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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.

Current Positions Available:

(Scroll below for detailed information on each position)
Irrigation Coordinator
Guest Services Associate
Garden Host/Event Staff
Facility Set-Up & Maintenance Assistant

Job Postings as of: 10.18.17


 Irrigation Coordinator                                                       Department: Horticulture

  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Benefits: Available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Schedule: Varying shifts based upon operating hours and needs of organization, Weekend and evening availability required.   Requires consistent availability to work as scheduled, including opening and closing shifts.
  • Job Summary: Perform daily maintenance of the Garden irrigation systems including needed repairs and planning for preventive maintenance. Maintain records of installations and repairs performed, as well as a current list of needed upgrades and an inventory of available irrigation parts and equipment used for maintenance. Work in cooperation with Horticulture and other staff members to support the needs of our visitors, volunteers and others who come to the Garden.
  • Duties Include: Assess and implement irrigation system repairs in a timely and effective manner; Schedule and perform irrigation duties as required; Leaves irrigation repair areas neat and clean, insuring any safety issues are addressed which included but is not limited to covering any holes prior to leaving the work area; Work directly with Turf Coordinator and/or Horticulture department management to perform lawn maintenance or other duties as required to meet the needs of garden operations.
  • Experience: 2-4 years of hands-on irrigation maintenance experience in a professional capacity; Prior experience utilizing various types of mechanical landscaping equipment highly desired.
  • Skills: Demonstrates good time-management, safety practices, problem solving and dependability.
  • Education: High school diploma or GED; or 1-2 years related work experience.
  • Physical Demands: Must be able to work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions for extended periods. Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting equipment (up to 75 pounds unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking. Must be able to safely use manual tools, and power equipment, common in the landscaping trades.
  • 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.

Guest Services Associate                                       Department: Guest Services

  • Employment Type: On Call/As Needed
  • Benefits: Not available
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Schedule: Schedule based on seasonal needs of Guest Services; Schedule will be based on hours of operation of the Garden and may include a combination of weekday, weekend and evening hours. Weekend and evening availability required.
  • Duties Include: Working at the Admissions & Information or Gift Shop Sales desks in the Guest Center, greet and direct Garden guests; process admissions and Gift Shop sales; prepare and reconcile daily deposits; answer incoming calls; answer questions and problem solve; perform opening and closing procedures
  • Experience: Retail sales, cash handling, knowledge of POS system, deposit processing
  • Skills: Excellent customer service skills and problem solving ability. Organized, detail-oriented, and proven ability to multi-task. Ability to maintain a positive and professional approach in unpredictable circumstances. Ability to move or lift up to 40 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.

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              Dept: Operational Services

  • Employment Type: On Call/As Needed
  • Benefits: Not available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Schedule: Varies; Evening and Weekend 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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