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NEW: Operations Administrative Assistant
A full-time position that reports to the Director of Operations.

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Development Special Events Coordinator

OVERVIEW: San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) holds a number of important donor cultivation and
fundraising events throughout the year, the largest of which is the annual Gala in the Garden in September. We are looking for an experienced and dedicated special events professional to step in and lead the planning for the Gala and other key events such as the Benefactor Dinner, Annual Meeting, Fall Plant Sale Reception and Spring Reception.

This is a full-time staff position.
The expectation is that an adequate number of hours will be dedicated to successfully manage and complete all aspects of events and post-event follow up. Overtime hours will be necessary before and after major events.

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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:
San Diego Botanic Garden
PO Box 230005
Encinitas, CA 92023-0005