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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Regular

Director, Plant Collections and Assistant Director of the Garden
Requisition Number: 262
Overview: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great horticultural display gardens and living museums. In 2013, over one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and... Read more
Horticultural Specialist
Requisition Number: 241
Overview: The Plant Information Service answers more than 38,000 garden related questions each year through a walk-up window, phone hotline, email, mail and social media. Working with approximately 100 Master Gardener volunteers, the Horticultural Specialist strives to ensure all technical horticulture information being disseminated to Chicago Botanic Garden members, staff, gardening public and... Read more
Horticulturist, Waterfall Garden and Dwarf Conifer Garden
Requisition Number: 263
Overview: Provide an attractive area consisting of the Waterfall Garden and Dwarf Conifer Garden for the education and enjoyment of visitors.
Mechanic
Requisition Number: 261
Overview: This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Chicago Botanic Garden vehicles, equipment, and various tools.
Security Officer
Requisition Number: 265
Security Operations Specialist
Requisition Number: 240
Visitor Support Associate
Requisition Number: 264

Seasonal

Exhibition Installer
Requisition Number: 238
Grower, Windy City Harvest Youth Farm, North Lawndale
Requisition Number: 266
Overview: Join a team of enthusiastic, dedicated, and mission-oriented horticulturists and youth workers to teach urban youth how to grow, market, and cook with sustainably produced produce on the North Lawndale Youth Farm! The North Lawndale Youth Farm is seeking a grower for its ¼-acre raised bed intensive-planting site. The grower will work with the coordinator and director to be an integral part of the... Read more

Internship

Plant Evaluation Intern
Requisition Number: 201
Overview: Do you have an interest in learning about new garden plants? Would you like to be a part of a program that shares information on how ornamental plants grow with professional horticulturists, landscape designers, educators, researchers, and home gardeners? The Plant Evaluation internship provides an opportunity to observe plants in outdoor gardens and document their performance through data... Read more