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:

Botanica Sales Associate
Café Cashier
Café Catering Cook

Engineering Technician
Facility Maintenance Technician
On-Call Server

Seasonal Grounds Mower
Seasonal Grounds Technician

Seasonal Horticulture Technician
 

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 service and makes every effort to find solutions for visitor’s concerns or issues
Requirements:
  • High school graduate, some college preferred
  • 1-2 years retail customer service experience
  • Available to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • General knowledge of plant care
  • Must be available to work weekdays, weekends, evenings 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
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.


 

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.


 

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a full-time Engineering Technician to provide a clean, safe and professional environment by conducting repair programs and maintaining Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens equipment and facilities.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Performs regular ongoing equipment checks
  • Detects and diagnoses equipment problems and conducts in-house repairs
  • Verifies inventory of parts and maintains storage in all engineering areas
  • Administers and completes all work orders
  • Conducts periodic equipment audits to record equipment trouble spots
  • Supervises event/exhibit electrical load management during major fundraisers and events
  • Performs seasonal tasks such as: winterizes/de-winterizes mechanical rooms and other equipment
  • Rotates schedule and serves “on call” when needed
  • Follows state and federal laws that address the safe use of equipment
  • Assists with painting needs as they arise
Requirements:
  • Associate’s degree in a technical capacity or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of maintenance experience in the following: electrical, plumbing, HVACs, carpentry, mechanical, lighting, hot water boiler, and/or water features
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of software programs (Word, Windows and Excel)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Possess excellent time management and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and diagnose equipment malfunctions
  • Ability to maintain and work with all types of tools, machinery and other equipment
  • Ability to be flexible and provide excellent customer service
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves materials weighing up to 50lbs
  • Occasionally operates lifts and ladders to ascend plant canopy for maintenance
  • Works indoors and outdoors year-round under a variety of conditions, including but not limited to: hot and cold temperatures, high humidity and wet weather
To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and salary requirement to hr@fpconservatory.org.


 

FACILITY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-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.



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, 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 approximately 6 months (Early April to Mid-October).
 
To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org by March 10, 2017.



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 by March 10, 2017.



SEASONAL HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seek a full-time seasonal Horticulture Technician to join our team-oriented environment to assist in the care of our conservatory tropical collections and botanical gardens. This candidate will be a member of our Interior team working within the Conservatory. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Supports maintenance program, including irrigation, fertilization, pest, and disease control, pruning, and planting
  • Performs garden maintenance duties such as weeding, trimming, and mulching.
  • 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:
  • 1 year experience in plant maintenance, plant ID, and equipment use preferred
  • Must be available days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ohio Certified Pesticide Applicator’s License a plus, but not required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work with and lead volunteers/ interns
  • Ability to work in a team setting or alone/ self-motivated
  • Ability to take instruction and assist in an assigned area within the Conservatory or Botanical Gardens
  • Knowledge of plant care, integrated pest management, fertilization techniques, pruning practices and watering programs
  • Equipment operations knowledge
  • Knowledge of Basic Software programs (Word, Excel and Windows)
  • Good communication, planning, and time management skills
  • Ability to frequently lift, carry, or otherwise move materials weighing up to 50 lbs
Additional Information: Seasonal employment will have a time commitment of Late May - Mid November, 2017. 
 
To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org by April 21, 2017.