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:

Cafe Line Cook
On-Call Server



Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a full-time Café Line Cook to be responsible for ensuring high quality food and customer service for all guests and employees of the Conservatory.
  • 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 ingredients and assemble dishes according to cafe recipes and specifications
  • Prepare customer orders according to menu or special request, as quickly as possible, without sacrificing food quality
  • Ensure all food leaving the kitchen is fresh, properly presented, and up to café standards
  • Help catering staff prepare for events during slow times, as directed by Chef or Café Supervisor
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the work station, kitchen and storage areas
  • Run food to guests as needed
  • Demonstrate focus on outstanding food and service to the staff and guests of the Conservatory
  • Notify Café Supervisor or Chef when any food item is running low
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Café Supervisor or Chef
  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent
  • Previous foodservice experience
  • Previous customer service experience within a restaurant/café setting
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of food preparation equipment, safe food handling procedures and food weights/measurements
  • Expert skills in serving customers in a friendly/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/equipment
  • Must have a sense of urgency and ability to work quickly without sacrificing quality
  • Demonstrate proficiency in problem solving as well as written and oral communication


Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks motivated On-Call Server to provide outstanding food and beverage service to event guests.
  • 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
  • Must have previous catering or serving experience
  • Outstanding customer service skills displayed in a positive and friendly manner
  • Must be minimum 21 years of age
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • 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