Employment

The Garden is a fun, beautiful, healthy environment that always welcomes volunteers in a number of capacities.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

SEASONAL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Visitor Center Volunteers

TYPE: Seasonal/Summer

DATE POSTED: February 2, 2017

REPORTS TO: Visitor Center Manager

OVERVIEW

Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking Volunteers for our Visitor Center.  We are a member and admission-supported non-profit educational organization, and are dedicated to fulfilling the community’s need for information, education and inspiration concerning the art and science of gardening as well as the conservation and improvement of our local environment.

As the first contact our visitors typically have with the Garden, we are looking for friendly, out-going folks who will welcome visitors and provide information to maximize their BBG experience.  Additional duties include charging admission, providing information about the Garden and surrounding area and selling gifts, snacks and refreshments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Open and/or close the Visitor Center.
  • Greet visitors, and provide an introduction to the Garden.
  • Process cash, check and credit card transactions.
  • Re-stock inventory and promotional materials.
  • Maintain a clean and neat environment.
  • Volunteers will be trained and supported by the Visitor Center Manger.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A friendly personality and neat appearance
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Previous experience with customer service, retail, Square Point-of-Sale system, gardening or education is preferred.

DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND REQUIRED HOURS

The Visitor Center is open every day from 9am-5pm.  Morning , afternoon and full day shifts are available.  These positions run for the duration of the Garden season, from May 1 through October 6, 2017, 23 weeks.

TO APPLY

Please contact Visitor Center Manager for an interview appointment, at cgrippaldi@berkshirebotanical.org. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.

STAFF POSITIONS

Office Coordinator
Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking an experienced office coordinator to support daily operations and provide administrative support to all departments. This is a public-facing position that requires strong organizational skills and an ability to manage time effectively. Hours are M-F from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with some nights/weekends required for special events. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) salaried position with benefits including health insurance and paid time-off.

Please contact Amy Buttterworth,
abutterworth@berkshirebotanical.org to receive a detailed job description for this position.

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