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: 

Membership Manager
Facilities Maintenance Technician
Cafe Catering Cook


Job Summary: The Membership Manager is responsible for the Conservatory’s Membership program at levels of $25 to $1,000. This position includes prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, acquisition, fulfillment, renewal/increase of gifts, and achievement of an annual sales goal. The Membership Manager develops, fulfills and maintains member services and benefits.

  • Manage the Conservatory’s annual Membership campaign and program, achieving sales goal, and fulfilling member services.
  • Secure new memberships, renew existing members, implement membership benefit program.
  • Prepare financial reports, budgets and reconciliation of monthly Membership sales and renewals.
  • Manage planning and budgeting of all Membership activity. Plan and oversee member events/previews.
  • Coordinate Membership volunteers both in office and for member events.
  • Provide customer service to members on a daily basis.
  • Construct member surveys; compile and analyze results and adjust plan accordingly to better serve members.
  • Prepare, edit and process various Membership mailing lists and mailings, e.g. renewals, reach backs, e-newsletter. Provide content and messaging for member communication through regular email blasts.
  • Support management and use of the Membership database in concert with Database and Prospect Research Coordinator. 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years development/fundraising experience or equivalent experience in related field such as marketing, communications, public relations, or sales
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience using Raisers Edge or similar database software 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to create successful membership materials, newsletter articles and print and electronic communications
  • Ability to make presentations and present reports
  • Creativity, interpersonal savvy, and customer focus to attract and retain members
  • Ability to plan, manage and measure work
  • Goal oriented and results driven


Job Summary:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a part-time Facilities Maintenance Technician responsible for event set-up and maintaining a clean, safe, and professional facility.  This position will work evenings and weekends.
  • Responsible for event set-ups and removals. (Tables, chairs, podiums, stage pieces, AV equipment, etc.)
  • Cleans and removes trash from the public and private areas of the Conservatory such as restrooms, tile floors, windows, and carpets.
  • Maintains care of facility maintenance equipment and supplies.
  • Occasionally operates lifts and ladders to ascend building areas for cleaning.
  • Works indoors and outdoors year around in a variety of conditions including, hot and cold temperatures, high humidity and wet weather.
  • Frequently operates and maintains tools and machinery such as: automated floor scrubbers, high speed electrical buffers, steam cleaning machines, and vacuum cleaners.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be available days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Previous facility maintenance and/or event setup experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to frequently lift, carry or otherwise move materials weighing up to 50 lbs. to accomplish cleaning and event set up and removal.
  • Strong customer service, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to learn how to operate and maintain machinery used to perform various cleaning tasks.
Additional Information: Please send resume to hr@fpconservatory.org to apply.


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 café menu as directed by café supervisor or chef, paying special attention to food quality, flavor, temperature, date labels, and product
  • Prepares customer orders according to menu or special request, as quickly as possible, without sacrificing food quality
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of the work station
  • 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 experience
  • 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, and baked goods from scratch
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read and execute event orders
  • Excellent customer service and time management skills