Current Openings

Lead Sales Associate

The Garden Shop’s Lead Sales Associate works closely with Shop Manager on all operational aspects of the Garden Shop. This position supports the Shop Manager with fiscal management and inventory control, as well as staff and volunteer training.  The position requires a willingness to learn the full scope of the Garden Shop Manager role. This is a non-exempt, part-time (25 hours per week), hourly position that reports to the Garden Shop Manager.   Normal workweek includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays when the Garden Shop is open.

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Membership Fulfillment Associate

The Membership Fulfillment Associate reports to the Membership & Visitor Services Manager to provide essential administrative support to a growing membership program. This position is responsible for accurately maintaining membership data and processing membership acknowledgments. The Membership Fulfillment Associate is an integral part of a close-knit team that values communication and collective problem-solving, and offers the opportunity to become an expert user of The Raiser's Edge, the nonprofit industry's most widespread constituent management software. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong computer and database proficiency.

This is a non-exempt, part-time (20 hours per week) position that reports to the Membership & Visitor Services Manager.

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Invertebrate Biodiversity Postdoctoral Scholar 

The Invertebrate Biodiversity Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct terrestrial invertebrate surveys on San Clemente Island, coarsely identify and database the resulting specimens, and interface with entomological experts across California to facilitate their identification to the species level. This Postdoc will work as part of a team, following protocols outlined in a contract with the U.S. Navy, for a project designed to further our understanding of the island’s invertebrates and plant-insect interactions, while also gaining knowledge that will guide rare plant and habitat restoration. This is a full time (40 hours per week), one-year long, exempt position that reports to the Director of Conservation and Research.

Applied Ecologist

The Applied Ecologist is responsible for designing, conducting, and communicating fire and restoration ecology research and implementation at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The holder of this position will be responsible in 2019 and 2020 for coordinating and implementing a Prop 1 grant-funded project to assess (with other members of the SBBG Conservation Team) habitat recovery and restoration needs throughout the Thomas and Whittier fires. This project allows time to pursue other projects and assist other members of the Conservation Team in a variety of applied conservation projects. Fundraising, education, and outreach activities are required to support the continuation of this position. This non-exempt position is flexible (20-40 hours per week) and will be tailored for the right candidate. The Applied Ecologist reports to the Director of Conservation and Research.

Resumes or CVs must be accompanied by the Garden’s Employment Application

Complete the Employment Application and submit via email to [email protected]


The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden conserves California native plants and habitats for the health and well-being of people and the planet.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our Tax ID number is 95-1644628.