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. Or mail to:

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

Open Positions: 

Food and Beverage Operations Manager
Cafe Catering Cook


Job Summary: The Food and Beverage Operations Manager is the operational support point person for all events booked at the Conservatory and is responsible for ensuring excellent customer service, smooth and well executed events and a financial success to the organization. They also oversee front of house operations in the Garden Café.
  • Schedules bartending staff to maximize budget expectations
  • Recruits and hires new staff
  • Creates operational systems/processes/policies and procedures in support of the Conservatory’s catering and bar operation. Expands relationships with outside vendors to maximize their resources
  • Creates and implements training procedures for the cafe and bar staff
  • Works with the Sales and Catering Team to achieve operational excellence
  • Orders and manages alcohol and food inventory for operational efficiency
  • Understands current bar/drink trends and creates menus accordingly
  • Understands and practices economy and minimizes incorrect usage of resources
  • Focuses on long term planning with a goal of operational excellence, reduced waste and higher revenue
  • Maintains open lines of communication between the sales, catering, and bartending teams
  • Oversees front of house Garden Café operations to achieve maximum efficiency, outstanding customer service and increased revenue.
  • 5 years of direct customer service management experience
  • Food service operations experience required
  • Beverage management experience required
  • High school diploma required; College degree in hospitality, culinary arts, business management, communications or similar field preferred.
  • Experience working in an environment where goals are actively measured and monitored
  • Experience managing a budget and planning and implementing projects within scope
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and special events software
  • Skill in customer service, communication, and problem solving
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback to staff members
  • Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move objects and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@fpconservatory.org


Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-time café catering cook  who is responsible for ensuring high quality food and customer service for guests.
  • Prepares food for the café and catering menus as directed by café supervisor or chef, paying special attention to food quality, flavor, temperature, date labels, and product rotation
  • Prepares customer orders according to menu or special request, as quickly as possible, without sacrificing food quality
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of the kitchen and café storage areas
  • Demonstrates focus on outstanding service to the staff and guests of the Conservatory
  • Opens, closes, and operates café according to operational procedures.
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Catering and line cooking experience
  • Servsafe certification or equivalent  
  • Available to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have a great palate for use in food preparation
  • Ability and confidence to prepare delicious soups, sauces, salads and baked goods from scratch using ingredients on hand
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read and execute catering event orders
  • Excellent customer service and time management skills