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

Coordinator, North Lawndale Windy City Harvest Youth Farm
Requisition Number: 259
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
Development Assistant
Requisition Number: 256
Overview: The planned and major gifts area is charged with raising millions of dollars each year for annual support, capital projects, and endowment from individual donors. This position is responsible for all aspects of support related to planned and major gifts in a detailed and organized fashion, including database entry, report production, interaction with donors and event support (approximately 18... Read more
Director, Plant Collections and Assistant Director of the Garden
Requisition Number: 262
Overview: The director, plant collections, and assistant director of the Chicago Botanic Garden will provide direction for the acquisition, documentation, and verification of the permanent plant collections. The successful candidate will serve as a backup to the executive vice president and director of the Garden (who is also responsible for Horticulture, as well as Facilities and Planning).
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
Mechanic
Requisition Number: 261
Overview: This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Chicago Botanic Garden vehicles, equipment, and various tools.
Security Operations Specialist
Requisition Number: 240
Senior Horticulturist, Malott Japanese Garden
Requisition Number: 252
Overview: Coordinate the development and maintenance of display gardens of the highest quality for the education and enjoyment of visitors. Provide horticultural expertise to the public about gardening.
Specialist, Plant Health Care
Requisition Number: 247
Overview: To maintain quality plant collections in gardens, grounds and turf through the use of an integrated pest management program including preventive, biological, cultural and chemical control methods.

Seasonal

Exhibition Installer
Requisition Number: 238
PCC Wellness Center Farm Coordinator
Requisition Number: 260
Tour Guide/Event & Exhibition Sales
Requisition Number: 244
Overview: Do you enjoy interacting with people and plants? As an ambassador of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the ideal applicant has exceptional communications and customer-relations skills. Tour guides provide 35-minute scripted tours to adults and children while driving an open air tram or walking. As part of Visitor Operations, this staff person supports Garden events and exhibitions through ticket sales... Read more
Visitor Assistant, Cashier A-D
Requisition Number: 253
Overview: As part of Visitor Operations, the ideal applicant has exceptional communication and customer-relations skills, providing an outstanding first impression and creating a positive and memorable experience for Chicago Botanic Garden visitors. The visitor assistant provides support for Garden exhibitions and events through a welcoming greeting, timely and accurate ticket sales using computerized... 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