Position Description

Title:Sales Associate



Reports to: retail nursery manager

Position Overview

Grow native Nursery is seeking an energetic and creative native plant enthusiast. The ideal

candidate will have great interpersonal skills and an infectious personality backed by horticultural

knowledge and the ability to sell plants. The Sales Associate will work at Rancho Santa Ana

Botanic Garden’s retail nursery Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden located on the VA

campus in West Los Angeles.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will work closely with the Nursery manager to place plant orders and take a monthly

inventory of nursery stock. In addition to plant sales, the Sales Associate will be expected to

attend meetings, or special events at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont,

California. The Sales Associate is primarily responsible for customer service which includes, but

is not limited to, assisting customers with plant selections, placing special orders, informing

customers of specials, and upcoming events, responding to customer emails, diagnosing plant

disease, identifying plant material, and trouble shooting design problems. The Sales Associate is

responsible for keeping the nursery fully stocked of plant material, hard goods, and general

supplies. The sales associate will coordinate with the Retail Nursery Manager to create and

maintain nursery displays, and ensure that all nursery material is properly signed and priced.


excellent customer service (answer questions about plant selections, design, care

and maintenance as well as product information)


closely with and helps to supervise parttime

veteran employees participating in




work (watering, labeling, pruning, weeding, cleaning, organizing sales benches,

creating sales displays, maintaining nursery signage, general cleanup)


maintenance (watering, planting, pruning, pest control, general cleanup)


manager with taking and posting monthly inventory



level degree in horticulture or in another plant science and/or demonstrated hands on

experience, nursery experience is preferred


have knowledge of California native plants and their horticultural requirements


have retail sales experience. Merchandising experience is a plus


have good organizational, communication, and basic math skills necessary


have good attendance record


be available to work weekends and holidays

Physical Demands


be able to stand for extended periods of time and walk long distances to various outdoor



be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs


be willing to work outside in inclement weather conditions

RSABG offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package

Send resume to;

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Scott Lafleur, Director of Horticulture

1500 North college ave

Claremont Ca, 91711


Contact Us

General information and upcoming events:

Garden Gift Shop and Information Desk (909) 625-8767 ext. 200

Grow Native Nursery Claremont (909) 625-8767 ext. 404

Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden (West Los Angeles) CLOSED


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

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Fax: (909) 626-7670



Community Education/Workshops  (909) 625-8767 ext. 251
Advancement and Membership  (909) 625-8767 ext. 221
Facility Rentals  (909) 625-8767 ext. 226
Horticulture  (909) 625-8767 ext. 209
Human Resources  (909) 625-8767 ext. 226
Research/Botany  (909) 625-8767 ext. 241

Group Tour Reservations 

 (909) 625-8767 ext. 224
Communications   (909) 625-8767 ext. 260
Volunteer Opportunities  (909) 625-8767 ext. 256

Ernest A. Bryant III Acorn Award

Recognizing outstanding contributions to the mission and programs of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) honors an individual, organization or business that makes outstanding contributions to the Garden. Established in 2005, the award was renamed after long-time trustee Ernest A. Bryant III in 2006.


For consideration, a nominator must submit a letter of nomination, preferably at least two seconding letters, and a curriculum vitae, biographical or organizational description for the candidate. In nominating candidates for the award, please specifically highlight the nominee's outstanding contributions in support of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's mission and programs. All nominations are held in strict confidence.

Nomination checklist (please include all that apply):

- Name and current address
- Education
- Work history
- Significant accomplishments
- Publications
- Awards
- Plant introductions
- Research
- Plant society activities
- Publicity (please include media outlet and public speaking engagements as well as date of event)
- Professional involvement

Selection process

RSABG's executive director or his or her delegate acts as the non-voting chair of the selection committee. All committee members review and discuss the nominations. A selection committee is comprised of an ad hoc group of five members chosen annually, representing:

- The winner from the previous year or his or her designee
- Chair of the RSABG volunteer organization
- Chair of the RSABG board of overseers
- Two RSABG members at large


Please contact the RSABG executive director, with questions about the award, application process or to submit a nomination.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711


Past recipients

2016   Linda Pendergast
2014   Richard A. Grant, Jr.
2013   Art Braeger 
2011   Marilee Scaff, Ph.D.
2010   John Macdonald
2008   Gary Wallace, Ph.D.
2007   Lee W. Lenz, Ph.D.
2006   Ernest A. Bryant III
2006   Marcia Goldstein
2005   Fay McGartland

Strategic and Financial Reports

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s IRS Form 990 returns, audited financial statements and other key institutional documents can be found on this page.

Financial Filings

IRS Form 990 - 2009

IRS Form 990 - 2012

IRS Form 990 - 2013 

IRS Form 990 - 2014

IRS Form 990 - 2015


Audited Financial Statements - 2009

Audited Financial Statements - 2012

Audited Financial Statements - 2013

Audited Financial Statements - 2014

Audited Financial Statements - 2015

IRS Tax Exempt Status

501(c)(3) Determination Letter


Conflict of Interest Policy

For more information about Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and to view previous financial documents, visit GuideStar.

Press Room

Public Relations

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Media contact: Anne Scott-Putney, Director of Development, (909) 625-8767 ext. 220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, founded in 1927 by Susanna Bixby Bryant, is the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California’s native plants. The Garden is located on 86 acres in Claremont, approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles. RSABG, a private, nonprofit organization, offers educational programs and special events throughout the year and is home of the Botany Department for Claremont Graduate University. RSABG offers superb selection of California native plants for sale at Grow Native Nursery in Claremont.

Visitor information

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is located at 1500 N. College Avenue, Claremont, California. It is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and December 25. The Garden Gift Shop is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. except for the days that the Garden is closed. Admission: free for RSABG members; $8 adults; $6 seniors and students; $4 children 3-12.

Grow Native Nursery Claremont is open October through May, Current hours are , Thursday through Sunday; admission is always free to the nursery.

For more information, please call (909) 625-8767 or email info[at]rsabg.org. 

Recent press

Family Bird Festival among things to do this week in the Inland Empire (San Bernardino Sun, February 11, 2016)

Claremont named one of the best suburbs in the West by Sunset Magazine (Sunset Magazine, February 2016)

Claremont garden offers a cure for Black Friday madness (Inland Dailey Bulletin, November 25, 2015)

Efforts grow to preserve California's threatened plant species (Inland Daily Bulletin, November 16, 2015)

Weekend events (Inland Daily Bulletin, October 1, 2015)

The Dry Look (Westways Magazine, September 2015)

Current Events (Westways Magazine, September 2015)

RSABG exhibit highlights photography by Garden visitors (Claremount Courier, August 5, 2015) 

Butterflies and Brews to showcase life after dark at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (Inland Daily Bulletin, June 29, 2015)

Claremont Folk Festival features guest Ben Harper, musical education, more (Inland Daily Bulletin, May 30, 2015)

RSABG's Butterfly Pavilion will take flight (Claremont Courier, May 5, 2015)

RSABG celebrates spring with open house, sage festival (Claremont Courier, March 3, 2015)

Southern California colors abound during wildflower season (Los Angeles Daily News, Febrary 27, 2015)

Volunteers fix trails, plant trees in Big Tujunga five years after Station Fire (Los Angeles Daily News, January 12, 2015)

Luminarias help bring a warm holiday glow (Los Angeles Daily News, December 1, 2014)

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden: Metaphors for our lives (Angelus Online, October 17, 2014)