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: 

Marketing Assistant
Annual Fund Manager

Visitor Experience Associate
Facilities Maintenance Technician



Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has an opening for a part-time Marketing Assistant. This position supports all members of the Marketing Department in a variety of activities and initiatives that maximize efficiencies, meet deadlines, and successfully drive admissions, program participation, public awareness and visitor/customer engagement.
  • Track and report marketing and PR results
  • Post content to community calendars and databases
  • Assist with mailings and distribution of promotional materials 
  • Maintain contact lists and files
  • Assist with proofreading and editing of marketing collateral, web and social media content
  • Represent the Conservatory at community events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 12 years employment and/or internship experience in marketing, sales, public relations, journalism or related field
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including very occasion evenings and weekends
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize to meet multiple deadlines
  • Competency with Microsoft Office, familiarity with Adobe CS software and web content management systems
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
Additional Information: Application deadline is November 10, 2014.  Position will begin January 2015.    



Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks an Annual Fund Manager to join our development team.  This position develops and implements annual strategies and programs that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gifts from a variety of sources including individuals and businesses and through a variety of techniques including cultivation events, personal solicitations, telemarketing, grants and direct mail.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines and evaluation plans for the Annual Fund program, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of constituents.
  • Create and administer a program of activities to solicit gifts from a variety of sources including individuals and businesses using techniques such as cultivation events, personal solicitations, special projects, telemarketing, mail, email and social media programs.
  • Use development database to perform comprehensive analysis of the Annual Fund program. Use data to evaluate program success and make recommendations for program changes.
  • Manage portfolio of individual donors, Monarch Society, and $1,000 or greater annual giving club, and expand programs annually by both number of donors and total funds raised.
  • Work with Director of Development to develop and implement cultivation and stewardship strategy for individual/family donors who make annual gifts between $1,000-$25,000.
  • Achieve monthly face-to-face donor and prospect meeting, cultivation and solicitation goals.
  • Work closely with Director of Development and other department staff members to ensure coordination with their respective fundraising efforts.
  • Bachelor's degree and 3–5 years of successful annual fund management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in planning, cultivation and stewardship of donors.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and CRM database software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of fundraising, including direct mail, personal and telephone solicitations, cultivation events, stewardship, and donor relations.
  • Mature management and communication skills, interpersonal savvy and customer focus.
  • Ability to shepherd a targeted effort within a complex environment, and operational skills that ensure successful tactical project management.
  • Excellent computer and analytical skills are required.
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, warmly develop relationships with diverse constituencies, and employ keen judgment.
  • Results driven; ability to manage and measure work, balancing multiple projects and goals.


Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a seasonal Visitor Experience Associate responsible for providing excellent customer service while engaging with patrons at the Visitor Center and on the telephone. This position offers interpretation to our guests in the Special Exhibitions, Art Galleries, during Family Fun events, and on Group Tours of the Conservatory. 
  • Demonstrates excellence in customer service for both internal and external guests of the Conservatory; Makes every effort to find solutions to visitor concerns
  • Greets, acknowledges and provides Conservatory event information to our guests
  • Promotes and processes transactions for admission tickets, memberships, and class registrations
  • Demonstrates accurate cash handling and reconciliation skills
  • Administers the opening and closing procedures of the Ticket Center
  • Answers the main phone line
  • Facilitates the group tour experience including booking, check-in and giving interpretative tours
  • Enforces United States Department of Agriculture and Franklin Park Conservatory regulations with staff and public in a positive manner
  • Engages patrons in formal and informal collection interpretation including public speaking
  • Facilitates Family Fun events and paid programming
  • High school degree required; related Associates or Bachelors degree preferred
  • Minimum 1 year cash handling and register experience
  • Ability to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Outstanding customer services skills displayed in a positive and friendly manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication, capable of speaking in front of a large group
  • Knowledge of cash procedures, register operations and ability to provide sales analysis
  • Flexibility to work in multiple areas within the Visitor Experience department
  • Basic computer skills including email, Microsoft Word and Excel
Additional Information: This is a part-time, temporary position that runs through January 4, 2015.  Candidate must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.


Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a Facilities Maintenance Technician responsible for event set-up and maintaining a clean, safe, and professional facility.  This position will work weekdays and weekends.
  • Responsible for event set-ups and removals. (Tables, chairs, podiums, stage pieces, AV equipment, etc.)
  • Cleans and removes trash from the public and private areas of the Conservatory such as restrooms, tile floors, windows, and carpets.
  • Maintains care of facility maintenance equipment and supplies.
  • Occasionally operates lifts and ladders to ascend building areas for cleaning.
  • Works indoors and outdoors year around in a variety of conditions including, hot and cold temperatures, high humidity and wet weather.
  • Frequently operates and maintains tools and machinery such as: automated floor scrubbers, high speed electrical buffers, steam cleaning machines, and vacuum cleaners.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be available days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Previous facility maintenance and/or event setup experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to frequently lift, carry or otherwise move materials weighing up to 50 lbs. to accomplish cleaning and event set up and removal.
  • Strong customer service, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to learn how to operate and maintain machinery used to perform various cleaning tasks.