Visitor Services Supervisor – MUN Botanical Garden

(Contractual Position from April 18th, 2011 to December 2nd, 2011)

The successful applicant will assist with information and visitor services at the Botanical Garden under the supervision of the Education Coordinator and the Environmental Education Assistant.  Duties include assisting visitors; staffing the front desk and answering inquiries; booking school and group programs; staffing receptions and special events; answering the telephone and responding to or directing inquiries; processing cash, debit, and credit card transactions; supervising seasonal staff and volunteers; and performing other related duties as assigned.  Weekend and some evening work required.

Extensive supervisory experience required; in customer service and retail environments an asset.  Graduation from high school, supplemented by related courses; or equivalent combination of experience and training.  Applications must be able to work independently; possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; and be comfortable using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite.  Interest and or knowledge in Newfoundland gardening, natural history, and the outdoors would be an asset.

SALARY:                               $29,071 (pro-rated)

CLOSING DATE:                 March 31st, 2011

To apply:
Please forward a cover letter, and attach a current resume, addressed to Ms. Madonna Bishop, Acting Manager, MUN Botanical Garden (please see contact information below).  Please be sure to include your name, full contact information, including e-mail address if applicable, date available to star work, and three references.

Madonna Bishop, Acting Manager
MUN Botanical Garden
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL  A1C 5S7
Telephone: (709) 864-8590
Fax: (709) 864-8596
Email: mbishop[at]

Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden Inc., as part of the university’s inclusive community, is a not-for-profit corporation that creates and inspires understanding, appreciation and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas to further Memorial’s mission of research, education and outreach.  The Garden is a registered charity.