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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

Assistant Horticulturist, Seasonal A-I
Requisition Number: 280
Overview: The assistant horticulturist seasonals work closely with the horticulturists to maintain a diverse collection of plants in different display gardens with high attention to detail. They will spend most of their time working out in the gardens and assisting with the supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers. There are eight positions that will be working in different areas with... Read more
Associate, Customer Call Center
Requisition Number: 324
Overview: The associate will answer incoming calls from the Garden's main phone menu with excellent communication skills. Support all aspects of Membership Sales & Visitor Experience phone interactions including sales of memberships, membership upgrades, and event tickets. Assist customers with membership and general Garden questions. Enhance the member/visitor experience by providing excellent... Read more
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
Kris S. Jarantoski Intern
Requisition Number: 318
Overview: The intern will gain broad-based experience with a focus on horticulture in public garden operations to develop skills required to become a future botanic garden leader. Specific duties will change throughout the internship as the intern rotates through different Chicago Botanic Garden departments. Assigned areas may include nursery and greenhouse plant production, plant healthcare, horticulture... Read more
Seasonal Assistant, Plant Health Care
Requisition Number: 298
Overview: The seasonal assistant for plant health care's primary responsibility is to keep the general grounds weed free. The assistant will spend most of his/her time working independently in the Garden grounds performing manual weed control, spraying herbicides, and performing general landscape maintenance. The seasonal assistant also assists the plant health care specialists with other duties such... Read more
Seasonal Security Officer
Requisition Number: 309
Overview: This position is 16 hours per week.
Seasonal Security Officer A-C
Requisition Number: 308
Overview: This position is 32 hours per week.
Seasonal Security Officer A-D
Requisition Number: 307
Overview: This position is 24 hours per week.
Seasonal Shuttle Van Driver
Requisition Number: 312
Overview: 16 hours per week.
Seasonal Visitor Support Specialist
Requisition Number: 311
Overview: This position is 24 hours per week.
Seasonal Visitor Support Specialist A-B
Requisition Number: 310
Overview: This position is 32 hours per week.
Tour Guide & Cashier
Requisition Number: 300
Overview: As an ambassador of the Chicago Botanic Garden and its mission, the ideal applicant has a friendly, outgoing demeanor and exceptional communication and customer relations skills. The tour guide narrates a 35-minute scripted tour to 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
Trolley Driver
Requisition Number: 323
Overview: As both driver and guide, safely transport Chicago Botanic Garden visitors, staff, and volunteers between predetermined locations.
Visitor Assistant & Cashier
Requisition Number: 301
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
Windy City Harvest Corps Rodeo Farm Crew Leader
Requisition Number: 295
Overview: Join a team of dedicated and mission-oriented urban farmers and youth workers to oversee a seasonal transitional jobs crew employed in the Windy City Harvest (WCH) Corps program. WCH is looking for a dedicated, organized, flexible, and hard-working Rodeo Farm Corps crew leader. The crew leader will lead and engage, working side by side as a team with the crew in maintaining all aspects of a two-... Read more

Regular

Coordinator, Student Field Trips
Requisition Number: 325
Overview: The Coordinator, Student Field Trips uses the Chicago Botanic Garden as an educational resource to support standards-based, plant and environmental science lessons for visiting school groups on site and Traveling Plant Science Teacher off site. The Coordinator also supports other youth education program staff with delivery of weekday and weekend programs during the summer and winter.... Read more
Foreman, Grounds
Requisition Number: 297
Overview: The grounds foreman operates landscaping equipment, supervises crews, performs general grounds maintenance, and provides support for all Garden areas.
Mechanic
Requisition Number: 321
Overview: This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Garden vehicles, equipment, and various tools.
Security Officer
Requisition Number: 322
Security Officer
Requisition Number: 302
Youth & Family Programs Instructor
Requisition Number: 320
Overview: To facilitate a range of hands-on, nature-themed education activities and programs for children and families at the Garden, primarily children's birthday parties on weekends. The hours for this position are scheduled on an as needed basis, typically two to three weekend days per month.