Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

All employees of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Full time, regular status employees are provided a generous benefit package. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested in applying for a position listed below, please forward a cover letter and resume to hr@fpconservatory.org with the position title in the subject line. Or mail to:

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Attention: Human Resources Department
1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203
 

Open Positions: 

Development Officer for Special Events

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a Special Events Development Officer to be responsible for the management, funding and implementation of three major fundraisers at the organization. This position serves as the liaison for the Conservatory Women’s Board to the staff and Board of Directors. This role supports the Women’s Board meetings, programs and activities.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of the Conservatory’s three major fundraising events
  • Work with Development Director to develop a successful fundraising plan and budget to meet goals for each of these events
  • Work with Development Coordinator to provide oversight of accurate input of constituents, event and gift data. Generate prospect and mailing lists for fundraising events. Manage preparation of proper gift acknowledgement and donor recognition for cash and in-kind support
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit potential individual and corporate sponsors for fundraising events. Develop targeted mailings, proposals, and correspondence and plan additional cultivation activities as necessary
  • Communicate key information about mission-based programs supported by each event with prospective donors, hosts, guests, stakeholders and volunteers
  • Work in partnership with the Special Events department to plan all logistical aspects of fundraising events
  • Work with Women’s Board, the Conservatory’s largest fundraising auxiliary on its Field to Table fundraiser and other projects. Provide department reports at Director’s Council and committee meetings
  • Work with Membership Manager to help develop Women’s Board Membership dues package
  • Participate in overall Development department activities. i.e. planning retreats, team meetings, donor and member stewardship events
  • Attend and present at Development Committee meetings as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned and demonstrate focus on serving the members, donors and guests of the Conservatory
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills; team oriented
  • Experience working with diverse group and individual volunteers
  • Experience planning fundraising events
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, use of spreadsheets and Raiser’s Edge 7 or similar fundraising database/software programs
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert ability in multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
  • Goal driven, expert at problem-solving and using creative thinking
  • Ability to work flexible hours and schedule according to business needs
  • Outgoing personality required to identify and solicit new funding prospects
  • Results include steady increase in fundraising dollars achieved annually and cultivation of new donors
  • Work results in top quality, unique and successful fundraising events, aligned with the Conservatory’s mission
To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr@fpconservatory.org with the job title in the subject line.


 

FACILITY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a full-time Facility Maintenance Technician to provide a clean, safe and professional environment. Supports organizational goals, mission and values with strong emphasis on customer service.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Cleans and removes trash from the public and private areas of the Conservatory
  • Maintains care of facility maintenance equipment and supplies
  • Responsible for all event set-ups and removals
  • Inventories custodial supplies and maintains appropriate levels
  • Follow state and federal laws that address the safe use of equipment and the application, storage and disposal of chemical products
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves materials weighing up to 50 lbs. to accomplish cleaning and event set up and removal
  • Works indoors and outdoors year around in a variety of conditions
  • Frequently operates and maintains tools and machinery such as: automated floor scrubbers, high speed electrical buffers, steam cleaning machines, vacuum cleaners.
  • Demonstrates focus on serving the visitors and guests of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Requirements:
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Previous facility maintenance experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to transport maintenance equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to learn how to operate and maintain machinery used to perform various cleaning tasks
 To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org.