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Job (posted 6/14/17)
A new Gardener position is open at the J. Paul Getty Museum Grounds Department.  This is a full-time, (76 hours every two weeks) position starting mid-late July 2017.  This is an exciting, unique opportunity to work with well qualified landscape crews, on many different projects, in different gardens and participate in brush control on Getty property in the Santa Monica Mountains.  May be assigned to the Getty Villa or the Getty Center location. For more information, follow this link:

Job (posted 5/09/17)
Live-Out Head Groundskeeper/Landscape Specialist (#818) at a private ranch in Southern California.
A private ranch in Southern, CA is seeking a live-out Landscape Specialist/Groundskeeper to take their landscaping to the next level. This multi-purpose ranch is also a primary residence with high-end standards. It is very important that the grounds are in pristine condition at all times. Head Groundskeeper will oversee a crew of 5 landscapers (bilingual candidates are preferred). This is not just a supervisory role and Head Groundskeeper is expected to be hands-on and work alongside the rest of the crew. Candidates must have experience with California Native plants and drought tolerant species. Salary is commensurate with experience and salary history and full benefits are provided; vacation pay, paid sick time, health and dental insurance. This is a live-out position. Click on this link to Heartland Estate Staffing to apply.

News (posted 4/23/17)
New Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund at the California Native Plant Society. Many people knew past SCHS board president, Elizabeth Schwartz. Elizabeth was an avid supporter of California native plant conservation and education. She named the California Native Plant Society as one of her beneficiaries and they are in the process of setting up a fund. The Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund will support a staff position at CNPS dedicated to native plant conservation in southern California. If you would like to honor Elizabeth’s memory by contributing to this fund, please contact the CNPS through their website:

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