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Employment

Please check back for information about opportunities in various departments at the Garden. Resumés and applications are only accepted for open positions. Applicants who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered. Please see how to apply for further information.

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Seasonal

Associate, Customer Call Center
Requisition Number: 455
Overview: The associate will answer phone calls directed to the support center from the Chicago Botanic Garden's main phone number and provide information to our varied customer base. Process registrations and memberships and provide public information about Garden programs that require registration.
Custodian, Seasonal Weekends A-C
Requisition Number: 458
Overview: Clean and perform custodial maintenance for all building facilities and perform specific support duties for other departments.
Groundskeeper, Seasonal
Requisition Number: 299
Overview: The seasonal groundskeeper performs general landscaping and grounds maintenance, consisting primarily of manual labor under the direction of full-time horticulture staff, working independently or with a crew. Assist with special projects such as event preparation and support. There may be occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Work and area assignments may change during the season as... Read more
Interpretive Programs Intern
Requisition Number: 416
Overview: To gain hands-on experience in museum education programs and volunteer management while assisting with and supporting seasonal programs in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable, Malott Japanese, English Walled and Model Railroad Gardens and the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition. Learn operational aspects of a botanic garden/museum setting by working on a variety of projects and attending... Read more
Membership Sales & Visitor Experience Associate
Requisition Number: 365
Overview: To support all aspects of Membership Sales & Visitor Experience on-site, including sales of memberships, membership upgrades, donations, visitor event and program tickets, registrations for various School of the Botanic Garden programs, and Garden information.
Plant Evaluation Internship
Requisition Number: 429
Overview: The Plant Evaluation Internship provides an opportunity to observe a diversity of plants in full-sun and green roof gardens. Their performance is documented through data collection and digital photography. The Chicago Botanic Garden has one of the largest and most diverse plant evaluation programs in the U.S.
Seasonal Assistant, Plant Health Care
Requisition Number: 436
Overview: The assistant plant health care seasonal's primary responsibility is to keep the general grounds weed-free. This position will spend most of the time working independently out on the general grounds performing manual weed control, spraying herbicides, and performing general landscape maintenance. This position also assists the plant health care specialists with other duties such as... Read more
Seasonal Security Officer A-G
Requisition Number: 363
Overview: Would you like to walk around the Chicago Botanic Garden? Do you like riding in a golf cart? Do you enjoy helping people? Maybe a seasonal position in the Security Department is right for you. As a security officer, you would have a variety of duties including patrolling, enforcing Garden rules, and assisting visitors. Excellent customer service skills are required.
Seasonal Visitor Support Associate A-B
Requisition Number: 452
Overview: Are you a people person who's good with numbers and shows great attention to detail? Does the idea of getting more than one million visitors a year and helping them to start their visit off right at the most beautiful location in the Chicago area sound like fun to you? You may be the perfect person to work in the gatehouse at the Chicago Botanic Garden as a visitor support associate. The... Read more
Tour Guide
Requisition Number: 450
Overview: As an ambassador of the Chicago Botanic Garden and its mission, the ideal applicant has a friendly, outgoing demeanor and exceptional communications and customer-relations skills. The tour guide narrates a 35-minute scripted tour for adults and children while driving a 76-passenger open-air tram or walking on designated routes throughout the Garden. As part of Visitor Operations, this staff... Read more
Tour Guide/Cashier
Requisition Number: 451
Overview: As an ambassador of the Chicago Botanic Garden and its mission, the ideal applicant has a friendly, outgoing demeanor and exceptional communications and customer-relations skills. The tour guide narrates a 35-minute scripted tour for adults and children when driving a 76-passenger open-air tram or walking on designated routes throughout the Garden. As part of Visitor Operations, this staff member... Read more
Urban Garden Lab Program Assistant
Requisition Number: 460
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest seeks a program assistant for the After School Matters Urban Garden Lab. This individual will assist with delivery of a summer gardening youth development program at After School Matters' downtown headquarters. The program assistant will help guide youth in their exploration of the environmental and community benefits to rooftop gardening... Read more
Veteran Internship
Requisition Number: 439
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden Veteran Internship Program is a transitional employment program for military service members who have completed their commitment and are ready to reintegrate into civilian life. This is a 14-week, part-time position. Interns will be placed in various departments at the Garden. Duties, physical requirements, and hours of work will depend on intern placement.
Visitor Assistant
Requisition Number: 449
Overview: As part of Visitor Operations, the ideal applicant has exceptional communications and customer-relations skills, providing an outstanding first impression while creating a positive and memorable experience for Chicago Botanic garden visitors. The visitor assistant provides support for Garden exhibitions and events through a welcoming greeting and line-management control. The ability to maintain... Read more
Visitor Assistant/Cashier
Requisition Number: 435
Overview: As part of Visitor Operations, the ideal applicant has exceptional communication and customer relations skills, providing an outstanding first impression while creating a positive and memorable experience for Chicago Botanic Garden visitors. The visitor assistant and cashier provides support for Garden exhibitions and events through a welcoming greeting, timely and accurate ticket sales using... Read more
Youth & Family Programs Instructor
Requisition Number: 461
Overview: To facilitate and develop a range of free, hands-on, nature-themed education activities and programs for children and families at the Garden, primarily children's birthday parties on weekends.

Regular

Building Engineer 1
Requisition Number: 397
Overview: To assist the manager of Construction and Maintenance in performing building and infrastructure system maintenance, repair, and construction.
Coordinator, Development
Requisition Number: 419
Overview: Coordinate tracking system for cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition of institutional donors; oversee logistics for donor cultivation activities, such as donor visits and fulfilling corporate sponsor benefits; maintain donor database and files; and steward on-site sponsors.
Manager, Horticultural Therapy Services
Requisition Number: 454
Overview: To plan, promote, implement, and evaluate state-of-the-art, evidence-based programming, education, research, and therapeutic garden design that positions the Chicago Botanic Garden as an authoritative resource in horticultural therapy, barrier-free gardening, and people-plant wellness concepts.
Security Officer
Requisition Number: 371
Overview: To serve visitors, members, and staff by maintaining the safety and security of the property and collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Security Officer, 3rd Shift
Requisition Number: 453
Overview: To serve visitors, members, and staff by maintaining the safety and security of the property and collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Requisition Number: 463
Overview: Administrate volunteer services Garden-wide and support staffing, while creating a memorable experience and consistently offering exceptional customer service.

Internship

Interpretive Programs Intern
Requisition Number: 416
Overview: To gain hands-on experience in museum education programs and volunteer management while assisting with and supporting seasonal programs in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable, Malott Japanese, English Walled and Model Railroad Gardens and the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition. Learn operational aspects of a botanic garden/museum setting by working on a variety of projects and attending... Read more