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Gift Shop Representative

Denver Botanic Gardens

Part Time
Posted March 26, 2024

About Denver Botanic Gardens: Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens was founded in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, The Gardens has a robust living plant collection, natural history collection and art collection along with temporary art exhibitions. The Gardens is a dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class exhibitions, education, and plant conservation research programs.

For more information, visit us online at www.botanicgardens.org.

Denver Botanic Gardens is currently seeking a Part Time  Gift Shop Representative in our Gift Shop! Read below to see if the requirements might be a good fit for you:

Position Summary

This is a front-line customer service position. This position proactively and courteously solicits Gift Shop sales. Position is also responsible for ensuring a respectful, positive, safe, and pleasant Gardens experience for everyone.


General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greets Gardens’ visitors and Gift Shop customers pleasantly, courteously, and promptly and actively solicit Gift Shop sales.
  • Processes customer purchases, exchanges, and returns.
  • Relays all visitor comments and concerns to management, including suggestions for Gift Shop inventory.
  • Pulls damaged or un-ticketed merchandise from the sales floor and follow proper procedures to correct the problems to ensure that customers are not inconvenienced, and inventory accuracy is not compromised.
  • Follows proper Gift Shop opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides the accurate cash reconciliation of TAM Retail settlements on a daily basis.
  • Trains and guides the work of fellow team members and/or less experienced employees as needed.
  • Maintains all back areas and stock rooms and keep in an orderly, efficient, and clean condition.
  • Provides updates to management and team members regarding status of assigned projects.
  • Supports the overall merchandising efforts of the team as well as the maintenance and overall presentation of the Gift Shop, including but not limited to dusting, washing glass and sweeping.
  • Assists with Shipping and Receiving to insure the accuracy of “counting in” and the price ticketing of all new merchandise to ensure inventory integrity.
  • Provides timely and accurate information and answers to telephone calls coming into the Gift Shop.
  • Works with all departments to assure the highest quality experience for all DBG visitors.
  • Regular attendance at the worksite may be required. As with all positions at Denver Botanic Gardens, the incumbent must be in good performance standing to be eligible for remote work. Remote work is at the discretion of management at all times.
  • All Gardens employees must be committed to the mission of connecting people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.

Position Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge about all aspects of Gift Shop merchandise.
  • Knowledge about all DBG facilities.
  • Ability to embrace all types of customers.
  • Ability to handle cash responsibly and accurately.
  • Ability to write routine reports.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to visitors, members, volunteers, and other employees of the organization.
  • Must have proven excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills in dealing with the public.
  • Ability to maintain stability under pressure and able to deal well with stressful situations.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to modify plans, when necessary, throughout the day.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite products, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook and Teams.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Must be a positive representative of the Gardens both internally and externally at all times.
  • Must work with respect and cooperation at all times with fellow employees and the public.
  • Must be committed to working safely at all times.


  • High school diploma / GED and/or combination of education and equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience cash handling, computer use and customer service/problem resolution.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in a team environment.

Denver Botanic Gardens has an incredible benefits package for eligible employees!

Our major benefits include a choice of Medical Plans, a Dental and Vision Plan and Life Insurance Plan. We have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a Healthcare Spending Account (HSA).

The Gardens offers a generous Retirement Savings Plan with Company contribution of 6% after one year of service for eligible participants.

The Gardens also offers paid holidays, vacation, sick time, and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and an RTD ECO pass.

For eligible employees, The Gardens employment also includes a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens Membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Come work for a place that offers you SO much more than just a paycheck!

Compensation: $19.51 - $22.26 - Per Hour

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