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The Flower Show



Thank you for your interest in joining the PHS team. Explore our current job openings below. Effective August 16, 2021, all team members who are hired by PHS must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before beginning work at PHS or be approved for a religious or medical accommodation. Applicants seeking accommodations should contact [email protected].

Daily Same Day Work & Pay Assignments

Find work where you live and get paid the same day. PHS is working with partners across Philadelphia to help get underemployed people back to work – and get paid the same day. Work assignments include cleaning vacant lots, cleaning streets and corridors, and providing simple maintenance care in various neighborhoods. Daily supplies are provided, including rakes, shovels, trash bags, etc. Participants will receive $100 per day paid onsite in the form of cash or a pre-loaded debit card. Most assignments are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday. 

Please note: Same Day Work & Pay Assignments are not PHS positions, and therefore participants are not required to be vaccinated. All participants should follow the health protocols for the location/s where assigned, including wearing masks as needed.

Development Database Manager

The Development Database Manager manages Development’s database of record, Raisers Edge and RE NXT, and collaborates with staff from across the organization to develop strategies for servicing PHS constituents and managing data throughout the PHS universe.  This position serves as the primary decision-maker of where and how constituent data is recorded in Development’s database and is responsible for all database administration including data entry standards, data integrity, coding structures, and implementation.  The Development Database Manager manages one direct report.  

Director of Volunteer Programs

PHS Director of Volunteer Programs is a customer-centric leader whose professional career reflects a devotion to building and growing robust, innovative, diverse and inclusive experience-based volunteer programs. This individual is responsible for setting and maintaining the strategic direction of PHS’s volunteer programs in alignment with the mission and vision of the organization. The Director leads our dedicated, passionate and energetic group of 3,000 volunteers across the organization contributing their time, expertise, and knowledge in hundreds of distinct volunteer roles. This individual possesses a keen understanding of how a large and established volunteer program can help advance an organization and has proven success in cultivating relationships with organizations and individuals to drive program engagement and build positive, memorable experiences.


Financial Coordinator

The Financial Coordinator will work on the Financial Planning & Analysis Team.  Primary responsibilities are to prepare externally sponsored project invoices with supporting backup, reconcile expenses, and to monitor receivables. Complementing responsibilities include the tracking and posting of project expenses, preparing and posting journal entries into the general ledger, and the maintenance of budgets in the financial system. This position will assist the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager with the review of new and existing contracts to ensure compliance requirements are met and to assist in the review of application budgets. 


General Manager of Meadowbrook Farm

The General Manager will be based at PHS’s Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, Pennsylvania, a free public garden where visitors can enjoy acres of plant life against the backdrop of a historic estate. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in customer service and visitor experience, including experience in budget management, operations, and public relations. The general manager must possess an outgoing, vibrant, engaging personality, be recognized for exceptional organizational planning, team management, verbal, and written communication skills, be cool under pressure, and have a professional demeanor. The general manager must excel at building and nurturing relationships.  An appreciation for horticulture and an ability to connect with visitors of all ages, personalities, and interests is key to success.


Healthy Neighborhoods Operations Manager

With a focus on disinvested communities with environmental and health injustices, the Healthy Neighborhoods Operations Manager is responsible for all operations and procedures necessary to install and maintain green infrastructure in target neighborhoods, including but not limited to vacant lot cleaning and greening and tree planting and stewardship. The Operations Manager builds and cultivates a network of qualified contractors and community groups prioritizing minority and women-owned, local businesses. 


Membership Specialist

The Membership Specialist serves as part of a team that provides administrative and project support for the PHS Development Department, including customer service, data entry, and information analysis. This position is primarily focused on development functions related to membership, annual fund fundraising efforts, and data analysis, and works collaboratively with the development team to produce solicitation materials, process gifts, generate acknowledgment letters, produce giving reports, and support events. This position will require extensive knowledge of PHS development and membership programs and other organizational activities as well as fundraising databases and best practices.


Seasonal Gardener

 The Public Gardens and Landscapes Team is looking for full-time seasonal gardeners to work with us providing quality horticultural care and maintenance across a variety of garden sites in Philadelphia.  Seasonal gardeners will work as part of a core team performing all aspects of gardening and horticulture at some of the most prominent and visible gardens in the city; such as The Philadelphia Navy Yard, Logan Square, The Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, and The Delaware River Waterfront.  Seasonal gardeners will also work with PHS at the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show.