Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden Volunteer Coordinator and Gardener

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Part Time
City of Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara City Parks Division seeks a part-time Volunteer Coordinator and Gardener to oversee weekly volunteers at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden. We are looking for candidates with at least 3 years of experience in ornamental gardening and general horticultural knowledge. Candidates must have the ability to supervise groups of volunteers, educate and train volunteers, and interact with a wide variety of people including community members, tourists, and City staff. The ability to communicate clearly and appropriately, practice flexibility, and maintain a positive attitude is essential for this role. Fluency is Spanish is a plus, though not required.
Hourly position, 10-15 hours/week. 2-3 consistent weekday mornings/week. Valid CA Driver’s License required. This position requires frequent lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling to work close to the ground; handling and reaching; and using tools and equipment.




  1. Meet and orient new volunteers
  2. Train and educate volunteers on horticultural practices
  3. Record volunteer hours
  4. Report any issues in the park to City staff
  5. Act as liaison between volunteers and City staff, report regularly to City staff
  6. Perform wide variety of gardening tasks using hand tools, including dead heading, weeding and thinning, light pruning, raking and sweeping, and litter and debris pick up

$18.63 Hourly


If you are interested in this position, please submit an online application on the City’s HR website: 

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