Join Our Team

Come and grow at the Garden! 

Support native plant conservation in a beautiful environment that encourages growth and learning as well as excellence. Our employees engage in a variety of duties related to the Garden’s mission, including research, plant conservation, education, horticulture, development, administration, retail operations, and visitor services.

EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, social and recreational programs, and discipline. 

This is the law, but it also reflects our beliefs and our culture.  At the Garden, we value diversity in people, as well as plants. We believe our differences make us stronger, and we celebrate them.  Help make a difference in a place where we celebrate difference. Come join our staff at the Garden! 


Our generous benefit package is available to employees working 20 hour or more per week and includes medical, dental, vision and other ancillary benefits. Our retirement plan includes a match of up to 3.5%. We also provide excellent time-off benefits and much more. The Garden is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Opportunities

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Internships are available on a periodic basis and are designed to enhance a student’s experience in the fields of research, conservation, education and horticulture. Paid internships are tied to academics and include up to 300 paid hours of time in the Garden pursuing a specific project, with a presentation required at the end. Resumes or CVs must be accompanied by the Garden’s Internship Application. Complete the Internship

Application and submit via email. Download Internship Application.

Email: HR Manager
Questions: call (805) 682-4726 ext. 108


Unpaid apprenticeships are concentrated on special training opportunities and may be used to fulfill academic requirements. Apprentices are considered volunteers.

Download Apprenticeship Application 

Email: Manager of Volunteer Programs
Questions: call (805) 682-4726 ext. 119


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Your gift helps The Garden protect biodiversity and showcase California native plants all year round.

To give by phone, please call (805) 682-4726 ext. 103.

Lupine plant

To give by mail, please send your check to:

Rita Barton, Development Operations Manager
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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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.