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When Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller operated Winrock Farms on the grounds that today house the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, he was known to be friendly with all of his staff, from the highest-ranking ranch managers to the people who cleaned out the stables. Working at Winrock Farms was like being part of an extended family. As part of honoring the legacy of Gov. Rockefeller, the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute has maintained that kind of working atmosphere.

In addition to the camaraderie that exists here, our workplace is a beautiful, 188-acre campus atop Petit Jean Mountain. Lunch is available to employees at the River Rock Grill at a steeply discounted rate. And for benefited positions, our benefits package is tough to beat.

Working at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute means feeling good about the work you do, genuinely liking the people you work with and feeling valued in your job. If you’re interested in joining the Institute’s team, click on the links below to read about job openings, learn about our benefits package or apply for a position. You can also see regular updates of job openings on our Facebook page.

 Benefits

Our fringe benefits package for fully-benefited employees includes retirement, annual leave, paid holidays, group health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, dental and vision insurance, career longevity award after 10 years employment, tuition remission at University of Arkansas System schools, and access to group rates on other forms of insurance, including long-term care.

For further information about our benefits package, email our Human Resources department or call 501-727-6205.

Housekeeper

Department: Conference Services

Status: Partially benefited

Hours per week: 20-25 on average, more or less as needed

Duties: Our part-time housekeepers are responsible for assisting with room strip outs and overall facility cleanliness. Expectations include but are not limited to, stripping/making beds, cleaning restrooms, vacuuming and dusting.

Minimum Requirements: 1-2 years related work experience, high school diploma or GED, availability to work days and weekends. Other requirements include a positive attitude, ability to take direction and work well with others, reliable transportation, standing/walking for long periods of time, lifting up to 50 lbs, bending stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling.

Embrace Core Values:

  • Believe the mission
  • See the possibilities
  • Focus on we, not me
  • Do the right thing
  • Have fun

Preferred Requirements: 2+ years’ work experience

How to apply: Online Application

Groundskeeper / Maintenance Technician

Department: Maintenance

Status: Full-time, benefited

Hours per week: 40, overtime as needed

Duties: Responsible for maintaining all Institute grounds. Duties will include, but not be limited to, maintenance of campus flower beds, trees, landscaped areas, lawn care (including planting, pruning, mowing, weed eating, limb pick-up/disposal). Also responsible for campus recycling by collecting items from various recycling locations and disposing in recycling bins.

Minimum Requirements: 1-2 years of previous, related work experience is required. Applicants must be able to work days and evenings and weekends, as needed. Must possess a positive, team-minded attitude and uphold a high standard of quality. Must be able to work well with co-workers and Maintenance Manager, work in extreme temperatures, stand or kneel for long periods of time, lift approximately 50-80 lbs, and properly and safely handle tools of the trade (gardening and landscaping equipment and tools).

Embrace Core Values:

  • Believe the mission
  • See the possibilities
  • Focus on we, not me
  • Do the right thing
  • Have fun

Preferred Experience: 2+ years related experience

Pay: Based on experience

To apply: Online Application

Server

Department: Food Services

Status: Part-time, partially benefited

Hours per week: 20-25, as needed

Duties: Our part-time servers are responsible for set-up of meals and snacks for conference and program groups. They serve and assist guests during plated and buffet meals and assistance with food service clean up and maintenance tasks on a regular basis.

Minimum Requirements: Availability to work days, evenings and weekends, excellent people skills, positive attitude, ability to take direction and work well with others, reliable transportation, standing for long periods of time, lifting and balancing.

Embrace Core Values:

  • Believe the mission
  • See the possibilities
  • Focus on we, not me
  • Do the right thing
  • Have fun

Preferred Requirements: Previous food service experience

Pay: Depends on experience

How to apply: Online Application

Server/Bartender

Title: Server/Bartender

Department: Food Services

Status: Part-time, partially benefitted

Hours per week: 15-25, as needed

Duties: Responsible for set-up of meals and snacks for conference and program groups, serving and assisting guests during plated and buffet meals and provide assistance with food service clean up and maintenance tasks. This particular position will also assist with bartending, as needed.

Minimum Requirements: 

High school diploma/GED                                    

At least 21 years of age                          

1 year of related (bartending experience)

Must be able to take direction

Must be able to professionally interact with guests

Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends

Must possess a positive, team-minded attitude and uphold a high standard of quality.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift approximately 50 lbs

Reliable transportation to and from Petit Jean Mountain

 

Embrace Core Values:

  • Believe the mission
  • See the possibilities
  • Focus on we, not me
  • Do the right thing
  • Have fun

 

Preferred Requirements: 2 years of related (bartending experience)

 

How to apply: Complete online application at: www.rockefellerinstitute.org/employment

How to apply: Online Application