Current Openings

Visitor Services Representative

The Visitor Services Representative (VSR) presents a pleasant, helpful, and welcoming demeanor at all times to everyone entering or leaving the Garden grounds.  The VSR collects admission fees using a cash register and provides information to visitors about the Garden’s grounds, visitor rules, events, classes and membership.  This position is also responsible for collecting and recording visitor, membership and CUP (Conditional Use Permit) data.  This part-time, (19 hours per week), non-exempt position reports to the Membership and Visitor Services Manager.  Work schedule is variable and includes weekends and holidays.  Management experience a plus.

Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator is responsible for the execution of all aspects of events at the Garden, including managing Garden events (fundraisers, member events, donor cultivation and appreciation events, and other special events) and the facility rental program for private events.  This is non-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week), position reports to the Director of Development & Communications.

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.