Current Openings

Garden Shop Sales Assistant

The Shop Sales Assistant helps operate the Garden’s gift store on weekends, holidays, and some weekdays. Responsibilities include; providing an excellent customer service experience to visitors from around the globe in a friendly and knowledgeable manner, projecting a professional appearance, selling gift and book products, answering questions about the Garden grounds and its current exhibits and programs, and efficiently closing sales at the register. This is a part-time (approximately 18 hours a week) position, with job training and growth potential.  The shop assistant should be a team player, with a friendly, positive attitude.  This position reports to the Garden Shop Manager.

Garden Shop Sales Assistant Position Description


Gardener 1

The Gardener I position is responsible for routine garden maintenance under the direction of the Head Gardener and Horticulturist.  Critical components of this position include weeding (by hand, hoe, rototiller), removal of sod, application and removal of solarizing plastic, planting, seed collecting, watering, pruning, mulching, seed sowing and plug planting. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary, non-exempt position that reports to the Head Gardener.  For more infomation, download the position description:


Gardener 1 Position Description


Garden Growers Nursery Technician

The Garden Growers Nursery Technician is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the Garden Growers Nursery. This individual performs all aspects of running both a retail and production nursery including: coordinating and managing the activities of the Garden Grower volunteers; plant propagation; ordering and inventorying nursery stock, hard goods and supplies; maintenance of the nursery facility; and interacting with the public in a retail environment. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, non-exempt position that reports to the Horticulturist.


Garden Growers Nursery Technician Position Description



Resumes or CVs must be accompanied by the Garden’s Employment Application.  No phone or in-person inquiries, please.  

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through
our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.