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Assistant Horticulturist - Model Railroad Garden, Lagoon Garden and Spider Island

Requisition Number:
1134
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 and winter exhibits to water plants and perform general garden maintenance. This is a full-time position working 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday (rotating weekends as mentioned above).

Associate Vice President Community Engagement, Windy City Harvest (Chicago, IL)

Requisition Number:
1119
Overview:
The Associate Vice President, Community Engagement oversees the Garden’s community-based initiatives, including the Windy City Harvest urban agriculture and jobs training program and Therapeutic Horticulture. You will be responsible for developing strategy and setting the growth plan for community engagement broadly in alignment with the Garden’s strategic plan, mission, and purpose. In this role you will be responsible for seeking out new projects and opportunities, assisting with fundraising efforts and managing partner relations. You will model the Garden’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and ensure alignment with the Garden's mission, values, and brand, as you guide strategic initiatives alongside senior leadership colleagues.

Building Engineer 1

Requisition Number:
1150
Overview:
To assist the Manager, Buildings and Hospitality, in managing environmental controls and systems in all of our buildings, as well as performing general building and infrastructure repairs, maintenance, and minor construction, relative to these systems.

Bus Intern

Requisition Number:
1146
Overview:
The person in this position assists the Manager of Science Career Continuum and the Science First Instructors with the Science First program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the instructors of the Science First program with class and field activities, preparing for laboratory and field projects, and working with the Science First students on their daily lessons and projects. The assistant should be available to work from June 27 through August 12, 2022.

Science First is a free summer science program that strives to increase students’ knowledge and appreciation of the environment and how scientists study the environment. Students participate in a four-week session that takes place at the Chicago Botanic Garden from Monday through Friday. A school bus provides transportation from designated stops starting as early as 7 a.m. to bring students to the Garden by 9 a.m. Students are provided with all materials they need to participate, as well as a free snack and lunch. Students leave the Garden at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Chief Development Officer

Requisition Number:
1151
Overview:
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chief Development Officer
Glencoe, Illinois

The Chicago Botanic Garden cultivates the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened 50 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden’s 28 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline.

The Chicago Botanic Garden has more than 59,000 members – one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. The Garden is one of only 25 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden’s Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Joseph Regenstein Jr. School of the Botanic Garden reaches more than 120,000 people a year. The Garden’s Windy City Harvest program is a national model for urban agriculture, and the Garden is a world leader in providing therapeutic horticulture experiences to its visitors and at facilities throughout the Chicago area. The Garden’s Lenhardt Library contains 150,000 volumes – including one of the nation’s best collections of rare botanical books. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

Immediately prior to the pandemic, the Garden achieved one of its most successful years ever in 2019: completing the 10-year “Keep Growing” capital and endowment campaign that raised $140 million; achieving global recognition as its conservation science research was published in the world’s most-cited and comprehensive scientific journals; growing community science, environmental STEM education, and urban agriculture programs; and propelling attendance to a record 1.275 million visitors, a 22% increase from 2018. In 2021, the Garden returned to its trajectory of growth and achieved increases in membership, contributions, sponsorships, and annual operating revenue compared to the 2019 baseline. In 2021, the development team delivered operating revenue of $19.78 million, including 26% growth in its unrestricted operating revenue compared to 2019.

This success notwithstanding, the Chicago Botanic Garden has continued to assess fundraising and identify opportunities for enhancement. The Garden is looking for a Chief Development Officer to strengthen and modernize its development operations while working collaboratively with the executive team to maintain, build, and re-envision systems capable of handling the Garden’s extraordinary growth. The Garden seeks to adopt a more ambitious and entrepreneurial approach to fundraising. Key goals include substantially increasing annual fund net revenue and leveraging existing relationships and aspirational visioning to increase contributions at the highest levels.

College First Assistant

Requisition Number:
1062
Overview:
This position assists the Manager of Science Career Continuum and College First/Science First Instructors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the instructors for the Science First program with virtual class activities,
preparing for e-learning, working with the Science First students on their daily lessons and projects. The Assistant should be available to work from June 27 to August 12, 2022.

College First Instructor

Requisition Number:
1060
Overview:
To deliver a seven-week summer, hands-on science internship program for students in grades 11 to 12. The instructor will collaborate with a co-instructor to deliver and evaluate an environmental science curriculum with an emphasis on environmental justice and STEM, and oversee student mentorship assignments and individual research projects. The instructor should be available to work 37.5 hours/week from June 27 to August 12, 2022.

Community Education Manager, Windy City Harvest (Chicago, IL)

Requisition Number:
1135
Overview:
The Community Education Manager oversees the community education and engagement work of Windy City Harvest (WCH), including (but not limited to) our Youth Farm program, sustainable agriculture workshops, and community-based events.
This Manager will oversee all aspects of programming and administration of Windy City Harvest Youth Farm program. For almost 20 years, Windy City Harvest Youth Farms have served as vital youth development programs for high school students at North Lawndale, Washington Park, and Lake County Youth Farms. Youth Farm exposes young people to various issues around local food systems and nurtures leadership and community engagement through paid employment at our farms. The Manager will oversee professional development plans for Youth Farm staff to support them maintaining best practices for youth development programming.
In addition to managing the performance of Youth Farm coordinators and the programs they run, the Manager is responsible for managing community education and events. The Community Education Manager handles all on-site public classes at the Farm on Ogden, community-based events and educational opportunities and tours. This person will also onboard and place volunteers at Windy City Harvest sites.
This position requires excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and clear communication with a variety of community members, Windy City Harvest participants and industry partners.
The ideal candidate for this position has deep connections to the communities we work in, experience leading youth and/or nature-based programming and enjoys working outdoors as part of a collaborative urban agriculture team.

Coordinator Youth Programs - Field Trips

Requisition Number:
1132
Overview:
The coordinator of school field trips oversees the school field trip program during the school year (September through May), summer “Pop-In & Play” drop-in family activities in the Nature Play Garden in summer (June through August), and “Bingo” worksheet printing and distribution through four seasons of the year. The coordinator creates standards-based workshops for school groups and coordinates all aspects of the program (from creation to delivery and evaluation) for a high-quality program that serves the academic community in the greater Chicago area. The coordinator also sets up fun, nature-based activities, including Bingos, for families visiting the Nature Play Garden in summer. The job requires high energy, physical stamina to lead outdoor activities in all weather, ability to think on one’s feet, teamwork and collaboration skills, and a commitment to creating wonderful experiences for our younger visitors. Summer weekend hours are required.

Custodian (part-time weekends)

Requisition Number:
1104
Overview:
The Custodian is responsible for ensuring clean and well maintained areas within the facilities of the Garden. To assist in setting up and clean up from special events and support other departments. This is a part-time weekend (Saturday and Sunday) position working 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Custodian - Full-time

Requisition Number:
1109
Overview:
The custodian is responsible for ensuring clean and well-maintained areas within the facilities of the Garden. The custodian will assist in setting up and cleaning up from special events and supporting other departments. This is a full-time position, working 40 hours a week, Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 11:30 p.m.

Customer Support Center Associate—Seasonal Part-time

Requisition Number:
1141
Overview:
To process phone registrations for classes, events, programs, and memberships. Work interdepartmentally to support registration details with program managers, coordinators, and associates. Provide exceptional customer service when answering phone calls directed to the Support Center from the Garden's main phone number and provide information to our varied customer base. We are looking for two seasonal part-time associates available to work approximately nine months. Days of the week vary and would include working a weekend day.

Development Operations Database Coordinator

Requisition Number:
1138
Overview:
The Development Operations Database Coordinator will oversee and execute several key work systems related to gift data entry, acknowledgement, and benefit fulfillment to help the Development Department reach its fundraising goals. They will consult with members of the Development Team across many fundraising areas to enter non-membership gifts accurately and quickly into the donor database, run weekly gift reports, prepare information for acknowledgement letters, and work with our third-party vendor to ensure membership benefits are promptly fulfilled. They will be the department’s point person for evaluating and making corrections to gifts, constituent records, membership data, and other updates as needed. They will also initiate regular database maintenance and other special projects in conjunction with the Data Services Team.

Director Digital Marketing Applications

Requisition Number:
1154
Overview:
The Director will manage the digital applications that support marketing, development, visitor experience, call center, and other departments. The applications are integrated in an ecosystem that includes customer facing websites, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, marketing campaign tools, and e-commerce transaction processors for admissions, event ticketing, class registration, membership sales, fundraising, and more.
The Director will oversee a team of subject matter experts and vendors who support the application ecosystem components. They are responsible for day-to-day website operations and long-term planning associated with modernizing the website and the applications within the ecosystem.
The ideal candidate will have a somewhat technical background specializing in systems integration of vendor applications, but no programming is required. They will have operational experience with transaction processing websites and application support experience with marketing stack applications including CRM, and finance applications. The will be proficient in data analytics and the underlying data structures that facilitate reporting. During this time of transition back to in-person office settings, remote work opportunities are being offered for two days of the regular work week for this position.

Director of Strategic Initiatives -Windy City Harvest, Chicago, IL

Requisition Number:
1152
Overview:
Windy City Harvest is The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture & environmental education and jobs-training initiative to help build a local food system, healthier communities, and a greener economy. Learn more about our programs at www.chicagobotanic.org/urbanagriculture. The director of strategic initiatives designs and leads cross-functional initiatives that increase, communicate, and quantify community engagement effectiveness in generating impact and support for Windy City Harvest. This person ensures that WCH advances these initiatives and holds itself accountable to them. The director of strategic initiatives plays a key role in driving innovation, introducing new programs, eliminating or improving under-performing activities, and helping staff understand how activities contribute to a comprehensive view of the Chicago Botanic Garden that delivers impact and generates revenue and engagement. The director of strategic initiatives will manage a set of assigned programs including framing goals, developing contracts, providing and executing a work plan, identifying and securing needed resources, planning implementation, and executing the work. Programs include VeggieRx, special contracts with healthcare provider partners to deliver therapeutic horticulture, and horticulture therapy services programs at nursing homes, pediatric hospitals, and other rehabilitative service providers. The director of strategic initiatives will also track the progress of high priority cross-functional initiatives, solve problems to keep initiatives moving forward, and report on progress and milestones. Example initiatives include new program visioning, working with program leaders to understand how their work connects to broader impact and financial goals, case studies to quantify the impact of specific initiatives, and revenue/impact growth planning. The director of strategic initiatives will also be asked to assist the associate vice president of community engagement in responding to emerging initiatives and partnership opportunities and to help lead cross-disciplinary teams to implement them as appropriate.

Director Plant Collections

Requisition Number:
1148
Overview:
This position manages the following departments: Curation, Plant Documentation, Plant Evaluation, Ornamental Plant Research, Chicagoland Grows, Plant Collections. Occasionally, this position will supervise Interns and/or Volunteers.
This position reports to the Executive Vice President & Director of the Garden, and will provide leadership for the acquisition, documentation, verification, and curation of the permanent plant collections. The position also oversees the Garden’s ornamental plant research work, including breeding, evaluation, and introduction (through an affiliated not-for-profit Chicagoland Grows, Inc., which is controlled by the Chicago Botanic Garden). This position is a regular, exempt, full-time job with the expectation of a minimum of 40 hours per week.

This position typically reports to our Glencoe site, though portions of the work may be done remotely from time to time, and it may require travel within and outside the US from time to time. As with all positions at the Garden, staff must be in good performance standing to be eligible for remote work, which is at the discretion of management.

Engineer - Model Railroad Garden

Requisition Number:
1108
Overview:
Perform daily operations and maintenance duties for the Model Railroad Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is a seasonal, part-time position, starting end of April/early May through August 2022.
There are six positions available to work various shifts Monday through Sunday.

Shift times are:
May
1st Shift = 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2nd Shift = 12:15 – 4:15 p.m.
3rd Shift = 4 – 7:30 p.m.

June, July, August
1st Shift = 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
2nd Shift = 12:30 – 4:45 p.m.
3rd Shift = 4:30 – 8:30 pm.

Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (Boise, ID; Battle Mountain or Ely, NV)

Requisition Number:
1078
Overview:
These two Field Technician roles are contract-funded positions for five months, each working on a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew in one of three areas managed by BLM Field Offices: - Owhyee Field Office in Marsing, Idaho; Boise District Office in Boise, Idaho - Field Office in Battle Mountain or Ely, Nevada. Due to the remoteness of these areas, short-term rental housing is usually difficult to secure in some of the towns listed above. The team is therefore encouraged to find and share housing in larger towns and cities such as Boise, Idaho, and its suburbs; and Battle Mountain or Ely, Nevada, and its suburbs. Living out of personal vehicles is not encouraged due to safety concerns. As BLM office space will not be provided, the crews will each be provided a Verizon MiFi hotspot, laptop, and tablet (w/ cellular) for conducting scouting research, participating in calls, writing reports, and using/updating the Great Basin Ecoregional Reporting Tool through ArcGIS Online Field Maps and Survey123, as well as updating data on Google Drive spreadsheets. Due to the remoteness and large size of the area each crew is responsible for, frequent camping will be required to make the best use of travel time. Storage units will be rented to provide space for processing seeds, temporarily storing seeds, and staging equipment. The crew will also be provided a 4x4 work truck. Each Field Technician will be responsible for assisting in planning scouting and collecting trips, and conducting large native seed collections as part of the SOS program. This team will likely spend 90 percent of their time in the field. The start date of these positions is May 16, 2022, with a term of 22 weeks, and an end date of October 14, 2022.

Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (Ridgecrest, CA)

Requisition Number:
1077
Overview:
This Field Technician role is a contract-funded position for approximately six months, working on a Seeds of Success (SOS) native seed collection crew in the Mojave Desert, based in Ridgecrest, California, and working within the Ridgecrest, Barstow, and Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Offices. Due to the large size of area the crew is responsible for, some camping will be required to make the best use of travel time. The team is provided office space at the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office, which will include a computer workstation with internet access, and some limited space for processing seeds, temporarily storing seeds, and staging equipment. The crew is also be provided a 4x4 work truck.

The Field Technician will report to the Lead Botanist, who will be planning field work and leading the crew. They will assist in planning scouting and collecting trips, and conducting large native seed collections as part of the SOS program. This team will likely spend 90 percent of their time in the field. The anticipated start date of the position is March 2022 with an anticipated end date of September 30, 2022.

Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (Susanville, CA)

Requisition Number:
1079
Overview:
This Field Technician role is a contract-funded position for five months, working on a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew in the areas managed by the BLM Eagle Lake and Applegate Field Offices. The crew will be based out of Susanville, California. As BLM office space will not be provided, the crew will be provided a Verizon MiFi hotspot, laptop, and tablet (with cellular) for conducting scouting research, participating in calls, writing reports, and using/updating the Great Basin Ecoregional Reporting Tool through ArcGIS Online Field Maps and Survey123, as well as updating data on Google Drive spreadsheets. Due to the remoteness and large size of the area the crew is responsible for, frequent camping will be required to make the best use of travel time. However, living out of personal vehicles is not encouraged due to safety concerns. A storage unit will be rented to provide space for processing seeds, temporarily storing seeds, and staging equipment. The crew will also be provided a 4x4 work truck. The Field Technician will be responsible for assisting in planning scouting and collecting trips, and conducting large native seed collections as part of the SOS program. This team will likely spend 90 percent of their time in the field. The start date of this position is June 6, 2022, with a term of 21 weeks, and an end date of October 28, 2022.

Front End Design Developer

Requisition Number:
1147
Overview:
Reporting to the director of the website and online marketing, the person in the Front-End Design/Developer position will have a proven experience in Drupal website design and will come with a portfolio. The successful candidate has the proven background to create well designed, branded pages for the Garden’s website. During this time of transition back to in-person office settings, remote work opportunities are being offered for two days of the regular work-week for this position.

GIS Analyst—Bureau of Land Management (Boise, ID)

Requisition Number:
1143
Overview:
Coordinate and implement data analysis and mapping for the Seeds of Success (SOS) National Collection and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Plant Conservation and Restoration Program. Position is located at the Boise, Idaho, Office of Bureau of Land Management.

Groundskeeper (A-J)

Requisition Number:
989
Overview:
The groundskeeper, seasonal, 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 requested. Work and area assignments may change during the season as needed by the Garden. We have nine seasonal full-time, benefit-eligible positions anticipated to work for nine months and one seasonal full-time position anticipated to work for three months. A typical work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Harvest Corps Coordinator, Windy City Harvest (Chicago, IL)

Requisition Number:
1057
Overview:
The Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest is looking for a dedicated Harvest Corps Coordinator to our work with our transitional jobs and workforce development program. The Harvest Corps Coordinator will be part of a collaborative team environment working closely with all members of our Windy City Harvest program and operations team. The Windy City Harvest Corps program employs 30 to 40 justice-involved individuals and veterans per year in closely mentored, full-time, paid transitional jobs. Our goal is to supports our graduates in finding full-time, long-term employment.

The coordinator will assist with program evaluation and data collection, developing
individual employment plans, career assessment and planning, and making evidence-based recommendations
for program activities. They will also support in recruiting, hiring, and onboarding Harvest Corps
participants.

The coordinator will lead job development classes and support participants in developing employability and transferrable skills (i.e., attendance, communication, teamwork, and work place safety). They will also support participants with Individual Employment Plan goals and connect our work at Windy City Harvest to their future employment goals.
This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in social justice, civic service, nonprofit sector and management, or workforce education and development. The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with individuals involved in the justice system and is motivated to find creative ways to empower Harvest Corps member to find meaningful and worthy employment.

Horticulturist, the Greenhouses

Requisition Number:
1117
Overview:
Provide an attractive area consisting of the Greenhouses for the education andenjoyment of visitors. Work with horticulture staff and staff in other departments toplan for, install, and maintain indoor changing exhibits such as the Orchid Show.The workweek will include one weekend day and occasional holidays. This is ayear-round full-time position with a schedule of 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lead Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (Boise, ID; Battle Mountain or Ely, NV)

Requisition Number:
1080
Overview:
These two Lead Botanist roles are contract-funded positions for five months, each leading a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew in one of three areas managed by BLM Field Offices: - Owhyee Field Office in Marsing, Idaho; Boise District Office in Boise, Idaho - District Office in Battle Mountain or Ely, Nevada. Due to the remoteness of these areas, short-term rental housing is usually difficult to secure in some of the towns listed above. The team is therefore encouraged to find and share housing in larger towns and cities such as Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho, and its suburbs; and Battle Mountain or Ely, Nevada, and its suburbs. Living out of personal vehicles is not encouraged due to safety concerns. As BLM office space will not be provided, the Lead Botanist will be provided a Verizon MiFi hotspot, laptop, and tablet (w/ cellular) for conducting scouting research, participating in calls, writing reports, and using/updating the Great Basin Ecoregional Reporting Tool through ArcGIS Online Field Maps and Survey123, as well as updating data on Google Drive spreadsheets. Due to the remoteness and large size of the area each crew is responsible for, frequent camping will be required to make the best use of travel time. Storage units will be rented to provide space for processing seeds, temporarily storing seeds, and staging equipment. The crew will also be provided a 4x4 work truck. Each Lead Botanist will be responsible for supervising one Field Technician, coordinating with BLM and Chicago Botanic Garden staff, planning scouting and collecting trips, and conducting large native seed collections as part of the SOS program. This team will likely spend 90 percent of their time in the field. These roles will provide daily team leadership and oversight. The Lead Botanists will ensure quality control for all collections (correct species identification, proper phenology assessments and seed collecting techniques, documentation and processing, including data entry and depositing herbarium specimens in designated local and national institutions). The start date of these positions is May 16, 2022, with a term of 22 weeks, and an end date of October 14, 2022.

Manager, Corporate Relations

Requisition Number:
1114
Overview:
Assist in building long-term, multifaceted, collaborative partnerships in the corporate community that lead to success in raising operating funds for the Chicago Botanic Garden. During this time of transition back to in-person office settings, remote work opportunities are being offered for two days of the regular work week for this position.

Mechanic

Requisition Number:
920
Overview:
The person in this position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Garden vehicles, equipment, and various tools. This is a full-time position, working Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Membership Gift Processor

Requisition Number:
1144
Overview:
Perform membership payment processing and data entry for the Membership Department. This is a seasonal full-time role for approximately five months. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Membership Gift Processor - Year-round Full-time

Requisition Number:
1153
Overview:
Perform membership payment processing and data entry for the Membership Department. This is a seasonal full-time role for approximately five months. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Principal Web and Mobile Applications Developer

Requisition Number:
1125
Overview:
The person in this position works primarily with the science department, developing and maintaining multiple web applications and mobile app products. The main technologies used are Laravel, Vue.js, React Native, and Drupal. These products are used by staff, community scientists, volunteers, students, and interns. The person in this position analyzes, designs, programs, compiles, debugs, supports, and modifies software, enhancements, add-ons, and integrations for new and existing products. Design and implement technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are met. Provide estimation for assigned tasks. Provide technical leadership and training to the web applications developer but is also a hands-on coder. Work with outsourced development teams on complex apps. The person in this position also works with Learning and Engagement on Budburst applications and provides strategic guidance to other departments on database, web applications, and mobile applications issues.

Science First Instructor (A-B)

Requisition Number:
1061
Overview:
To deliver a hands-on, free summer science program for Chicago Public Schools students in grades 7 to 10. The instructor will collaborate with a co-instructor to co-deliver an informal science curriculum with emphasis on outdoor field investigations, group research projects, and environmental justice. The instructor should be available to work/teach for 37.5 hours/week from June 27 to August 12, 2022.

Security Officer - Full-time

Requisition Number:
1088
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 emergency response personnel. This is a seven-month, seasonal, full-time position, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Seasonal employee benefits:
• Seasonal Visitor Experience hourly wage = $17
• Generous Life Time subsidy – Special $140 subsidy plus $100 Life Time Bucks (credit for Wellness & Spa)
• Garden membership and access to other cultural institutions
• Flexible hours and ability to switch shifts with co-worker

Security Officer - Part-time (A-D)

Requisition Number:
1084
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 emergency response personnel. This is a seven-month, seasonal, part-time position working weekends, approximately 16 hours per week , from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Seasonal employee benefits:
• Seasonal Visitor Experience hourly wage = $17
• Generous Life Time subsidy – Special $140 subsidy plus $100 Life Time Bucks (credit for Wellness & Spa)
• Garden membership and access to other cultural institutions
• Flexible hours and ability to switch shifts with co-worker

Senior Accountant

Requisition Number:
1140
Overview:
The Senior Accountant, grant accounting is responsible for all aspects of the financial management, and supports all strategic and programmatic matters as they relate to accounting, fiscal/grant compliance and budget management, and financial analysis for the variety of federal/ local and private grants. During this time of transition back to in-person office settings, remote work opportunities are being offered for two days of the regular work week for this position.

Senior Botanist—Bureau of Land Management (Sacramento, CA)

Requisition Number:
1142
Overview:
This senior botanist role is a contract-funded position for 15 months, working with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) California State office in Sacramento, California. Remote work is an option, but the employee would need to be available during Pacific Time working hours. The position will involve managing and coordinating BLM California Plant Conservation and Restoration Program (PCRP) data and preparing reports, as well as working with BLM staff to help plan and implement Seeds of Success (SOS) seed collections across the state. This position will also respond to internal and external dataset and report requests, including geospatial information requests. Duties will also involve creating a geospatial layer for all seed collections and conducting a thorough analysis of the California Seeds of Success program, identifying gaps in previous collection efforts.

Shoreline Maintenance

Requisition Number:
1139
Overview:
Strengthen the Chicago Botanic Garden's aquatic plant and urban lake studies program by maintaining aesthetic shoreline conditions and quality lakeshore habitat. Located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Garden's 385-acre campus includes 60 acres of lakes. Over the past 20 years more than ½-million native aquatic and shoreline plants have been added along 5 miles of our lakeshore. These shoreline plantings (representing 240 native plant taxa) have been effective in stabilizing eroding shoreline soils and enhancing aquatic habitat. This is a seasonal full-time position. The season is anticipated to end in August or September 2022, with work scheduled Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Soil Ecology Research Assistant

Requisition Number:
1076
Overview:
• The Research Assistant will help to implement an NSF-funded research project investigating the potential of perennial ecologically intensive agriculture in landscape restoration.
• The Research Assistant will primarily be responsible for maintaining field experimental plots, soil and plant sampling, and assisting with laboratory analyses of soil and plant samples.
• The Research Assistant will also support field studies of native prairie plants in the same NSF-funded research project.

Summer Lab Research Assistant

Requisition Number:
1145
Overview:
We are seeking someone interested in plant population biology, evolution, and conservation ecology for a four-month lab research assistantship. As a research assistant (RA), you will contribute to ongoing research on the conservation genetics, reproductive biology, and demography of the prairie plant Echinacea angustifolia, other common prairie plants, and insects, including pollinators and herbivores. Lab activities are at the Chicago Botanic Garden. A key activity will be supervising volunteers as they conduct lab activities.

The RA will participate actively in research as well as in the development and execution of several projects aligned with the core activities. The RA will work closely with Echinacea Project team members, including co-PI Ruth Shaw (UIMN), post-doctoral researcher Jared Beck, post-baccalaureate interns, and other participants.

The Chicago Botanic Garden values diversity in all its forms and at every level of our organization – board, staff, volunteers, and vendors. Through the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and experience, the Garden is more effectively able to create extraordinary and welcoming experiences for our increasingly diverse audiences. We are committed to ensuring a sense of belonging to every individual we encounter, regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, intellectual ability, or economic status.
The start date for the position is in June 2022. In addition to the Garden application materials, please submit a cover letter that includes a statement of why you are interested in this position and how it will further your career goals, a CV, and contact information for three references (can be included at end of CV). Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are hired. Contact Stuart Wagenius at swagenius@chicagobotanic.org with any questions.

Tram Tour Guide - Seasonal Full-time & Seasonal Part-time

Requisition Number:
1085
Overview:
As an ambassador of the Chicago Botanic Garden and its mission, the ideal applicant has a friendly, outgoing demeanor and exceptional communications and customer relations skills. The Tram Tour Guide narrates a scripted tour for adults and children while driving a 76-passenger open-air tram or walking on designated routes throughout the Garden. In the visitor assistant role, this staff member also supports Garden events and exhibitions through a welcoming greeting, ticket sales, and line management. Creating a positive and memorable experience for Garden visitors is a priority.

This seasonal position requires an average of three days per week, including one weekend day and some holidays/evenings. Hours scheduled may differ throughout the year.
Seasonal employee benefits:
• Seasonal Visitor Experience hourly wage = $17
• Generous Life Time subsidy – Special $140 subsidy plus $100 Life Time Bucks (credit for Wellness & Spa)
• Garden membership and access to other cultural institutions
• Flexible hours and ability to switch shifts with co-worker

Visitor Experience Associate - Seasonal Full-time

Requisition Number:
1071
Overview:
Support all aspects of visitors' on-site purchases related to admission, memberships, membership upgrades, tickets for visitor events and programs, and registration for classes in the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Interact with visitors using exceptional customer service standards and address their needs promptly. Develop a proficiency in Garden information and literature and resources available. Proactively and professionally answer questions and provide directions concerning classes, exhibitions, shows, and gardens. Enhance the visitor experience by providing exceptional customer service. This is a seasonal, full-time position anticipated to begin in March 2022 and continue through December 2022 with flexibility in exact start and end dates.
Seasonal employee benefits:
• Seasonal Visitor Experience hourly wage = $17
• Generous Life Time subsidy – Special $140 subsidy plus $100 Life Time Bucks (credit for Wellness & Spa)
• Garden membership and access to other cultural institutions
• Flexible hours and ability to switch shifts with co-worker

Visitor Experience Associate - Seasonal Part-time

Requisition Number:
1072
Overview:
Support all aspects of visitors' on-site purchases related to admission, memberships, membership upgrades, tickets for visitor events and programs, and registration for classes in the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Interact with visitors using exceptional customer service standards and address their needs promptly. Develop a proficiency in Garden information and literature and available resources. Proactively and professionally answer questions and provide directions concerning classes, exhibitions, shows, and gardens. Enhance the visitor Experience by providing exceptional customer service. This is a seasonal, part-time position anticipated to begin in March 2022 and continue through December 2022 with flexible start and end dates.

Seasonal employee benefits:
• Seasonal Visitor Experience hourly wage = $17
• Generous Life Time subsidy – Special $140 subsidy plus $100 Life Time Bucks (credit for Wellness & Spa)
• Garden membership and access to other cultural institutions
• Flexible hours and ability to switch shifts with co-worker

Youth Farm Coordinator, Windy City Harvest - Lake County

Requisition Number:
1133
Overview:
For almost 20 years, the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm has served as a vital youth development program for high school students in and around the City of Chicago. Youth Farm exposes youth to various issues around local food systems and nurtures leadership and community engagement through paid employment on an urban farm. The Program Coordinator plays a pivotal role in ensuring these general goals are met. This includes working as part of the larger Windy City Harvest team to ensure the program is of the highest quality and reflects the vision of the program through individual and community empowerment. The ideal candidate for this position has deep connections to the communities we work in, experience leading youth and/or nature-based programming and enjoy work outdoors as part of a collaborative urban agriculture team. This position includes occasional weekend and evening work.
This is a 22 weeks Seasonal Full-time position working Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This position includes occasional weekend and evening work.
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