Employment at Phipps
Phipps is looking for dedicated people with a passion for the green world. New opportunities are posted frequently so please check back often. Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, 1059 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.
Or, request an application by filling out our contact form.
Full-time employees enjoy discounts in The Shop in the Park, The Shop at Phipps and Café Phipps, as well as free tuition for Phipps education classes. After a 60-day waiting period, full-time employees are eligible for health care, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, personal leave, paid holidays, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance. After one year and 1,000 hours, full-time employees qualify for the retirement program.
Phipps is seeking a full-time Membership Manager to provide strategic marketing, direction and leadership of the membership program. Essential duties and responsibilities will include:
• Cultivation and retention of members
• Developing strategies and carrying out tasks associated with the membership program including campaigns, benefits, correspondence and brochures
• Database ma intenance
• Planning and coordinating member events
The candidate must be a highly motivated, proactive and creative individual with exceptional guest service, communication and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree and two years’ relevant experience preferred; museum/nonprofit experience is a plus. Please include a cover letter, resume and salary history when responding.
Part-time employees receive free parking and discounts in The Shop in the Park, The Shop at Phipps and Café Phipps. By maintaining an average of 15 hours per week, part-time employees can enroll in Phipps education classes tuition-free. After one year and 1,000 hours, part-time employees are eligible for the retirement program.
Guest Service Associate
Phipps is seeking a part-time (15-20 hours per week) Guest Service Associate with a friendly smile and extraordinary customer service skills to assist with general admissions and gift shops. Combine your love of plants and people to welcome guests to Phipps! Applicants must have flexible schedules, including weekday, Friday evening and weekend availability. Please include a cover letter and resume when responding.
As one of the nation’s oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses, Phipps provides the perfect location for any special event. Phipps is seeking a part-time Event Assistant to assist at weddings, receptions, showers, holiday parties, corporate meetings and other events throughout the year. Candidates must have a flexible schedule, including the ability to work weekday evenings and weekends. Please include a cover letter and resume when responding.
Outdoor Garden Intern
Phipps is seeking a temporary Outdoor Garden Intern to work with the horticulture staff to plant and maintain the outdoor gardens at the Conservatory. Training will be provided in such skills as watering, planting, weeding, pruning, deadheading, mulching, propagation, IPM and plant identification, as well as other aspects of maintaining the gardens in exceptional condition. Must enjoy working outside, doing physical work, in the Pittsburgh climate. This paid, seven-week internship is open to anyone with previous gardening experience and a genuine interest in working at a botanical garden. Please include a cover letter and resume when responding.
Phipps is seeking a temporary Carpenter to perform routine and specialized carpentry and carpentry-related tasks, from basic framing to finish work. Principal responsibilities include:
• Building, constructing, repairing and remodeling structures and displays and other objects by cutting, shaping and joining wood, plastic, metal or other structural materials.
• Repairing and replacing structures and objects such as floors, stairs, doors, furniture, window frames, glass frames, etc.
• Building forms for concrete and/or cement.
• Erecting scaffolds, stands, displays, tables, barricades and similar structures as needed.
• Building displays for shows and exhibits; may design display or work from architects’ designs.
Requirements include a minimum of a high school degree, along with extensive knowledge of and competency at the journey level with the methods, tools and procedures of the carpentry trade, and a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. Must be available all shifts, including evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will have an excellent attendance record, an excellent work ethic and the ability to work independently. Please include a cover letter, resume and salary history when responding.