Jobs & Internships
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is now seeking to fill the following positions in our friendly, fast-paced and team-oriented environment:
Director of Education
Summary: The Director of Education and Interpretation oversees all of CMBG’s educational and interpretive activities. This includes development and management of comprehensive education and interpretive programs that are consistent with the Gardens’ mission, plant collections and unique natural features. Responsibilities will include directing the Adult Education Program; the Youth and Family Education Program, including a variety of initiatives and learning programs, horticulture and curation of “learning gardens” and the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden; directing the Interpretation and Exhibits Program and Therapeutic Horticulture Program; and managing the Education Department’s employees, budget and long-term planning.
Requirements: Degree in education, horticulture, botany, or related field. Graduate degree preferred
Demonstrated success directing a Children’s Garden and/or Education Center
Prior experience working as part of a non-profit leadership team
Three years of experience overseeing development of informal science education programs for youth and families
Three years experience overseeing interpretive programming
Knowledge of the principles and practices of both child and adult learning
Three years supervisory experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Email resume and letter of interest to email@example.com by February 27, 2017.
Internships at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Enthusiastic students seeking hands-on learning opportunities in a collegial, progressive non-profit organization. Interns will find beautiful surroundings, robust training in their prospective field, and flexible schedules while engaged in meaningful work.
Intern opportunities are available in the following departments:
- Horticulture – Public Horticulture Internship and Junior Horticulture Internship
- Education – Education Programs Internship
- Guest Services – Guest Services Internship
- Volunteer Coordination – Volunteer Coordinator Internship
- Annual Fund and Membership – Membership and Annual Giving Internship
- Philanthropy – Philanthropy Assistant Internship
- Facilities – Facilities Internship
- Retail Management – Retail Management Internship
To apply, email resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Gifts Officer
Summary: Develops and manages a portfolio of major individual prospects and coordinates projects, events, and activities in support of the major gift enterprise. Works with current Gardens donors and proactively identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of individuals in support of the Garden’s mission with the goal of establishing donor relationships that lead to long-term loyalty and increasing generosity over time. This will involve creating and delivering personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for each donor in the position’s portfolio. Coordinates activities with other areas of the Philanthropy Department and within the Gardens in order to maximize information and opportunities available.
The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research. The Major Gifts Officer will join the gardens as we embark on a transformative capital campaign, doubling our infrastructure and guest capacity.
Requirements: Five years’ experience leading annual and major gifts fund raising efforts including prospect research, solicitation and records management.
Proficiency in donor information database such as Raiser’s Edge.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, Non-profit Management or related field.
CFRE is desired but not required.
Email resume and letter of interest to email@example.com.