Filoli is looking for a talented candidate to join our dedicated team. This position is responsible for providing all visitors with an exceptional experience. The position requires significant interaction with visitors, volunteers and staff, while working in a very busy, multi–faceted office environment as well as spending time in the garden and house. This is a regular part time position that is flexibly scheduled to meet business needs with average weekly requirement up to 22 hours. Some evenings and weekends are required for this position. Starting hourly rate is $12.36. Please note that there is no public transportation to this site, so reliable transportation is required.
This position is accountable for the oversight of all Clock Tower Shop inventory activities, resulting in a smooth and accurate process. This is a full–time year-round position eligible for all employee benefits (medical, dental, vision, life/LTD, 401k, flex plan, vacation, sick leave and holidays). The typical schedule is Sunday through Thursdays, as well as some evenings during special events and some Saturdays on a rotating basis. Flexibility is critical. Also – please note there is no public transportation available to this location, so reliable transportation is essential.
This position is a unique opportunity for an emerging professional interested in a hands–on experience with the daily activities of interpreting an early twentieth century historic house museum.
With nearly 140,000 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 Lead Interpreter directly interacts with our visitors as they tour the home answering questions and sharing stories of the families. The position also helps supervise, train, and coordinate 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.
The Lead Interpreter will have a starting schedule of Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30am to 6:00 pm, with a flexible schedule (including some Sundays and/or evenings) to meet business needs. This is a regular part–time (35 hours per week) non–exempt hourly position at a rate of $15.00 per hour. Benefits include; medical, dental, vision, LTD, Life, 401(k), vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Working as part of the Collections Team, the Lead Interpreter reports to the Head Curator and Collections Manager, and works collaboratively with other department members including: a Collections Specialist, Catalog Librarian, and Collections Apprentice; as well as a large dedicated group of volunteers.
Please note that there is no public transportation to this site, so reliable transportation is required.
Filoli is looking for a talented candidate to join our team of committed professionals dedicated to achieving high horticultural standards, along with a dedication to historic preservation. The Horticulturist works under the direct supervision of the Area Lead Horticulturist. This position is responsible for providing care and protection of Filoli’s gardens and grounds including: historic plant collection, lattice, brick paths, walls, gates, structures, flooring, decorative objects, tools and equipment, etc.
The Supervisor of Visitor Services is responsible for the daily supervision of guest services at Filoli. Under the direct supervision of the Visitor Services Manager and working with three Visitor Services staff members, as well as a team of part-time, seasonal Guest Services Representatives, Gate Guards and numerous volunteers, the Supervisor will consistently deliver an exceptional level of customer service to all individuals (on-site or remotely by telephone, mail or email). The Visitor Services work environment is fast-paced and exceptionally busy, particularly during peak hours and high season.
Filoli is looking for a talented candidate to join the Filoli Maintenance Department. The Facilities Technician will be responsible to provide essential support for many of the organization’s events and activities, as well as some general maintenance. The critical part of this position it to demonstrate high standards of quality in maintenance and facilities work for this beautiful historic estate.
The program 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. Rotate throughout the 16–acre formal garden working two weeks in each area, including the greenhouse area, under the direct supervision of a lead horticulturist. Interns are taught techniques of planting, watering, hedging, fertilizing, mowing, pruning, etc. They are also taught to operate power equipment, use hand tools, and are required to learn garden and greenhouse plants, weeds and native plants. They are tested on these subjects at the end of the program. Interns (10 weeks) and apprentices (6 months) are paid hourly and may earn college credit. Work hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
2017 Internships (10 weeks)
Winter: Jan 9, 2017 through March 17, 2017
Spring: March 27, 2017 through June 2, 2017
Summer: June 12, 2017 through August 18, 2017
Fall: September 11, 2017 through November 11, 2017
2017 Apprenticeships (6 months)
Winter: Jan 9, 2017 through July 7, 2017
Spring: March 27, 2017 through September 9, 2017
Summer: June 12, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Fall: September 11, 2017 through March 9, 2018
Apprentice applicants must demonstrate deeper commitment to horticultural maintenance training by having prior internship(s) experience at another public garden, or significant hands-on horticultural work experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete a program Application and submit with items listed below.
Cover letter, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Please state the preferred program schedule.
The procedures are the same as for the intern application. Please state the preferred program schedule. Apprentices must have completed at least one internship at another public garden or have significant hands-on horticultural work experience. Apprentices are required to do an independent project, after completing a ten-week training program (equivalent to the internship program), in addition to rotating throughout the garden areas a second time.
Deadline for Application
We receive and process applications for the garden internship and apprenticeship programs year-round. Since we have a limited number of spaces for each program, we recommend that students apply at least one month before the start date of the internship/apprenticeship. Our summer program is the most competitive and applications should be submitted by May 1 at the latest. Early applications will receive earlier consideration. Later applications are permitted, but the program sometimes fills before the deadline.
International Applicants for Garden Internships and Apprenticeships
International applicants must submit an application, while simultaneously applying through an international exchange program like Cultural Homestay International (www.chinet.org). Applications must be received six months prior to the program of interest.
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Winter Intern Learning Opportunities
Spring Intern Learning Opportunities
Summer Intern Learning Opportunities
Filoli is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.
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