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The Rancho is Hiring!

Position: Gardener 1 (One)

The Gardener I (One) is part of the horticultural team tasked with caring for and preserving the historic gardens and grounds. The Gardener I position reports to the Head Gardener and helps care for and maintain all aspects of the gardens. The Gardener I works with contractors and volunteers while carrying out the position’s duties.

This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) job. Compensation: $20-$22/hour. Benefits include healthcare, paid sick leave, paid vacation, holiday pay, cell phone allowance, and participation in the Foundation’s retirement plan. Email a cover letter and resume including contact information for two professional references to andrewc@rancholosalamitos.org with the position title in the subject line.

Click here to download application instructions and the job description.


Welcome to Rancho Los Alamitos!
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Entrance gates close at 4:30 pm)

Discover the magic of the Rancho until it closes at 5:00 pm! While the site stays open until 5:00 pm, you'll need to arrive before 4:30 pm to enter. Come and immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Rancho Los Alamitos.

  • Enter at the Bixby Hill residential security gate at the intersection of East Anaheim Road and Palo Verde Avenue.
  • When you arrive, please check-in at the desk in the Rancho Center.
  • The last tour of the historic Ranch House begins at approximately 4:00 pm.
  • Admission and parking are free.

Learn more about visiting the Rancho here.

For a list of dates that the Rancho will be closed to the public, please click here.


Rancho Los Alamitos, the “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,” is a Long Beach City Landmark and twice-listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rancho is located on Tongva-Gabrielino land known as Povuun’nga. From the Tongva people who lived and gathered at Povuun’nga through waves of newcomers from Spain, Mexico, the United States, and more, the site has nurtured a great diversity of peoples and cultures over thousands of years. Today, the 7½-acre site includes four acres of nationally significant historic gardens, a ranch house (1790-1933), and a restored barnyard of the early 20th-century working ranch. Read more.

During your visit, wander garden trails, learn from knowledgeable docents and volunteers, meet the barnyard’s resident livestock (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and ducks), and explore California history. Our mission is to inspire a sense of community by educating and engaging visitors with our rich history, our compelling stories, and our authentic connections to California’s past. We welcome you to join us.


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