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.
This position under the supervision of the Garden’s area horticulturist is responsible for the overall horticultural design, installation, display and maintenance.
Complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter, via the link below.
Working for both Powell Gardens and Unity Village, interns will have the opportunity to sample a variety of horticultural specialties including seasonal displays, edibles, aquatic, production, grounds/natural resources, golf course/turf management and a rose garden.
Interns will gain insight, skills and mentorship through widely diverse gardens and grounds. Interns will rotate through these diverse gardens working with the horticulture supervisors and their teams. Interns will be invited to meet and learn from other non-horticulture professionals at the Garden including administration, education and development. The goal of the internship is to be exposed to the diverse specializations within horticultural sciences, theory and practice, and instill a passion for public gardens.
Students interested in the internship must submit the following to Janet Heter at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2019.
- Cover Letter addressing the following:
- The reasoning behind your interest in the internship and what you expect to gain from the experience
- Your career goals
- What four areas of horticulture are you currently most interested? (aquatic, edibles, turf/grounds, natural resources, production, design/display, other)
- If you are seeking credit, how many hours do you need? Attach a course description to the application.
- Three references
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 Visitor Services representative will be cross-trained in retail operations (gift shop and snack shop) as well as admissions and customer service support. Duties include processing admissions in a timely manner; communicating current/upcoming events to the public; taking initiative to increase membership enrollments; providing guidance and direction to guests; accurately processing POS and inventory transactions; following proper opening/closing procedures pertaining to POS and cash reporting procedures, answering incoming calls then directing, returning and forwarding calls to the appropriate departments; maintaining the information kiosk with various media; communicating Powell Garden rules to visitors when necessary; providing support to staff with various projects and duties as assigned; and adhering to all Human Resources rules regarding attendance and timecard procedures and dress code.
A key member of the Visitor Services team, this position is responsible for driving the trams which deliver visitors to different areas around the gardens. Occasionally, tram drivers are also needed for wedding rentals. A valid driver’s license is needed. The primary day to day functions of this position include daily inspection of the tram, cleaning as needed; adhering to the tram scheduled times; driving the route to all tram stops, stopping and helping visitors on and off as needed; maintaining a safe speed when driving; checking in with visitor services at the VEC for special events / instructions; providing information about the garden, events and membership opportunities to the visitors; reconciling tram fees at the end of the day and delivering to front desk; parking trolley, cleaning as necessary, in the appropriate storage area.
A key member of the Visitor Services team, this position is responsible for the security of Powell Gardens’ staff, guests, buildings and grounds during special events and after normal business hours or while on duty. A background check is required for this job classification. The primary day to day functions of this position include securing entire property by sweeping the garden and securing buildings at close or after evening events. Ensure the safety of guests and staff by exercising good judgement regarding situations of an unusual nature and making determinations on need for additional assistance, if necessary. Complete a daily security log, report unusual activity, document maintenance issues and lock up procedures.