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: 

Facilities Maintenance Technician
Cafe Catering Cook



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.


Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a full-time café catering cook  who is responsible for ensuring high quality food and customer service for guests.
  • 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.
  • 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