Support/Security Associates 

Become a member of Kingwood Center Gardens Visitor Services Support/Security Team and enjoy the unique opportunity to work outdoors in the splendor of our beautiful horticultural displays. As a guest ambassador, you will be a part of all the events and happenings offered here at Mansfield’s garden oasis.

Dedicated in 1953, Kingwood Center Gardens is a cultural and educational center with special emphasis on ornamental horticulture and gardening. The Kingwood mission is “to create beautiful gardens for enjoyment, education, and inspiration”.

Position: Support/Security Associate

This position reports to the Visitor Services Support and Security Supervisor. Support/Security staff operate part-time and year-round, typically 16 to 20 hours a week, with more limited hours available in the months of November through March. Applicants must be willing to work non-traditional hours, including late evenings and weekends. Schedules for this position will vary throughout the year. Candidates must be able bodied and be comfortable with the rigorous physical activity involved with setting up and tearing down for events and rentals.


  • Security: Provide general security coverage for the Kingwood Center grounds. This would include but is not limited to; providing passive deterrence of theft and vandalism in the parking lot, making rounds to ensure the security of all Kingwood buildings, making sure that all visitors have left the Kingwood premises and securing gates at closing time.
  • Rentals & Events: Assist with the successful implementation of all Kingwood rentals and events. This can include but is not limited to; setting up venues, cleaning venues, assisting other staff with requested task implementation including tasks that help to make Kingwood rentals and events quality experiences for guests.
  • General clean up: Conducting basic clean up functions around Kingwood Center. This would include but is not limited to; making sure that trash cans are emptied at appropriate times, occasional cleaning of visitor restrooms, and picking up all litter and debris encountered while on regular patrols.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance while demonstrating a superior level of hospitality when working with the public, volunteers and staff.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, enjoyable, and helpful atmosphere for visitors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and a reliable source of transportation.
  • Ability to interact effectively, professionally, and courteously with visitors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to relate to persons of all ages, diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects or tasks.
  • Comply with a flexible work schedule.
  • A minimum of a High School diploma, or equivalent, is highly desirable.
  • Previous security and customer service experience is highly desirable.

 Usual and Customary Expectations:

  • Should expect constant bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching; and requires full extension of arms, grasping, holding, and pulling in all of these positions.
  • Should be able to lift and carry approximately 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a standing position 95% of the day.
  • Non-traditional hours are required.

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