Portland Japanese Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Portland, Oregon. All of our employees play a vital role in helping our visitors experience the beauty and tranquility of the garden and expand their understanding of Japanese culture. Our organization is known locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence.

Portland Japanese Garden does not accept unsolicited or hand-delivered resumes. Please click on the links below to access our online application portal.

Full-Time & Part-Time Positions:


Seasonal Positions:



Employee Benefits

All employees receive:

  • a household membership to the Garden
  • reciprocal access to other area attractions, such as the Portland Art Museum, OMSI, and Oregon Zoo
  • a 30% discount on most items in the gift shop
  • incentives for using alternative transportation to commute to work (applies only to those working at the campuses in Washington Park)
  • free access to the Employee Assistance Program
  • paid sick time
  • membership access to the American Public Gardens Association (APGA)
  • membership access to the Japan America Society of Oregon (JASO)

Full-time, regular employees are eligible for:

  • health, dental, and vision insurance, with 100% premium coverage for employees and partial deductible reimbursement
  • 401k plan, with 4% employer match after one year of service
  • flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses
  • paid vacation, wellness, and holiday time

Policy Against Discrimination

Portland Japanese Garden is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It is also the policy of Portland Japanese Garden that all employees are entitled to a work environment free from all forms of discrimination. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is inconsistent with the policy and philosophy of Portland Japanese Garden and will not be tolerated at any time.