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Career Opportunities

Denver Botanic Gardens is a nonprofit, Equal Opportunity Employer who welcomes people seeking careers or internships. Employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

Positions at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

  • This position actively supervise children (ages 6-12) in a day camp setting while implementing creative, hands-on, interactive, plant- garden- and farm-based activities following established curriculum.  Camp activities may include but are not limited to outdoor explorations, gardening, taking care of farm animals, science, cooking, arts and crafts and storytelling.  Additional responsibilities include preparing materials and maintaining a safe, fun environment.

  • Under general supervision provides support to the Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation department by performing a variety of general administrative tasks in a fast-paced environment.  Up  to 19 hours a week.

  • This position oversees the Denver Botanic Gardens institutional calendar by scheduling all internal and external events and programs on a daily basis. The Scheduler Technician will facilitate all relevant details through Vantix ATMS+ scheduling software with data entry of each event & program as well as identify and resolve calendar conflicts. In addition to overseeing the institutional calendar, this position provides general administrative support to the Events Department.

  • Leads the Gardens’ construction, maintenance, housekeeping, irrigation, safety, security and sustainability issues.  Responsible for the management and oversight of facilities, hardscapes, surface structures, construction management and properties of Denver Botanic Gardens.  Pursues improved standards for maintenance and establishes uniformly high design standards.  Additionally, ensures a positive and pleasant visitor experience and the safety, cleanliness and visual appeal of the physical aspects of Denver Botanic Gardens.

  • Seasonal will assist department with field work during the summer in numerous locations throughout Colorado and data entry in the office. Field work includes botanical surveys, vegetation and demographic monitoring, and seed collection. Field trips are scheduled every other week from May through August and are typically for four to five days. This work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, steep, uneven or rocky surfaces in exposed terrain while carrying moderately heavy equipment (up to 50 pounds) for extended periods of time and bending, crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data. Work may be performed in inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, and direct sunlight) at moderate to high elevations in the presence of wild animals including insects (such as bees, wasps, and mosquitoes). Fieldwork will include overnight camping and multiple-day outings and may include irregular hours such as weekends and evenings.        

  • Under direct supervision provides support to the horticulture department through applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant materials to ensure gardens are of the highest horticulture standards. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures.

Positions at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

  • This position actively supervise children (ages 6-12) in a day camp setting while implementing creative, hands-on, interactive, plant- garden- and farm-based activities following established curriculum.  Camp activities may include but are not limited to outdoor explorations, gardening, taking care of farm animals, science, cooking, arts and crafts and storytelling.  Additional responsibilities include preparing materials and maintaining a safe, fun environment.

  • Provides support to Facility Rental Department by the on-site coordinator of booked events and assisting with set up and oversight of private events managed and booked through the Facility Rental Department including but not limited to weddings, receptions, and corporate events. Duties include facility cleaning; setting up tables, chairs and other furnishings; vendor coordination; and event management.

  • To effectively and efficiently involve volunteers at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield in meaningful volunteer positions, to provide the orientation, training and communications needed to motivate volunteers. Along with promoting a positive image of Denver Botanic Gardens to the community and potential volunteers through active outreach and recruitment; to effectively and efficiently recruit volunteers for appropriate positions within the Chatfield site.  Schedule will include some weekends and evenings.

    20-24 hours per week.

  • This position is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of weekly farm stands operating in assigned Denver neighborhoods and works alongside the Denver Botanic Gardens management to distribute/sell produce in “food desert” areas. As such the incumbent will be the face of the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Farm Stand program to the majority of participants/customers, community partners and volunteers. Not only does this position coordinate the farm stand operations, this position also coordinates the volunteers who will work at the farm stands ranging from high school kids to veterans to educational partnerships.

  • Under general direction of the Horticulturist, maintains the ornamental gardens, turf and natural areas at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.  Job includes but is not limited to:  mulching, weeding, watering, dead-heading, transplanting, and planting along with all other general maintenance tasks associated with gardens and natural areas.