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.
The Director of Development leads Powell Gardens’ development department and is a member of the senior management team. This position is responsible for establishing, facilitating, and evaluating a highly professional, ethical and successful development program. The Director of Development mentors and manages staff and volunteers in the design and implementation of the major gift program, annual fund, grants, sponsorship, membership, and fundraising events. The Director collaborates with the Executive Director, a campaign consultant and Board members for major gift solicitations for campaign, operations and strategic initiatives. Interested applicants should include a cover letter, resume and three references with application submission.
The Development Events Coordinator is a key member of the Development Department. He or she helps the organization meet development goals by managing fundraising and stewardship events. The position works closely with volunteer planning committees. The Development Events Coordinator reports to the Director of Development. Interested applicants should include a cover letter and resume with application submission. Open until filled.
Powell Gardens seeks a highly organized, detail oriented people person with a strong work ethic and “can do” attitude to lead the Special Events department. The ideal candidate has worked with a wide variety of clients including brides/grooms and corporate customers. This goal-oriented person will want to make a difference at one of the Kansas City’s premier cultural venues and enjoys not only reaching, but exceeding revenue goals. If you want to make a real difference planning and executing events, send a cover letter, resume and at least three references. The position begins January 2, 2018.
This position is responsible for working with the Coordinator, Special Events 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, galas, holiday parties, and Garden festivals.
Call for Artists
Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden, seeks design proposals for a special outdoor exhibition that will inspire visitors to linger on our lawns, relax while relishing beautiful landscapes and botanical collections, and play in Kansas City’s “BIG back yard.” The year 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Powell Gardens, and offers BIG celebrations all year long. Located just east of Kansas City on Highway 50, Powell Gardens wishes to create engaging, larger-than-life outdoor spaces for visitors that encourage play, inspire imagination, and promote relaxation with a dash of humor and whimsy.
Call for Artists
Powell Gardens is currently accepting exhibition proposals from professional artists for the gallery spaces in the gardens’ Visitor Education Center. 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).