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 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.

  • Cleans, maintains and sets up public and service areas and equipment for visitors, employees and volunteers. Work areas assigned may include Housekeeping, Grounds Keeping and Set-ups. Ensures a positive presentation of DBG facilities for visitors and staff.  Under general supervision, performs and maintains the external appearance of DBG.  Acts as customer-oriented liaison between DBG and the public.

  • This position provides support to the Gardens Events Department in a fast paced and dynamic environment in the capacity of an on-site contact for all assigned public and private events managed and booked through the Private Events Department including but not limited to weddings, receptions, corporate and internal events. In addition to working all assigned events, this position will support the Gardens sales efforts to potential future clients. 

  • This position teaches community and school programs at Denver Botanic Gardens, including guided programs about art and plants, working alongside volunteers and staff to implement interactive, hands-on, curriculum to families and all ages of children. Additional duties are coordinating communications to registrants and maintaining program supplies. 

  • Under direct supervision, provides support to Horticulture department through applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant materials throughout the gardens to ensure gardens are of the highest horticulture standards. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures. Provides an enriching experience to garden visitors by disseminating information.

  •  Assures a positive visitor experience through prompt, pleasant, courteous service while prompting new membership sales.  Must be available nights and weekends. This position will end no later than December 31, 2014.

  • Under general supervision answers main incoming telephone lines, welcomes and assists visitors, and provides clerical support as requested. Heavy call center work experience preferred.

    This position will start May 12th and end November 20, 2014.  The work schedule will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

  • Assures a positive visitor experience through prompt, pleasant, courteous service while prompting new membership sales.

    Must be available nights and weekends. Position will end January 1, 2014. Full-time and Part-time positions available.

  • Proactively and courteously solicit Gift Shop sales and new Gardens’ Memberships while assessing and ensuring a respectful, positive, safe and pleasant Garden experience for our members, visitors, and customers, fellow employees and volunteers.

  • 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.

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.  

  • Under general direction of the Chatfield Lead Horticulturist, maintains the ornamental gardens within the enclosed Chatfield Butterfly House, welcomes guests and ensures a positive visitor experience; works closely with Butterfly House volunteers, ensures that Butterfly House safety precautions and regulations are closely followed. This position will also be periodically asked to assist the Chatfield horticulture department with general garden maintenance and site upkeep at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

    This position is from April 7 - October 6, 2014.

  • Provides support to Facility Rental Department in the capacity of being an on-site coordinator and setting up for all events managed and booked through the Facility Rental Department including but not limited to weddings, receptions, corporate and internal events.

  • Under direct supervision of the lead horticulturist, provides support to Horticulture department through applying appropriate horticultural techniques to a wide variety of plant materials throughout the gardens to ensure gardens are of the highest horticulture standards. Addresses issues/problems by applying prescribed rules, policies or procedures. Provides an enriching experience to garden visitors by disseminating information. Provides guidance and supervision of seasonal gardeners and volunteers.