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. Or mail to:

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

Open Positions: 

On-Call Educator
Botanica Sales Associate

Bartender
Cafe Catering Cook
Cafe Dishwasher




ON-CALL EDUCATOR

Job Summary: The On-Call Educator provides presentations to students and assists the education department in program content development.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides structured presentations to students to learn more about butterflies, botany and habitat. 
  • Helps with outreach programs throughout the Columbus area for classes and groups. 
  • Assists the Education team with developing new content for programs.
  • Demonstrates a focus on serving the guests of the Conservatory, maintaining the highest standards of customer service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • High school degree required, some college preferred.
  • 6 months experience or coursework in informal/formal education in the areas of: environmental science, education, communications or public relations.
  • Proficiency in the techniques of informal learning and a keen interest in sharing knowledge
  • Availability to work weekday mornings
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to exhibit a professional, enthusiastic and dynamic demeanor that engages visitors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in working with people
  • Ability to walk up to 5 miles/day, and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
Additional Information:  This is a part-time, on-call position.  Hours will vary throughout the year. 


BOTANICA SALES ASSOCIATE

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-time Botanica Gift Shop and Greenhouse Sales Associate who possesses outstanding customer service and sales skills. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Greets, acknowledges, and provides product information to customers of the Gift Shop and Greenhouse
  • Maintains the appearance of the Gift Shop and Greenhouse
  • Administers the opening and closing procedures of the Gift Shop and Greenhouse
  • Assists in the processing of merchandise, receiving, pricing, and merchandising
  • 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
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Requirements:
  • High school graduate
  • 1-2 years retail customer service experience
  • Available to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Outstanding customer service and sales skills
  • Knowledge of cash procedures and Point of Sale operations
  • Ability to count cash, reconcile numbers, and provide general analysis regarding daily sales figures
  • General knowledge of plant care

BARTENDER

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is looking for an experienced On-Call Bartender to provide outstanding beverage service to event guests.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Using excellent customer service skills, provides beverage service to guests and visitors of the Conservatory
  • Completes set up and tear down of bar areas for events
  • Completes consumption report of all leftover alcohol and submits to bar lead
  • Compiles and records all alcohol information
  • Sets up, replenishes, stocks and serves bar
  • Maintains cleanliness and manages inventory of liquor closet
  • Performs other duties as assigned and demonstrates focus on serving the guests of Conservatory events
  • Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D required
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Demonstrated knowledge of customer services techniques and ability to apply in building revenue associated events
  • Knowledge of common mixed drink recipes preferred
  • Some knowledge of foodservice preferred, but not required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Effective customer service 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 equipment and event related items
  • Skill in problem solving, communication, and attention to detail.
  

CAFE CATERING COOK

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-time café catering cook  who is responsible for ensuring high quality food and customer service for guests.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Prepares food for the café and catering menus as directed by café supervisor or chef, paying special attention to food quality, flavor, temperature, date labels, and product rotation
  • Prepares customer orders according to menu or special request, as quickly as possible, without sacrificing food quality
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of the kitchen and café storage areas
  • Demonstrates focus on outstanding service to the staff and guests of the Conservatory
  • Opens, closes, and operates café according to operational procedures.
Requirements:
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Catering and line cooking experience
  • Servsafe certification or equivalent  
  • Available to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have a great palate for use in food preparation
  • Ability and confidence to prepare delicious soups, sauces, salads and baked goods from scratch using ingredients on hand
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read and execute catering event orders
  • Excellent customer service and time management skills

CAFE DISHWASHER

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-time dishwasher for our Garden Café responsible for cleaning and putting away dishes, removing trash and recycling, and keeping floors and table tops clean.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Opens, closes, and operates dish tank according to predetermined operational procedures.
  • Clears dishes from the dining areas.
  • Cleans, put away, and restocks all dishes and equipment throughout the shift.
  • Keeps an eye on trash cans and floors making sure to sweep/mop as needed and takes out trash throughout the shift.
  • Runs food as needed.
  • Sweeps and mops at the end of every shift.
  • Takes out all trash, recycling, and compost at the end of every shift.
  • Puts away orders when they come in making sure to rotate food stock.
Requirements:
  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Available to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • 6-12 months experience in restaurant environment preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must 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 at all times.