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:

Jobs

President & CEO – CMBG is seeking a visionary and inspiring leader to partner with the Board and staff to shepherd the organization into its next stage of growth and development, raising CMBG’s national profile; increasing the number of visitors; enhancing the visitor experience; and establishing a sustainable operating model for a 21st-century botanical garden.

For more information about this position and how to apply, please see the profile here.

Snack Shack Coordinator – The Snack Shack Coordinator will be focused on envisioning and creating a profitable, interesting, mission-inspired Snack Shack operation as well as a memorable and original addition to the CMBG guest experience. This is a seasonal position, April 1 – October 31 for approximately 30–40 hours/week and includes working Gardens Aglow, mid-November – December 31.

Please read the full description here: Snack Shack Coordinator
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and list of references to employment@mainegardens.org with subject line Snack Shack Coordinator by February 28.

Guest Services Associate – Employees serving Gardens guests in the Visitor Center are a public face – and often the first face – of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. They are expected to provide a welcoming entrée to the Visitor Center and introduce guests to the range of services and experiences offered, as well as collect admissions and be a source for accurate information. This is a seasonal position, Mid-May–October 31, approximately 32-36 hours/week and includes working Gardens Aglow, mid-November – December 31.

Please read the full description here: Guest Services Associate
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Amanda Russell, Manager of Guest Services, at arussell@mainegardens.org. Review of applications will begin March 1 and be ongoing for the season.

Host/Hostess & Busser – This position will welcome guests and seat them at the Café, as well as provide menus and answer questions about the menu, ingredients and the Gardens in general. Will assist servers, bussers, dishwashers, cashiers, supervisors, and manager as needed. Seasonal, mid-May through October.

Please read the full description here: Host/Hostess & Busser
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Ginger Dermott, Manager of Food Services, at gdermott@mainegardens.org, or call 207-633-8084 to arrange an interview.

Dishwasher – This position will keep Café pots, pans, dishes, glassware and utensils clean and ready for use. They will maintain an awareness of items that may need a second cleaning, and assist other kitchen staff by retrieving items from the refrigerator, freezer, and storeroom and helping with end-of-day cleaning tasks. Seasonal, April-October, with weekends and occasional evenings required. Includes working Gardens Aglow, mid-November – December 31.

Please read the full description here: Dishwasher
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Ginger Dermott, Manager of Food Services, at gdermott@mainegardens.org, or call 207-633-8084 to arrange an interview.

Kitchen Prep/Food Assembly and Expedition – The Kitchen Prep prepares, creates, assists, and expedites good food to Gardens guests. This includes preparing and assembling salads, sandwiches, and other grab-and-go food items for the Marketplace, and creating soups, dressings, and sauces. Seasonal, April-October, with weekends and occasional evenings required. Includes working Gardens Aglow, mid-November – December 31.

Please read the full description here: Kitchen Prep/Food Assembly and Expedition
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Ginger Dermott, Manager of Food Services, at gdermott@mainegardens.org, or call 207-633-8084 to arrange an interview.

Café/Marketplace Cashier – The Cashier assists visitors in purchasing food and food-related items. They will assist Gardens visitors, ringing up purchases and making change, and follow end-of-day protocols and counting drawer in POS. Seasonal, full and part time positions available seven days a week, mid-May through October.

Please read the full description here: Café/Marketplace Cashier
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Ginger Dermott, Manager of Food Services, at gdermott@mainegardens.org, or call 207-633-8084 to arrange an interview.

Server – Café Servers attend to and serve Gardens guests and assist other staff as needed. This is a seasonal position, mid-May through October. Summer hours are approximately 10am-3:30pm and may include weekends and occasional evening shifts.

Please read the full description here: Server
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Ginger Dermott, Manager of Food Services, at gdermott@mainegardens.org, or call 207-633-8084 to arrange an interview.

Internships

Adult Education & Interpretive Exhibits Intern – The Adult Education and Interpretive Exhibits Intern plays a major role in providing horticulture assistance, staffing, and live interpretation for visitors the Gardens’ Butterfly House exhibit. This position provides hands-on experience managing and implementing a wide variety of adult education programming at the Gardens, including helping with adult classes, assisting with our Therapeutic Horticulture program, and supporting interpretive exhibits in the Gardens.

Please read the full description here: Adult Education and Interpretive Exhibits Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and list of references to Vanessa Nesvig, Adult Education and Interpretation Coordinator, at vnesvig@mainegardens.org by February 24.

Beekeeper Intern – Under the supervision and mentorship of an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, the Beekeeper Intern will play a major role in expanding the Gardens’ beekeeping operations. Responsibilities will include management of 10-20 honey bee colonies, educational programing for CMBG summer campers, outreach to CMBG visitors and members, and research into pollinator behavior. A goal of the position is to incorporate beekeeping operations into the visitor experience.

Please read the full description here: Beekeeper Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and list of references to employment@mainegardens.org with subject line Beekeeper Intern by February 28.

Botany Research Intern – Under the supervision and mentorship of the Research Botanist, this internship prepares students to enter the field of botany and herbarium curation by providing hands-on experience with plant identification, collecting, specimen preparation and information management. The Botany Intern will also assist with the Midcoast Flora Project, an ongoing effort to study and document the wild plants of MidCoast Maine.

Please read the full description here: Botany Research Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Melissa Cullina, Research Botanist, at mcullina@mainegardens.org by February 28.

Photographer & Photo Editor Intern – This internship is an opportunity to experiment with the creative process of photography, to learn how to maintain and enhance a successful brand through images, and to build your photography portfolio. Applicants will capture images of programs, events, and the Gardens, and produce a finished archive of photos for marketing purposes

Please read the full description here: Photographer and Photo Editor Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and a sample of work to Kris Folsom, Director of Marketing, at kfolsom@mainegardens.org.

Public Horticulture Intern – This internship offers many opportunities to broaden one’s experience and to learn about different careers in public horticulture. The Department of Horticulture is responsible for installing and maintaining all cultivated gardens, growing spaces, and natural areas throughout Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ approximately 325 acres. Our goal is to ensure that the beauty of the Gardens and considerate depth of plant material provide a paramount garden experience for every guest.

Please read the full description here: Public Horticulture Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and a sample of work to Sharmon Provan, Director of Horticulture, at sprovan@mainegardens.org.

Public Horticulture Junior Intern – This internship offers many opportunities to broaden one’s experience and to learn about different careers in public horticulture. The Department of Horticulture is responsible for installing and maintaining all cultivated gardens, growing spaces, and natural areas throughout Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ approximately 325 acres. Our goal is to ensure that the beauty of the Gardens and considerate depth of plant material provide a paramount garden experience for every guest.

Please read the full description here: Public Horticulture Junior Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and a sample of work to Sharmon Provan, Director of Horticulture, at sprovan@mainegardens.org.

Videographer Intern – This internship is an opportunity to experiment with the creative process of filming and editing video content, to learn how to maintain and enhance a successful brand through video, and to build your videography portfolio. Applicants will capture video of programs, events, and the Gardens, and produce finished videos of varying lengths for marketing purposes.

Please read the full description here:Videographer Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and a sample of work to Kris Folsom, Director of Marketing, at kfolsom@mainegardens.org.

Volunteer Engagement Intern – The Volunteer Engagement Internship offers hands-on experience in all facets of volunteer management, including recruitment, placement, training, maintenance, and recognition. This position will prepare college students to enter the field of volunteer management and engagement by providing an understanding of the critical role of volunteers in non-profit organizations and an opportunity to learn and apply relevant human resource management and marketing sales skills.

Please read the full description here: Volunteer Engagement Intern
Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Melissa Glasgow, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at mglasgow@mainegardens.org by February 28.