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Employment

The San Diego Botanic Garden is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Gardener
Summary:

This full-time non-exempt position reports directly to the Director of Horticulture, and Senior Horticulture Manager.  Primarily responsible for maintenance of the gardens, plant collections, landscape, and grounds. 

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Horticultural Manager
Summary:

This full-time position reports directly to the Director of Horticulture and Supervises the horticultural team in maintaining and improving the landscapes, horticultural displays, plant collections, and retail nursery. Primary Responsibilities provide direction, training, and motivation for the horticultural staff, interns and volunteers. Manages and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all gardens to include sustainable gardening practices and integrated pest management in the outdoor and indoor gardens. Weekend, Holidays, and occasional evenings will be required.

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Gardener 2: Collections
Summary:


The Plant Collections Gardener reports to the Director of Horticulture and Senior Horticulture Manager and oversees the plant collections program for the 37 acre garden. The Collections Gardener will follow exemplary collections management protocols and oversee the Gardenís conservation role, support research, education and engagement with the Gardenís collections, and supervise and mentor staff and volunteers working with plant collections.  

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Volunteer Horticulture Internship

Located north of San Diego ½ mile from the Pacific Ocean, San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly known as Quail Botanical Gardens) has thirty -five virtually frost free acres with diverse plant collections and gardens. Major botanical collections include palms, bamboo, aloes, agaves, and other subtropical and Mediterranean climate species. Notable gardens include desert gardens, tropical gardens, Mediterranean climate gardens, and the new Hamilton Children’s Garden.

The internship is a non-paid training position intended for applicants interested in pursuing a career in
horticulture. Interns are trained in horticultural activities including tropical and subtropical plant identification, care and maintenance, planting, pruning, fertilizing, watering, weeding, mulching, and pest control. Other public garden activities may include plant records, mapping, landscape design, and labeling. Activities may include operation and maintenance of irrigation systems, hand tools, power tools, electric carts, and other equipment.

Applicants must have a general knowledge of plants and their culture. College level course work in horticulture and allied fields is strongly recommended. Applicants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 25 lbs.

A resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation are required.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation to:
info@SDBGarden.org
or
San Diego Botanic Garden
PO Box 230005
Encinitas, CA 92023-0005





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