Work at Maymont

Maymont Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are always looking for talented professionals to join our organization. Email your resume and cover letter.

Environmental Educator

Maymont is seeking a part-time (no more than 29 hours weekly) weekday Environmental Educator to enhance guests’ educational experience by facilitating high-quality programming for school groups and the general public within the Robins Nature Center and across Maymont.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of an extensive annual schedule of environmental education programs for a wide variety of audiences
  • Facilitate SOL based and Public Programming for camps, public programs, school groups in order to meet department goals
  • Utilize proper animal handling techniques under the direction of the Manager of Zoology and Manager of Animal Training
  • May represent Maymont at various institutional meetings and events
  • Supports the mission and vision of Maymont Foundation including participating in several tent pole events each year
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong speaking and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers and interns
  • Experience or a willingness to learn animal handling
  • Ability to pass Basic First Aid and CPR (employer-provided training)
  • Demonstrated ability to implement engaging interpretation and programming
  • Excellent guest services skills required

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, education, biology or applicable field preferred
  • Basic knowledge of VA wildlife, watersheds, habitats and other environmental topics
  • Previous experience (1+ year) working with children preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Ability to pass background check

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to communicate with guests for extended periods
  • Ability to stand, walk, carry and set up equipment
  • Frequent bending, stooping and lifting up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Seasonal Gardener

Maymont is seeking a part-time season gardener to work closely with the Horticulture and Grounds department to maintain the various gardens, shrub plantings, and the arboretum at Maymont.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with maintenance tasks in the gardens, beds, plantings and natural areas throughout Maymont during the growing season
  • Leads and works with garden volunteers
  • Learns and maintains an extensive knowledge of Maymont’s historic plantings and their care requirements
  • Supports the mission and vision of Maymont Foundation, including participating in several events each year
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work with a diverse team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Ability to give and follow directions and work independently, as well as part of a team

Education & Experience:

  • Strong interest in gardening and knowledge of basic horticulture

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing and walking for extended periods
  • Bending, stooping, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to safely operate a motorized vehicle and power tools
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Manual dexterity
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a background check.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Groundskeeper

Maymont is seeking a full-time Groundskeeper to perform landscape maintenance year-round throughout Maymont’s 100 acres, with an emphasis on lawn care.

Essential Functions:

  • 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
  • Maintain clean and organized work areas and storage spaces
  • Occasional weekend work as needed, including storm clean-up and special event support.
  • Supports the mission and vision of Maymont Foundation by participating in several events throughout the year
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work with a diverse team
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Ability to give and follow directions and work independently, as well as part of a team

Education & Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the landscape industry
  • GED or equivalent
  • Experience with zero-turn mower and two-cycle engine equipment such as but not limited to weed eater, blower, hedge clippers and chainsaw

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing, sitting and walking for extended periods
  • Bending, stooping, lifting, carrying, and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to safely operate a motorized vehicle and power tools
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Manual dexterity
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a background check

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Horticulturist

Maymont is seeking a full-time Horticulturist to work closely with the Manager of Horticulture planting and maintaining the various gardens, shrub plantings, and the arboretum at Maymont. Works with other staff members and garden volunteers in the daily maintenance of the grounds.

Essential Functions:

  • Planting and maintaining the various gardens, beds, plantings and shrubbery throughout Maymont
  • Assists with all year maintenance tasks
  • Leads garden volunteers
  • Learns and maintains an extensive knowledge of Maymont’s historic plantings and their care requirements
  • Supports the mission and vision of Maymont Foundation, including participating in several events each year
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work with a diverse team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Ability to give and follow directions and work independently, as well as part of a team

Education & Experience:

  • Background and understanding of horticulture, preferably with a degree in horticulture. Previous horticulture experience desired
  • Must have, or be able to qualify for within 6 months, a Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commercial Pesticide license
  • Preferably a Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Horticulturist

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing and walking for extended periods
  • Bending, stooping, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to safely operate a motorized vehicle and power tools
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Manual dexterity
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a background check

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Golf Cart Tour Operator

Maymont is looking for a part-time (no more than 18 hours weekly) Golf Cart Tour Operator. The Golf Cart Tour Operator is a part-time position that provides safe and informative scripted golf cart tours and excellent customer service to Maymont guests. Golf Cart Operators are responsible providing guided tours using specific talking points and keeping updated on Maymont’s programs, events and offerings.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide golf cart tours to registered participants; conducts tours in a timely manner to ensure tours are not running late
  • Set up and take down of audio equipment and any other equipment used during the tour
  • Oversee the check-in process
  • Create a welcoming and informative experience for registered participants
  • Fosters a positive work environment
  • Supports the mission and vision of Maymont Foundation including participating in several tent pole events each year
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong speaking and communication skills
  • Excellent guest services skills required
  • Desire to work with guests of all ages
  • Demonstrated ability to implement engaging interpretation of tour talking points

Education & Experience:

  • Museum/historic site interpretation experience preferred
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check and have a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to communicate with guests for extended periods
  • Ability to stand, walk, carry and drive
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to sit for extended periods
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Weekend Evening Event Assistant

Maymont is seeking a part-time Weekend Evening Event Assistant to coordinate and oversee onsite event rentals.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with clients, caterers and vendors for successful implementation of day of event services
  • Assists with other activities and special projects of the department as assigned
  • Supports the mission and vision of Maymont Foundation including participating in several tent pole events each year
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Conscientious and outgoing with an excellent level of customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Able to troubleshoot and positively represent Maymont

Education & Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Ability to pass background check

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods
  • Frequent bending, stooping and lifting up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Gallery Interpreter

Maymont is looking for a part-time (no more than 12 hours a week) weekend Gallery Interpreter with occasional night, holiday and weekday availability. The PT Gallery Interpreter supports the daily operation of the Robin’s Nature Center by monitoring and interpreting the Robin’s Nature Center exhibits.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the daily operation of the Robin’s Nature Center and monitors and interprets Maymont’s exhibits to a varied audience
  • Responsible for implementing and creating experiences that delight, educate, and inspire Maymont guests
  • Utilizes proper animal handling techniques under the direction of the Manager of Animal Training and Manager of Zoology.
  • May conduct general programs or special interpretation as requested
  • Works effectively with other departments, especially within Zoology
  • Assists with other activities and special projects of the department as assigned
  • Supports the mission and vision of Maymont Foundation including participating in several tent pole events each year.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong speaking and organizational skills
  • Experience or a willingness to learn animal handling
  • Ability to pass Basic First Aid and CPR (employer-provided training)
  • Demonstrated ability to implement engaging interpretation and programming
  • Excellent guest services skills required

Education & Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of VA wildlife, watersheds, habitats and other environmental topics
  • Previous experience working in the field of museum interpretation or environmental education preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Ability to pass background check

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to communicate with guests for extended periods
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods (up to 6 hours)
  • Frequent bending, stooping and lifting up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Guest Experience Manager

The Guest Experience Manager oversees communications and interactions with guests to ensure that they have consistent experiences at Maymont that delight, educate and inspire them. The manager will develop and implement customer satisfaction strategies and cross promotional opportunities for new and existing experiences within the 100-acre estate and park including orientation at all entrances, maps and way-finding, transportation services, digital and static signage, program promotion, distribution of promotional materials and parking lot services. The manager will serve as a brand ambassador before, during and after guests’ visits including incoming phone calls, email queries and on-site assistance. This position is responsible for admission and on-site program sales and promotion, retail products, vending, food services, and on-site fundraising-related transactions, as well as selecting and ordering retail merchandise and monitoring inventory at all locations across Maymont. The manager collects and tracks visitor data, reports monthly and annual visitation numbers, and conducts guest surveys. The Guest Experience Manager hires, trains, schedules and supervises guest experience staff and volunteers and oversees customer service training for all staff. In addition, this role supports the Maymont marketing department by entering event data on external websites, designing basic signage, preparing reports and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage and enhance the guest experience within the 100-acre estate and park professionally and efficiently to support the mission and financial sustainability of Maymont
  • Develop and implement guest experience strategies and cross promotional opportunities to engage audiences on-site and beyond
  • Ensure dissemination of accurate and timely information to guests and staff regarding Maymont’s programs, services, exhibits, support, opportunities and FAQs
  • Schedule, hire, train, and manage guest experiences staff, oversee customer service training for all staff, and ensure that the visitor desks at the Nature & Center and other guest services touchpoints are staffed appropriately
  • Fully manage the retail merchandise, vending and food service programs including purchasing, pricing, inventory, display and financial reporting and analysis
  • Own the guest survey process and consistently conduct guest surveys and analyze and report on data
  • Support marketing as needed including data entry for external and internal calendars and signage
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies:

  • Excellent customer service skills and strategic thinking abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within and across teams
  • Ability to professionally communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Strong analytical, data gathering, and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while leading and inspiring a team
  • Flexible, creative, and innovative
  • Ability to lead a diverse staff

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years of customer service in retail, hospitality or similar guest-facing environment
  • Experience using point-of sale system; Cashier Live preferred
  • 2+ years of purchasing, inventory management, and merchandising preferred
  • 2+ years of basic financial and data analysis preferred
  • 2+ years of experience managing and scheduling employees
  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, management, or related field preferred
  •  Valid VA Driver’s License required

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing and walking for extended periods
  • Bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to safely operate a motorized vehicle
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

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