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Work at the Wildflower Center this Spring/Summer! (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)

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Seasonal Part-time Admissions Assistant (non-benefits eligible)As a team member of the Visitor Services department, process ticket transactions for the Center, assist with coordination of adult tours, answer queries from the public, promote and sell Center memberships, data entry, and track and cancel coupons. Must demonstrate regular and punctual attendance. Responsible for opening cashier window at start of shift/day and/or closing at end of shift/day, raising and lowering the flags, opening front gate at the start of the opening hours. Mandatory weekend hours will be required, as well as occasional evening hours. Additional hours may be available during peak periods and Center events. Wildflower Center shirts will be provided for uniform - dress code enforced. Required Qualifications: High school graduation or GED. 2 years of experience cash register or point of sale (POS) equipment. Reliable transportation and a valid driver license. Customer service experience in a position that requires a high degree of accuracy. Confident and outgoing customer service attitude. Ability to work weekends and evenings as required. Experience using a PC and a Mac. Experience using Microsoft Word. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a box office setting with ticketing or POS system, preferably CounterPoint POS. Experience using a credit card machine. Museum or public garden experience. General knowledge of the outdoors, native plants, the Center, Austin and UT. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and interact cooperatively with visitors and/or staff. Demonstrated flexibility in regards to shifting priorities. Works well with interruptions and can multi-task. Experience with detail-oriented procedures. To apply for the part-time Admissions job, please send cover letter, resume and references to No calls or drop-ins, please.Full-time Temporary Gardener-Groundskeeper (non-benefits eligible)Essential Functions: Assists the Horticulture Department in the daily operations and maintenance of the living collections, grounds, and growing operation through horticultural practices and volunteer management. Provides visitor assistance and ensures a positive visitor experience. Assists the Horticulture department in the daily operations and maintenance of the living collections and grounds, specifically, but not limited to the Luci and Ian Family Garden. Tasks include: Installation and care of plant materials; Raking, weeding, mowing, watering, mulching, pruning, shaping; Bed preparation and construction, and spot repair of decomposed granite paths; Integrated Pest Management (IPM); Safe and effective use of hand tools and light power equipment; Basic irrigation operation; Updating of plant identification signage as needed; Removal of garden debris (including human generated litter, fallen branches, and animal scat). Collect and process seeds. Works in the nursery operation as needed performing duties such as watering, frost protection, and weeding.Trains, supervises, and works with regular volunteers and community service volunteers. Effectively coordinates and communicates with members of the horticulture staff and all other departments. Assists the public in answering questions relating to the Wildflower Center and horticulture, and strives to ensure positive visitor experiences. Participate in education and mission related activities such as volunteer training, docent training and enrichments, site tours, festivals, and special events. Works independently and unsupervised on scheduled weekends. Perform associated administrative duties. Qualifications: Minimum 1 year professional horticultural experience required. Associates or bachelor's degree in horticulture or related field preferred. Must have knowledge of horticultural techniques, plant materials and pathologies. Attention to safety is essential. Must work well with and supervise diverse groups of people, be well organized, detail oriented, able to set priorities, take direction well from supervisor, and have excellent communication skills. Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, email) required. Moderate physical activity (bending, lifting, pushing/pulling), stamina, and the ability to lift fifty pounds required. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather. Ability to maneuver in narrow or confined places around fragile plants required. Possession of a current, valid Texas driver's license required. Preferred Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of Texas native plants or ecological systems. Skill and willingness to make public presentations and conduct media interviews. Current Pest Control Applicator's License. First Aid certification. Spanish language skills.To apply for the full-time Gardener job, please send cover letter, resume and references to No calls or drop-ins, please.The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.
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