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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Current Openings

Education Publication Coordinator

Part-time. posted 10/24/14

The Adult Education team has an exciting, part-time opportunity for an Education Publication Coordinator to assist in the development and coordination of the class catalog - a major publication piece for the Garden’s educational programs. The successful candidate will be a key member of a team with a passion for educating our community!

Primary responsibilities include taking charge of the development, coordination, publication and distribution of the department’s class catalog in print and electronic formats; leading the editorial process, to include coordination of editing and layout, quality assurance and control, and proofreading; working closely with interdepartmental stakeholders and ensuring that edits are updated in a timely manner; writing program descriptions that match class objectives; importing, updating and maintaining accurate and current educational programs on the Garden’s website; adhering to marketing style guidelines using the Garden’s custom dashboard, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, and other technologies; creating and analyzing annual customer service reports; providing Garden and Department support by participating in staff meetings, teams, and events; and assisting with reports and proposals, as needed.

Requirements include a Bachelor level degree in Communications, Marketing, English or a related field; three years of combined applicable experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational ability; familiarity with HTML, Adobe Photoshop, content management systems, Excel and CSV files; knowledge of design standards; ability to troubleshoot technical issues; excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; the ability to solve problems using discretion and good judgment, and high levels of personal motivation.

Application deadline:  November 7, 2014. 
When applying for the Education Publication Coordinator position, please include writing sample(s) with resume and letter of interest.

Herbarium Collections Manager  

Part-time; grant-funded for 21 months with the possibility of continuing post-grant, pending additional funding. posted 10/24/14

The Herbarium Collections Manager will work as part of a team to curate the Garden’s collection of herbarium specimens, will serve as a member of the Research, Conservation and Collections Department and will work closely with and report to the Curator of the Herbarium.

The successful candidate will assist herbarium staff with achieving the goals of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand the storage capacity of the herbarium. Responsibilities will include identifying and annotating specimens, updating and redistributing specimens in cases, mounting specimens, replacing folders and labels as needed, supervising volunteers, maintaining the database and image library, and leading tours of the herbarium.

Requirements include a Bachelor level degree in a plant-related field (M.S. preferred); knowledge of vascular plant taxonomy and systematics (experience with Southwest flora preferred); experience using Symbiota software or similar programs; ability to use dichotomous identification keys; and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Previous curatorial experience in a research collection or museum is a plus.

Security Ranger

Full time. Must be flexible to work both day and evening shifts, including weekends. posted 9/25/14

The Desert Botanical Garden Ranger staff provides safety and physical security protection of the grounds, collections, and facilities of the Garden. While on duty rangers must maintain high standards of professionalism and communicate effectively to maintain a positive guest experience. In addition, Rangers provide for the safety and security of visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Responsibilities include physical surveillance, safety and security patrols, report writing, visitor assistance, first aid, acting as first responder to emergencies, event service security, crowd management, and vehicle traffic control.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma, exemplary customer service skills, and a minimum of 1 year of experience as a Park Ranger or Security Officer in a public assembly hospitality environment. This position requires the ability to walk long distances and stand for extended periods of time. Candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., work outdoors year-round in varying weather conditions and have a minimum of basic computer skills.  Preferred candidates will have over 2 years of previous experience providing security, ranger, or campus policing services in a Park, Zoo or other hospitality environment. Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification a plus.

Selection subject to meeting appropriate extended background check standards.  All positions may require the use of DBG owned vehicles on DBG business.  Individuals must be capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.


The benefits of regular employment at the Desert Botanical Garden include a competitive benefits package*, complimentary family membership, employee admissions exchange, wellness initiatives and discounts. 

Reasonable accommodation may be made, where necessary, to allow a qualified individual to perform essential job functions. Honored as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Desert Botanical Garden is an equal-opportunity employer.   

*subject to eligibility requirements

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