Employment

Current Employment Opportunities:

Tohono Chul is proud to have completed its employer certification as a Mature Worker Friendly Certified (Arizona) Employer!

As an organization, Tohono Chul strives to uphold the values of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of under-represented communities to apply.

Our 49-acre grounds sustain thousands of native and desert-adapted plants and are home to a wide range of Sonoran Desert animals whose lives are inextricably linked to that flora. Complementing this natural diversity, our staff and volunteers are people whose differing ethnicities, gender identities, ages, religious beliefs, physical abilities and world views contribute to a shared vision to preserve this “desert corner”. Tohono Chul also respectfully acknowledges that it is on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples of greater Tucson, the Tohono O’odham and Yoeme.

Everyone is welcome at Tohono Chul and we are committed to every aspect of a positive guest experience. We will continue to model our values through exceptional programming that promotes the nature, arts and culture of our region.

Tohono Chul has benefits for both part-time and full-time employees. View the list of benefits here.


Retail/Admissions Associate- $15.00/hr

Tohono Chul is a 49-acre public garden in Tucson, Arizona whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and to inspire wise stewardship of the natural world. Founded in 1985, Tohono Chul has been a celebrated destination for locals to global visitors and deemed “One of the World’s Ten Best Botanical Gardens” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. We are seeking a team-oriented Individual who will thrive in a fast-paced environment and who is well-suited to working collaboratively with staff and volunteers. We’re looking for a friendly, passionate professional with experience in retail sales and customer service. Responsible for greeting and answering questions, processing payments, and making change for the garden’s external and internal customers. This position requires work on weekends, occasional evenings, nights, and holidays. See the full job description here.


Philanthropy Associate – $17.50/hr

Tohono Chul is a 49-acre public garden in Tucson, Arizona whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and to inspire wise stewardship of the natural world. Founded in 1985, Tohono Chul has been a celebrated destination for locals to global visitors and deemed “One of the World’s Ten Best Botanical Gardens” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Tohono Chul seeks an organized and team-oriented Philanthropy Associate who will thrive in a fast-paced environment and who is well-suited to working collaboratively with a small staff. The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for all administrative aspects of philanthropy and facilitates philanthropy activities including donor stewardship; direct mail appeals; and special events. The position reports to the Philanthropy Manager and is a member of the Strategic Growth team. Requires some work on weekends, evenings, and holidays. See the full job description here.


Facilities Assistant – $18.50/hr

Tohono Chul is a 49-acre public garden in Tucson, Arizona whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and to inspire wise stewardship of the natural world. Founded in 1985, Tohono Chul has been a celebrated destination for locals to global visitors and deemed “One of the World’s Ten Best Botanical Gardens” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. We are seeking an organized and team-oriented Facilities Assistant who values the mission of Tohono Chul, is organized, and can prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment and who will work collaboratively with staff and volunteers. Responsible for preserving the good condition and functionality of Tohono Chul’s structures, grounds, buildings, vehicles, and equipment. This position will perform tasks of great variety such as general cleaning, landscaping, irrigation, carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for supervising the Maintenance Assistants and Custodian positions. Working conditions include outdoor environment, extreme temperatures, cleaning materials and equipment and lifts or carries heavy objects. This position requires a workweek of Monday through Friday and occasional work on evenings, nights, and holidays. On call hours also. See the full job description here.


Marketing and Communications Manager – $55,000

Tohono Chul is a 49-acre public garden in Tucson, Arizona whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and to inspire wise stewardship of the natural world. Founded in 1985, Tohono Chul has been a celebrated destination for locals to global visitors and deemed “One of the World’s Ten Best Botanical Gardens” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. We are seeking a creative, organized and team-oriented Marketing and Communications Manager who will be responsible for the creation and implementation of internal and external branding, media, and communication strategies and for the design and implementation of marketing campaigns to promote the garden, events, and services locally, nationally, and globally. This person should bring enthusiasm about celebrating the mission of Tohono Chul, thrive in a fast-paced environment and work collaboratively with an energetic team of staff and volunteers. See the full job description here.