The Botanical Gardens Seeks Summer Interns

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments

Buffalo, NY - The Botanical Gardens is excited to offer several internship opportunities this summer.  For the first time, internships are available in Events, Weddings, Education, Summer Camp, Events, Weddings, Horticulture, Guest Services and Facilities. The Botanical Gardens has so much to offer students looking to gain experience.

The Internal Events Intern will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Weddings and Special Events, the individual will work with the events staff to assist in the planning and logistics of the internal special events held at Botanical Gardens. The position includes, but is not limited to, vendor and sponsor relationships, logistical planning, writing articles, developing social media blasts and other tasks, as assigned. This person must be able to work independently to complete event needs. A high level of written & verbal skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite are required. The individual may be required to work on weekdays, weekends, nights and holidays, as scheduled by the Director.

Applicants should possess exceptional customer service and communication skills, be organized, self-reliant, multi-task oriented, and a team player with good attention to detail.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Hammer, Volunteer Coordinator - khammer@buffalogardens.com no later than March 6, 2015.

The Wedding and Special Events Intern will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Weddings and Special Events, the individual will work with the events staff in the orchestrating and execution of private events and weddings held at the Botanical Gardens. The position includes, but is not limited to, assisting with office work and attending/organizing events and clients on event dates. This person must be able to work independently to complete event needs. A high level of written & verbal skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite are required. The individual is expected to work on weekdays, weekends, nights and holidays. You must work through Labor Day weekend.

Applicants should possess exceptional customer service and communication skills, be organized, self-reliant, multi-task oriented, and a team player with good attention to detail. The ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. for distances of up to 100 feet is also required.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Hammer, Volunteer Coordinator - khammer@buffalogardens.com no later than March 6, 2015.

The Education/Summer Camp Internship is designed to provide practical experience in environmental/museum and or art education, botany and conservation. Suggested majors include but are not limited to: early, elementary and secondary education; environmental education; environmental studies; art education; art history; museum studies and museum education.

Candidates should have strong organizational skills and be comfortable working with the public in both organized and informal situations. Experience with public speaking and working with children is preferred. Interns must be prepared to work during various weather conditions and pass a background check.   Responsibilities include assisting with the development and execution of programs including Botany Camp and/or Art Camp and Wegmans Family Day Programming, developing and assisting with educational camp activities and coordinating camp logistics.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Hammer, Volunteer Coordinator - khammer@buffalogardens.com no later than April 1, 2015.

Other fun and interesting general internships are available in Horticulture, Guest Services, Facilities and so much more!  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Hammer at 716.827.1584 ext. 207 or khammer@buffalogardens.com for more information.

For more information on these events, visit www.buffalogardens.com. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for the knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research, and exhibits. 

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