Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Social Media Coordinator

Temp: 5/1/2021 – 8/1/2021 (Jurassic Garden Exhibition)

Part-time: 20 hours per week

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is looking for a talented, tech-savvy social media coordinator to create and maintain a strong online presence for the Garden. From May – July 2021 there will be a special “Jurassic Garden” exhibit, which will feature life size dinosaurs throughout the Garden.  The social media coordinator will be responsible for working with the marketing team to develop and implement promotional strategies that will not only increase social engagement but will also directly result in admissions and memberships. 

Social Media Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute a results-driven social media strategy
  • Develop and curate engaging content for social media platforms
  • Assist in the creation and editing of written, video, and photo content
  • Attend events and produce live social media content
  • Maintain unified brand voice across different social media channels
  • Collaborate with marketing team to create a social media calendar
  • Monitor social media channels for industry trends
  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments
  • Review analytics and create reports on key metrics
  • Assist in the development and management of social media marketing and influencer marketing strategy

Social Media Coordinator Qualifications / Skills:

  • Passion for social media and proficiency with major social media platforms and social media management tools
  • Proficiency with video and photo editing tools, digital media formats, and HTML
  • Excellent social listening skills
  • Ability to understand historical, current, and future trends in the digital content and social media space
  • Strong copywriting and copyediting skills
  • Top-notch oral and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Detail-oriented approach with ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field
  • 1-3 years experience with B2C social media marketing and content development
  • Direct experience using social media management tools (Hootsuite)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premier Pro) or equivalent digital media editing tools a plus

Submit resumes to jvazquez@fairchildgarden.org

Equal Opportunity Employer/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 interpersonal 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Compliance with ADA/Drug-free Workplace


Seasonal Member Services Associate (P/T)

This is a seasonal position running May 11, 2021 through July 18, 2021. Hours scheduled will vary, usually 16 to 25 hours per week, and will include primarily weekend shifts.

Responsibilities include:

·Selling of Fairchild memberships

·Greeting members and the public while offering excellent customer service to all Fairchild visitors and members

·Understanding the different Membership categories and related benefits

·Assisting with office duties in the Membership and Database departments

·Assisting with guest services and admissions

·Working closely with corporate sponsorship, membership, admission and special events

·Assisting with data entry and record maintenance

·Assisting with phone campaign sales and renewing members

·Supporting cash handling and customer service in membership

·Other duties as set by your supervisor


  • A commitment to superior customer service
  • Sales experience
  • Comfortable speaking to diverse groups of people
  • Proactive in anticipating and troubleshooting program details
  • Retail or customer service experience preferred for some positions
  • Excellent communication skills and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work an extremely flexible schedule, during evenings, early mornings, days, weekends, and holidays.
  • This position is primarily on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Able to work as a team player in a high-energy environment
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Proficient with basic computer skills

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


Equal Opportunity Employer/Compliance with ADA/Drug-free Workplace


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 from 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.or