Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas!  All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.


Full-Time Event and Rental Sales Representative

BRIT seeks an enthusiastic individual to join the operations team as the Event and Rental Sales Representative. The ideal candidate will have event sales experience, exceptional communication and hospitality skills, and be resourceful in building relationships with potential clients in the community. In addition, this position provides logistical and marketing support for the Events and Rentals department. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, and hours of work and days vary and will require schedule flexibility and after-hours and weekend work.

The Event and Rental Sales Representative will:

  • Display a mission-oriented and positive customer service attitude and demeanor in all interactions with the public and potential rental clients.
  • Identify rental opportunities within potential client communities through communications, programs and other activities as needed.
  • Continually grow relationships with existing clients and create new relationships with new potential clients.
  • Assist Event and Rental Manager in sales goals, answering public inquiries, and providing rental tours.
  • Serve as primary onsite staff member and point of contact for rental clients and oversees day-of-event logistics and assists in facility-related matters throughout the event as needed.
  • Support rental clients on pre-event communication including logistics, layout guidance, and assists with other client matters as needed.
  • Generate and publish marketing content through social media and other channels that encourage community members to use BRIT’s facilities for events.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A college degree is required along with MS Office experience with demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Experience:

  • Event management experience, including marketing
  • Sales and hospitality experience
  • Social media marketing experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Professional appearance, welcoming personality, and strong knowledge of team concepts.
  • Displays good judgment and ethical conduct; dependable and flexible.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including a strong internal and external customer service focus.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented with ability to perform duties correctly, stay on schedule, and follow-through on assignments.
  • Experience working with the public, board members, donors, and volunteers.

Please see the full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications. BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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BRIT Press Assistant Editor and Coordinator

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full time Press Assistant Editor and Coordinator to assist with timely production of the highest quality journals, books, and other BRIT published products for distribution primarily to the community of botanists and related biologists. This position also manages all customer service and sales aspects (fulfillment) for a small, botanically-themed press/publishing department, including management of an online storefront.

Full Time Event and Rental Sales Manager

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas.  BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.  

BRIT seeks an enthusiastic individual to join the operations team as an Event and Rental Manager. The ideal candidate will have event and sales experience, exceptional communication, experience in marketing, hospitality skills, and be resourceful in building relationships with potential clients in the community. In addition, this position provides logistical and marketing support for the Events and Rentals Department. This is a full-time, exempt position, hours of work and days vary and will require schedule flexibility and after-hours and weekend work.

The Event and Rental Sales Manager responsibilities are:

  • Represents BRIT at wedding and special event rentals and displays a mission-oriented attitude and demeanor in all interactions with the public and potential rental clients
  • Actively markets the BRIT facility to increase rental revenue; works collaboratively with public engagement to maximize use of space for programming and rentals through scheduling
  • Serves and serves as point of contact for external and internal inquiries about current and potential events; oversees booking of rental space, meeting space, and event space
  • Coordinates creation of rental layouts and communicates setup and rental needs to facilities team
  • Represents facility and negotiates contracts; documents client information in Salesforce and client folders; collects invoices for rentals; and coordinates internal set up and clean up for rental events
  • Coordinates with staff small gatherings offsite
  • Maintains inventory of event items for use: glassware, serving pieces, linens, microphones, etc.
  • Maintains working list of approved vendors and levels of catering for various meetings and small events
  • Creates, administers, and analyzes assessment metrics for both clients and vendors in the spirit of ongoing, improved customer satisfaction
  • Coordinates catering for executive meetings, including set-up of laptops, screens, microphones, and conference phones for meetings; works with facilities to ensure related equipment is maintained in working order
  • Manages department budget oversite

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A college degree or equivalent training is required along with…

•      MS Office experience with demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook

Preferred Experience:

•     Event management experience, including marketing

•     Sales and hospitality experience

•     Social media marketing experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

•     Professional appearance, welcoming personality, and strong knowledge of team concepts.

•     Displays good judgment and ethical conduct; dependable and flexible.

•     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including a strong internal and external customer service focus.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented with ability to perform duties correctly, stay on schedule, and follow-through on assignments.
  • Experience working with the public, board members, donors, and volunteers.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and comfortable working collaboratively with multiple people

Please see the full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications.

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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