Current Openings

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.

On-Call Events Staffer

The On-call Event Staffer is a primary representative of the Garden during events, responsible for delivering an excellent visitor experience. This position is an important reflection of the Garden's focus on providing an exceptional experience to external audiences. This on-call, part-time position reports to the Events Coordinator and supports various facility rentals and Garden programs.

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 wellbeing of people and the planet.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
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