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Employment

Venue Coordinator

Part-Time (20 – 25 hours)

Job Description: The Venue Coordinator is responsible for managing rentals, special events, and weddings.  The candidate will work closely with the staff and engage volunteers to assist with planning and assisting with events. The candidate will be expected to interact with the public and provide exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, design, and produce events
  • Manage the venue for weddings and the details associated with using facilities.
  • Manage rental business for buildings and grounds
  • Interact with clients to identify their needs and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Work with volunteers to organize, staff, and support events
  • Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
  • Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
  • Research and identify new event and program opportunities
  • Work with the Marketing Specialist to produce advertising for events

Education and Experiences

  • 2 or 4 year Event Management degree (or related field) or equivalent event management experience
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • MS Office, PowerPoint, Adobe, Excel, and Canva proficiency

Requirements

  • Part-time position – 20 to 25 hours per week (during peak season).  Willing to work non-traditional business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have an Iowa Driver’s License

Send a cover letter and resume Mark Schneider at mark.schneider@iowaarboretum.org

Iowa Arboretum & Gardens – 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, Iowa 50156

 

 

Marketing Specialist (Part-Time)

Job Description: Marketing Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and evaluating the Arboretum’s marketing programs. This position manages the Arboretum’s website, social media platforms, marketing partnerships, and content generation. The coordinator will work closely with staff and volunteers to tell the Arboretum’s stories.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and track marketing programs such as email, newsletter, social media, print or digital campaigns, and events
  • Write, proofread, and edit creative and technical content across different mediums
  • Coordinate with staff, volunteers, external agencies and vendors to execute marketing programs
  • Assist with digital content creation, evaluate existing content, and identify areas of improvement on the arboretum website
  • Generate fresh visual media in the form of video, photography, and infographics and organize existing media into cloud-based storage

Education and Experiences

  • 2 or 4 year degree in Marketing (or related field) or equivalent experience
  • Proven marketing experience, strong communication skills
  • Excellent communication and project management skills, and an ability to analyze data and identify trends.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe, Google Products, WordPress, Meta Business, and Canva

Requirements

  • Part time position – 12 to 15 hours per week.

Send a cover letter and resume Mark Schneider at mark.schneider@iowaarboretum.org

Iowa Arboretum & Gardens – 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, Iowa 50156

 

Customer Service & Gift Shop Manager

The position opens up before the opening of Treehouse Village in the spring.

  • 40 hours/week – Seasonal  (One weekend day per week)

Job Description:

Responsible for retail and customer service.  Customer service includes greeting guests as first point of contact, taking admissions, orienting guests to grounds, explaining membership, and answering general questions. Also, answering phones, taking messages, and providing general information.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting guests in selecting gifts and other merchandise
  • Serves as buyer, selecting and ordering appropriate merchandise, and sometimes meeting with vendors and product representatives to select items
  • Working with vendors to design custom items
  • Managing gift shop budget
  • Arranging merchandise in gift shop seasonally and as new merchandise arrives
  • Processing new merchandise as it arrives by unpacking and disposing of packing materials and shipping boxes
  • Determining prices and labeling items
  • Maintaining inventory in the POS system by entering new items
  • Conducting inventory annually
  • Organizing gift shop volunteers by developing a schedule to ensure coverage for weekends and special events
  • Training, recruiting and scheduling gift shop volunteers
  • Opening and closing the building and grounds
  • Dusting/vacuuming

Education and Experiences

  • Retail sales experience that includes ordering merchandise.
  • Customer service experience

Send a cover letter and resume to Mark Schneider at mark.schneider@iowaarboretum.org

Iowa Arboretum & Gardens – 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, Iowa 50156

 

 

Customer Service & Gift Shop Assistant

The position opens up before the opening of Treehouse Village in the spring.

(Part-Time – Seasonal – 16 per week/ one weekend day per week)

Job Description:

The assistant provides service and support in the gift shop and at the information desk.  The assistant also works closely with gift shop volunteers.

Qualifications:

The person must have customer service experience.

Send a cover letter and resume Mark Schneider at mark.schneider@iowaarboretum.org

Iowa Arboretum & Gardens – 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, Iowa 50156

 

Natural Resource Specialist

(Full-time, 40 hours per week)

The start time is to be determined.

Job Description

The Natural Resource Specialist is responsible for assisting the Curator of Collections and Grounds and taking leadership in managing 120 acres of the Iowa Arboretum & Garden’s natural resources including woodland, prairie, and the Treehouse Village recreation area. The Natural Resource Specialist reports to the Curator of Collections and Grounds and the Executive Director. This position is responsible for coordination and supervision of part-time staff members along with supervising volunteers. Working with the Curator of Collections and Grounds, they will develop the protocols necessary to uphold excellent management of natural resources. This position will also work with senior staff in the development of programs and managing budgets to reach or exceed annual goals. Full-time.

Primary Tasks:

  • Coordinate and monitor management of existing ecosystems including oak/hickory and maple/linden woodland
  • Coordinate and monitor management of prairie restoration(s) and Conservation Reserve Program contracts
  • Control non-native species perpetuation and hazardous plant removal
  • Care for trails systems including keeping them clear, rerouting, repair, and developing signage
  • Serve as the steward of the Treehouse Village recreation area with waste disposal, debris clearing, cleaning surfaces, answering visitor questions
  • Develop natural resource documentation including species surveys/catalogs, management strategies, and educational curricula
  • Plan and coordinate controlled burns
  • Identify and collect native plant germplasm with potential for use in ornamental horticulture
  • Assist with special events

Education and Experience

  1. A four-year baccalaureate degree or commensurate experience; B) Environmental, organizational, fiscal, and managerial experience in a professional setting; C) Strong public speaking, communication, and presentation skills; D) Supervisory, collaborative and interpersonal skills; E) Knowledge in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, habitat restoration, and environmental ecology; F) Computer experience to include Database software, Google products, and Microsoft Office; G) A valid driver’s license is required.

*must receive Pesticide Applicator Certification within 60 days of hire, must complete RT-130 and S-190 Wildland Fire Safety Training within 1 year of hire

Application instructions

Please send cover letter and resume to David McKinney, Curator of Collections and Grounds:

david@iowaarboretum.org