Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Currently Available Positions:

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Accounting Clerk

Visitor Services Associate

Lan Su Chinese Garden strives to attract, hire, train and promote quality individuals who have a proven ability to perform in a professional organization. Lan Su is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is committed to maintain an environment where employees contribute to the organization’s achievement, take pride in the results of their work, are appreciated as individuals and are encouraged to develop to the fullest extent. Lan Su is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that employees will not be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by law.


Accounting Clerk

Lan Su Chinese Garden is seeking a part-time Accounting Clerk to work at one of Portland’s greatest attractions. Please read the entire job posting, including how to apply as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Reports to: Finance Director

Purpose of Position: Perform payroll processing bi-monthly, update online employee records, G/L account coding, A/P & bank deposits (remote & messenger deliveries), point of sale and member database reconciliations, administrative duties as needed, daily cash management, informational and record keeping tasks.

Position Scope: Responsible for accurate and timely maintenance and processing for all payable and receivable transactions, 1099’s, payroll provided by an outside payroll processor, cash management, and bank deposits.

Hours: 24 hours per week

Job Type: Part-time

Essential Functions

  • Review all submitted invoices and check requests pending requests for authenticity and accuracy from all departments.
  • Process all approved invoices and check requests by checking for accurate coding all data to be posted into the accounting system.
  • Track and process all accounts receivable and revenues, including automatic payments, from the organization’s checking account.
  • Process retail bank deposits, reconciling and replenishing retail cash bank as needed by ordering cash exchanges. Audit safe balances.
  • Monitor checking account for withdrawals and deposits and enter into accounting system.
  • Acquire online reports from credit card processors, import and reconcile with TAMS Tender retail summary, download MPS Ecommerce daily batch report.
  • Reconcile to member database monthly or as needed.
  • Maintain an orderly financial filing system.
  • Flexible; other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of experience in payables/receivable operations and general accounting.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills essential to professional and caring communication with internal and external clients.
  • Demonstrated understanding of accounting principles.

Skills & Abilities Desired

  • Talent for sound judgment and good decision making
  • Intermediate Excel skills; experience with accounting system software
  • Ability for accuracy and focus
  • Skilled in developing develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Ability to organize and complete work in an efficient and timely manner
  • Flexible; comfortable with change and an evolving work process

Application Procedure

Email a cover letter summarizing your qualifications specific to this job and indicating your interest in this position along with a current resume to jobs@lansugarden.org. No phone calls and drop-ins, these applications will not be considered. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Lan Su Chinese Garden strives to attract, hire, train and promote quality individuals who have a proven ability to perform in a professional organization. Lan Su is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is committed to maintain an environment where employees contribute to the organization’s achievement, take pride in the results of their work, are appreciated as individuals and are encouraged to develop to the fullest extent. Lan Su is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that employees will not be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by law.


Visitor Services Associate

Lan Su Chinese Garden is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Associate to work at one of Portland’s greatest attractions. Please read the entire job posting, including how to apply as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Department: Retail Operations & Admissions

Reports to: Director of Retail & Admissions

Purpose of Position: Provide a high level of customer service to visitors to the garden by selling in the Gift Shop or Ticket Booth, and/or pop-up retail outposts.

Position Scope: Ticket, membership, and gift sales contribute to the over-all financial viability of the garden. Interacting with visitors and members in a positive and educated way enhances our finances and creates memorable impressions for local and out-of-town guests.

Hours: Varies but not to exceed 9 hours daily/30 hours weekly except under rare circumstances such as special events. 15-20 hours is the approximate weekly average. Availability on evenings until 8:00 p.m. and weekends required. Occasional hours on holidays and/or after hours events. Note that the garden’s hours change seasonally as do the job hours.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Required Experience

  • Customer Service: 1 year
  • Retail: 2 years

Essential Functions

  • Provide merchandise information and a level of engagement which helps "make the sale"
  • Follow daily financial procedures e.g. balance cash drawer with cash register report, maintain proper cash and supply levels etc.
  • Provide visitors with accurate information about the garden, including the benefits of membership
  • Maintain cleanliness and stock levels of the Garden Shop and Ticket Booth
  • Participate in garden events as needed and provide administrative services on project basis e.g. Garden Shop receiving and tagging merchandise, managing ticket requests for fundraisers etc

Education Experience, Skills

  • High school diploma
  • At least 2 successful years in retail sales providing front-line customer service
  • Excellent communication skills with visitors, colleagues, volunteers, and members of all ages and backgrounds. Aptitude for independent problem solving with a positive, calm, and professional demeanor.
  • Cash register and cash handling experience
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time in various environments
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Basic computer skills required: POS systems and Outlook, touch-screens; Computer/tech savvy highly preferred

Application Procedure

Email a cover letter summarizing your qualifications specific to this job and indicating your interest in this position along with a current resume to  jobs@lansugarden.org. No phone calls and drop-ins, these applications will not be considered. Receipt of application materials will be acknowledged. Applications accepted until position is filled. Interviews for qualified candidates begin immediately.

Lan Su Chinese Garden strives to attract, hire, train and promote quality individuals who have a proven ability to perform in a professional organization. Lan Su is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is committed to maintain an environment where employees contribute to the organization’s achievement, take pride in the results of their work, are appreciated as individuals and are encouraged to develop to the fullest extent. Lan Su is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that employees will not be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by law.