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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

Assistant Horticulturist, Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden and Kleinman Family Cove
Requisition Number: 408
Overview: Provide an attractive area consisting of the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden and the Kleinman Family Cove for the education and enjoyment of visitors. Work weekend and holiday duty on a rotational basis during the growing season and winter exhibits to water plants and perform general garden maintenance.
Assistant Horticulturist, Model Railroad Garden, Lagoon Garden and Spider Island
Requisition Number: 407
Overview: Maintain an area consisting of the Model Railroad Garden, Lagoon Garden and Spider Island through weeding, watering, deadheading, fertilizing, planting, removing debris, pruning, edging, mowing, mulching, winterizing, removing snow, maintaining and inventorying tools. Work weekend and holiday duty on a rotational basis during the growing season and winter exhibits to water plants and perform... Read more
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, Windy City Harvest Youth Farm at Washington Park
Requisition Number: 409
Overview: Since 2003, the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm has served as a vital youth development program for urban high school students in and around the city of Chicago. This summer employment opportunity exposes youth to various issues around food systems and leadership through: using sustainable growing practices to raise a variety of food crops, selling produce to community residents and other local... Read more
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
Executive Vice President & Director of the Garden
Requisition Number: 401
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden opened 44 years ago as a beautiful place to visit. Since then, it has matured into one of the world's great botanic gardens and living museums, known as well for its horticultural displays as its plant conservation science and education programs. More than one million people a year visit the Garden's 27 gardens and 4 natural areas, uniquely situated on 385... Read more
Project BudBurst director
Requisition Number: 403
Overview: The Project BudBurst director is responsible for overseeing the implementation and evaluation of the websites for Project BudBurst and the Citizen Science Academy. During the one-year appointment, this individual will lead efforts to explore and test the ability of Project BudBurst to engage audiences and effectively deliver distance learning courses, communicate the work of the Chicago Botanic... 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.
Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship Instructor
Requisition Number: 405
Overview: Join a team of enthusiastic, dedicated, and mission-oriented agriculturists and job trainers! Windy City Harvest, a sustainable, urban agricultural jobs-training program, is seeking an experienced instructor. Our program uses a custom curriculum in four-season sustainable vegetable production. Hands-on activities in hoophouse, greenhouse, aquaponics, and raised-bed farming and a 14-week... Read more

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
Grower, Windy City Harvest Youth Farm Lake County
Requisition Number: 406
Overview: Join a team of enthusiastic, dedicated, and mission-oriented horticulturists and youth workers to teach teens how to grow, market, and cook with sustainably produced produce. We are seeking a grower for the one-acre in-ground production site on the border of Waukegan and Lake County in the Greenbelt Forest Preserve, part of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. The Grower will work with the... 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.
Urban Garden Lab Instructor
Requisition Number: 404
Overview: Coordinate and teach a spring (ten-week, after-school/Saturdays), summer (seven-week), and fall (ten-week, after-school/Saturdays), after-school program (15 students ages 15–18) at After School Matters' downtown headquarters. The Urban Garden Lab instructor will guide youth in their exploration of the environmental and community benefits to rooftop gardening and help them discover the... Read more