the event of emergencies
  • Following proper opening and closing procedures
  • Perform a variety of routine tasks which can involve any systems with in the garden including, but not limited to: maintaining garden pathways, leaf removal from event area, watering plants, and feeding chickens
  • Perform small jobs, repair broken items, replace burnt out light bulbs and other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience in security. Minimum requirement include high school diploma or equivalent; satisfactory completion of a background check and drug test; ability to communicate clearly and tactfully;  CPR certification and  first aid training preferred.  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.

 

Compensation

  • Non-exempt, part time hourly position. Typically, this is a 15-20 hours per workweek position. Flexible hours will be required for Garden related functions.
  • The position will included pay for prorated holidays, vacation and sick time.
  • This position will be part time for 5 months and limited hours during off peak season.

 

Work Conditions

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule primarily weekends, both day and evening shifts
  • 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. 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.