The Plant Taxonomist is responsible for preparing a flora of Santa Catalina Island, California, for publication. Existing specimens and databases will be utilized to prepare taxonomic keys and descriptions, working under the advisement of our Research Associates. Funding is available for 12 months, with the potential for transition to a permanent taxonomy/systematics position upon mutual agreement. This is a full-time (40 hours per week), hourly position.
Visitor Services Liaison
Our Visitor Services Liaisons (VSL) present a pleasant, helpful, and welcoming demeanor at all times to everyone entering or leaving the Garden. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional customer relationship skills and work closely with both the Visitor Services Manager and the Visitor Services Representative on duty to ensure that our visitors receive the highest quality experience during our very busy spring and summer weekends. The VSL provides information to visitors about the Garden's grounds, visitor rules, events, classes, and membership. This position is also responsible for collecting and recording visitor, membership and CUP (Conditional Use Permit) data. This is a temporary, part-time position, primarily on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; approximately 10 – 16 hours per weekend. This non-exempt position reports to the Visitor Services Manager.
Garden Shop Assistant Manager
The Garden Shop Assistant Manager works closely with Shop Manager on all operational aspects of the Garden Shop and associated portions of the website. The Garden Shop Assistant Manager supports the Shop Manager with fiscal management and inventory control, as well as staff and volunteer training. The position requires a willingness to learn the full scope of the Garden Shop Manager, as well as the desire to grow into that position. This is a non-exempt, part-time (32 hours per week), hourly position that reports to the Garden Shop Manager. Normal work week includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays when the Garden Shop is open.
The Education Assistant is responsible for coordinating Santa Barbara Botanic Garden tours, including scheduling, and associated documents and record-keeping. This is a part-time (8 hours per week), non-exempt position that reports to the Education Program Manager.
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