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Job Opportunities at the Alaska Botanical Garden

The Alaska Botanical Garden has few staff positions and many
volunteer opportunities. From time to time, job openings do
become available, and are listed below.

Current Position Openings:

Nursery, Retail, & Horticultural
Special Projects Manager

Location:  Anchorage, Alaska

Status:Part Time Fall & Winter, Full Time Spring & Summer

Application deadline:  August 31, 2014

Target start date: September, 2014

Salary: DOE


The Alaska Botanical Garden is seeking an experienced plant nursery manager with a strong Alaska horticultural background, to continue the development of our Shop-in-the-Garden into a thriving retail destination. Applicants should have familiarity with Alaskan plants and unique hardy perennials to grow the nursery and gift shop into a sustainable revenue stream in support of the Garden's non-profit mission.

Horticulturists, Master Gardeners, and Garden Designers are encouraged to apply. Position is part time during Fall and Winter months, and full time during Spring and Summer. To apply, send resume and letter of interest via e-mail (.pdf format only) - no phone calls please. Due to the expected large volume of applications, only finalist applicants will be contacted for follow-up interviews.

Required Qualifications

  • BA / BS in Horticulture or Master Gardener certification
  • 3-5 years of nursery or garden center management experience
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Strong inventory, merchandising, sales, and supervisory experience
  • Solid depth of understanding about botanic gardens in biodiversity
    preservation, education, and research
  • Strong facility and supervisory skills
  • Project management expertise

To Apply
Submit a resume, letter of application, and three professional references, via e-mail only, in .pdf format only, to

Questions about this position should be directed to Executive Director Julianne McGuinness:

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