Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) environment where every member of our community is valued, respected, and appreciated. Just as our landscapes and gardens are more resilient and beautiful through their diversity, we strive to promote IDEA principles on our team by embracing cultural and individual differences. We invite applications from candidates who will help us achieve this goal.
Jobs & Internships
Human Resource Coordinator:
The person in this position supports senior management in implementing the human resource vision and strategy for the Gardens. This includes processing bi-weekly payroll, coordinating recruiting, onboarding, and exit processes, and maintain thorough and accurate human resource records, postings, and documentation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Pay range is $18.40–21.62 an hour, commensurate on experience.
IT Help Desk Specialist:
The Help Desk Analyst’s role is to manage all IT requests. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting, scheduling, resolving, or escalating IT requests. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help-request tracking tools and/or require that the individual give in-person, hands-on help at the desktop level. Exercises judgment and creativity in selecting and applying procedures correctly, and determines when to refer problems to the supervisor or next level of support.
Culinary Kitchen Team Member:
This position supports the mission by using local, seasonal, and Gardens-grown ingredients to connect our guests to the natural world around them. Culinary Kitchen Team Members are responsible for preparing a variety of foods, such as sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and other desserts. Team members working in Culinary will perform tasks in a professional manner with awareness and kindness towards guests, volunteers, and other team members. Team members will always ensure that health and food safety standards are being followed and maintained. Pay range is $17.43–19.60 an hour, commensurate on experience.
Culinary Retail Team Member:
This position supports the mission by using local, seasonal, and Gardens-grown ingredients to connect our guests to the natural world around them. Culinary Retail Team Members are responsible for opening and closing the Market, operating the POS system and cash management. Team members will greet and provide excellent customer service to all visitors, members, employees, and volunteers who visit the Market, keep the Market clean, and restock merchandise. Team members working in Culinary will perform tasks in a professional manner with awareness and kindness towards guests, volunteers, and other team members. Team members will always ensure that health and food safety standards are being followed and maintained. Pay range is $15.00–16.50 an hour, commensurate on experience.
Guest Experience Admissions Supervisor:
The Guest Experience Supervisor works side-by-side with the Admissions team at the Visitor Center desk and provides on-the-job coaching and support of team members. This position models excellent customer service, while also enforcing Gardens policies, and facilitates admission and membership while serving as a source of accurate information about all aspects of the Gardens’ experience. The Supervisor handles any guest issues that a team member cannot solve, disseminates information from the Director to the team, assists with staff scheduling, reviews and approves time cards, and assists with handling guest emergencies in the Gardens. In addition, this position serves as the leader on duty during business hours in the Guest Experience Director’s absence. Pay range is $18.40–21.62 an hour, commensurate on experience.
Guest Experience Admissions Team Member:
This position supports the mission by serving as an ambassador for the organization, providing guests with a welcoming entrée to the Gardens, and introducing them to the range of services and experiences offered at CMBG. The Guest Experience team is often the first impression guests have of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and they provide a valuable opportunity to enrich the visitor experience through friendly, helpful, and efficient service. Pay range is $15.00–16.50 an hour, commensurate on experience.
Director of Facilities and Infrastructure:
The Director of Facilities and Infrastructure will have strategic and operational oversight for the Gardens facilities, physical plant, fleet, systems, technology, infrastructure, building safety, and security. Responsible for successful implementation of capital and Master Plan projects, this person needs to have excellent communication, project management, and relationship-building skills. The Director provides leadership and oversight for capital building projects, Maintenance, and Housekeeping, and strategic support for the Information Technology department. A member of the senior management team, s/he participates in the development and implementation of leadership initiatives, strategic plans, and organization-wide policies and programs that contribute to the Gardens’ overall success. The Director of Facilities and Infrastructure is an essential contributor to institution-wide efforts to enhance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA); all senior leaders at CMBG are accountable for driving IDEA within their spheres of influence.
Our Housekeepers ensure a pleasant and safe experience for guests and employees by maintaining the cleanliness of the facilities. The incumbent will work with indirect supervision, performing daily, event-related and seasonal tasks. This is a year-round position with benefits. Pay range is $17.43–19.60 an hour, commensurate on experience.
This position is responsible for maintaining facilities, vehicles, and equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for guests and fellow employees. Carpentry skills are highly desired. This is a year-round position with benefits. Pay range is $18.40–21.62 an hour, commensurate on experience.
Gardenshop Team Member:
Gardenshop Team Members work to answer questions and share stories, collect payment and wrap goods, and keep the shop stocked and appealing. They are often a guest’s longest and final interaction here and so have tremendous opportunity to enrich a visit while generating meaningful financial support for the Gardens and our community. Pay range is $15.00–16.50 an hour, commensurate on experience.
Gardenshop Inventory Team Member:
The Stock Specialist helps us to articulate messages from our horticultural, educational, and plant science initiatives by keeping our vehicle for those messages−our products−moving through the shop. They are responsible for helping with the efficient and accurate receipt, ticketing, and disposition of merchandise; they assist with stocking the shop floor; and they keep the loading dock and backstock spaces clean and organized.
The intern program at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens includes experiential learning, a project guided by your supervisor, a group field trip, and opportunities to gain exposure to roles and responsibilities in various public gardens departments. All internships pay $15 an hour.