Employment Opportunities

The Garden currently has the following openings for paid staff. We are also always looking for volunteers, see below.

Nursery Sales Assistant (open as of March, 2020)
The Nursery Sales Assistant is responsible for greeting and assisting customers with plant questions. They take care of the plants in the nursery from watering to weeding. They help with displays of plants and pottery to keep our nursery looking fresh. They are a team player who helps on the register, bags soil and is comfortable working outside in all weather.

For more details and to apply, click here

Garden Greeter  (open as of March, 2020)
The Garden Greeter is often the first person people meet when visiting the garden and nursery and thus they need to be friendly and outgoing.  Their main responsibility is to focus on membership sales and improving the customer’s experience.  At the Garden, we utilize several different point of sale (POS)  and membership database software programs, thus the candidate needs to be comfortable with computers and technology.

For more details and to apply, click here

Internship Opportunities

The Garden offers internships to college students in the areas of horticulture, garden maintenance, nursery management, scientific illustration, marketing, development and education. Interns will receive hands-on training and experience in the areas of choice. Interns are needed at all times of the year!

We will work with your college or university so you can earn credit for your internship. To find out which internships are currently available, please contact our Program Coordinator. To apply for a specific position, please send your resume and cover letter OR our Internship Application.

With much appreciation, we recognize the Frances Whyte Horticultural Grants Program and the Bonita Garden Club for their support of our internship program.   We also thank the California Horticultural Society for funding our 2019 Curatorial Fellow.  Their support has made it possible to offer real-world education to promising young adults in the areas of horticulture and non-profit education and management.


Check out our volunteer opportunities here.

Become a Docent

Do you have a passion for plants that you’d like to share with others? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of dry-adapted plants, water-wise gardening, and the cultural connections between people and plants? Then our Docent Program is where you belong!

Docent Training consists of 10 Saturday morning classes that occur from 9am-12pm.  Click here for more details.

For more information, or to enroll email susan@ruthbancroftgarden.org