Work for one of the top botanical gardens in North America. The UC Botanical Garden is a non-profit research garden and living museum for the University of California at Berkeley, having a notably diverse plant collection including many rare and endangered plants. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year-round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated by region in naturalistic landscapes over its 34 acres.

The UC Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Positions

Curator and Conservation Officer

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley has a rare opportunity to hire a Curator and Conservation Officer. This full-time position will build upon the curatorial and conservation programs developed over the history of the garden and bring fresh input to the table. Working with the Director of Collections, curatorial staff, and volunteers, the incumbent will oversee all documentation (plants, library and archives), research use of the collections, and conservation programs. This is a unique opportunity to work with and build on one of the best documented research collections in the world. The position will provide research support to the global community, including the research and teaching activities of numerous university departments.

Learn more and apply online.

Development Associate

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Development. Work in a fun, fast-paced and highly collaborative environment at a world-class botanical garden. Under the guidance of the Director of Development, the Development Associate assists in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospective and existing donors, including maintaining and updating donor data in campus fundraising system (CADS) and Botanical Garden database (Altru), among other duties. Job is in-person in a shared office setting. Open until filled.

Learn more and apply online.

UC Berkeley Student positions

Are you interested in joining our Visitor Experience team?
We will soon be hiring for the Summer student staff. We are specifically looking for students that meet the following criteria:

  • Will be in Berkeley over the Summer, or the majority of the Summer
  • Availability to work 8-16+ hours a week over the Summer (with the opportunity to continue into Fall semester and beyond)
  • Work-study students preferred (but we will make exceptions for students with stellar customer-service experience)

If you’d like to apply to work over the summer at the Garden in the Visitor Experience department, please email meganpeterson@berkeley.edu a copy of your resume. We will begin hiring and training in mid April to early May.