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Join the Gardens Team! 

Gardens of Golden Gate Park is a public/private partnership between the San Francisco Recreation &
Park Department (RPD) and the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (a nonprofit 501c3 organization doing business as the “Gardens of Golden Gate Park” or “GGGP”) to jointly operate the Conservatory of
Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden.


A Lease & Management Agreement, approved by both the Recreation & Park Commission and the Board of Supervisors, sets the terms of the partnership. The agreement is a cooperative management agreement that outlines the roles and responsibilities for each partner.

Key areas of responsibility for the nonprofit organization include volunteer engagement, education,
visitor experience, philanthropy, membership, marketing, and other functions.


RPD has primary responsibility for horticulture and facility management and maintenance, master planning and capital improvements conducted in collaboration with the nonprofit organization, as well as other functions. Together, RPD and the nonprofit organization collaborate on collections management within the Gardens.

Gardens of Golden Gate Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Horticulture positions are managed by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Recruitment for those positions is administered by the San Francisco Department of Human ResourcesMore information on jobs with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department can be found here.

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