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Part-Time Garden Attendant

Position Title: Part-Time Garden Attendant

Supervisor: Manager, Financial Operations

Department: Finance

Grade: N/A, Casual

Hours: Part-time, 1 shift per week, with additional shifts as needed

Hourly Rate: $15.00/hour



The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens seeks a part-time garden attendant to provide excellent customer service to visitors. Applicants must be available for shifts on Fridays from 1:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., with additional shifts as available during the regular admission season (March through October). This a seasonal and part-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as primary customer service representative to visitors to the gardens and provides general information about Dumbarton Oaks to visitors.
  • Conducts opening and closing procedures at Garden Gate and maintains professional atmosphere at garden entrance.
  • Responsible, in conjunction with security staff, for all admission to the gardens, primarily by handling cash and credit card sales of tickets and passes.
  • Accounts for daily sales and admissions.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


We are seeking a friendly and reliable person with a demonstrated ability to work independently.

Accuracy and reliability are very important for this detail-oriented job. Cashier experience and/ or customer service experience in a retail environment is preferred but not required. Familiarity with an electronic cash register or POS system or admission systems (ticketing) would be considered advantageous in this position.

Physical Demands

  • Walking up and down stairs and along loose gravel or brick garden paths.
  • Sitting or standing for an hour at a time.
  • Setting up light equipment (not exceeding 10 lbs.).

To Apply

This position remains open until filled. Candidates should submit their resume to:

Please use the email subject line “Part-Time Garden Attendant.”

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).