Job Opportunities

Garden Guide: Part Time

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) has an opening for a part-time Garden Guide. PMG is an immersive mixed media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. The space is made up of two indoor galleries and a bi-level outdoor sculpture garden. As a nonprofit museum, PMG celebrates art in its many forms through community outreach, public programs, hands-on activities, exhibitions, and tours. We welcome everyone to explore the space and embrace the possibility of self-expression.

Garden Guides are integral to the operation of PMG and responsible for opening/ closing the museum, interpreting the history and artworks of PMG for visitors, assisting with special events and exhibitions, and performing basic site upkeep. Garden Guides’ hours vary from 16-32 hours per week, and staff is expected to be punctual and presentable at all times. This position requires weekly availability of Saturdays and Sundays in addition to at least one weekday. PMG’s regular open hours are Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays. Guides are often needed for evening public and private events. This position starts at $12/hour.


  • Serve as a visitor services representative by greeting guests enthusiastically and informing them about the history PMG (Garden Guides are expected to be eager to share this information)
  • Operate and perform all register duties (Including: general admission, artwork sales, membership, event tickets, etc)
  • Open and close Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, ensuring that all procedures (such as the Closing, Register, and Event Checklists) are completed as outlined in the Staff Procedures Manual
  • Protect and maintain the site throughout the shift so that no trash, debris, or damaged materials are present
  • Prevent visitors from damaging the artworks by ensuring children are under adult supervision and by routinely walking through the site
  • Communicate clearly to visitors, community partners, and staff by answering phone calls, questions, and writing detailed email messages as needed
  • Communicate with administrative staff about feedback, questions, concerns, and problems that occurred during shifts
  • Assist with exhibition preparation and installation (preparing the space, hanging works, labeling)
  • Assist with public events such as our Music & Mosaics concert series, our monthly Family Jams, our annual fundraiser, as well as some private events
  • Lead Site and Walking tours for student and adult groups
  • Find a replacement if he/she expects to be late to work or cannot perform a shift for any reason, as well as inform a supervisor of his/her absence


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A positive and friendly disposition
  • Ability to provide excellent visitor service
  • Spanish or French fluency preferred
  • 1 -2 years of related customer/ visitor services experience
  • Previous sales/cash handling experience
  • Knowledge of visual arts and art history preferred
  • Experience with Blackbaud or Altru preferred
  • Some light lifting and physical labor occasionally required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

To Apply:

Please send a single document with your cover letter, resume, and availability to, with a subject of: Garden Guide Position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls, please.




Assistant Manager: Full Time

The Assistant Manager performs a vital function for Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens by overseeing the day-to-day guest experience. Under the primary direction of the Visitor Relations Manager, this position provides supervision and quality-control at PMG’s entry point and ensures positive daily visitor experiences within our fast-paced environment. The AM acts as a liaison between management and staff members, supervising opening/closing procedures, safety and cleanliness standards, and basic interpretation of the history and artworks at PMG.

The Assistant Manager is a representative of PMG to a wide variety of visitors including tourists, event participants, and members. They are responsible for maintaining the appearance and organization of the lobby and gift shop; they are also integral to managing cash registers and sales databases. The AM leads by example, demonstrating correct behaviors to visitors for supporting staff and volunteers.

While the focus is on front-of-house interactions, the AM will be knowledgeable about PMG’s interpretive offerings and programs, and will provide management support during programs such as PECO Family Jams, exhibition receptions, and other public events.

Responsibilities Include:

  •         Delivering outstanding customer service through greeting visitors, answering phone inquiries, and managing basic reservations and ticketing databases
  •         Operating and managing cash registers: processing general admission, group, merchandise, and artwork sales; counting drawers; preparing cash deposits; accurately recording transaction activities
  •         Monitoring and implementing safe, proper, and clean appearance of PMG’s public spaces and communicating issues to the VRM and management team
  •         Replenishing merchandise and display in Gift Shop, reporting inventory to be restocked
  •         Selling memberships and assisting in membership donations
  •         Educating visitors on basic PMG and South Street history, programmatic offerings, current exhibitions, and other key information about the organization
  •         Ensuring a seamless visitor experience through consistency of goals, standards, policies and procedures
  •         Overseeing PMG’s front-line staff: helping to identify staff development needs

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • 1+ years management experience
  • 2+ years of related visitor services experience
  • Spanish language fluency  
  • Ability to motivate and lead a diverse group of people
  • Previous sales/cash handling experience
  • Knowledge of visual arts and art history preferred
  • Any non-English language fluency preferred
  • Previous use of Blackbaud software (Raiser’s Edge or Altru) preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Some light lifting and physical labor occasionally required
  • Knowledge of the community arts, nonprofit, and museum sectors preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Full time with outstanding benefits.  40 hours/ week, must be available Monday – Sunday. Schedule varies each week including weekend and evening shifts.


To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a single document to

No phone calls, please.