Careers at Descanso Gardens

LilacsWe are gardeners, fundraisers, visitor services associates and more — working as a team to fulfill the mission of Descanso Gardens. Descanso Gardens employees may participate in our benefits plan in accordance with their job classifications. We regularly post openings for both full- and part-time positions in a variety of garden areas:

Job Openings

Maintenance Technician I

Operations and Garden Field Manager

Special Events Coordinator

Executive Director
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director (“ED”) of Descanso Gardens has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Descanso Gardens’ staff and volunteers, programs, and execution of its mission.


Equal Opportunity

Descanso Gardens Guild is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political or religious affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Status”). Descanso Gardens Guild also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities or persons with protected medical conditions, to the extent required by law.