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Full-Time Positions

Buildings and Grounds Manager
Job Type: Year-round
Date Posted: February 9, 2018

Overview:

Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking a hard-working, organized and responsible team player for this full-time, year-round position (flexible 40-hour work week including occasional weekends, overtime eligible). Benefits include generous paid time off and paid health insurance.
 
General description:

  • Managerial position supervises two assistants (1 full time, 1 part time)
  • Maintain 15 acres of grounds (lawn care, pathway repairs, walls and lighting, snow removal as well as several buildings and greenhouses)
  • Cleaning and routine maintenance, furniture setup and take-down
  • Monitoring of heating/cooling systems and alarms
  • Work within annual maintenance budget to undertake extraordinary maintenance and special building projects as needed
  • Supports all on-site special events throughout the year

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in grounds or building maintenance and supervising others
  • Ability to service and repair motorized equipment (power tools, lawn mowers, snow ploys, golf carts)
  • Carpentry/plumbing skills a plus

Position starting: March 19, 2018

To apply: please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Veraldi, everaldi@berkshirebotanical.org

 


Seasonal Positions

Farm Camp Educators
Job Type: Seasonal/Summer
Date Posted: December 22, 2017

Overview:

Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking Farm Camp Educators for this summer’s Farm in the Garden Camp. Farm in the Garden Camp is a day camp for children ages 5-14 held on the beautiful grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden in historic Stockbridge, MA. Campers care for farm animals, harvest food they grow themselves, and participate in a wide range of activities: bottle-feeding lambs, making cheese, running a farm stand, fiber crafts, baking treats with eggs collected from the chicken coop, extracting honey from our beehives, and much more. The camp is small by design, with just 25 children attending each week-long session.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Farm Camp Educators will be responsible for co-leading a group of children ages 5-7, 8-10, or 11-14.
  • The Educators will be responsible for all aspects of camp life: participating in morning circle; running animal, craft, and gardening activities; overseeing snack and lunch time; communicating behavior or medical issues to the Camp Director; and generally acting as an adult presence and one of the leaders of their group throughout the camp day.
  • Outside of the camp’s standard farm-based curriculum, there is an opportunity built into each camp day for the educators to lead an activity that they design themselves. Past activities include ponding, cooking favorite recipes, creating a play, flower pressing, natural tie dyeing, and many others.  
  • Farm Camp Educators will also support and be supported by the Farm Specialist, Camp Director and Counselors-in-Training (CITs).
  • The Farm Camp Educators will report to the Camp Director.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children required
  • Experience with crafts, gardening, and farming experience preferred
  • Must be highly responsible, self-motivated, flexible, and capable of working outside all day
  • An abundance of patience for working with children as well as a good sense of humor and strong work ethic
  • Must acquire CPR/First Aid certification before the first day of camp (July 2, 2018) and
  • Be able to successfully pass a background check
  • To comply with state regulations, the candidate must be 18 years of age or older and have graduated high school by June 26, 2018.

Duration of Employment and Required Hours:

The position runs for eight weeks: a mandatory week of staff training and seven weeks of camp. The position begins on Monday, June 25, 2018 and ends on Friday, August 17, 2018. The work day is Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM, with the addition of early drop-off and late pick-up shifts each week. The salary is $11-14/hour, 35-38 hours/week.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alex Fylypovych, Farm Camp Director, at afylypovych@berkshirebotanical.org. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.


Visitor Center Clerk/Greeter
Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal/Summer
Weekend shifts available
Date Posted: January 10, 2018
Reports to: Visitor Center Manager

Overview:

Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking skilled and personable staff 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 processing admission fees, 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.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Staff will be trained and supported by the Visitor Center Manger.

Qualifications:

  • A friendly, outgoing personality and neat appearance
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Previous experience with customer service, retail, Square Point-of-Sale system, gardening or education is preferred.
  • Be able to successfully pass a background check

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 5, 2018, 23 weeks. Starting salary is $12/hour.

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


Berkshire Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Open Daily 9AM to 5PM

May 1st through Columbus Day
Here in beautiful Stockbridge, MA

Members
Free
Adults
$15
Seniors
$14
Students
$12
Under 12
Free

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