Employment Opportunities 2018-10-02T18:15:48-07:00

Employment Opportunities

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

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 with in 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 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
  • 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 included 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. 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.

Events and Guest Relations Security

Job Description

Quick Facts

Where:  Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

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

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 Security staff 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 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, occasional holidays
  • 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.