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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Current Openings

Event Setup Assistant

Posted 2/20/15. Seasonal, through May 2015.

The primary goal of this position is to help ensure the success of events, facility rentals, workshops, meetings and classes offered at the Garden by providing set and support services to departments and guests.  

Responsibilities include: Ensuring that event space is clean prior to, during and after each event, to include floors, counter/table tops, fixtures, restrooms, and the removal of debris, recycling material and trash; setting up and breaking down tables, chairs, event equipment and structures; setting up and breaking down audio/visual equipment and providing minor troubleshooting; assisting the Beverage staff with bar set ups and breakdowns; delivering beverages and ice to events and maintaining accurate inventory; assisting the Exhibits Department with the installation and de-installation of temporary art exhibitions; prepping the outside area of the Butterfly Pavilion in advance of opening, and providing daily maintenance to same; assisting with staff and guest deliveries of additional equipment or supplies; operating a motorized cart to safely move furniture, equipment, supplies and structures; providing exemplary customer service to Garden staff, volunteers, clients, guests and vendors; keeping venue staging areas organized and clean; and performing basic groundskeeping of venues, when necessary.

Requirements include: Ability to operate a motor vehicle, a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; ability to lift up to 75 lbs.; ability to stoop, bend, squat and stand for long periods of time; ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures and inclement weather; exemplary customer service skills; good communication skills and ability to manage time to complete tasks by time required.  Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and a variety of shifts, including shifts that may extend beyond 8 hours in length when high volume necessitates.


The benefits of regular employment at the Desert Botanical Garden include a competitive benefits package*, complimentary family membership, employee admissions exchange, wellness initiatives and discounts. 

Reasonable accommodation may be made, where necessary, to allow a qualified individual to perform essential job functions. Honored as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Desert Botanical Garden is an equal-opportunity employer.   

*subject to eligibility requirements

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