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Deputy Director of Development

Six years after the conclusion of the $4.5M campaign to build the Hamilton Children’s Garden, San
Diego Botanic Garden is in another exciting period of growth. We are now actively raising funds in a
capital campaign to build the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. We’re looking for the right
person to assume responsibility for the Garden’s annual fundraising activities during the remainder of
the campaign period, allowing the Director of Development to concentrate on the capital campaign and
other related projects.

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Development Assistant

The Development Assistant is a full-time non-exempt position responsible for a variety of administrative duties in support of the Development Department’s fundraising efforts. The primary duty is management of the fundraising database, including data entry, acknowledgement of donations, and other special projects.

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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:
[email protected]
San Diego Botanic Garden
PO Box 230005
Encinitas, CA 92023-0005