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Employment Opportunities


The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a growing non-profit organization located in Alabama. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. The Garden does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please see the descriptions below for each opening. All resumes or employment applications submitted must clearly indicate the title of the position for which you are applying, recent salary history and range of compensation required. Directions on how to apply located at the bottom of the page.

Job Postings as of: 3.21.17


Accounting Clerk                                               Department: Finance

  • Employment Type: Regular, Part-time
  • Benefits: Limited, pro-rated benefits available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Schedule: Average of 20 – 28 hours per week with mutual flexibility in schedule based on seasonal needs of organization and candidate’s schedule requirements. Some evening and weekend hours required to support Garden events and activities.
  • Duties Include:  Daily deposit reconciliations; data entry; performance of processing functions including payroll & accounts payable, filing, coordination/assistance with training programs, and other clerical and bookkeeping duties as assigned supporting a wide range of finance department functions; Maintain confidentiality in regard to personnel and financial information.
  • Experience: 1-3 years’ experience in bookkeeping; proficient in Quickbooks, Excel and Word
  • Skills: Organized, detail-oriented, and proven ability to multi-task. Adaptable to database computer programs.  Ability to maintain a positive and professional approach.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Performance Requirements: Demonstrated commitment to adherence to garden standards, policies and procedures; Significant emphasis on reliability, teamwork, and communication

Membership Coordinator                                                                     Dept: Advancement

  • Employment Type: Regular Part Time
  • Benefits: Limited, pro-rated benefits available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Schedule: Average of 20 – 28 hours per week with mutual flexibility in schedule based on seasonal needs of organization and candidate’s schedule requirements. Some evening and weekend hours required to support Garden events and activities.
  • Duties Include: Maintain Garden membership records through direct input or oversight of additional volunteer resources including processing of incoming memberships, renewal mailings, and other activities to support the growth of the membership program; Provide customer service to Garden members through mailings, e-mail, and telephone support; Extract membership reporting information from database as required; Reconcile daily membership deposits; Plan and conduct new member orientation and pop-up member benefit programs; Provide membership information and sales support at various Garden and community events; Support other Advancement department and Garden functions as directed.
  • Experience: Strong clerical, administrative and customer service experience. Previous data entry and database management experience required; Prior experience with Altru or other non-profit database programs beneficial.
  • Skills: Excellent computer and customer service skills; Strong attention to detail, organized, and analytical; Ability to lift minimum of 20 pounds and periodically work in an outdoor environment.
  • Education: Associates degree and/or minimum of two years database management experience.
  • Performance Requirements: Demonstrated commitment to adherence to garden standards, policies and procedures; Significant emphasis on reliability, teamwork, and communication

Garden Host/Event Staff                                               Department: Facility Rental

  • Employment Type: On Call/As Needed (Number of hours available subject to event calendar.)
  • Benefits: Not available
  • Start Date: Immediate; Multiple positions available
  • Schedule: Varies based on rental event calendar; Will include providing support for weekday, weekend and evening shifts. Evening and Weekend availability required.
  • Duties Include: Acts as the Garden’s designated representative for events such as business meetings, weddings, receptions, picnics, and other private events. Provides a wide variety of customer service support functions to meet the needs of the client in support of a successful event.
  • Experience: Prior experience in the hospitality, retail, or restaurant industries and/or event coordination preferred.
  • Skills: Strong people skills and problem solving ability. Ability to work inside and out with extended periods of standing. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Performance Requirements: Demonstrated commitment to adherence to garden standards, policies and procedures; Significant emphasis on reliability, teamwork, communication and responsiveness to Garden guests, volunteers and co-workers.

Facility Set-Up & Maintenance Assistant                   Department: Facility Rental

  • Employment Type: On Call/As Needed
  • Benefits: Not available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Schedule: Varies; Evening andWeekend availability required. (Some weekdays.) Number of hours available is subject to the event calendar. Mutual flexibility in work schedule.
  • Duties Include: Performs event set-up procedures including placing tables, chairs and other furniture/equipment as needed for events. Provides various types of customer service support to meet the needs of a successful event. May include garden/facility closing activities. Performs light maintenance and repair functions to maintain facility amenities. Some understanding of electronics/AV equipment desired.
  • Experience: Hospitality or event experience helpful but not required.
  • Skills: Ability to work well in a dynamic environment responding to the various needs associated with supporting Facility Rental and Garden events; Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Performance Requirements:Demonstrated commitment to adherence to garden standards, policies and procedures; Significant emphasis on reliability, teamwork, communication and responsiveness to Garden guests and volunteers.

 

To Apply please submit your cover letter and resume as follows:

E-mail: hr@hsvbg.org
Fax: (256) 830-5314
Mail: Huntsville Botanical Garden,
4747 Bob Wallace Ave.,
Huntsville, AL  35805

OR      Complete Employment Application (available at Guest Center Front Desk).

 ***All applications submitted must indicate the name of position for which you are applying as well as your recent salary history and requirements.  *** 

 


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