Employment with Powell Gardens
Powell Gardens welcomes those seeking careers or internships. Powell Gardens employs 30 people year-round and up to 70 during peak season. Powell Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Working in a well-known, cultural non-profit, this position will aid marketing efforts focused on the promotion of Powell Gardens events, initiatives, and membership program, as well as general awareness of Powell Gardens as Kansas City’s botanical garden. This position will center on the planning and implementation of advertising and marketing, research and development of the membership program, management and content generation for member communications, assist with planning, promotion and execution of the annual fundraising event and perform additional administrative duties as assigned. The goal of this internship is to raise awareness of the Gardens, heighten the member experience by sharing thoughtful, informative content and explore strategic ways to enhance communications and public relations.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Working outdoors with the Heartland Harvest Garden’s horticultural staff, the intern will get the opportunity to learn and maintain the nationally-recognized 12 acre edible landscape. This is an UCM Grant and UCM student in Horticulture or Higher Education Institution can apply. Extensive hands-on learning will include edible landscape maintenance and design, pest management, greenhouse production and the Community Supported Agriculture Program.
Please complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter, via the link below.
The education department at Powell Gardens is currently seeking garden enthusiasts to join our existing volunteer docent group. Garden Guides are a committed group of tour guides who engage with Powell Gardens K-12 student and adult tour groups and help them discover the many aspects of the Garden, while discussing unique plant collections and landscapes. Garden Guides lead scheduled group and drop-in tours for varied public audiences during the year.
Call for Artists
Powell Gardens is accepting exhibition proposals from professional artists for the gallery spaces in the gardens’ Visitor Center building. We are seeking a large body of an artists’ work that can be either displayed building-wide as a solo artist exhibition or curated into and displayed as a small group thematic exhibition. Submissions are welcome from any artist working in two-dimensions and in any media for works that can be installed on a wall and that are framed under glass (all works must be professionally displayed). Powell Gardens has several interior hallway gallery spaces and a cafe dining area wall space with approximately 153 linear feet with some walls exposed to natural light from windows (light is not UV fil-tered). The available exhibition space is indoors, but is not in an HVAC climate controlled space. The works will be on view in a public hallway with doors that open to the outside. Please note that additional security for the works on display is limited to gallery hooks or Plexi cases provided by the artists. The exhibition spaces are open to the public during regular garden hours daily.