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: 

Development Assistant
Exhibitions/Collections Assistant
Program Specialist
Corporate Sales Assistant Manager
Event Coordinator

Cafe Cashier
Cafe Catering Cook

Facilities Maintenance Technician

 
 
 

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT 

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a Development Assistant to provide support to the development team as they work cooperatively with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals. 
 
Responsibilities:

  • Provide Point of Sale system expertise and support for the Development Department
  • Serve as department expert on the donor database system, Raiser’s Edge
  • Manage overall records in Raiser’s Edge and coordinate Raiser’s Edge data management and processing procedures
  • Generate accurate and timely mailing lists and donor reports from Raiser’s Edge for Development, Membership and Marketing
  • Conduct donor and other research using Raiser’s Edge, DonorSearch and Point of Sale in conjunction with the Development Department goals
  • Enter memberships and donor gifts and generate donor acknowledgements
  • Issue monthly membership renewal letters
  • Coordinate department volunteer needs with Conservatory Volunteer Coordinator
  • Develop weekly and monthly financial reports for Development Department and Development Committee reporting and analysis
  • Provide support at Conservatory fundraising events (some evenings required)
  • Work on various assigned projects as needed, including but not limited to, direct mail pieces, preparation of donor meeting packets, preparation for Development Committee meetings, and list management

 
Requirements:

  • Associates degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred) or 1-3 years directly related experience
  • Experience in database management (Raiser’s Edge preferred)

 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and accurate, attention to detail
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality
  • Computer savvy
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
     

EXHIBITIONS/COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT 

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden seeks a part-time Collections Assistant responsible for thorough and accurate documentation, care and safety of all Conservatory permanent and temporary collections. The position coordinates all aspects of incoming and outgoing object/exhibition loans and supports the protection, maintenance and upkeep for the exhibitions on display.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the care of the Conservatory art collections, traveling exhibitions and loans
  • Update and ensure the ongoing accuracy of electronic and hard copy collection management records, including object location and condition information, internal and external object moves as the result of loans, exhibitions, storage, and relocation
  • Schedule transport for incoming and outgoing loans
  • Complete condition reports for incoming and outgoing loans
  • Coordinate and assist with the transportation of objects to and from the Conservatory’s storage facilities, including scheduling of packing and shipments; installation, de-installation of collection pieces
  • Create reports as needed for Directors and colleagues
  • Play a supportive role with the Exhibition Department’s ongoing plans and projects
  • Research and respond to collections inquiries and donations

Requirements:

  • Associates degree required, BA or BFA preferred. 
  • Minimum one year experience working with collection databases in a cultural institution

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of museum standard registration and art handling procedures
  • Knowledge of current national and international art packing and transportation methods conforming to insurance and legal regulations
  • Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Office suite and collections management databases
  • Understanding of museum procedures including registrar duties, traveling exhibit coordination, packing and shipping of art work
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to effectively communicate with a wide range of constituents, including ability to communicate effectively in writing and in presentation/sales situations
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to effectively prioritize and achieve deadlines on multiple projects.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • The ability to be flexible schedule and adapt quickly to changing priorities and deadlines is essential.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries or otherwise moves materials weighing up to 50lbs.

Additional Information: This is a permanent, part-time position in the Exhibitions department working 24–28 hours per week.   


 

PROGRAM SPECIALIST 

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is looking for a part-time Program Specialist to develop, schedule, and present innovative and engaging programs that are inspired by the Conservatory’s educational programs, exhibits and collections and are consistent with our brand.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate new visitor interactive experiences and programs, working creatively and collaboratively with peers across department and organization to support an outstanding and cohesive visitor experience.
  • Research and develop new hands-on craft and interactive experiences.
  • Plan, staff and present weekend Family Fun activities, demonstrating equipment, crafts and activities. Works one on one with individual patrons. Assist with weekend and evening Visitor Experience events.
  • Give guided group tours and school programs and serve as group tour greeter.
  • Help organize departmental program information for dissemination to Marketing, the Visitor Center and provides set-up logistics to facilities to ensure successful programming.
  • Engage and assist patrons daily, during planned programming and on Conservatory rounds.
  • Support exceeding annual participation and revenue goals. 

Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, hospitality, art or a related field of study.
  • 1–3 years experience in informal or formal education setting working primarily with children.
  • Experience presenting education programs or teaching. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert ability to provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients.
  • Creative, detail-oriented, and outgoing with the ability to engage an audience, demonstrate enthusiasm for Conservatory exhibitions and programs, and make learning fun.
  • Willingness to take initiative, think and act proactively to solve problems and assess priorities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to manage a variety of tasks calmly and effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to regularly work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.

Additional Information: This is a part-time position in the Visitor Experience Department working between 20-30 hours per week.  This position works most Saturdays.
  
 
 

CORPORATE SALES ASSISTANT MANAGER

The Corporate Sales Assistant Manager assists with the retention and growth of new and existing relationships.  The selected candidate will proactively meet with customers, both in person and over the phone, to determine their needs and provide the product that best meets their requirements.  Additionally, they will assist in cultivating the relationship with Experience Columbus, and functions associated with this organization, to develop new business streams. The Corporate Sales Assistant Manager contributes directly to the success of the organization by maximizing the depth and profitability of the client’s relationship.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Completes weekly sales calls to increase exposure and meeting room rentals
  • Develops client lists to assist in scheduling and cultivation
  • Sells event venues and all corresponding potential revenue streams including Experiential Packages
  • Assists in developing relationships with Experience Columbus to increase awareness of the Conservatory’s venues
  • Develops relationships that will encourage repeat business
  • Joins appropriate networking groups to promote the Conservatory’s venues and increase exposure
  • Manages internal bookings
  • Coordinates corporate events as schedule permits

Requirements:

  • High School degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Communications, or Sales preferred
  • Minimum 2 years sales experience; event sales experience preferred
  • Prior job experience with extensive customer contact

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent probing and listening skills to uncover client needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills
  • Self motivated, assertive, performs well in a competitive sales environment
  • Must be able to interact with clients and team members in a professional and personable manner
  • Must possess strong presentation, planning, organization and follow up skills
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours
  • Skill in relationship management and prospecting
  • Knowledge of the sales process including profiling, outbound telephone sales, appointment setting and cold calls

EVENT COORDINATOR

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is looking for an Event Coordinator responsible for ensuring excellent customer service for all guests and employees of the Conservatory through facility rentals, special events coordination, public relations and salesmanship.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures quality of an event from the time the event is assigned through the post event evaluation
  • Gathers and records accurate information regarding the details of each event
  • Provides accurate information to clients regarding Conservatory rules and regulations and ensures smooth orchestration and communication to internal departments
  • Facilitates ceremony rehearsal and executes wedding ceremony
  • Oversees caterers, bars and vendors performance on the night of the event
  • Provides excellent customer service to all clients/visitors of the Conservatory
  • Markets and promotes the Conservatory to potential clients
  • Maintains client database and event software programs
Requirements:
  • High School degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or Communications preferred
  • 1-3 years hospitality and/or events experience preferred
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Advanced skills in interacting with the public, problem solving, and customer service
  • Knowledge of basic software programs such as MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Must possess great written and oral communications skills and be detailed oriented
  • Some knowledge of foodservice preferred
  • Ability to stand/walk for several hours at a time; Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to 25 lbs when receiving and storing equipment and event-related items



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 including floors, counter, salad case, trash & recycling receptacles, customer check-out area, and menu boards
  • 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
 

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 café menu as directed by café supervisor or chef, paying special attention to food quality, flavor, temperature, date labels, and product
  • Prepares customer orders according to menu or special request, as quickly as possible, without sacrificing food quality
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of the work station
  • 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 experience
  • 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, and baked goods from scratch
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read and execute event orders
  • Excellent customer service and time management skills
 

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-time Facilities Maintenance Technician responsible for event set-up and maintaining a clean, safe, and professional facility.  This position will work the day shift on weekdays and weekends.
 
Responsibilities:
  • 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.
Requirements:
  • 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.