Employment

Gardener (part-time)
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is seeking a creative, highly motivated and experienced individual for the part-time position of Gardener.

Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Horticulture, the Gardener will be expected to assist in maintaining specialized planting areas and the horticulture collection in the indoor and outdoor gardens.  The part-time Gardener will also perform general horticulture related maintenance when necessary. 

This position requires at least three years of horticulture related experience.  Experience working with tropical plants in a greenhouse and/or designing creative displays for exhibits is a plus.  A degree in horticulture from an accredited college or university is preferred.

The candidate should have knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and possess a valid NYS driver’s license.  A NYS Pesticide Applicators License is preferred.  This position requires a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends. 

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to David J. Swarts, President/CEO, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Inc. via email at dswarts@buffalogardens.com.


Docents -
Teach the Wonderful World of Plants - Formal training held in the fall each year - Click here!


Interns
Looking for a fun and interesting internship?  We have so much to offer!  Horticulture, Education, Marketing, Guest Services, Facilities and so much more!  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Hammer at 716.827.1584 ext. 207 or khammer@buffalogardens.com

Education Intern - Click here for more info

Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, the individual will work with the education team and volunteer docents in the development and execution of programs including Hands-On School and Scout Programs, Guided Tours, Wegmans Family Day Programming, Kids Birthday Parties and special events. The position includes, but is not limited to editing and coordinate materials for the monthly Gardens scavenger hunt and the Docent Training program.

Work closely with the Education Team to assist with daily operations. This person must be able to pass a background check. A high level of written & verbal skills are required. The individual is expected to work on select weekdays, Saturdays, and occasional evenings.  Candidates should have strong organizational skills, be a team player, possess attention to detail and be comfortable working with the public in both organized and informal situations. Experience with public speaking and working with children is preferred.  Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Hammer at khammer@buffalogardens.com.

Events Intern - Summer 2017
Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Weddings and Special Events, the individual will work with the events staff to assist in weddings and special events held at Botanical Gardens. The position includes, but is not limited to, vendor and sponsor relationships, logistical planning, writing articles, developing social media blasts and other tasks, as assigned. This person must be able to work independently to complete event needs. A high level of written & verbal skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite are required. The individual may be required to work on weekdays, weekends, nights and holidays, as scheduled by the Director.

Applicants should possess exceptional customer service and communication skills, be organized, self-reliant, multi-task oriented, and a team player with good attention to detail.

The Botanical Gardens is one of the more popular non-traditional venues in the city of Buffalo. We do many events including weddings, cocktail parties, luncheons and more. By interning at the Gardens, you will not only gain experience in the numerous events mentioned, but you will learn how to work within the confines of a unique space.

Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Hammer at khammer@buffalogardens.com. All submissions are due no later than March 9, 2017.

Horticulture Intern
This internship opportunity is available to college students who have demonstrated knowledge and interest in horticulture, including landscape maintenance and design, plant sciences, greenhouse production and floral design.  Suggested majors include but are not limited to: ornamental horticulture, environmental studies, entomology and landscape design and construction.

The Horticulture Internship is designed to provide practical experience in horticulture.  This internship also includes the opportunity to gain insight into the Botanical Gardens and how it operates.  Assist with conservatory and greenhouse maintenance including watering, weeding and cleanup.  Assist with project research, create reference material for staff and volunteers and identify additional areas of improvement. Work closely with the Horticulture Team in a professional manner, to assist with daily operations.
    Candidates must have strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to lift 40lbs and perform a wide variety of physical tasks.   Must also be comfortable working with staff, volunteers, and interacting with the public in both organized and informal settings.  Internship is unpaid and transportation is the responsibility of the intern. To apply send a cover letter and resume to BOTH: Karen Hammer, Volunteer Coordinator - khammer@buffalogardens.com and Kristin Pochopin, Director of Horticulture - kpochopin@buffalogardens.com

       


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