Job Announcement Visitor Services Seasonal Staff (two positions available)

Status Part Time, Seasonal/Temporary

May – September

Closing Date April 30, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Salary $13.00-$16.00/Non-exempt, hourly

Job Description

The Alaska Botanical Garden is a community-supported nonprofit living museum. The Botanical Garden is looking to hire an outgoing, cheerful, and reliable individual to join our staff this summer season. This position is responsible for greeting visitors, selling admission and memberships, handling sales from our Gift Shop, providing information on programs, special events and general garden information. Visitor Services staff will be working with cash on a daily basis. All staff work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. As such, this position may be involved with horticulture maintenance and event support. This can include but is not limited to: setting up tables, chairs, and tents, as well as weeding, watering, planting etc. The individual will be expected to oversee and manage volunteers.

The Alaska Botanical Garden is open seven days a week during the summer and this position will require evening and weekend shifts on a set rotation.

Required Duties & Responsibilities

Greets visitors and handles entry fees (cash and credit card transactions)

 Answers visitor questions, face-to-face or on the phone

 Orients visitors to trail system and gardens

 Delivers wildlife safety information to all visitors

 Ability to work in a fast paced and busy environment

 Works indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

 Ability to safely lift 50 pounds

 Works directly with individuals and volunteer groups of up to 10 people

 Assists with setup and removal of tents, chairs, and other items associated with garden events

 Interacts with visitors, volunteers and donors with the highest level of respect and professionalism

 Must be willing to work a flexible schedule depending on garden events

Required Education and Experience

At least one year/season of experience providing customer service in a public setting

 Experience handling cash and credit card transactions

 Basic knowledge of gardening in Alaska or a similar climate

 Awareness of safety issues related to wildlife management, specifically bear and moose

 Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire

 Must possess a valid driver’s license

To apply, email resume and cover letter to…

Include Garden Job in the subject.

The Alaska Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer. Appointment to this position is conditional upon a satisfactory background check.