Employment

The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events. It is also a refreshing and inspiring year-round outdoor destination for local residents and out-of-town visitors.

Nestled at the base of the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden offers a beautiful location to host weddings, celebrate birthdays and hold private events. Each year, the Garden invites the community to a variety of events that highlight the Garden through music, art, and seasonal celebrations.

Seasonal and permanent positions are always changing and updated regularly. Check back regularly for opportunities to become a part of the team that helps to make, and keep, the Garden such a special part of our community.

 



Internship Opportunities

We are offering 100 hour internships for individuals pursuing a career in horticulture – three interns in the spring season (March 1st – May 1st), and three interns for the summer season (May 15th – August 15th).  These four specialty internships for individuals that would like to focus on a particular aspect of horticulture include:

Collections & Greenhouse Internship: Follow our “living collections” from seed to signage! This internship will offer a deeper understanding of the processes of curation, propagation and nursery/greenhouse management. Download Internship Information

Ornamental Horticulture Internship: What does it take to maintain stunning ornamental gardens? Gain valuable experience under knowledgeable staff on topics from perennial plant care, landscape design, to annual display creation. Download Internship Information

Native & Waterwise Internship: Dive into the world of Idaho native gardening, xeriscaping, and much more! This internship is focused on the unique care of Idaho and Intermountain native plants, and dry-tolerant species. Download Internship Information

Vegetable Garden Internship: This internship offers insight into urban agriculture production and a 1.5 acre garden used extensively for adult and child education, connecting visitors to plants through an essential part of everyone’s life — food! Download Internship Information 

For individuals without a specialized career direction:

General Horticulture: Gain diverse skills and knowledge as a General Horticulture Intern! This internship provides a broad range of training through our ornamental, edible, native and waterwise gardens, and our Integrated Pest Management and collections programs. Download Internship Information