Work at Maymont

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

Horticulturist

Works closely with the Manager of Horticulture and Grounds 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. Reports to the Manager of Horticulture and Grounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Planting and maintaining the various gardens, beds, plantings and shrubbery throughout Maymont.
  • Assists with all the maintenance tasks the gardens require year round.
  • Works closely with the Garden Volunteers.
  • Assists with set up and presentation of Maymont Special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Ability to follow and give directions and work independently, as well as work as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Ability to perform the manual work required including lifting, carrying, climbing, and bending.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to perform physical tasks in all weather and temperature conditions.
  • A positive attitude about work and life in general.
  • Valid Driver’s License and subject to DMV background check.

Email your resume and cover letter. EOE.

Part-Time Special Events Assistant

Coordinates and oversees onsite event rentals. Works with clients, caterers and other vendors for successful implementation of day of event services. May include meeting with potential clients regarding future rentals.

Qualifications:

  • Must be conscientious and outgoing with a high level of customer service
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently are necessary
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and positively represent Maymont
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check and have valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work weekends and evening
  • Ability to perform manual work including lifting and carrying
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds or more
  • Ability to sustain long periods of standing and walking
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions including but not limited to heat, rain, and snow

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.

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