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Membership Coordinator- Lauritzen Gardens has 12,000+ members.  The Membership Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and tracking of all membership acquisition campaigns including the corporate membership drive, lapsed member campaigns and onsite and offsite sales efforts to reach membership goals.    


Coordinate and track all membership retention activities including renewal mailings and email communications to reach retention percentage goals. Must be proficient with data base management, preferably Raisers Edge. 


Plan and execute successful and cost-effective member events. Provide supervision and guidance for the date entry specialist position. 


Effectively communicate your needs within the organization and respond to requests from staff, members and guests. 


Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to plan needs and reach the goals of the membership department. 


Oversee membership events, including:  


ˇ         Preview to the Spring Flower Show, usually the second weekend in January 

ˇ         Members'-Only Plant Sale, usually the second or third weekend in May 

ˇ         Members'-Only Tempo Concert, usually the first Tuesday in June 

ˇ         Members' Day during the Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show, usually the Sunday of that weekend 

ˇ         Preview to the Fall Chrysanthemum Show, usually the first Friday in October 

ˇ         Holiday Poinsettia Show Preview Party, always the night before Thanksgiving 

Other events that historically have required a membership presence include: 

ˇ         Orchid Show and Sale, usually in March 

ˇ         Easter Extravaganza, Easter Saturday 

ˇ         Mother's Day Brunch 

ˇ         National Public Gardens Day, free admission day, usually a Friday in May 

ˇ         All Tempo of Twilight concerts, on Tuesday evenings throughout summer 

ˇ         Zoo Days, usually last week in July or first week in August, split this duty with Education  

ˇ         Holiday Happening, usually second weekend in December 


ˇ         Competitive salary 

ˇ         Medical, dental, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability when accepted by carrier. 

ˇ         Vacation, personal time, and paid holidays 

ˇ         401K available after six months of service 

ˇ         Discount at café and gift shop 

For inquiries and to submit resumes please contact Laura Kastl, director of human resources at 402-346-4002 ext 210 or Please include the title of the job position you're applying for in your email.  




Gardener- The duties of our gardeners are to perform all aspects of garden and property maintenance in the assigned area to set a standard of horticultural excellence under the direct supervision of a senior gardener. Gardener will assist in the maintenance of flower beds and collections through weeding, watering, pruning, deadheading, mulching, edging, raking, fertilization and pesticide application.   



ˇ         Must have the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold, light rain and snow and can continuously walk, stand, bend and/or stoop.    

ˇ         Must be willing to use fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides with the label stated safety precautions and attain an applicator's license within 12 months of start date. 

ˇ         Has the ability to push, pull and/or lift 50 pounds safely. 

ˇ         Operates small engine equipment safely. (golf cart, weed-eater, blower, edger, etc.)  

ˇ         Cleans, and uses hand tools and equipment responsibly.  

Like other employees at Lauritzen Gardens, this gardener position will be expected to participate in other duties as assigned including, but not limited to: snow removal, as a parking lot attendant during festivals, weekend or overtime work as needed, special event staffing, etc.  This position will be expected to work 40 hours per week in a schedule that may include a weekend day.


Essential Candidate Qualifications/Experience:

  • Gardener must have at least 1 year of horticultural experience. 
  • An Associates or Bachelors Degree is preferred.  Consideration will be given to those who are actively pursuing a degree in horticulture.
  • This gardener must have an understanding of the foundations of excellent horticultural skills and be able to maintain the landscapes and plants under his or her care to the highest standards.
  • Gardener must be able to work cooperatively under the supervision of the senior gardener and as a part of a team.
  • He or she must be comfortable supervising volunteers on a daily basis.


Wage: $10/hour 

No relocation expenses provided. 

Good benefits 


For inquiries and to submit resumes please contact Laura Kastl, director of human resources at 402-346-4002 ext 210 or Please include the title of the job position you're applying for in your email.  





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