Careers at Brookgreen Gardens

Be part of our "Simply Amazing" team!!

Currently Available Positions

Join Our Nights of a Thousand Candles Team! 🕯️ Seasonal Hires Wanted!

Are you ready to be a part of something truly magical this holiday season? Brookgreen Gardens is gearing up for our largest and most spectacular fundraising event of the year, "Nights of a Thousand Candles," and we need YOUR help to make it merry and bright! 🎄

Restroom Attendants Needed: Join us in creating a festive atmosphere for our guests by ensuring clean and welcoming rest areas. As a restroom attendant, you'll play a vital role in keeping the holiday spirit alive throughout the event. Spread cheer, maintain cleanliness, and be a friendly face in the crowd.

Parking Attendants Wanted: Help us light the way for our guests! We're looking for parking attendants who can assist in directing traffic and providing directions to our merry visitors. Your warm welcome and guidance will set the tone for their enchanting evening.

Event Dates: Join us on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings beginning November 25th. Event Hours: 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM (hours may vary).

If you're ready to make this holiday season extra special for our visitors and be a part of an unforgettable experience, we'd love to have you on our team!

Explore Employment Opportunities at Brookgreen Gardens – For detailed information about these positions, please visit our job postings on Indeed by searching for Brookgreen Gardens.

Full-Time Positions:

Manager of Philanthropy: The Manager of Philanthropy builds crucial connections between Brookgreen Gardens and its supporters through portfolio management, strategic communication, and event coordination. Responsibilities also include optimizing gift acknowledgement and data analysis practices.

Horticulturist: Elevate our landscapes as the Horticulturist, responsible for achieving and maintaining the highest horticultural quality in a designated garden area. Your expertise ensures that all plantings flourish at the peak of perfection.

Gardener:  Entry level position supporting our Horticulture staff and gardens by assisting with trimming, weeding, watering and assisting in plantscape designs. 

Part-Time Positions:

Career Benefits

  • Medical and Life Insurance: Joining our team as a full-time employee means you gain access to a robust benefits package, which includes major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. We prioritize your health and well-being, ensuring that you and your loved ones are covered and protected.
  • Generous Paid Time Off: We value work-life balance and understand the importance of taking time to recharge. That's why we offer generous paid time off to our full-time employees. Whether you're planning a vacation, need personal time, or require sick leave, we've got you covered.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan: Preparing for your future is essential, which is why we offer a 403(b)-retirement plan with a matching contribution. This benefit is available not only to our full-time employees but also to our dedicated part-time team members.
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program: We care about your well-being beyond the workplace. Our comprehensive Employee Assistance Program is designed to provide support and resources for a variety of personal and professional challenges you may face. Whether you need counseling, financial advice, legal assistance, or more, we're here to help you navigate life's challenges.

Additional Perks:

  • Complimentary annual membership for both you and household family members, allowing you to explore and enjoy the beauty of our gardens year-round.
  • Free daily entrance to Huntington Beach State Park, providing you with the opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Complimentary tickets for your friends and family, so you can share the magic of Brookgreen Gardens with your loved ones.
  • Exclusive discounts on tickets, food venues, and our Keepsakes gift shop, making your visits to the gardens even more delightful.

At Brookgreen Gardens, we're not just offering a job – we're providing a comprehensive package that supports your well-being, financial security, and leisure interests. Join us as a full-time or part-time employee and experience these exceptional benefits firsthand!

To Apply:

  • Complete the Brookgreen application here or pick one up at our Gardener's Cottage Ticket and Information Center.
  • Include your current and updated resume.
  • Write a brief cover letter expressing your suitability for the position.
  • Submit your application materials through one of the following methods:

Email: Send your completed application, resume, and cover letter to

Fax: Fax your application, resume, and cover letter to 843-235-6039. Attn: Human Resources.

Mail: Mail your application, resume, and cover letter to Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Pre-employment screening including drug testing and background checks are required prior to employment. Driver's license and credit checks may also be required. For more information call (843) 235-6000 or inquire through our contact form.

Currently Available Positions



Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Nov 27 - 29, Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 - 24, 26
On days of Nights of a Thousand Candles, we are open for the event only 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day

For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen. Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days

Children 3 and under: Free

Children 4-12: $12

Adults 13-64: $22

Seniors 65 & Over: $20


1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island on South Carolina's Hammock Coast