Work at Maymont

We are always looking for talented professionals to join our organization. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Groundskeeper

Groundskeeper performs landscape maintenance year-round throughout Maymont’s 100’s acres and adjoining properties, with an emphasis on lawn care. Reports to Manager of Horticulture and Grounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Landscape maintenance such as but not limited to grass cutting, leaf raking, trimming, brush removal and some seasonal planting
  • Operate groundskeeping equipment and tools
  • Perform routine maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools
  • Assist with set-up for events and take down
  • Maintain clean and organized work areas and storage spaces
  • Occasional weekend work as needed, including storm clean-up and special event support
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the landscape industry
  • GED or equivalent
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude about work in general
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to perform physical tasks in all weather and temperature conditions
  • Valid Driver’s License and subject to DMV background check

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Full-Time Public Safety Associate

Enforces the Foundation rules, and ensures a safe and friendly environment for guests at Maymont. Secures all buildings, grounds and gates nightly. Reports to the Public Safety Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs and/or supervises security checks of all vehicles, park grounds, parking lots, building and animal habitats
  • Secures, locks and alarms all buildings and ensuring the physical integrity of the property, keys and alarms after hours
  • Responsible for opening and closing vending machines areas on Maymont property
  • Conducts zip code and observational guest surveys
  • Communicates effectively and appropriately to a diverse audience
  • Responds immediately to security and emergency incidents and security requests; coordinates with appropriate officials and follows up with reporting
  • Supports development, marketing, programs, special events, and other revenue generating activities
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Previous work related experience in customer service or security preferred
  • Must be able to remain calm in potentially stressful situations
  • Ability to follow and give directions and work independently, and work as part of a team

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Custodian

The custodian under the general supervision of the Lead Custodian has the primary responsibility for cleaning internal and external areas of Maymont which promotes overall health and safety for the staff and general public.

Responsibilities:

  • Clean and refill, and stock paper products in both public and staff restrooms before daily opening
  • Empty trash and recycling containers in both interior and exterior public areas and offices
  • Setup for meetings, rentals, and special events including providing additional cleaning attention before, during and after site rentals; moving and setting up chairs, tents, and tables; and setting up refreshments for meetings and events
  • Clean and provide floor care for administrative offices and public spaces (classrooms, rental space, etc.)
  • Reports the following to the Lead Custodian: presence of animals, vermin or insects, the need for cleaning supplies in advance, water leaks or other maintenance needs, and any/all health or safety hazards
  • Minor plumbing repairs such as urinal and toilet repairs, unclogging drains, and stocking supplies
  • Clean glass entrance doors, and clean building windows as needed
  • Inspect for light bulb outages throughout public spaces (interior and exterior) and replace light bulbs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • One (1) or more years of experience in custodial services and/or building maintenance
  • High school diploma
  • Ability to understand and carry out routine oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work both independently and with others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and be subject to a DMV background check

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Part-Time Animal Keeper

This position cares for a variety of animals primarily at the Farm and for other animals in the collection. Maintains the health and appearance of animals, maintains exhibits and support areas, provides great guest experiences including participating in public programs on animal care/management / natural history. Shifts are from 7:30 am to 12 pm or 8 am to 4 pm. Hours average from 9 to 15 hours a week.

Responsibilities:

  • Work will primarily be centered at the Children’s Farm but other duties within the animal care department may be requested.
  • Animal husbandry, guest interaction and maintenance projects are a few of the tasks required to fill the position.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and/or GED required.
  • Applicant must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Experience working with animals is preferred.

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Part-Time Seasonal Public Safety Associate (March-November)

Enforces Foundation rules and ensures a safe and friendly environment for guests at Maymont. Secures all buildings, grounds, and gates nightly. Reports to the Supervisor of Public Safety. This job is primarily outside so one must have the ability to work in all weather conditions including but not limited to heat, rain, and snow.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform security checks nightly of all Foundation property including building, habitats, grounds, and parking lots and gates.
  • Alerts the public via PA system that the grounds are closing and all gates will be locked nightly. Must ensure all public guests have left the grounds before securing gates and ending shift.
  • Answering questions from guests in a courteous manner.
  • Directing guests to the desired location.
  • Must work weekends.

Qualifications:

  • Previous work related experience preferred.
  • Must be able to remain calm in potentially stressful situations.
  • Current CPR/First AID certification or willing to have training provided
  • Ability to follow and give directions and work independently, as well as work as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and to perform physical tasks including standing, bending and walking in all weather and temperature conditions.
  • A positive attitude about work, and life in general.
  • Valid Drivers License and subject to DMV background check.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Golf Cart Tour Operator

The Golf Cart Tour Operator is a part-time position that provides safe and informative golf cart tours and excellent customer service to Maymont guests. Golf Cart Tour operators stay informed of all Maymont exhibits, events and programs. Engages and responds to guest inquiries while providing specific talking points in the drive around Maymont. Primarily weekends 9am–5pm, with occasional tours during the weekday and some holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides golf cart tours to registered participants; conducts tours in a timely manner to ensure tours are not running late
  • Oversees the check-in process for registered participants
  • Responsible for creating a welcoming and informative experience for registered participants
  • Fosters a positive work environment with fellow employees

Qualifications:

  • Customer service experience required
  • Excellent communication and visitor service skills required
  • Museum/historic site interpretation a plus
  • Desire to work with guests of all ages
  • Ability to implement engaging interpretation of the tour talking points
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and DMV check

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

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