The Marin Art & Garden Center (MAGC) is a treasured resource which provides a relaxing environment for our guests as well as beautiful surroundings in which to work.  We are an independent non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing our beautiful historic site, while enriching our community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment.

Gardener

Part-time to full-time, 16-40 hours per week

MAGC’s tranquil 11-acre grounds include many trees, gardens, and specialty gardens.  In addition to attracting garden enthusiasts, the grounds host thousands of visitors every year to indoor and outdoor events, including art exhibits, workshops, lectures, fundraisers, weddings, memorials, business meetings, and board retreats.

The garden staff are often our first point of contact with the public.  Our gardeners must not only have experience and skills in gardening but also the ability to answer questions with knowledge and friendliness so that every visitor, volunteer, and tenant has a positive experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain garden areas, including trees, shrubs, ground cover, lawns, paths, and patios; weed; water; fertilize; prune; trouble-shoot irrigation; and pick up litter
  • Assess and communicate growing conditions and individual plant needs, and control plant diseases using green friendly options
  • Participate in initial planting and seasonal succession plantings under direction of the Garden Manager
  • Keep sheds, tools, and supplies clean and organized
  • Safely operate landscaping equipment and vehicles
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Interest in and some working knowledge of plants and horticulture
  • Interest in becoming proficient in various gardening techniques
  • Work independently and with others
  • Follow directions from the Garden Manager
  • Punctuality, dependability, and efficiency
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including with the general public
  • Lift up to 30 pounds routinely and up to 70 pounds intermittently
  • Work in inclement weather
  • Available to work Saturdays
  • Eligibility to work in California
  • Current valid California driver’s license

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and salary requirements to info@magc.org.

Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

posted 1/13/20

House Manager

MAGC’s tranquil 11-acre grounds include several indoor and outdoor venues that host dozens of events every year, including workshops, lectures, fundraisers, weddings, memorials, business meetings, and board retreats.  We are the 2019 Marin Independent Journal’s Readers’ Choice Award winner for Best Wedding Venue, and we have won the Pacific Sun’s Best Place for a Wedding Award too many times to count! Our events staff strives to make all of our guests’ events special.

We are seeking an energetic and effective House Manager to manage the execution and “day-of” oversight for our private and public events. Most of the House Manager’s work will be with wedding clients, so the hours will be mainly weekend afternoons and evenings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be on site during events to provide peace of mind to clients
  • Respond to a broad range of questions about the venue and its policies
  • Oversee the physical setup of event space
  • Act as a point of contact for caterers and other vendors
  • Complete event reports at the close of each event and report any issues to the Events Manager
  • Assist with the transport, setup, and dismantling of equipment, including tables, chairs, linen, privacy screens, stanchions, barricades, and audio and video equipment
  • Keep the site beautiful by picking up trash and droppings
  • Perform minor maintenance and repairs during events, such as removing safety hazards, replacing light bulbs, cleaning out drains, and maintaining dishwashers
  • Check for and report the unauthorized use of facilities or other unusual conditions
  • Monitor traffic during events to maintain a safe environment

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Dependable and available to work late nights, weekends, and occasional holidays
  • Strong desire to exceed guest expectations
  • Multi-task, troubleshoot, and keep a cool head and a good sense of humor
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills
  • Be outgoing, friendly, and helpful while working with a diverse clientele
  • Lift and move up to 60 pounds
  • Knowledge of audio and video equipment desirable

To apply for this position, please send your resume and salary requirements to info@magc.org.

Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

posted 1/10/20

Preschool Substitute Teacher

The Marin Art & Garden Center is looking for enthusiastic, creative, and loving teachers to join our substitute list for our preschool program, The Garden School. This position is not for someone seeking full time work, but is ideal for someone open to making extra income throughout the year. You would be working with a supportive teaching team. The preschool is open September – June, Monday through Friday running from 8:30 am-1:00pm.

Voted best Preschool in Marin by the Marin IJ Readers’ Choice Awards 2019, our goal is to help facilitate the development of creative thinkers, problem solvers, self-confident and independent beings who will grow up to be caring, happy and productive adults.

Applicants must have:

  • The 12 core Early Childhood Education required by Community Care Licensing
  • A Current negative TB test
  • Current influenza vaccine
  • Live-scan report
  • Experience in a preschool setting
  • First aid/CPR certification a plus

This is a contract position.
Please send cover letter and resume to info@magc.org
No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins.