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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

Assistant Horticulturist, Model Railroad Garden, Lagoon Garden, and Spider Island
Requisition Number: 570
Overview: Maintain an area consisting of the Model Railroad Garden, Lagoon Garden, and Spider Island through weeding, watering, deadheading, fertilizing, planting, removing debris, pruning, edging, mowing, mulching, winterizing, removing snow, and maintaining and inventorying tools. Work weekend and holiday duty on a rotational basis during the growing season. Work at the winter exhibits to water plants... Read more
Auxiliaries Coordinator
Requisition Number: 566
Overview: To provide administrative support and to serve as an integral member of Events and Board Operations team as well as the overall development department. To serve the operations needs of the Chicago Botanic Garden as specifically related to its Auxiliary Groups – Board of Directors, Woman’s Board, and the Guild. The Auxiliaries Coordinator works closely with the Senior Director, Events &... Read more
Customer Call Center Associate
Requisition Number: 562
Overview: Answer phone calls directed to the support center from the Garden's main phone number and provide information to our varied customer base. Process registrations and memberships and provide public information for Chicago Botanic Garden programs that require registration.
Email & Web Designer
Requisition Number: 569
Overview: As a Chicago Botanic Garden email and web designer, you will play an important part in communicating with our audience through the production of email campaigns, and design and execution on our website chicagobotanic.org. The web developer is responsible for the design and execution of responsive design in Drupal, and development of email promotions in Sales Force Marketing Cloud.
Foreman, Grounds
Requisition Number: 560
Overview: The grounds foreman performs general landscaping and grounds maintenance, operates landscaping equipment, supervises crews, and provides horticultural support for all garden areas. The person in this position will perform manual labor and lead work crews to maintain the highest level of landscape maintenance. There will be occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours requested.
Horticulturist, Learning Campus Garden
Requisition Number: 552
Overview: Provide an attractive area consisting of the Learning Campus Garden and the Smelzer Garden for the education and enjoyment of visitors.
Member & Donor Services Associate
Requisition Number: 572
Overview: Assist the coordinator and management team of Member & Donor Services in an effort to expand and support membership's annual fund, with specific focus on the tribute program.
Operations Assistant
Requisition Number: 564
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.
Security Officer, 3rd Shift
Requisition Number: 453
Overview: To serve visitors, members, and staff by maintaining the safety and security of the property and collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Windy City Harvest Corps Manager
Requisition Number: 571
Overview: The Harvest Corps manager employs 30 to 50 participants with barriers to employment per year in multiple cohorts to match them with employment partners. This jobs-training program is based on the Department of Family and Support Services Community Development Block Grant Transitional Jobs Program. The manager will build relationships with employers and recruitment partners. Windy City Harvest... Read more
Windy City Harvest, Kitchen Coordinator
Requisition Number: 520
Overview: As kitchen coordinator, you will be responsible for the maintenance of the shared-use kitchen and equipment to meet City of Chicago Health Codes, while focusing on fostering a welcoming environment for Windy City Harvest participants and incubator farmers. You will assist with educating in kitchen use and cooking skills, produce processing, and value-added product development. The mission of the... Read more

Seasonal

Custodian, Seasonal Weekends A-C
Requisition Number: 458
Overview: Clean and perform custodial maintenance for all building facilities and perform specific support duties for other departments.
Groundskeeper, Seasonal
Requisition Number: 522
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
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 A-C
Requisition Number: 563
Overview: The seasonal assistant horticulturists 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 in the gardens and assisting with the supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers. There are three positions that will be working in different areas with... Read more
Visitor Assistant/Cashier A-L
Requisition Number: 526
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