Employment Opportunities at Powell Gardens
Thank you for your interest in joining Powell Gardens’ team. Job descriptions and application requirements are listed below.
Property & Facilities
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Manager, Property & Facilities is responsible for all physical property maintenance, operations, planning, environmental services, and security operations. As the head of these important areas, the position will be directly involved in supervising and setting the priorities for the Maintenance, Custodial, and Security team’s daily responsibilities.
The Manager is responsible for planning, prioritizing, and executing the Facility Management Plan. The Manager will consider priorities as outlined in the Garden’s strategic plan, input from stakeholders (internally & externally) and budget considerations. The Manager is a creative problem-solver dedicated to solutions that use Garden resources in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Manager, Properties & Facilities will play an important and diplomatic role in the organization, responsible for developing and maintaining constructive and collaborative relationships with all departments across the Gardens.
Email a cover letter and resume to Susan Vongretzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events & Rentals
This position is responsible for working with the Manager, Special Events & Rentals on booking and facilitating rentals and events for Powell Gardens including but not limited to weddings and receptions, rehearsals, memorial services, celebratory occasions, corporate events, holiday parties, Powell Gardens events & festivals. This position is 30 hours weekly with optional benefits and the potential to grow into a full-time position.
Communications & Development
Working in a well-known, cultural non-profit, this position will aid development and communication efforts focused on the promotion of programs, events, and exhibitions as well as general awareness of Powell Gardens. This position will center on the planning and implementation of comprehensive marketing campaigns and will require cross-departmental collaboration and innovative thinking. The goal of this internship is to drive attendance in a thoughtful and strategic way while maintaining the mission and vision of Kansas City’s botanical garden.
Students interested in the internship must submit a cover letter and three references to the Director of Communications and Development (Molly Maddox, email@example.com). See full job description for additional details.
Provides efficient, friendly professional bar service to Powell Gardens’ event guests. Bartenders are an important part of the enjoyable atmosphere at special events and act as ambassadors to the Gardens.
Those interested in the bartender position should complete the online application at the end of this page.
Seasonal Visitor Experience Representatives are needed for this year’s Festival of Lights season. We are looking for availability from late October/early November to beginning of January for the holiday season. These positions will work in areas of admissions, gift shop, snack shops and bars. The garden is open evenings for Festival of Lights, so availability needed will include evenings and weekends. Starting pay is $10/hr.
Please complete online application below to be considered.
Apply for open positions by using digital application form. See individual job posting for application details.