Thanksgiving Point is a community-owned nonprofit garden, museum, and discovery complex founded as a gathering place and gift to the community. Through five transformative adventures, Thanksgiving Point offers something for everyone. As a team member, you enjoy a growing and thriving environment dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind experiences for guests from around the world. Welcome to the Employee Hub!
Refer a friend to any Food Service or Seasonal position and receive a $200 bonus for you and $200 for them!
Seasonal Positions must be hired by November 14, 2022. Offer valid through December 17, 2022 for Regular Food Service positions. Please contact HR for qualifications.
Definition of kindness
We treat everyone with genuine kindness and understanding. We respect each other, practice active listening, give others the benefit of the doubt, and try to respond in constructive ways. We value each team member and provide them with the opportunity to grow and thrive at Thanksgiving Point.
Questions to discuss as a team
- How does being constructive in our responses create an atmosphere of kindness?
- How are growth and kindness connected?
- What is the differentiator when it comes to genuine kindness?
Team activity idea
Looks up “random acts of kindness ideas” and pick one for everyone to do throughout the week. Share experiences and what impact was seen personally and with others.
Value Pin Goal Idea
Practice kindness by asking a coworker you don’t know very well how they are and take the time to really listen. Ask relevant and thoughtful questions. Write down or talk to someone about what you learned.
Living the value tips
- Rephrase negative thoughts into kind ones
- Volunteer to help someone
- Validate and build up others
- Plant a tree
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” -Jackie Chan
Did you know that if you refer a friend to one of our Food Services or Seasonal positions, and they are hired, that you both could get $200! Share this link on your social media and tell your friends to say you sent them: https://thanksgivingpoint.org/jobs/
Questions on eligibility requirements? Please reach out to HR.
IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Allyship. What is Allyship? It is an act of standing up for those who are marginalized, working to enact change so everyone can thrive and be a part of society. It can be hard to know where and how to start. Starting small can be a great place, so do not allow yourself to be immobilized by how much there is to do.
For more information and ideas, check out these resources:
It was wonderful to see many of you and your families at Luminaria on Wednesday night. Many of you have been working long hours to get everything ready. There are also many of you that have stepped in to help where needed to make sure that everything gets done. We appreciate each of you and thank you for your efforts. I am impressed with your dedication, collaboration, and excellence. Thank you for all you are doing.
Here are a few Weekly Wins we would like to highlight:
Heather Wallace has always wanted to work at a museum and is a wonderful Assistant Manager at the Museum of Ancient Life. She does an excellent job overseeing the front desk, the theater, the gift shop, and the café. Heather also coaches, trains, and keeps the day-to-day operations running smoothly. She is great at working with children and enjoys watching them get excited about dinosaurs. Heather and her team do a great job making guests feel welcome.
Many team members in the Gardens and Horticulture Department transition in the winter to help with the setup for Luminaria. In the warmer months, Jared Gibson is part of the Mowing and Maintenance crew, but recently Jared has been busy getting Luminaria ready. He has been working on the Shinning Steps and getting all the wires connected and working correctly. This is one of the children’s favorite interactive areas and we appreciate all of Jared’s help in getting this fun playscape working correctly.
Heather Kauffman is an animal lover and is a great Assistant Manager of Farm Country. She is great at caring for the animals and looking out for her team members. Heather works hard and doesn’t mind getting dirty. She is helping to build the Farm Country team and enjoys watching individuals grow and progress. She also loves watching the animals grow and seeing the guest’s excitement as they interact with them. The animals are in good hands with Heather and the Farm Country team, and we appreciate all she does.
As Thanksgiving week approaches, I want to let you know that I am grateful to each of you. I appreciate the energy and thoughtfulness that each of you put into your work to make Thanksgiving Point an incredible place to work.
Have a great weekend!
Updated pin Guidelines
As announced previously, we have recently instituted a policy on what Pins are allowed on team member uniforms (including lanyards). Below are general guidelines on pins.
– Pins are limited to those provided by and approved by Thanksgiving Point
– Thanksgiving Point will provide Pronoun, Language and Years of Service Pins* for those who wish to wear them
– Thanksgiving Point Event pins are allowed
– In addition to the value pins, no more than 10 pins can be worn at one time
– Pins should not extend past the collar bone area
– Any exceptions to these rules must be preapproved by the Pin Committee (email email@example.com to start the approval process)
Please note that while we are waiting on pin orders to arrive, team members may continue to wear pronoun pins until they can be replaced by approved Thanksgiving Point pins. This should be on or before November 1, 2022. HR will house these and value pins.
Thank you for all you do for our guests and team members, you are making a much needed difference in our community!