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Powell Gardens welcomes those seeking careers or internships. We employ nearly 35 people year-round and up to 70 during peak season. Powell Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Open Positions

 

Horticulture

Horticulture Internships (unpaid) 

Program comprises hands-on work experiences with gardeners focusing on what it takes to maintain a major public botanical garden (Intern housing is available no cost at Powell Gardens). Internships should last at least 12 weeks from May to August or to fit a student's class schedule as approved by the Director of Horticulture. Weekend work may be available. Internship opportunities include the 3 core gardens: 1) Perennial Garden, 2) Woodland and Stream Garden-Meadow-Chapel and 3) Island Garden, 4) Visitor Center annual display beds & conservatory 5) turf and trails (mainly mowing), 6) nursery and plant trials, and up to 2 opportunities in the 7-8) Heartland Harvest Garden: America's largest edible landscape. Questions? Please call Janet at 816-697-2600 x241.

Apply with cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation to Horticulture Coordinator Janet at jheter@powellgardens.org or mail to Powell Gardens at address listed above.

 

Maintenance and Facilities

Maintenance Assistant

This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position responsible for performing necessary repairs and maintenance for the entire Powell Gardens campus - including buildings, structures and ground areas, as well as providing maintenance support for special events. Responsibilities include maintaining safe work areas for employees and the public at all times, keeping tools clean and in good working order, perfoming general maintenance and construction duties as needed and complying with Powell Gardens policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of carpentry, plumbing and concrete practices. Will be able to lift 80 lbs. and accomplish strenuous work on an ongoing basis in various weather conditions. Must be able to perform simple math, read a tape measure and communicate effectively with the public and coworkers. Applicant must also be able to work in high places and tight areas. Applicant must have a flexible schedule and valid driver's license to be considered. An attractive benefits package is included with this position (following an eligibility period) including: PTO, holiday and vacation plus medical, dental, disability and retirement plans. 

Please complete the online employment application on this page to apply.

 

Seasonal Bartenders

We are currently seeking experienced, personable bartenders to work special events and receptions on an as-needed basis. The ideal candidate is highly organized, able to multi-task and able to perform basic math. Professional appearance and exemplary verbal communication skills are a must. Bartenders will be responsible for set-up, maintenance and operation of the bar during the scheduled shift. This position requires lifting and extended periods of walking and standing.

Please complete the online employment application on this page to apply.