Jobs & Internships
Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

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

Campaign Coordinator
Summary: The Campaign Coordinator assists with the day-to-day operations of Capital Campaign. This position works closely with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and Campaign and Donor Relations Manager to ensure the successful completion of the campaign. Responsibilities include organizing meetings, tracking campaign activity, updating written materials, organizing cultivation events, and more. Applicants should possess exceptional organizational and database management skills as well as be able to communicate respectfully and professionally with donors in person, by phone or in writing. Prior experience in a nonprofit fundraising position is preferred.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.

Email resume and letter of interest to employment@mainegardens.org.

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.
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.

Email resume and letter of interest to employment@mainegardens.org.

Writer/Editor
Summary: The Writer Editor is responsible for creating, editing and modifying content to be used both internally across the organization and externally to a variety of target audiences. They will work cross-departmentally to create, edit, and/or proofread written communications ensuring the CMBG brand is communicated consistently and accurately to all audiences. Writing projects will include grant proposals, marketing and sales collateral, philanthropy communications, member newsletters, educational interpretation content, website content, media communications, and multi-media presentations and training materials.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, marketing, or related field.
At least two years practical experience creating and editing content, including grant writing.
Exceptional communication skills including writing, proofreading, and editing,
Solid knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and computer literate for purposes of documentation and communication.

Email resume and letter of interest to employment@mainegardens.org.

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 employment@mainegardens.org.

Gift Shop Stock Coordinator
Summary: To accurately maintain the receipt and storage of merchandise and the stocking of the Gift Shop in a timely and orderly manner. To work as an integral player of the Gift Shop team along with Managers, Store Associates and Interns. To contribute to Gift Shop goals to provide excellent customer service and exceptional sales throughout the year. The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills, computer skills, and ability to meet physical demands of the job (standing, stooping, reaching, lifting, carrying). Retail experience a plus, training provided.

Requirements: The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills, computer skills, and ability to meet physical demands of the job (standing, stooping, reaching, lifting, carrying). Retail experience a plus, training provided.

Email resume and letter of interest to employment@mainegardens.org.

Gift Shop Sales Associate
Summary: To provide excellent customer service to all visitors to the Gift Shop through such tasks as assisting customers, knowledge of the merchandise, restocking throughout the day, and efficient operation of the POS system. Both full-time and part-time positions are available. Varied schedules with some weekend hours. Targeted start date is mid-April to May.

Requirements: Excellent customer service and ability to work in a busy, dynamic setting are a must. Register, sales and stock duties required (training provided). Ability to stand 8 hours/day, bend, stoop and reach to retrieve stock, lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Email resume and letter of interest to employment@mainegardens.org.

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:

To apply, email resume and letter of interest to employment@mainegardens.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 employment@mainegardens.org.