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No Part-Time-Time Positions Available

Full-Time Positions Available:

Director of Operations and Facilities

Job type: Full time, non-exempt

Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking a dedicated and responsible professional for this full-time, year-round position to manage BBG’s operations, its buildings and grounds, as well as to collaborate and coordinate with other senior management on strategic planning and capital projects. Flexible 40-hour work week will include some required evening and weekend work. The position is overtime eligible and provides benefits including paid health insurance and generous paid time off.

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate will become part of the senior management team at BBG, helping to support our strategic growth and development, including implementing an ambitious multi-year master site plan and related capital improvements

Hire, train and manage a crew of two Buildings & Grounds assistants (1 full time, 1 part time custodial position) 

Work as part of a team to maintain 24 acres of botanical garden grounds, including turf care, natural lands (woodlands, meadows) establishment and care, pathway repairs and maintenance, snow removal

Oversee cleaning, maintenance and repairs of several buildings and greenhouses, electrical and painting, monitoring of heating/cooling systems and all temperature, fire, and security alarm systems

Ensure that all BBG vehicles, equipment and tools are well maintained

Coordinate and trouble-shoot all day-to-day Garden operations to ensure short- and long-term Garden goals are met, and an optimal visitor experience is maintained

Manage periodic state or local inspections and ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations for safety and accessibility 

Coordinate and supervise repair and maintenance work done by outside vendors as needed

Responsible for annual departmental budget, direct strategic planning related to infrastructure and operations, and report directly to the Executive Director

Develop and implement plans, policies and procedures for BBG’s operations, maintenance, construction and repairs, emergency and preparedness, staff and volunteer training and drills

Support all on-site education, art exhibit, fundraising, and rental events throughout the year, including set up of furniture, tents, signage, sculpture, and temporary structures

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum 5 years of experience in grounds or building maintenance, supervising a team required

Ability to work with and perform routine maintenance and repair on vehicles, mowers, small motorized equipment required

Basic computer skills (MS Office, Google Docs) to allow collaboration with other BBG departments as needed are required

Carpentry and light plumbing/electrical skills preferred

Knowledge of water pumps, pond and fountain care preferred

Ability to safely use heavy/construction equipment (skid steer, tractors, aerial lift) strongly preferred 

Commercial pesticide applicator license, arboriculture training/licensing, and/or knowledge of natural lands work a plus

Must be self-motivated, punctual, reliable, a team player, and able to see the “big picture”

Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure, and must be able to multitask and prioritize competing work assignments effectively

Position requires physical work indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions

Valid driver’s license required. Will need to drive the BBG truck and passenger van as needed.

Please send resume to

Posted: August 10, 2020


Berkshire Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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