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Employment Opportunities

The Garden currently has the following job opportunities available.

Part-time Children’s Education Manager

Member / Donor Database Associate

Nursery Sales Assistant

Garden Greeter


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.


WordPress Volunteer

Now that our new website is up, we need assistance with uploading archived plant highlights. Garden Curator, Brian Kemble, is an expert in drought-tolerant plants and has featured plants from the Garden monthly since 2005. As a WordPress volunteer, you will assist us in posting past plant highlights to our new site. Must have experience in WordPress and knowledge of html preferred.

Click here to apply.


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 happens every Saturday from 9am-12pm from November – April.

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