Employment Opportunities

There are three positions open: two are full time, permanent positions at Theodore Payne Foundation and the third is a full time, temporary position on site with our Seed LA partner, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont.


Production Manager

Theodore Payne Foundation (TPF) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to oversee all aspects TPF’s growing operations. Nursery production plays a vital role in TPF’s mission and business model. We are looking for someone who can manage both nursery staff and plant production in an efficient, safe, and highly productive manner. The Production Manager is directly involved in all aspects of daily operations including production, propagation, irrigation, and weed and pest management in order to provide the sales yard with an ongoing selection of high quality and diverse plants throughout the year. This position is full time and reports to the Director of Horticulture.  

Job description and how to apply: Production Manager


Nursery Sales Associate

Theodore Payne Foundation (TPF) is seeking an energetic individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills who enjoys working outdoors with a team. The Nursery Sales Associate reports to the Nursery Sales Manager. The Nursery Sales Associate is responsible for providing excellent customer service (including creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all visitors), plant care (including watering, weed control and pest management), updating the weekly inventory (including data entry), and maintaining the grounds within the sales area. Additionally, sales staff is responsible for preparing the sales yard for incoming plants, labeling plants and moving them into the sales yard each week, and pulling plant orders for will-call customers and off-site TPF events. Candidate should be willing and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. This position requires frequent heavy lifting, bending and walking on uneven terrain.

Job description and how to apply: Nursery Sales Associate


Seed LA Coordinator

Job description and how to apply: Coordinator, Seed LA

Employment at TPF