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

Current Openings

Adult Education Program Coordinator

Part-time. Posted 7/28/15

The Adult Education Program Coordinator serves as primary contact and onsite support for instructors and Instructor Aide volunteers in adult educational programs. He or she will work collaboratively with the Adult Education Program Director and other members of the department to achieve short and long-range goals for instructor and volunteer training and coordination, and to achieve the highest levels of excellence in adult education and leisure programs.

Responsibilities include: Educational event coordination – insure successful implementation of scheduled Adult Education programs; provide outstanding service in both instructor and educational event coordination by ensuring that all inquiries and requirements are addressed according to department needs and infrastructure; provide instructor assistance, to include promptly answering questions, purchasing materials, booking and re-booking rooms and/or vehicles, coordinating instructor aide/volunteer efforts, booking offsite facilities, etc. Coordinate volunteer efforts – coordinate volunteer (Instructor Aides) efforts onsite, monitor volunteer participation, and act as a liaison between the adult education team and Instructor Aide volunteers serving in adult education programs, to include volunteer recruiting, training and assisting classes without scheduled volunteer support. General support – help the department in marketing efforts to achieve budget goals, and support registration and customer service needs while working with Adult Education Registrar.

Requirements include an Associate level degree in Education, Event Management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, Bachelor level degree preferred; demonstrated skills and abilities in event management, negotiation and customer service; ability to work evenings and weekends; high-level of organizational skill and flexibility to work well in a changing environment; functional ability in using MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint; and ability to work with teams in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and diverse audiences.


Event Setup Assistants

Seasonal. October 2015-May 2016. Posted 7/1/2015

The Event Setup Assistants help to ensure the success of events, facility rentals, workshops, meetings and classes offered at the Garden by providing set and support services to departments and guests. 

Responsibilities include:  Ensuring that each event space is clean prior to, during, and after each event, including floors, counter/table tops, fixtures, restrooms, and the removal of debris, recycling material and trash; setting up and breaking down tables, chairs, event equipment and structures; setting up and breaking down audio/visual equipment and minor troubleshooting; assisting the Beverage staff with bar set ups and breakdowns prior to and during events, including assistance throughout with trash, recycling, ice and supplies; delivering beverages and ice to events when needed and returning at event conclusion, maintaining accurate inventory; assisting the Exhibits Department with the installation and de-installation of temporary art and outdoor sculpture exhibitions; assisting staff and guest deliveries of additional equipment and/or supplies to designated areas; operating a motorized cart to move all necessary furniture, equipment, supplies and structures in a safe manner; providing exemplary customer service to Garden staff, volunteers, clients, guests and vendors, ensuring that their needs are met during events; keeping venue staging areas organized and clean; and performing basic groundskeeping tasks when necessary, including sweeping, raking, and cleaning to maintain venues at presentation quality.

Requirements include the ability to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid driver license and acceptable driving record; exemplary customer service skills; ability to lift up to 75 pounds; ability to stoop, bend, squat and stand for long periods of time & work outdoors in weather extremes; good communication and time management skills; and ability to work evenings, weekends and a variety of shifts.



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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