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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

Adult Education Assistant
Requisition Number: 383
Overview: To assist Adult Education department in the logistics involved in maintaining consistently high-quality class experiences for a vibrant community of lifelong learners.
Assistant Horticulturist, The Greenhouses
Requisition Number: 386
Overview: Work with horticulture staff and staff in other departments in the planning, installation, and maintenance of changing exhibits including Wonderland Express and the Orchid Show. Tasks will include installing plants and props as well as maintenance including watering and grooming plants in which attention to detail is important. Work with the curator of bonsai to water bonsai that are on public... Read more
Custodian, Weekends
Requisition Number: 391
Overview: To clean and perform custodial maintenance for all buildings and outside designated areas.
Operations Assistant
Requisition Number: 390
Overview: To perform all aspects of membership payment processing and data entry for the Membership Department.
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.
Supervisor, Custodial and Events Support
Requisition Number: 389
Overview: To assist the general manager, Custodial Services, in supervising the Garden's custodial staff (approximately eight direct reports). This is a working supervisor who will be part of the custodial team, but will train and ensure that those who report to him or her will maintain exemplary standards of cleanliness for all the Chicago Botanic Garden's buildings, courtyards, picnic areas,... Read more

Seasonal

Coordinator, Buehler Enabling Garden A-G
Requisition Number: 376
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden Veteran Internship Program is a transitional employment program for military service members who have completed their commitment and are ready to reintegrate into civilian life. This is a 14-week, part-time position. Interns will be placed in various departments at the Garden. Duties, physical requirements, and hours of work will depend on intern placement.
Custodian, Seasonal Weekends A-B
Requisition Number: 378
Overview: To clean and perform custodial maintenance for all buildings and outside designated areas.
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
Interpretive Programs Intern
Requisition Number: 349
Overview: To gain hands-on experience in museum education programs and volunteer management while assisting with and supporting seasonal programs in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable, Malott Japanese, English Walled and Model Railroad Gardens and the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition. Learn operational aspects of a botanic garden/museum setting by working on a variety of projects and attending... Read more
Lake County Youth Farm Growing Apprentice
Requisition Number: 384
Overview: Students who have completed the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm Program, have graduated from high school, and have shown skill and interest in continuing work in agriculture with the Youth Farm program are eligible to apply for this position. Apprentices will work primarily with the grower and coordinator on-site to assist in all aspects of growing, harvesting, and selling Youth Farm produce.
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 Assistant Horticulturist, Butterflies & Blooms Weekend
Requisition Number: 356
Overview: The assistant horticulturist works closely with the Interpretive Programs staff in the exhibition structure to maintain the plants and butterflies to facilitate the visitor experience during public hours. The assistant horticulturist also works with the Horticulture department and Visitor Services. Weekend and holiday hours are required.
Seasonal Assistant, Plant Health Care
Requisition Number: 339
Overview: The plant health care seasonal assistant's primary responsibility is to keep the general grounds weed-free. This position will spend most of the time working independently out on the general grounds, performing manual weed control, spraying herbicides, and performing general landscape maintenance. This position also assists the plant health care specialists with other duties such as... Read more
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.
Shuttle Van Driver, Security
Requisition Number: 362
Overview: There's nothing like a nice drive through the Chicago Botanic Garden, especially when you're paid to do it. As a shuttle van driver, you will work every Sunday and on holidays, driving employees, volunteers, and others from a remote parking area to the heart of the Garden and back. An excellent driving record and 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
Visitor Support Associate—Gatehouse, Security A-D
Requisition Number: 364
Overview: Are you a people person? How would you like to personally help welcome more than a million visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden this year? We need gatehouse cashiers to welcome our visitors, collect parking fees, and record visitation data. Various shift hours are available. You must be able to work weekends. Cash-handling experience and excellent customer service skills are required.

Internship

Propagation Intern
Requisition Number: 345
Overview: To learn about and gain experience in propagating plants by assisting with the propagation of annuals, perennials, native plants, tropical plants and floriculture crops grown in the production greenhouses and nursery. Attend regular staff meetings and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers during summer to learn about general Botanic Garden operations.