Career Opportunities

Handyman/Handyperson and Grounds Assistant (full time, exempt)
Reports to:  Horticulture Director
Supervisory Responsibility:  None
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Full Time Position:  40 hours per week, health/dental/retirement/short-term and long-term disability benefits, paid holidays, paid time off

Position Summary:  The Handyman/Handyperson and Grounds Assistant will work through the Horticulture Director on various projects related to the maintenance and upkeep of the physical and garden infrastructure of Tulsa Botanic Garden.

Tulsa Botanic Garden seeks a qualified individual for an exciting, full time position entitled “Handyman/Handyperson and Grounds Assistant.”  Applicants for this position will join a team of dedicated professionals working diligently to build a dynamic new botanic garden for Tulsa, Green Country, and beyond.  Tulsa Botanic Garden is a growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 170 acres of land located in southeastern Osage County, 8 miles north of downtown Tulsa.  More information about the Garden can be found at www.tulsabotanic.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tulsabotanicgarden

Primary duties of this position include:

  • General maintenance and repair of Garden infrastructure, including buildings, small equipment, plumbing and irrigation systems, electrical, fences, appliances, etc.
  • Troubleshooting and solving problems, especially in emergency situations
  • Procuring needed tools and supplies
  • Assessing and prioritizing projects based on need, liability, and schedule
  • Repairing damaged, worn-out, or obsolete items – wooden, metal, plastic
  • Performing cosmetic work on various structures (painting, deck sealing, etc.)
  • Building and/or upgrading structures – shelving, small storage structures, windbreaks
  • Conducting plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work as needed
  • Annual winterizing duties
  • Applying preventative treatments for termites and other structurally damaging pests
  • Disassembly and proper disposal of non-needed materials and waste
  • Assisting with drainage projects
  • Applying herbicides to fencerows
  • Occasional mowing and string-trimming
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Friendly demeanor and positive attitude
  • 3 or more years’ experience in handiwork
  • Excellent trade skills – woodworking and carpentry, electrical, plumbing, cosmetic work,…
  • Excellent small equipment repair skills (trimmers, tillers, chainsaws, mowers, etc.)
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • General landscaping skills – mowing, string-trimming, herbicide application
  • Experience with handiwork trade tools and equipment
  • Experience with greenhouse systems preferred
  • Experience in operating garden equipment (tractor, mowers,…)
  • Familiarity with the outdoors and/or gardens would be favorably considered
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Multi-tasking and organizational abilities
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Safety-minded attitude
  • Flexibility and capability to adapt to changes in daily routine
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

Pay and Benefits

  • Pay (salary) will be commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package
    • paid time off (vacation, sick, personal)
    • paid holidays
    • retirement package
    • health and dental group plan + monthly stipend
    • short-term and long-term disability insurance

This position reports directly to Tulsa Botanic Garden’s Horticulture Director.  Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest in the position, a current resume and list of recent projects, and 3 references via email to dustin@tulsabotanic.org by May 24, 2019.  This position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.

No phone calls please.

 

 


 

Seasonal Visitor Services Associate (part time)

Reports to: Member Services Coordinator
Supervisory Responsibility: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Part-Time Position: Not to exceed 25 hours per week, no benefits.

Tulsa Botanic Garden seeks a qualified individual for a seasonal, part-time position as “Visitor Services Associate,” through mid-September.

Applicants for this position will join a team of dedicated professionals working diligently to build a dynamic new botanic garden for Tulsa, Green Country, and beyond. Tulsa Botanic Garden is a growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 170 acres of land located in southeastern Osage County, 8 miles north of downtown Tulsa. More information about the Garden can be found at www.tulsabotanic.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tulsabotanicgarden.

Position Summary: Visitor Services Associates act as front-line ambassadors for Tulsa Botanic Garden with a focus on hospitality and creating welcoming, positive interactions for all Garden guests, while also efficiently handling daily work duties. Visitor Services Associates work in the Visitor Center, which must be staffed from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Tuesday through Sunday, plus additional hours on Thursday evenings and other special occasions.

Primary duties of this position:

  • Processing all admission and Gift Shop transactions and functions; handling cash and credit card transactions with a high level of accuracy and according to established policies; reconciling cash drawer at the end of the day;
  • Greeting and orienting Garden guests; providing information about the Garden, including its history and future development plans; and promoting upcoming programs and events;
  • Opening and closing Visitor Center and/or other facilities (such as the Mabee Grange event building), including locking and securing of all gates, doors, etc., adjusting HVAC controls, preparing and cleaning facility/ies for guests and volunteers;
  • Answering questions about Garden memberships, providing information, taking payments, and forwarding information as needed for follow-up by other Garden personnel;
  • Membership sales;
  • Gathering feedback from visitors to share with management while working to mitigate any guest concerns;
  • Assisting with event functions during special events;
  • Occasionally working with volunteers;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Excellent customer/guest service relations, with prior work experience in this sector preferred; • Friendly demeanor and positive attitude;
  • Understanding of point of sale (POS) transactions on a computer system and data entry on a database;
  • Flexibility of schedule to work weekends, evenings, and holidays;
  • Basic math, computer, and cash handling skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Familiarity with the outdoors and/or gardens is favorably considered;
  • Excellent verbal communications skills in person and over the telephone;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license;
  • Multi-tasking and organizational abilities;
  • Flexibility and capability to adapt to changes in daily routine and to guest needs;
  • Intermittent standing and walking required;
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter explaining interest in the position, a current resume, and two references via email to anita@tulsabotanic.org.


 

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