Employment

Development Director

Posted January 30, 2015
Development Director is accountable for efforts to raise funds from government, foundations, corporate and individual sources to meet and/or exceed annual goals. Candidate must possess exceptional leadership, organizational, written and verbal skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft applications and Raisers Edge and have experience in developing a capital campaign. Business or marketing degree and a minimum of 5 years development experience are required. Send resumes, salary requirements and references to President/CEO, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc., 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY 14218 by February 27, 2015.

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Summer Interns

Posted February, 2015

General Interns
Looking for a fun and interesting internship?  We have so much to offer!  Horticulture, Education, Marketing, Guest Services, Facilities and so much more!  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Hammer at 716.827.1584 ext. 207 or khammer@buffalogardens.com

 

Internal Events Intern
Summer 2015
Working 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.  Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Hammer at khammer@buffalogardens.com. All submissions are due no later than March 6, 2015.


Wedding and Special Events Intern

Summer 2015
Working 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.  Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Hammer at khammer@buffalogardens.com.
All submissions are due no later than March 6, 2015.


Education/Summer Camp Intern
Summer 2015
The 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.

Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to  Kristy Blakely, Director of Education - kblakely@buffalogardens.com and Karen Hammer, Volunteer Coordinator - khammer@buffalogardens.com. All submissions are due no later than April 1, 2015.