Employment Opportunities

Wickham Park is a non-profit, private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut. The park contains 280 acres of gardens, open fields, woodlands, ponds, picnic areas, sports facilities, and other attractions.

JOB TITLE: Grounds Crew
SUMMARY: Weekly hours vary from 32 in the off-season to 40 during peak times. Crew members perform all aspects of grounds maintenance, landscaping, construction, etc. Adheres to all workplace standards as relates to: job performance, work output, and job decorum. Must be willing to work with the public and in a team-based atmosphere. Work is conducted outside year-round and weekend hours are mandatory at least one day a week. Scheduling is flexible but there are times when weekends or holiday work is required.
REQUIREMENTS: Education or experience in grounds care, construction, landscaping, small equipment operation, etc. is a plus. Must be physically capable of performing required duties and manual labor.
DUTIES: Although under the supervision of the Director and Grounds Foreman it is expected that the grounds crew will uphold and perform to the highest standards of the workplace. As with all employee’s, duties vary with different activities and grounds crew will perform any new or temporary duties as instructed. Salary is commensurate with experience and background. Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to: reservations@wickhampark.org

SUMMARY: Wickham Park is looking for part-time security personnel, starting immediately.  Persons experienced with security law enforcement and/or dealing with the public are encouraged to apply.  Salaries vary with level of  experience.  Weekends are required.

Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to: reservations@wickhampark.org

JOB TITLE: Events Coordinator

Wickham Park Events Coordinator Position

This salaried position requires a dynamic, energetic, self-motivated, and organized individual who will strive to improve and expand Wickham Park’s reputation and business base. Tasks include, but are not limited to, managing a reservation system, booking and touring with potential wedding and venue clients, coordinating with staff for events, as well as developing new special events in the park. The goal of this position is to increase park visitation while maintaining the park’s philosophy and character.

Job Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Event, Hospitality, Restaurant or Business Management, Communications, Recreation, a related field, or equivalent experience is required. The successful candidate should be experienced in the use of computer programs including MS Office. They should be innovative, energetic, personable, well organized and work well with the public and park staff. The candidate should be able to visualize the goals of any program while paying close attention to the details. This person must be physically able to perform the required duties which include, but are not limited to, purchasing and stocking supplies and setting up and working at routine and special events.

Please send cover letter and resume to sporter@wickhampark.org.


JOB TITLE: Part Time Horticultural Assistant

Summary: Working with the park’s horticulturist to maintain and improve the gardens throughout the park.

Requirements: Knowledge of various native and ornamental plants. Previous experience in all facets of plant care.

Please send resumes or inquires to reservations@wickhampark.org to be considered for future employment opportunities