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Join the team at California's Native Garden.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California's native plants, grounds itself with a philosophy of biodiversity and the importance of bringing real-world conservation applications to the public through horticultural education, scientific research and sales of native plants.

For all applications, please submit a cover letter, resume and any other materials to Human Resources at employment@rsabg.org unless otherwise noted in the job posting.




Seed Conservation Intern

Full-time, Hourly

position overview

Posted on

August 9, 2019

Assist the Director of Conservation Programs, Seeds of Success Coordinator, and the Seed Conservation Program Manager in execution of field research and seed collecting activities for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s California Plant Rescue (CaPR) program, Seed LA, and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Seeds of Success Program (SOS). CaPR is a collaborative project to secure the future of California’s native flora by collecting seeds of California native plant species for long term preservation in secure regional seed banks (ex-situ conservation), Seed LA is a regional effort to make locally appropriate regional native plant materials more broadly available in the greater Los Angeles region, and SOS is a program coordinated by the BLM to support seed collections from native plant populations to conserve and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in the United States. Duties include assisting in the field to scout populations, collect seed, conduct surveys, collect and process plant specimens, plant identification, data collection, preparation of field forms and reports, data entry and labeling of field collections, seed processing, seed testing, and preparation of seeds for storage.

JOB POSTING

Restoration Intern

Full-time, Hourly

position overview

Posted on

July 19, 2019

The Restoration Intern will work closely with the Seed Program and Nursery staff on rare/common plant seed banking and propagation/reintroduction contracts. Major duties will include field collections of seeds and cuttings, seed processing, plant propagation and maintenance. Approximately 10-20% of the time will be spent outdoors in rugged terrain. This will be an opportunity to work closely with multiple agencies (federal, state, and local agencies, non-government organizations, and environmental consulting firms), and to develop hands on knowledge of collection and propagation of wild plants. The intern must approach all tasks with respect for natural, cultural and fiscal resources, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and organizations. This is a full-time seasonal position (40 hours a week), that may require overnight stays, including camping at primitive backcountry sites.

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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden acknowledges that equal opportunity for all persons is a fundamental human value. Each employee will be considered on the basis of individual ability and merit, without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, or marital status.

For more information about employment at RSABG please contact Human Resources at (909) 625-8767 ext. 226

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HUMAN RESOURCES

(909) 625-8767, ext. 226
aojeda@rsabg.org