Horticultural Staff (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 22, 2018
I enjoyed working here. The people are nice and are willing to teach what they know. I tended to go into work in the morning and then get started on whatever task they assigned me. It was relaxed but also hard work because we had to keep the gardens looking intact and fresh.
Electrician (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – November 2, 2017
I currently work in the maintenance department of the garden. The culture is great. My coworkers are easy to get along with. The management is excellent. The pay could defiantly be better but we are given autonomy and low pressure to match. I wish I could stay here forever but will need to leave to further my career.
Computer technician (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 26, 2016
Please feel free to contact me for more details concerning my duties. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to visit. I encourage everyone to leisurely walk through and stop to smell the roses.
Manager Sustainability Education Programs (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 31, 2016
The Missouri Botanical Garden has been a good experience and very educational. The atmosphere is, in general, very positive and they maintain a great work/life balance. Compensation is not good (to be expected from a non-for profit institution) and there is little to no opportunity for advancement in my current position. I have learned much about sustainability, particularly with how to institute sustainability into the functions of a large enterprise.
Great work/life balance, educational opportunity
Compensation, limited possibilities for advancement
Very nice place to work I love to see how the seasons changes things
Housekeeper (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 9, 2016
The housekeeping department is one of most fun loving jobs at the Garden why because we love to keep the Garden beautiful for our guest and tourists. Cleaning can be very challenging but very rewarding you leave knowing you put in a job well done daily alot of the housekeepers have been there over five years so that right there let you know the Garden is a great job. I LOVE THE FACT THAT WE RECYCLE EVERYTHING AND PUT IT RIGHT BACK INTO THE GARDEN.
1 hour lunch breaks
Better pay / need a childcare center for workers children
It was a productive eco friendly place to work at.
Internship (Former Employee) – 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110 – August 2, 2015
It was an interesting environment that focused its efforts towards nature. Made signage, and posters for the Garden's festivals as well. They catered to environmentalist who specialized in taking an interest in the many different garden types that exist throughout the world.
Got to visit the public access portion of the garden for an hour at any point of the day.
Interesting variety of duties in a beautiful setting
AV Tech, Mgr, Mail, Ship /Receive and CL sales (Current Employee) – Saint Louis, Missouri – March 19, 2015
My typical work day consists of:
Managing shipping and receiving through active involvement by communication to various clients receiving materials throughout the main campus and satellite campuses. I am the go-to tech support for my building in computer and audio-visual related issues. As I find time, I procure items for sale on Craigslist, take photos and post along with description. I field calls, set appointments for showing and selling items, meet and greet customers, and finalize contracts for sale and cash forms to hand in to office. Every summer, I handle AV for the weddings at the Butterfly house, a division of MBG. This is overtime for six months per year. I would like to combine all this activity into one IT job.
Contracted for IT support during off hour events (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 13, 2015
I would have to each night role out the ticketing computers and then return them to there locked location each night. I also would be responsible for any and all issues that may arise that were computer related including but not limited to receipt and ticket printers.
could group of people to work with would love to work with them again.
Fun place with lots to learn about plants and people
Research Intern (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 18, 2015
This was only an internship. While my PI was away I'd come in and either do some background research or data entry. once he returned, i organized data for my project, manipulated the data and analyzed it. Some days i got to participate in other projects that were going on. I worked with economic botany so all of the people are really fun and have a lot of knowledge about things people do and can use plants for.
beautiful work environment with an internationally respected organization
Director of Information Systems (Former Employee) – St. Louis – April 21, 2014
Being associated with the Garden with an increasingly sophisticated information technology capabilities while allowing one to interface with associates from the many facets of the organizations responsibilities was an exhilarating experience.
Botanical Lab Research Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 27, 2014
At this job i was required to categorize and maintain constant research on all moss and lichen samples held in our library. Research in the field was also key. Trips to certain areas of Saint Louis were required to keep our library as updated as possible on exact number of species in our area. I was also required to use dissection techniques to determine the genus and species of a specimen.
Administrative Assistant - Major Gifts (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 6, 2013
The Missouri Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to work. The most enjoyable part of the job was interfacing and communicating with donors, all of whom displayed a sincere love and respect for the Missouri Botanical Garden's mission and values.
Working at the Garden deepened my understanding of how important stewarding the earth's plant resources is to the future of our planet.
It was great to walk to the Lehman Building when the plants are blooming.
Secretary/Word Processor and Receptionist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 24, 2013
A typical day at work began with checking inbox for folders from curators to type letters, memos and other documents from tapes. I learned a lot about plant names and manuscripts. I worked mostly for the Botanists who studied the plants new and old in the Herbarium at the Missouri Botanical Garden. My co-workers were great and we worked together to get work done in a timely manner. Working on grant proposals for National Science Foundation and National Geographic and making them fit into their forms. Also, other foundations when needed. Loved walking though the Garden and seeing all of the different plants, trees and statues, etc.
Free donuts at Monthly meeting.
Pay was low mostly because of it being a non-profit organization
Working with scientists is always rewarding and a learning expierence.
Secretary/Word Processor and Receptionist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO 63119 – July 18, 2013
Worked with botanists, typing their letters from transcriptions and hard copy. Helped set up the Fall Symposium. Worked on National Science Foundation proposals, and National Geographic grants and proposals for individual curators. Typing their proposals into the forms on the internet and making them fit the forms. Answering and directing calls or paging people working in the herbarium and away from their desks. Taking messages or putting the calls on Voice Mail. Working with scientists and people like that is very different from the commercial type of jobs.
I enjoyed working for the Missouri Botanical Garden. Every day was different and yet the same. Jus walking from the parking lot was an enjoyable experience. I really loved some of the sights and aromas from the plant life when passing by.
The Garden is a beautiful place to work. Walking around the campus is a plus.
Sometimes deadlines were hard to meet but always made them.