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Assistant Horticulturist, Entrance Gardens
Requisition Number: 332
Overview: Make a great first impression on visitors to the Garden by maintaining the first gardens they see upon arrival at the highest level. Maintain an area consisting of Barbara Carr Administration Center, path from the Administration Center to the Grunsfield Children's Growing Garden and Entrance Gardens. Work weekend duty on a rotational basis during the growing seasons and winter exhibits to... Read more
Circulation Desk Assistant
Requisition Number: 330
Overview: The circulation desk assistant will staff the Lenhardt Library's circulation desk and provide exceptional customer service to all library users. Staff the Library on Sundays and some holidays.
Conservation Ecologist
Requisition Number: 326
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks a conservation ecologist with research strengths in landscape ecology, community ecology, plant/animal interactions, or seed ecology for its Plant Science and Conservation Division. Duties include developing a conservation-oriented research program, seeking external funding, collaborating with a wide range of academic stewardship organizations, and teaching/... Read more
Media Relations Specialist
Requisition Number: 328
Overview: Work with Public Relations department to assist in all legacy media (print, broadcast, bloggers) promoting the events, programs, and work of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Inform internal and external audiences about Garden activities. Work with Chicago-area, regional, and national media; work across all departments at the Garden.
Windy City Harvest Instructor
Requisition Number: 329
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 internship... Read more
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.


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
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
Membership Sales and Visitor Experience Assistant
Requisition Number: 303
Overview: The assistant will support all aspects of Membership Sales and Visitor Experience on-site including sales of memberships, membership upgrades, donations, visitor event and program tickets, registrations for various Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden programs, and Garden information.
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 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