To apply for employment you may pick up an application at the admissions plaza or download an application from the link below. Fax your completed application to 235-6039, e-mail or mail it to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 3368
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Brookgreen Gardens is an at-will, equal opportunity employer. Drug testing is required prior to employment. Drivers license and credit checks may also be required. For more information call (843) 235-6000 or email.
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Part-time Education Specialist
The ideal candidate must have an undergraduate degree in any of the science disciplines and experience in: teaching with reptiles, especially snakes, working as a naturalist or having worked in a natural history museum; writing nature programs coordinated with state standards (examples are to be presented with resume). Elementary classroom experience would be a bonus. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to: successfully present educational content to adults and children; work comfortably and effectively with volunteers, peers, and subordinates; and assist the Vice-President for Creative Education with the development and coordination of public programming that creatively supports the Brookgreen mission of education about nature, history, and art for youths.
Responsibilities include teaching the nature programs for school field trips and Girl Scout programs; developing and writing new programs when necessary, assuring that programs remain aligned with current classroom standards; training and supervising volunteers who deliver programs that do not include the use of animals; working with the Wildlife Department when using or developing new programs including animals; serving as Program Manager for one or more volunteer-delivered programs, including but not limited to the annual “Dirt & Worms” and “Where the Trees Grow” programs; writing program script for and teaching portions of the annual “Gullah Gullah Days” program; serving as Director for Camp Brookgreen; and creating new activities periodically for the Children’s Discovery Room.
Applicants must have previous experience in landscape maintenance and experience in operating power equipment is preferred. A valid SC driver's license and the ability to perform duties outdoors in all types of weather is required. Individual must be flexible and willing to work on weekends and holidays and be able to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.
Work includes but is not limited to: mowing grass, raking leaves, and trash removal in all of the developed and undeveloped areas of Brookgreen. Other tasks include tree pruning, irrigation repair and installation, installation of landscape features and infrastructure, and the preparation of new planting areas. Responsible for routine service on power and hand-held landscape and gardening equipment and the maintenance of roads, fences and gates in the undeveloped areas of Brookgreen Gardens. Must perform emergency landscaping and safety work required by inclement weather.
Part-time Interpreter for Creek and Trekker Excursions
The Interpreter is required to present historic programs developed by Brookgreen Gardens staff to the general public, members and special groups. Program venues include a creek excursion and a vehicle into the backwoods at Brookgreen Gardens. Duties include the collection of tickets and maintaining daily records appropriate to the programs. Knowledge of Lowcountry culture as well as some plant and animal identification is required. The qualified individual must have public speaking experience and the ability to learn scripted material. This is a part time, seasonal position, two or three days per week including weekends, approximately 5 hours per day, with some flexibility.
Part-time Food Service Associate
Part-time wait staff positions available for lunch shift. We offer flexible days. Requires one year of experience waiting tables and handling cash. The right candidate will have excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude.
Part-time dishwasher positions are available in our Pavilion Restaurant. Requires one year of experience washing dishes and bussing tables. The right candidate will have excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude.