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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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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.
Curator, Woody Plants
Requisition Number: 398
Overview: Responsible for the acquisition, development, use, research, and interpretation of an internationally renowned collection of woody plants that will establish the standard for excellence.
Development Officer
Requisition Number: 394
Overview: The development department at the Chicago Botanic Garden is charged with raising millions of dollars each year for annual support, capital projects, and endowment from individual donors. The Development Officer has the people skills needed to interact with a sophisticated group of donors, provide exceptional customer service and stewardship to existing donors and donor groups, and further the... Read more
Horticulturist, Evening Island
Requisition Number: 400
Overview: Maintain Evening Island for the education and enjoyment of visitors.
Lab Technician
Requisition Number: 399
Overview: The lab technician will be required to assist the lab manager in the training of students and volunteers on the correct usage of a wide variety of lab equipment used in a plant molecular lab. The technician will also be required to help with mentoring and monitoring lab users to ensure they follow lab protocols and health and safety regulations for handling and disposing of materials. The... Read more
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.
Student Field Trip Instructor
Requisition Number: 393
Overview: Teaching for science field trips for grades preK through 12, including delivering inquiry- and standards-based programming with an emphasis on plant-based learning, prepping and maintaining program materials, and greeting school groups. Both indoor and outdoor teaching is required. This part-time resource position has varied hours depending on the time of year.

Seasonal

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
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.
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.
Tour Guide & Cashier
Requisition Number: 358
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: 357
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