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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Event Setup Assistant
Full-time, Temporary. | Posted 2/13/14
The goal of the Event Setup Assistant is to help 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: ensure that each event space is clean prior to, during, and after each event - to include floors, counter/table tops, fixtures, restrooms, and removal of debris, recycling material and trash; set up and break down tables, chairs, event equipment and structures in a timely and orderly manner, while adhering to safety standards and practices; set up and break down audio/visual equipment for events, programs and facility rentals, and have ability to do minor equipment troubleshooting; assist Beverage staff with bar set ups and breakdowns prior to and during events; to include assistance throughout the event with trash, recycling, ice and supplies; assist the Exhibits Department with the installation and de-installation of temporary art exhibitions; work with Exhibits Department in prepping the outside area of the Butterfly Pavilion in advance of the opening, as well as daily maintenance during the exhibition, to include maintaining tables, chairs, umbrellas and raking/watering pathways; assist staff and guest deliveries of additional equipment and/or supplies to designated areas; operate motorized cart to move all necessary furniture, equipment, supplies and structures in a safe manner; provide exemplary customer service to Garden staff, volunteers, clients, guests and vendors, ensuring that needs are met throughout events; and keep venue staging areas clean organized.
Requirements include: ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; ability to lift up to 75 pounds and stoop, bend, squat and stand for long periods of time; ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures and inclement weather; good communication skills and ability to manage time to complete tasks by time required; exemplary customer service skills; and ability to work evenings, weekends and a variety of shifts.
Butterfly Pavilion Associates
Part-time, Seasonal (March 1-May 11, 2014) / Posted 1/19/14
The Garden is looking for a talented team to work in our Spring Butterfly Pavilion. Responsibilities include interacting with guests and care of the butterflies and pavilion plants. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work well with volunteers, children and the general public. This position requires functioning in an outside environment and standing for extended periods of time. Must be available to work weekdays, weekends, holidays and special events, as needed.
Applications will be accepted until February 10, 2014.
Desert Landscape School – Landscape Installation Specialist
Part-time seasonal (January – May / 30-35 hrs per week) / Posted: 1/17/14
This position serves as offsite coordinator and instructor for the Garden’s Desert Landscape School landscape installation projects. The selected candidate will provide outstanding service in coordinating landscape installation activities and demonstrations, including communication with local charity organizations, local governmental agencies and authorities, volunteers and students, with the goal of providing the highest level of excellence in applied adult instruction for Desert Landscape School students in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Landscape installation – ensure that landscape installation materials and equipment are available and ready for use during demonstration, instruction, and offsite landscape installation; ensure that installation procedure and methods follow industry best management practices and sustainable practices recommended by the Garden and the Desert Landscape School
- Outdoor Classroom Instruction – provide flexible and encouraging instruction for adults in landscape installation practices, including providing feedback in performance-based assessment scenarios; instruct, manage, and engage students in an outdoor-classroom scenario
- Safety – work outside Garden premises ensuring the safety of students and volunteers and compliance with industry best practices for safe tool utilization; comply with appropriate federal/state occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders that are applicable to his/her own actions and conducts
Requirements include an Associate level degree or equivalent experience level in landscape installation; excellent written and oral communication skills with a high-level of organizational skill and flexibility working in a changing environment; ability to work well under pressure and balance multiple priorities, assignments, and deadlines; proven experience in irrigation systems design/installation and installation of landscape plants and hardscape features; demonstrated skills and abilities in adult instruction; demonstrated initiative: ability to think, work, and make independent decisions based on sound judgment; ability to calculate figures and amounts such as calibration rates, proportions, percentages, and volume; ability to work weekends; ability to carry landscape installation equipment and materials of up to 60 lbs.; and a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a truck pulling a trailer (6 x10).
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