Career Opportunities | Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy



We offer unique career opportunities for qualified individuals interested in furthering our mission and supporting the success of Yerba Buena Gardens as a cherished San Francisco destination.

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Organization Background

The Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy is a civic nonprofit organization established in July 2019 to operate and manage Yerba Buena Gardens on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco.


The Conservancy’s mission is to program, operate, maintain, and improve the publicly owned open spaces, cultural facilities, and related components of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, working in conjunction with the Garden’s nonprofit cultural organizations, commercial tenants and the City and County of San Francisco, for the civic and public benefit and enjoyment by the City’s visitors and residents.

The Gardens

Yerba Buena Gardens is a civic treasure in downtown San Francisco with more than five million annual visitors. As the centerpiece of the City’s cultural, convention and visitor district and part of the rapidly growing Yerba Buena neighborhood, Yerba Buena Gardens is an urban oasis of cultural organizations, landscaped lawns, extensive public art, dining, cafés and award-winning architecture built above and around Moscone Center.

With five-acres of landscaped space, the Gardens hosts the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival with more than 100 free performances annually and is home to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Waterfall, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Children’s Creativity Museum, an ice-skating rink, bowling center, child care center, historic carousel, as well as a children’s area with a learning garden, Tot Lot, and large play circle. It is a place rooted in inclusivity where all can come to relax, celebrate, and be inspired.

Structure + Governance

The Conservancy is governed by a Board of Directors representing a crosssection of community members, civic leaders, and City appointees. The City provides oversight as the landlord, auditor, and technical advisor. A small administrative staff led by Executive Director Scott Rowitz contracts for maintenance, operations, programming, and security services.

Organizational Culture

The YBGC is presently staffed by a small, efficient team. They work collaboratively with contractors, consultants, and the City to accomplish the work of the organization. The staff is led by a very active and highly engaged board of directors. Being curious, multidisciplinary, and team-oriented are keys to success in the organization. The company thrives through our high-performing, participatory, and funloving work environment.