About Us

Employment


The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a growing non-profit garden 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.

Job Postings as of: 02.24.15

 
Guest Services Associate(s)  Dept: Visitor Services
  • Employment Type: On Call/As Needed
  • Benefits: Not applicable
  • Start Date: March, 2015; Multiple positions available.
  • Schedule: On Call/As Needed based upon seasonal needs of Visitor Services: Weekend and some Evening availability required. (Some weekdays hours may also be available.)
  • Duties Include: Working at the Front Desk of the Visitor Center, greet and direct Garden visitors; process admissions and Gift Shop sales; prepare and reconcile daily deposits; answer incoming phone calls; answer questions and problem solve; perform opening and closing procedures
  • Experience: Retail sales, cash handling, knowledge of POS system, deposits, and customer service
  • 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
Horticulture Specialist  Dept: Horticulture
  • Employment Type: Regular Full-Time
  • Benefits: Available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Schedule: Generally 7:30 - 3:30 or 9:00 - 5:30; Subject to change based upon the needs of the organization; Weekend availability required.
  • Duties Include: Performs lead role in designated Horticulture Zone, insuring optimal appearance of zone in compliance with Garden standards. Through both personal performance and coordination of staff/volunteer resources, insures proper planning, planting, maintenance and improvement functions are performed in a timely manner. Actively participates as a team member in support of other Garden areas, activities, and events as directed.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years professional gardening/landscaping work experience.
  • Skills: Ability to work outside for extended periods, lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Education: Degree in Horticulture or related field preferred; other horticulture training, certification and/or experience also considered. 
Maintenance Assistant(s) Dept: Buildings & Grounds
  • Employment Type: Part-time Temporary Seasonal (16 - 20 hours per week)
  • Benefits: Not available
  • Start Date: Immediate; Multiple positions available.
  • Schedule: Varies - flexibility in available shift hours needed; Subject to change based upon the needs of the organization; Evening & Weekend availability required.
  • Duties Include: Mowing, weed and pest control, irrigation and general facility. Performs event set-up procedures including placing tables, chairs and other furniture/equipment as needed for events. Performs light maintenance and repair functions. Some understanding of electronics/AV equipment desired.
  • Experience: Equipment and basic irrigation system maintenance; Turf Care Certificate or equivalent preferred but not required. 
  • Skills: Ability to work outside for extended periods in all types of weather conditions; lift a minimum of 50 - 75 pounds.
  • Education: High school diploma or GED; Must possess a valid (Class C) AL Driver's License and a driving record meeting the requirements of the Garden's insurance provider.
Garden Host(s)   Dept: Facility Rental
  • Employment Type: On Call/As Needed
  • Benefits: Not applicable
  • Start Date: Immediate; Multiple positions available.
  • Schedule: Varies;  Evening & Weekend availability required. (Some weekdays.) Number of hours available is subject to the event calendar. Mutual flexibility in work schedule. 
  • Duties Include: Acts as the Garden's designated representative for events such as Garden special events, weddings, receptions, picnics, etc. Provide various types of customer service support to meet the needs of a successful event. 
  • Experience: Prior experience in hospitality, retail, restaurant 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 40 pounds. 
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
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 Visitor’s Center desk).

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

 

 

To Apply:

By Mail:
Attn: H/R, Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave.,
Huntsville, AL 35805

Via Fax: 256-830-5314

Via Email: hr@hsvbg.org. When submitting a resume or employment application, please specify the name of the position for which you are applying as well as your salary history and minimum salary requirements in a cover letter.

Thank you for your interest in the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Current job postings are regularly posted in the lobby of our visitor center. Employment applications are available at the front desk of the Linda J. Smith Visitor Center.