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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Seasonal

Aquatic Plant Maintenance A-H
Requisition Number: 273
Overview: Over the past 14 years, a half million native aquatic and shoreline plants have been added along 4.5 miles of the Garden's lakeshore. The Aquatic Plant Maintenance seasonal staff maintain these new shoreline plantings, including removal of weedy/invasive plant and algae species, replanting due to plant mortality or herbivory, and other maintenance activities to support robust plant... Read more
Assistant Grower, Seasonal A
Requisition Number: 275
Overview: The assistant grower will assist production staff in day-to-day greenhouse and nursery operations, and help with plant deliveries to Chicago Botanic Garden areas on a daily basis. The person in this position needs to be flexible to work in changing environments and with different divisions within the department. Watering will be a focus of the position and a required skill set. One weekend day... Read more
Assistant Grower, Seasonal B
Requisition Number: 276
Overview: The assistant grower will assist production staff in day-to-day greenhouse and nursery operations, and help with plant deliveries to Chicago Botanic Garden areas on a daily basis. The person in this position needs to be flexible to work in changing environments and with different divisions within the department. Watering will be a focus of the position and a required skill set. One weekend day... Read more
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
Camp Operations Assistant B, Camp CBG
Requisition Number: 268
Overview: To assist the manager of Camp Programs in all aspects of management of Camp CBG, with a focus on day-to-day logistics.Camp CBG is a specialized program of the Education department that focuses on the development, delivery, and evaluation of outdoor science, nature, art, and food-based educational programs for children ages 2 to 15.
Interpretive Programs Intern
Requisition Number: 277
Overview: To achieve 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
Prairie- River Management Technician A-B
Requisition Number: 281
Overview: Assist in the management of two of the Garden's natural areas: a 15-acre created prairie (exhibits six different types of prairie communities found in northeastern Illinois) and a mile-long urban river reach with an adjorning 22 acres of developing wetlands, prairie, and savanna. This position involves physically demanding work for extended periods of time. Typical work responsibilities... Read more
Shoreline Maintenance A-B
Requisition Number: 274
Overview: Strengthen the Chicago Botanic Garden's aquatic plant and urban lake studies program by maintaining aesthetic shoreline conditions and quality lakeshore habitat.
Windy City Harvest Youth Farm Intern—Horticulture Building A-B
Requisition Number: 279
Overview: Work with Chicago's most innovative horticulture training program for teens, the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm! The Windy City Harvest Youth Farm interns will work as part of a dedicated, energetic teaam at one of our sustainable farms, working alongside teenagers to produce vibrant young people and delicious, organically grown food for underserved communities. Windy City Harvest Youth Farm... Read more
Windy City Harvest Youth Farm Intern—Washington Park Youth Farm
Requisition Number: 278
Overview: Work with Chicago's most innovative horticulture training program for teens, the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm! The Windy City Harvest Youth Farm interns will work as part of a dedicated, energetic team at one of our sustainable farms, working alongside teenagers to produce vibrant young people and delicious, organically grown food for underserved communities. Windy City Harvest Youth Farm... Read more

Regular

Development Officer
Requisition Number: 269
Overview: This position will raise significant operating funds from foundations, corporate foundations, and government agencies by researching potential funding sources; developing proposals, reports, and other written documents; and conducting meaningful contact with donors and prospective donors.
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

Internship

Display Gardens Intern A-C
Requisition Number: 270
Overview: The display gardens intern will learn how to properly maintain a public display garden by working with a senior horticulturist and his or her team of staff and volunteers. The intern will attend regular staff meetings and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers to learn about general operations at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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
Production Greenhouse and Nursery Intern
Requisition Number: 271
Overview: The production greenhouse and nursery intern will learn about plant production by rotating through and working with the growers in the four divisions of the Plant Production department. These divisions include the nursery, indoor floriculture, outdoor floriculture, and plant propagation. The intern will attend regular staff meetings and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers during the summer... Read more
Propagation Intern
Requisition Number: 272
Overview: The propagation intern will 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. The intern will attend regular staff meetings and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers during the summer to learn about general operations at the... Read more