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.


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


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.