Jobs & Internships
Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is now seeking to fill the following positions in our equal opportunity, friendly, fast-paced and team-oriented environment:

Cafe Positions:
Wait Staff: Excellent tip potential, 10am – 4pm including one weekend day, May – October or December. Must be friendly, team-oriented and able to use computer. Apply today to with “Wait Staff” in subject line.
Morning Kitchen Prep: 7am – 12pm, Sunday – Thursday. Must be team-oriented and self-directed; ServSafe certification is a plus. Competitive wage based on experience. Apply today to with “Prep” in subject line.
Salad Artist: 9am – 4pm weekends. Must go up/down stairs regularly; ServSafe certification is a plus. Competitive wage based on experience. Apply today to with “Salad” in subject line.
Dishwasher: 10am – 4pm, full or part time including one weekend day. Must be team-oriented. Will lift 40 lbs occasionally, and go up/down stairs regularly. Competitive wage based on experience and promotion potential. Apply today to with “Dishwasher” in subject line.

Irrigation Specialist/Groundskeeper:
Will be responsible for deployment, regular maintenance and repair of the irrigation systems and certain water features. Responsible for mowing, weed removal, path upkeep and snow removal. Maintain related equipment including pumps. Requires three years’ experience in the layout, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems, cycles and controllers, as well as a working knowledge of groundskeeping practices. Requires ability to work independently and with a team. This full time, benefits eligible position will require scheduling flexibility depending on the demands of the work. Email resume and letter of interest to with “Irrigation” in the subject line.

Maintenance Technician
Summary: Maintain facilities, vehicles and equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for guests and fellow employees. The Maintenance Technicians perform a variety of assignments including carpentry, electricity, mechanics and plumbing.

Requirements: Formal training or three years concentrated experience in one or more of the trades, including working familiarity with the tools, techniques and safety precautions. Ability to safely operate and maintain power equipment and hand tools used in general maintenance and cleaning. Ability to measure and make calculations pertinent to the task at hand. Ability to work independently and as a team member under indirect supervision.

This is a full-time year-round benefits-eligible position and includes some weekend and on-call work.
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Sanitize restrooms, empty wastebaskets, sweep floors, dust furniture, wash windows, assist with meeting room set up and related tasks in a busy environment. Help provide a positive guest experience for thousands of visitors with your friendly attitude, attention to detail and organized housekeeping skills. Two full time positions are available, one seasonal and one year-round. Apply to with “Housekeeper” in the subject line.

Membership Coordinator:
This position is primarily responsible for processing memberships in a timely and accurate manner. He or she is charged with the input, output and maintenance of data into Raiser’s Edge. Must be adept in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and have two years’ experience in data entry and/or database management. Must pay close attention to detail, maintain confidentiality, have strong interpersonal skills and effective time management. Time commitment is 40 hours/week. One weekend day will be necessary from May – October. The hourly pay will be commensurate with experience. Email resume and letter of interest to with “Membership” in the subject line.

Philanthropy and Database Coordinator
Summary: The Philanthropy and Database Coordinator will maintain and manage the philanthropy database (The Raiser’s Edge) in support of the Philanthropy Department. The applicant will participate in gift and membership data entry, enter and track notes and actions for the purposes of stewardship, cultivation, mailings, emails, and more. The applicant will ensure the accurate capture of all relevant data by the most effective and efficient means possible. The Philanthropy Database Coordinator should be an exceptionally detailed professional with an aptitude for maintaining constituent relationship management systems, preferably in a nonprofit fundraising environment.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with experience drafting and preparing business correspondence.
Proficiency with donor database; Raisers Edge preferred.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage priorities and workflow.

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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

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