Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

All employees of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Full time, regular status employees are provided a generous benefit package. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested in applying for a position listed below, please forward a cover letter and resume to hr@fpconservatory.org with the position title in the subject line. Or mail to:

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Attention: Human Resources Department
1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203
 

Open Positions:

Café Cashier
Café Catering Cook
Facility Maintenance Technician
Grounds Technician
On-Call Bartender
On-Call Server
Seasonal Grounds Mower

Seasonal Grounds Technician
Seasonal Visitor Experience Associate
 

CAFE CASHIER

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-time Cashier for the Garden Café. This person will be responsible for ensuring high quality food and customer service for café customers.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Greets customers, takes orders, and operates register/point of sale system
  • Opens, closes, and operates café according to operational procedures
  • Responsible for all cash handling procedures, including cash register operation, end of the day reports, credit card settlement, and café cash deposits
  • Prepares customer orders according to menu or special request, as quickly as possible, without sacrificing food quality
  • Demonstrates focus on outstanding customer service to the staff and guests of the Conservatory
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the front of the house before, during, and after operating hours
  • Stock all beverages, snacks, dishes, and supplies throughout the day and at the end of each shift for the following day using proper rotation methods
Requirements:
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Experience in customer service within a restaurant or café environment
  • Proficient in cash procedures, register equipment and food preparation equipment
  • Available to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent customer service skills in serving customers in a friendly and professional demeanor
  • Knowledge of cash procedures and Point of Sale operations
  • Must have great communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to stand/walk for several hours at a time
  • Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds when receiving and storing food products and equipment
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org


 

CAFE CATERING COOK

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seek a part-time Café Catering Cook to be responsible for ensuring high quality food and customer service for all guests and employees of the Conservatory.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Open, close and operate cafe according to predetermined operational procedures and hours
  • Follow Ohio Health Department guidelines regarding personal hygiene, food temperature controls, date labels, and product rotation
  • Prepare food for café menu and catered events as directed by the café supervisor and/or chef, paying special attention to food quality, flavor, temperatures, date labels, and product rotation
  • Prepare from scratch baked goods, soups, salads, sauces and catering orders for the café and catered events in a fast and efficient manner
  • Read and execute catering event orders
  • Prepare customer and catering orders according to menu or special request
  • Ensure all food leaving the kitchen is fresh, properly presented, and up to café standards
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the work station, kitchen, and storage areas
  • Demonstrate focus on outstanding food and service to the staff and guests of the Conservatory
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma/G.E.D.
  • Previous Foodservice experience
  • Experience in customer service within a restaurant or café environment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of food preparation equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of safe food handling procedures
  • Knowledge of food weights/measurements
  • Demonstrate expert skills in serving customers in a friendly and professional demeanor
  • Ability to stand/walk for several hours at a time
  • Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds when receiving and storing food products and equipment
  • Must have a sense of urgency and ability to work quickly without sacrificing quality
  • Demonstrate proficiency in problem solving
  • Demonstrate skills in written and oral communication
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.


 

FACILITY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a full-time Facility Maintenance Technician to provide a clean, safe and professional environment. Supports organizational goals, mission and values with strong emphasis on customer service.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Cleans and removes trash from the public and private areas of the Conservatory
  • Maintains care of facility maintenance equipment and supplies
  • Responsible for all event set-ups and removals
  • Inventories custodial supplies and maintains appropriate levels
  • Follow state and federal laws that address the safe use of equipment and the application, storage and disposal of chemical products
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves materials weighing up to 50 lbs. to accomplish cleaning and event set up and removal
  • Works indoors and outdoors year around in a variety of conditions
  • Frequently operates and maintains tools and machinery such as: automated floor scrubbers, high speed electrical buffers, steam cleaning machines, vacuum cleaners.
  • Demonstrates focus on serving the visitors and guests of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Requirements:
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Previous facility maintenance experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to transport maintenance equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to learn how to operate and maintain machinery used to perform various cleaning tasks
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.


 

GROUNDS TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a full-time Grounds Technician to safely provide professional landscaping services. This candidate will be responsible for performing ongoing landscaping tasks, as well as supporting the improvement of plant collections and seasonal displays within available resources. Routine maintenance of all landscaping equipment may be required. The candidate will also support departmental and facility goals, our mission statement and values with a strong emphasis on customer service.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Supports and administers the maintenance of turf and irrigation
  • Performs garden maintenance duties including but not limited to mowing, weeding, trimming, mulching, blowing, planting, pruning, chemical applications and trash removal
  • Operates snow removal equipment during the winter to keep all roadways, walkways and building entrances cleared and safe, requiring flexibility in scheduling
  • Leads and trains volunteers, interns and seasonal employees
  • Assists with installation and removal of seasonal flower displays
  • Supports programs and plans for efficient operation and improved horticulture practices
  • Interacts with general public, volunteers, and employees in a positive fashion
  • Follows state and federal laws that address the safe use of equipment and the application, storage and disposal of pesticides
  • Ensures proper use and care of equipment
Requirements:
  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 1+ year experience with plant maintenance or landscaping preferred
  • A certification in horticulture or landscaping preferred
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Certified Pesticide Applicator’s License within six months of employment
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of basic software programs (Word, Excel and Windows)
  • Must be able to lift or otherwise move materials weighing up to 50lbs to accomplish installations and maintenance
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors year round under a variety of conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, high humidity and wet weather
  • Uses written, verbal and practical skills to provide horticultural information to the general public, employees, volunteers and peer institutions
  • Must be a reliable worker who is able to perform routine tasks without supervision
  • Strong attention to detail preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for plants and the outdoors
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.


 

ON-CALL BARTENDER

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks an On-Call Bartender to provide exceptional service and a “top-shelf” guest experience. The ideal candidate will be able to create classic cocktails and make recommendations of drinks, while exceeding guests’ needs and expectations.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Takes drink orders, prepares alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, and serves guests and visitors of the Conservatory
  • Checks guest identification and confirms legal drinking age
  • Assesses the needs and preferences of the guests and makes drink recommendations
  • Mixes ingredients to prepare cocktails
  • Maintains positive attitude and a helpful, friendly demeanor
  • Provides excellent guest experience
  • Complies with all food and beverage regulations
  • Sets up, stocks and replenishes bar inventory and supplies and completes tear down and cleaning of bar areas
  • Performs post-event walk through with Bar Lead or Event Coordinator to assure clean-up is complete
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Prior experience working with alcohol and mixed drinks
  • Prior customer service experience
  • Some knowledge of foodservice preferred, but not required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of beers, wines and liquors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive attitude and excellent organization skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to take direction and be a motivated self-starter
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift, carry or move objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand/walk for several hours at a time
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.



ON-CALL SERVER

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks motivated On-Call Servers to provide outstanding food and beverage service to event guests.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provides excellent food and beverage service
  • Provides outstanding customer service
  • Assists with event set up, including set up of tables, linens and chairs
  • Maintains back of the house, front of the house and side work duties for overall productivity of banquet events
  • Seek council from management when needed
  • Performs clearing and tearing down of event space
  • Performs other duties as assigned and demonstrates focus on serving the guests of Conservatory events
Requirements:
  • Must have previous catering or serving experience
  • Minimum 21 years of age
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Outstanding customer service skills displayed in a positive and friendly manner
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance
  • Ability to maintain a sense of urgency while on the service floor
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow health and safety practices
  • Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move materials weighing up to 50 lbs 
  • Ability to stand/walk for several hours at a time
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.



SEASONAL GROUNDS MOWER

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a full-time seasonal Grounds Mower to assist in mowing duties for an 88-acre park and botanical garden.

Responsibilities:
  • Cares for and maintains the turf as well as maintaining mower equipment
  • Supports the implementation of programs, including irrigation, turf fertilization, pest, and disease control, pruning and planting
  • Performs garden maintenance duties including weeding, trimming, mulching, blowing, mowing and trash removal
  • Interacts with the public, volunteers, and employees in a positive fashion
  • Ensures proper use and care of equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned and demonstrates focus on serving the visitors and guests of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Requirements:
  • 1 year experience with mowing, plant maintenance, landscaping and equipment use preferred
  • Knowledge of basic software programs (Word, Excel and Windows)
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Frequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves to 50lbs to accomplish installations and maintenance
  • Frequently operates and maintains tools and machinery such as pruners, mowers, blowers, weed whips, trucks, and sprayers to maintain collections
  • Works indoors and outdoors under a variety of conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, high humidity, and wet weather
  • The ability to sit and work independently for an extended period of time
  • Demonstrates good communication skills and the ability to show initiative
Additional Information: This a full-time, seasonal position lasting through Mid-October.
 
To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.



SEASONAL GROUNDS TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks seasonal Grounds Technicians to assist in grounds duties for an 88 acre park and botanical garden.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Supports maintenance program, including irrigation, fertilization, pest, and disease control, pruning, and planting
  • Performs park and garden maintenance duties such as trash removal, weeding, string trimming, mowing, hardscaping, pruning and mulching, etc.
  • Monitors, reports and treats pests, diseases, disorders, and environmental concerns within Integrated Pest Management program
  • Interacts with the public, volunteers, employees, peer institutions by answering questions, developing fact sheets, and leading tours and workshops
Requirements:
  • 2 years Landscape experience preferred; this includes but not limited to mowing, string trimming, sheering, planting, mulching, chemical applications, turf/tree care and equipment maintenance
  • Must be available days and occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Certified Ohio pesticide license is a plus, but not required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work in a team setting or alone/ self-motivated
  • Ability to take instruction and operate an assigned area
  • Knowledge of plant care, integrated pest management, fertilization techniques, pruning practices and watering programs
  • Equipment operations knowledge
  • Good communication, planning, and time management skills
  • Ability to frequently lift, carry, or otherwise move materials weighing up to 50 lbs
Additional Information: This is a seasonal position running from Early April to Late September.
 
To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.



SEASONAL VISITOR EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks seasonal Visitor Experience Associates to provide exceptional customer service to the public in a museum or hospitality environment.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Greets, acknowledges and provides Conservatory event information to visitors
  • Sells memberships, admission tickets, and class registration to Conservatory visitors and provides them with event and exhibit information
  • Administers the opening and closing procedures of the Visitor’s Center
  • Demonstrates accurate cash handling and reconciliation of sales
  • Provides excellent customer services and makes every effort to find solutions for visitor’s concerns or issues
  • Engages patrons in collection interpretation which may include public speaking
Requirements:
  • 2–4 years’ customer service experience in a museum, hospitality, or retail environment involving daily interaction with the public
  • 1 year minimum experience in register operations including handling cash and credit transactions
  • High School Graduate, Some College/Associates Degree preferred
  • Must be available to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic sales skills
  • Flexibility to work in multiple areas within the Visitor Experience department
Additional Information: This is a seasonal position that will assist with the Blooms & Butterflies Exhibition. The position will run through September 17, 2017.
 
To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.