Manager on Duty (MOD)
Employment TypeJob (Full-time)
Full time – Category 1
Salary: $30.00 – $35.00
Full Benefits: Medical/Vision/Dental/HSA/FSA
Free Education Classes
The Manager on Duty (MOD) supports daily operational functions to ensure the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, and the delivery of exceptional guest service at all times. This position works collaboratively with the Gardens Leadership Team and the Guest Services Departments by providing support and ensuring tasking, messaging, signage, and all forms of communications are consistent, informative and guest centric. The MOD serves as a Point of Contact for emergencies, questions and concerns from guests, staff and volunteers and provides feedback and recommendations for improved guest service needs. This position embodies our core value of hospitality by supporting the development and implementation of efficient and effective operating procedures and staff training needs to ensure a warm welcoming environment and world-class guest experience to all.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is connecting people to plants by inspiring communities to explore and conserve nature.
We are a Virginia garden of international significance leading in horticultural and educational excellence. We cultivate experiences that enhance each person’s relationship with the natural world.
Responsibility, Innovation, Integrity, Hospitality and Inspiration
Founded in 1984, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a nonprofit garden located in Richmond, Virginia’s Lakeside neighborhood. The Garden encompasses 82 acres, four lakes, 5,500 unique taxa of plants within 15 distinct outdoor gardens, 11 major buildings including a conservatory and greenhouse, plus an 80-acre branch site, the Lewis Ginter Nature Reserve. Annually, Lewis Ginter engages over 17,000 students in innovative and exciting educational programs. This cadre of identified learners is just a fraction of the more than 400,000 annual visitors to the Garden. In recent years, the Garden has been honored with inclusion in several top ten lists for botanical gardens in North America.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees. We support the diversity and inclusion policy adopted by The American Public Gardens Association: to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected, and appreciated.
Duties & Responsibilities
Ensures all tasks are performed in alignment with Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens core values and in support of the achievement of the Garden’s strategic plan.
Contributes to the ongoing improvement of the guest experience.
Checks in with all forward facing departments throughout each day to assess daily activity, and provides support as needed to ensure a warm welcome and expeditious processing of our guests.
Ensures volunteers are in place and able to answer questions related to scheduled activities and events.
Responds to or assists with guest complaints or feedback, and relays to appropriate staff as needed.
Walks the outdoor Garden areas regularly to engage with guests, staff and volunteers, to assist with questions and concerns.
Maintains a comprehensive understanding of all daily activities, seasonal and annual programs and events.
Adjusts schedule to ensure appropriate MOD coverage during hours of operation, including on weekends, during heavy visitation periods, and special events including the GardenFest of Lights event.
Trouble shoots arrival/departure logistics for guests, program, class and rental attendees, group tours, donor and patron visits.
Ensures a smooth transition from day operations to evening events by coordinating with public safety, Guest Services Team, Facility Events Team and food service provider.
Is hands on with all events in the afternoons and evenings as the Garden’s liaison and point of contact. Remains on-site and active with the events from arrival, set up, clean up and departure. Ensures that all Garden Policies/Codes are followed and adhered to by all parties such as fire lanes, occupancy limits, etc.
Develops and provides monthly MOD reports to the COO.
Supports the Gardens Safety Team.
Follows and updates Garden Safety Protocol, identifies and provides ongoing safety training along with Public Safety Manager.
Trouble shoots emergencies in coordination with reporting staff, reports to location of incident, dispatches staff to assist in directing emergency vehicles, help in locating lost children, etc. as needed.
Identifies, assesses and reports all maintenance, operational or safety concerns and issues to the appropriate supervisor.
Participation in Security trainings; CPR/First Aid/AED, Fire Alarms, Garden Safety Protoc0l, etc.
Supports the Guest Services Departments.
Ensures consistent, correct messaging, signage and communications among staff.
Develops and participates in ongoing guest services training. Learns and supports the functions of guest services when needed.
Provides POS assistance in Admissions and Garden Shop to help process guests, direct guest traffic or troubleshoot during busy periods.
Motivates and increases staff morale.
Helps identify when staffing reduction is needed due to seasonal fluctuations in attendance and events.
Supports and embraces our diversity and inclusion policy to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected and appreciated.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED equivalent or 3 years of equivalent experience working with the public in a visitor dependent organization or in a similar customer service capacity.
A strong background in Guest Services and related cultural institution experience is required.
Previous managerial experience required.
Demonstrated ability to develop and work with peers, co-workers and volunteers.
Excellent problem solving skills with outstanding communications (written and verbal).
Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail.
Highly responsible and reliable with professional presentation.
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Must comply with provisions of the current Employee Handbook, all published personnel policies and the requirements of their individual job descriptions.
Must conduct herself or himself and perform all duties in a manner consistent with a public garden serving multigenerational and multicultural individuals and families, and in accordance with directed practices and procedures.
Must be aware of surroundings and vigilant to threats to the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff or to the security of their property, ensuring that all concerns are reported promptly.
Must report all mishaps, injuries, and incidents immediately and ultimately in writing to supervisor(s) and to Human Resources.
Must ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
Must perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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