Current Openings

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

Education Office Assistant

The Education Assistant is responsible for coordinating Santa Barbara Botanic Garden tours, including scheduling, associated documents, record-keeping, and for marketing assistance and general support, including scheduling and record-keeping for classes.  This part-time (22-25 hours per week), non-exempt position reports to the Director of Education. For more infomation, download the position description.

Education Office Assistant Position Description

Development Associate for Events

The Development Associate for Events is responsible for the execution of all aspects of the Garden’s events, including managing both internal events (receptions, fund raising events, members picnic, luncheons) and the facility rental program for private events.  Additional duties include marketing for the rental program and general office support.  This is non-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week), position reports to the Director of Development and Communications.

Development Associate for Events Position Description



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

Complete the Employment Application and submit via email to

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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.