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Each year we look for enthusiastic individuals to help us produce and market Rose Festival events. We’re looking for people who are interested in gaining valuable career experience in a fast-paced environment. Please check back often, as any current openings will be listed below.

Current Employment Opportunities

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is actively recruiting for the following:

Seasonal Welder/General Laborer: Parade Float Construction
Position Details: Part-Time (up to 40 hours to per week) Seasonal, starting immediately, working through July 1, 2023. In-person at float construction warehouse based near Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon
To apply: Please submit your completed Employment Application as soon as possible by e-mailing with "Float Construction Application" in the subject line to, or call 503.227.2681 to inquire. Position open until filled.
More about the position:
The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is seeking seasonal workers for parade float construction, starting immediately (posted 5/20/23), working through July 1, 2023. Skills in welding and general construction preferred. Will perform some general labor and construction tasks. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and valid drivers license required.
Compensation: $18 per hour.

Rose Garden Store Retail Specialist (Part-Time, Seasonal)
Seeking a friendly and upbeat customer service-oriented individual looking for part-time work in a unique environment in the Rose Garden Store at Washington Park. Being a people person is a must; retail sales experience is a plus. Must be available on weekends and some holidays. Join the team to work in one of Portland’s most memorable small retail spaces! Click below for the full job description. Learn more about the Rose Garden Store. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed employment application (below) by e-mail to (Updated 3/12/24).

Internship Program

Rose Festival thanks the Pacific Power Foundation for their support of our intern program. We’re happy to be able to provide this unique work education experience to college students, including past Court Members, who are enrolled at an accredited college or university, or recent college graduates who have an interest in learning a myriad of skills while helping produce the annual Rose Festival.

Our 2024 internship positions are filled. Please check back in winter 2025 for information on upcoming internship opportunities.
The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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