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To apply for an open position, please e-mail resume and letter of interest to Human Resources at:, fax to: 480 481.8173, or mail to:

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

posted 4/18/2017

Senior Graphic Design Manager

Full time

This position is responsible for overseeing the creative function and translating marketing objectives into strategies, designs and plans.  This role manages graphic design, collateral development, advertising and other brand designs, and is expected to help bring the Garden brand to life while leading and developing multiple creative projects from start to finish.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute creative strategies that support business goals and objectives
  • Attend creative meetings to develop strategies and implement all creative requirements
  • Oversee development of our brand image across multiple channels, insuring consistency and relevance
  • Initiate and design complex and simple marketing plans based on creative specifications
  • Work with Director of Marketing Communications to manage the creation of consistent integrated marketing/sales collateral, online/offline marketing programs, social media, and advertising
  • Work with the Director of Marketing Communications to implement marketing materials to help increase the Garden’s exposure
  • Represent the Marketing Department on Garden committees, as directed
  • Participate in additional creative projects and Garden events, as assigned

Position Requirements include:

  • Accredited Bachelor degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or related field 
  • 8 years of experience in a progressive creative marketing role
  • 4 years of management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, detail-oriented and able to manage/lead groups of people and tasks simultaneously
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office software, to include Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the marketing design process
  • Project management experience
  • Previous work experience demonstrating the proven ability to turn an idea into a successful visual and marketing piece

DBG Camp Instructor

Part-time, Seasonal

This position provides fun and engaging environmental education experiences for camp program participants!

Primary responsibilities include:

Camp Planning

  • Participate in a team training session (5/25) and prep days (6/1 and 6/2) prior to the start of camp 
  • Prepare and organize daily camp supplies and instructional materials for your class 
  • Assist with camp clean up and debriefing 
  • Communicate with the Informal Science Education Coordinator about supply needs before and during camp 


  • Serve as lead teacher and primary supervisor for all aspects of at least one onsite camp session: 
  • June 5 – 9     (Day Camp 8:30am – 3:00pm) 
  • June 12 – 16 (Day Camp 8:30am – 3:00pm) 
  • June 19 – 23 (Day Camp 8:30am – 3:00pm) 
  • June 26 – 30 (Day Camp 8:30am – 3:00pm) 
  • Prepare classroom and initiate all activities while camp is in session 
  • Maintain a safe, tidy, and well organized learning environment 
  • Work as a team member with volunteers and staff to communicate daily with parents and produce excellent experiences for camp participants 

Volunteer Coordination

  • Coordinate team teaching and support responsibilities with Volunteer Teaching Assistants and Volunteer Camp Counselors
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Informal Science Education Coordinator 

Position requirements include:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Education, Environmental Education, Life Sciences or related field, or degree in progress
  • Possession of a current level 1 IVP fingerprint clearance card
  • Demonstrated successful curriculum interpretation, teaching, and group management capabilities
  • Demonstrated classroom and outdoor teaching experience; previous camp instruction preferred
  • Knowledge of Sonoran Desert ecology, botany, horticulture, or similar preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to pass extended background check
  • Ability to traverse Garden trails in all weather conditions
  • Light bending and lifting (up to 25 lbs.) associated with routine job duties


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 that values diversity.   

*subject to eligibility requirements

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