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Employment & Internship Opportunities

Job Title:  Office Administrator

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, a dynamic northwest Arkansas non-profit, is hiring an Office Administrator to join our team.  This position is full-time including occasional weekend shifts. This position is a valuable team member and manages most aspects of the Garden office operations while assisting with related activities including volunteer management.

Qualifications and skills required:  Dependability, strong organizational skills, minor bookkeeping capability and the ability to work with a diverse group of volunteers and paid staff. Basic knowledge of Windows operating system, including Microsoft Word and Excel & Google Docs required.

This position will start at $25,000 with partial benefits including life and dental insurance and paid time off. If interested and have experience, please send a cover letter and current resume to:

Charlotte Taylor
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
P.O. Box 10407
Fayetteville, AR 72703
ctaylor@bgozarks.org


Job Title:  Facilities Manager

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, a local non-profit attraction is hiring a Facilities Manager to join our dedicated team. The position will be filled with the best possible candidate and can be full or part time depending on experience of the applicants. The position is a valuable team member and is responsible for the buildings and grounds of the Garden. 

Required Skills:  The ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize a diverse work load.  A self-starter who works well with a team including volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications:  Previous 3-5 years of experience in construction and/or construction management is preferred.  There is minimal weekend and evening work.

Partial benefits including life insurance, dental insurance and paid time off are available if over 30 hours a week. Salary is based on experience with a range of $25-30,000. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to: 

Charlotte Taylor
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
P.O. Box 10407
Fayetteville, AR 72703
ctaylor@bgozarks.org


Job Title:  Seasonal Horticulturist (6 month temporary position)

Department:  Horticulture

Reports to:  Horticulture Supervisor

Hours:  Part time – 7:30am to 3:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Job Description Summary:  Perform all required general gardening work including care of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, etc.  General maintenance of the landscape, including irrigation systems and support watering. Share all duties with the horticulture team in the support of garden maintenance, greenhouse operations, propagation, and care of chickens. Complete all additional tasks assigned by the Horticulture Supervisor.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work weekends or occasional nights as assigned.

  • Greenhouse duties:  Seeding, watering, transplanting, record keeping, & general maintenance.

  • Landscaping duties:  Planting, mulching, watering, pruning, & general maintenance.

  • Spraying natural and synthetic pesticides and herbicides.

  • Opening the office when necessary.

  • Weekend Manager on Duty when necessary.

  • Work with volunteer program.

  • Work with education program, including Little Sprouts, Garden Buds.

  • Attend all staff and department meetings and others as needed.

  • Other responsibilities based on knowledge and skill.

  • Participate in and help set up special events when needed/requested by supervisor(s).

  • Work with the overall mission of BGO in mind.

Required Qualifications:

  • A strong passion for horticulture and working outdoors.

  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to communicate and work with a team and independently.

  • Ability to comfortably & pleasantly communicate with volunteers, guests and co-workers.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions – extreme heat and cold.

  • Ability to do physical labor at a quick pace for long periods of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1 years of full time paid experience in the field of horticulture.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field.

If you’re interested in applying, please send your resume directly to Megan at mlankford@bgozarks.org.

Event Staff

The Event Staff is a hands-on position. The candidate must be able to respond quickly to change, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of an event.  The candidate must be able to be professional in every situation ensuring that BGO guests have a satisfied experience. 

Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Assist in executing special events such as weddings, birthday parties, corporate events & fundraisers
  • Enforce BGO rental policies with client, caterer, guests and vendors
  • Oversee the dismantling and removal of the event and clear the venue efficiently.
  • Secure building and grounds after event has ended
  • Co-coordinate with client and Special Event Staff on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly
  • Be a good representative of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Traits:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Possess a strong commitment to customer service
  • Highest ethics as they relate to all aspects of business

Work Experience

  • Previous wedding and/or event experience preferred (may be volunteer)
  • On the job training will be provided

Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication skills are required as this person will be working directly with clients and outside vendors
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and as a team player
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and with time constraints
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

Skills and Abilities 

The physical demands and work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  

  • Physical demands: In the work environment described below, the position requires verbal and written conversation with others, sitting standing, walking, bending, climbing, reaching, and strenuous lifting/moving objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Work Environment: Work will be performed in an inside and outdoor venue.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The position demands a flexible work schedule that will include evenings, and weekends.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Compensation:  $10/ hour

Scheduling

Willingness to work evenings and weekends, as determined by the Director of Special Events and Assistant Director of Special Events to meet the demands of Garden. 

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Jamie Dennis at jdennis@bgozarks.org.


Job Title:  Horticulture Intern
Department:  Horticulture
Reports to:  Horticulture Supervisor
Hours:  Full or part time – BGO will accommodate class schedules to the best of their ability.

Principal Areas of Training Provided

  • Care of diverse plantings of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, tropicals, grasses and annuals.
  • Hard skills including but not limited to pruning, plant propagation (sexual and asexual), mulching, fertilizer application, Integrated Pest Management and fertigation.
  • Use and maintenance of equipment and tools needed to perform daily tasks.
  • Hand watering and monitoring irrigation of plantings, especially during time of establishment and drought.
  • How to be a good representative of a public garden.
  • Various other duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Traits

  • Attending a University
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Possess a strong commitment to horticulture and team work.
  • Highest ethics as they relate to all aspects of business.

Work Experience

  • Previous horticulture experience preferred (may be volunteer).  Can include retail nursery, farming, gardening, or other horticulture related fields.

Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication skills are required as this person will be working on a small team.
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and as a team player.
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and with time constraints.

Physical demands

  • This position requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, reaching and strenuous lifting/moving objects repeatedly up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions – extreme heat and cold.

Compensation
This is an unpaid internship as we are a small non-profit. We will do our best to work around your schedule.

If you’re interested in applying, please send your resume directly to Megan at mlankford@bgozarks.org.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.