Employment

Applications are accepted online only via employment@chicagobotanic.org. We are unable to accept any in-person or phone calls related to updates on application status or timelines. Anticipated dates to fill positions are to be determined. We thank you for your patience.

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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Year-Round

Assistant Horticulturist, Outdoor Children's Classroom
Requisition Number: 785
Overview: Provide an attractive area consisting of the Outdoor Children’s Classroom, Butterfly Exhibit, and the walk from the Learning Center Campus to the Visitor’s Center for the education and enjoyment of visitors. Work weekend and holiday duty on a rotational basis during the growing season and winter exhibits to water plants and perform general garden maintenance. This is a Full-time position working... Read more
Farm on Ogden Grower
Requisition Number: 781
Overview: To run all aspects of the Farm on Ogden's aquaponics farm horticulture production, oversee adjacent Youth Farm production, and provide supervisory back up when needed in other areas. The schedule for this position is Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 4p.m.; Friday, 8.am. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This position is based in Chicago.

Seasonal

Security Officer (A-D) Seasonal Full-time
Requisition Number: 783
Overview: A security officer at the Chicago Botanic Garden serves the visitors, members, and staff by maintaining the safety and security of the property, personnel, and collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is accomplished through a combination of driving patrols, foot patrols, emergency response, standing guard duty, observation, reporting, and working closely with local law enforcement and... Read more
Security Officer (E-H) Seasonal Part-time
Requisition Number: 784
Overview: A security officer at the Chicago Botanic Garden serves the visitors, members, and staff by maintaining the safety and security of the property, personnel, and collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is accomplished through a combination of driving patrols, foot patrols, emergency response, standing guard duty, observation, reporting, and working closely with local law enforcement and... Read more
Visitor Assistant (A-D)
Requisition Number: 780
Overview: As part of Visitor Services, the ideal applicant has exceptional communications 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
Requisition Number: 782
Overview: A visitor support associate is the first person to greet people as they enter the Garden through the Gatehouse. In addition to welcoming staff, visitors, and other personnel to the Garden, the visitor support associate will also accurately record attendance figures, perform cash-handling functions, and direct people to the correct locations. This is a seasonal full-time position starting in... Read more
Visitor Support Associate (A-B)
Requisition Number: 771
Overview: A Visitor Support Associate is the first person to greet people as they enter the Garden through the Gatehouse. In addition to welcoming staff, visitors, and other personnel to the Garden, the Visitor Support Associate will also accurately record attendance figures, perform cash-handling functions, and direct people to the correct locations. This is a Seasonal Full-time position starting in July... Read more