Have you ever worked at a place where just driving up to the front door is a magical experience? A place where beauty and history surrounds you and invites you to be a part of it all. If not, Filoli might just be that inspirational place where you can be a part of a team who is dedicated to connecting rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature and shared stories.
Filoli is a 654-acre historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula near Woodside, CA, and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. As a team member here, you have the opportunity to preserve, build upon and share the wonder of this place.
In our daily interaction with guests, we envision a time when all people honor nature, value unique experiences and appreciate beauty in everyday life. You can also actively play a part in creating a vibrant future through our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Embedding the core principles of Diversity & Inclusivity, Sustainability and Organizational Excellence into each pillar of the plan, we are focusing on five main pillars of our organization: People & Culture, Fundraising & Financial Strength, Infrastructure Investments, Visibility & Branding and Engagement & Education.
We hope to have you join us as we engage new audiences and create new stories at Filoli. Take a moment and review the many opportunities that we have to offer. We have something for everyone and you may find your inspiration here.
Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the major role of the Director of Facilities is to preserve and maintain historic and modern structures and support the activities of all Filoli operations and programs. The Director of Facilities closely coordinates all support operations with other department managers. In line with the Strategic Plan, this position directly supports infrastructure goals by managing maintenance and facilities work while upholding high standards of quality for the historic estate, public garden, and natural areas.
The Director of Facilities position is full-time, exempt and benefit eligible and the salary will be based on candidate experience. This position is eligible for employee benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, Flex Plan, 401(k) (eligible after 6 months of employment), vacation, sick leave and holiday pay. In order to fulfill essential duties and responsibilities, the Director of Facilities is required to live on property. The Director of Facilities should have the ability to support a flexible schedule and work environment, covering necessary duties as needed.
The Facilities Lead assists the Director of Facilities in planning, executing and acquiring parts to support special projects in addition to performing general maintenance duties. The critical part of this position is to demonstrate high standards of quality in maintenance and facilities work for this beautiful historic estate and public garden. A key responsibility of this position is support of all Filoli events, rentals and staff work environments.
This is a year-round, full-time and benefit eligible position (30-40 hours per week, flexibly scheduled). Depending on candidate experience, the salary range is $30.00 – $33.00 per hour. This position is eligible for employee benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, Flex Plan, 401(k) (eligible after 6 months of employment), vacation, sick leave and holiday pay. The typical schedule is Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday (8:00am-4:30pm), although the position may require some additional weekend or holiday work. Major event can continue over many days. The Facilities Lead should have the ability to support a flexible schedule and work environment, covering necessary duties as needed.
This position is a unique opportunity for a professional interested in a hands-on experience with the daily activities of interpreting an early twentieth century historic house museum. With over 200,000 visitors per year, roughly 90% of our visitors choose to take a self-guided tour of the House and Gardens. A front of house position, the Interpretation Specialist directly interacts with our visitors as they tour the home answering questions and sharing stories of the families. The position works directly with the Interpretation Manager, Visitor Experience Leads, and a diverse group of volunteer docents (Guided, Self-Guided, Self-Guided Docent Assistants, and Jr. Ambassadors) focused on interpreting the story of our historic home and estate.
This is a full time (30-40 hours, flexibly scheduled), non-exempt and hourly position. The rate for this position is $18.00 per hour. This position is eligible for employee benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, Flex Plan, 401(k) (eligible after 6 months of employment), vacation, sick leave and holiday pay. Typically, the Specialist will be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00am to 5:30pm. The schedule may also require some evenings so flexibility to meet the needs of the organization is important.
The Digital Media Specialist is a unique opportunity for a professional interested in a hands-on experience with both the creative planning and daily activities of supporting Filoli’s websites and digital presence. In line with the Strategic Plan, this position supports the goal of increasing Filoli’s visibility through consistent, creative branding. Reporting to the Marketing Department, this is an ideal role for someone who enjoys writing, web design, problem solving and project management.
This position is part-time (up to 29 hours per week, flexibly scheduled), year-round and will include occasional weekend and evening service. Typically, the schedule for this position will be Monday-Friday for 4-5 hours per day (morning or afternoon preference to be determined). This schedule may change to meet the needs of the organization so flexibility is important.
As part of our beautifully unique Clock Tower Shop, the Retail Experience Lead strives to create an excellent customer experience that compliments a visit to the house and garden. The Lead will work directly with the Retail Representatives and volunteers to provide customers unique retail options and stellar service. In line with our Strategic Plan, this position will work with the Director of Retail Operations to generate more sales for the Shop and contribute to Filoli’s overall financial strength.
The Retail Experience Lead is a full-time (30-40 hours per week, flexibly scheduled) non-exempt, hourly and year-round position. The rate for this position will be $22.00 per hour. This position is eligible for employee benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, Flex Plan, 401(k) (eligible after 6 months of employment), vacation, sick leave and holiday pay. Typically, the Retail Experience Lead will work a schedule of weekdays and Saturdays and some evenings during certain times of the year. This schedule may change to meet the needs of the organization so flexibility is important.
Come join our innovative Horticulture Team! We are currently accepting applications for the spring with summer to follow. Horticulture Interns participate in the 10-week program and rotate throughout the 16-acre formal garden working two weeks in each area, including the greenhouse area, under the direct supervision of an Area Lead Horticulturist. They learn techniques of planting, watering, hedging, fertilizing, mowing and pruning. Interns also learn to operate power equipment, use hand tools and are required to learn garden and greenhouse plants, weeds and native plants.
The Horticulture Intern Program is 10 weeks long, available each season and is designed for students studying horticulture, public garden management, landscape maintenance and landscape architecture. Both current students and recent graduates are eligible for the program. They are tested on these subjects at the end of the program and may earn college credit. Dates of the program are as follows: Spring – March 16 to May 22, Summer – June 8 to August 14
Filoli is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.
How to Apply: Candidates with the above prerequisites are invited to submit their resumes along with a cover letter outlining their related experience and background to: https://filoli.applicantstack.com/x/openings. Possession of minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. Please, no phone calls.
Thank you for your interest in Filoli!