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Special Projects Technician
Post Date: 02/24/23   Company: Naples Botanical Garden

Job Description:

Organization Description

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class paradise, featuring the flora and cultures of the tropics and sub-tropics including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Florida. The Garden’s mission is to connect people and plants through display, education, conservation, and applied science. The Garden has beautifully restored native habitats, cultivated gardens, walking trails, and public programming that offer education and enjoyment for people of all ages. Naples Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 organization.

Position Summary: This position is an integral part of the Operations Team. This is a special projects position with emphasis in facilities/maintenance, event services, and special operation’s needs. This position requires a diverse background with skill levels in electrical, carpentry, building services, and small/large equipment. This position must posses’ skills to diagnose and critically think to repair or create items essential to the Gardens function. This is a full-time position with some weekend work required. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fabrication and construction using various materials; metal, wood, and certain sustainable plastics.
  • Repair of Garden equipment outside of the mechanic’s scope.
  • Maintain logs for equipment within scope of work.
  • Maintain and build relationships with parts and service vendors.
  • Work closely with operations management to create structures/props related to event services.
  • Provide support for operations maintenance.
  • Provide support for Garden events.


  • Minimum of five years’ experience in advanced level building services/equipment repair.
  • Minimum one year of prior supervisory experience.
  • Good computer skills including experience with IMMS central control system, data connections, and MS Office.
  • Experience with work order software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • May stand for long periods of time. Walk and inspect property. Work in extreme temperatures and dirty environment. Lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds. Drive vehicle or cart.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Pre-Employment background check required.

Benefits: Naples Botanical Garden offers Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Long -Short Term Disability, Paid Holidays, PTO, Garden Perks.

Naples Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Garden has a long-standing policy of employment and advancement based solely upon qualifications to perform the essential elements of a position without regard to age, creed, gender, national origin or ancestry, race, color, religion, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, HIV status, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, handicap or mental or physical disability.