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The New York Botanical Garden
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013
The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYC’s premier cultural institutions, seeks candidates to join their Visitor Services Department as Seasonal Attendants. The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. It is the largest in any city in the United States spanning 250 acres of landscape, 50 curated display gardens, and array of programs, exhibitions, and activities. The Garden also houses the most important botanical and horticultural library in the world.
Summary of Responsibilities:
This is a seasonal position.
Seasonal Attendants greet and serve visitors to provide the best possible visitor experience. Seasonal Attendants sell admissions, parking tickets, encourage and sell memberships, and guide visitors to locations of interest through the Garden in a friendly and professional manner.
Attain knowledge of ticket types for all Garden activities.
Become familiar in admissions apparatus and policies.
Encourage and carry out membership sales transactions.
Inform visitors about all attractions and exhibits.
Conduct all transactions in accordance with policies and procedures set forth by the Visitor Services Department and The New York Botanical Garden.
Perform other duties as specified and needed by department management.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions, to be outdoors, and to sit and/or stand for long periods.
Must have excellent communication skills.
Must be available to work weekends and weekdays.
Ability to carry 25 lbs.
Previous customer service experience desired.
Rate of pay is $8/hr.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and a resume to HR2@NYBG.ORG (please use MS Word format) or visit our website at WWW.NYBG.ORG and click on About, then Employment. Please indicate Seasonal Attendant on all submitted documents.
The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.