Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


Classes @Fairchild Program Coordinator 

The Classes at Fairchild Program Coordinator is responsible for the creation and implementation of adult, children, and family revenue-generating courses.


  • BS or BA in related field required
  • Strong interest in plants 
  • Experience teaching adult classes  
  • Computer savvy and comfortable with new software and technology
  • Excellent organizational, supervisory, decision-making, delegation, and budgetary skills to effectively accomplish the purpose, goals, and objectives of the program
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Work effectively, courteously, and agreeably with colleagues and volunteers 
  • Team player with a positive, can-do attitude who is flexible, proactive and can anticipate and troubleshoot program details
  • Creative, organized, efficient, and detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required

Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Developing a series of adult, family, and children classes in horticulture/gardening, plant science, landscape design, design thinking, culinary arts, visual arts, and health & wellness 
  • Instructing basic garden courses for adults
  • Develop a horticulture certificate program
  • Recruiting, supervising, and training instructors
  • Developing marketing materials to support the program including producing two-course schedules each year for print and online
  • Continually researching and identify new and innovative program ideas
  • Maintaining communication with instructors, students, partners, and instructors including daily requests for clarifications, additional information, and procedures.
  • Managing the online course registration system 
  • Maintaining program budget including all financial accounting from the online registration system
  • Coordinating and management of the garden-wide master calendar including adding room requests from every department and communicating room set-ups with the facilities team
  • Developing and implement a marketing plan to increase participation in the program
  • Conducting program evaluation

This full-time position reports to the Director of Education. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Amy Padolf, Director of Education Program, at apadolf@fairchildgarden.org. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with ADA/Drug-free Workplace.


Seasonal Visitor Services Associate (P/T)

This is a seasonal position running December 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. Hours scheduled will vary, usually 16 to 25 hours per week, and will include primarily weekend shifts.
Job Duties:
  • Sales of memberships, tickets, store merchandise, and coffee/snacks. The candidate will be required to meet minimum sales goals as a condition of employment.
  • Providing outstanding customer service to Garden guests, including but not limited to greeting, encouraging membership, assisting with purchases, and providing Garden information.
  • Merchandising and stocking.
  • Performing inventory counts and Shop tasks as assigned.
  • Performing departmental clerical tasks as assigned and answering the phone.
  • Substituting in other areas of the department as scheduled, including Garden vehicles and opening/closing kiosks with water stations.
  • Position will require sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and driving. The ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds, with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, is required.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Job Qualifications:
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule, including day shifts, night shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • A commitment to superior customer service.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and inter-personal skills.
  • Cash handling, sales, and customer service experience preferred.
  • The ability to work both inside and outside in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Valid Driver’s license

The salary is $12 per hour.  To apply for this position, please email a resume to shop@fairchildgarden.org or fax it to 305.663.4944. No phone calls or walk-ins please.




Internship Opportunities


This position will assist in delivering environmental science-based educational programming to elementary and/or secondary students at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Programs run weekly during the school year from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm; must be able to commit to at least one day per week (during program hours) for fall and/or spring semester. Preference will be given to those who are available September – May.

Note: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis

Candidates must submit a resume, brief cover letter, and application to Amy Padolf, Director of Education, apadolf@fairchildgarden.org