Jobs & Internships

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) environment where every member of our community is valued, respected, and appreciated. Just as our landscapes and gardens are more resilient and beautiful through their diversity, we strive to promote IDEA principles on our team by embracing cultural and individual differences. We invite applications from candidates who will help us achieve this goal.


Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is now seeking to fill the following positions in our equal opportunity, friendly, fast-paced and team-oriented environment:

Philanthropy Officer:

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has embarked on the implementation of a master plan to better fulfill its mission, and we are strengthening our development team in order to engage meaningfully with existing and prospective donors. This position offers the motivated candidate the opportunity to be part of a transformational project and a talented team at a critical time in our history. Set amid one the country’s most beautiful botanical gardens, our work environment is team-based and entrepreneurial.

With our mission to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a place of beauty, learning, and exploration as well as an important contributor to Maine’s economy. If you love gardens and you love Maine, this could be the perfect place for you.

Read the full description here.
Inquiries accepted only by email to Emily Sweet at

Beekeeper & Horticulturist:

This position’s time is evenly split between the Education and Horticulture departments at CMBG. Under the supervision and mentorship of the Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator, the Beekeeper and Horticulturalist will provide informal education to visitors, play a major role in staffing the Gardens’ new, live honey bee learning hub (the Learning Apiary), and support other live interpretive programs.

The Beekeeper and Horticulturalist is also the primary staff member responsible for the Gardens’ bee colonies, which are an integrated part of the Learning Apiary. This includes swarm management, ongoing seasonal management, and honey harvest. Finally, this position will join the Horticulture team for associated duties in public garden management.

Read the whole job description here.
Apply by Friday, February 5, 2021. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Vanessa Nesvig, Interpretation & Exhibits Coordinator, at


Interships for the current season will be posted below. Please check back for new openings.

Youth Education Programs Intern

This internship prepares students to enter the field of environmental or museum education by providing hands-on experience with informal youth and family educational programming and interpretation. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is regarded as among the foremost public gardens in the country. This internship allows students to participate directly in a wide variety of educational programs for children and families as well as for general guests. The intern will gain hands-on experience supporting and implementing a wide variety of youth and family programming at the Gardens.

Academic/Experiential-Learning Nexus:  Youth and family programming in relation to horticulture, botany, and natural history.

Read the whole internship description here.
Apply by Thursday, February 4, 2021. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Erika Huber, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, at