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.

The Chicago Botanic Garden requires all existing employees to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by October 15, 2021; hires after this date must be fully vaccinated upon hire or may request a medical/religious exemption after an offer is extended.

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Year-Round

Building Engineer I
Requisition Number: 921
Overview: To assist the manager of 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. This is a full-time position, working Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Custodian
Requisition Number: 903
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 Coordinator (A-B)
Requisition Number: 942
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. This is a year-round... Read more
Data Strategist, Windy City Harvest (Chicago, IL)
Requisition Number: 940
Overview: Windy City Harvest is the urban agriculture department of the Chicago Botanic Garden, with a 15 year-plus history of serving 200-plus participants annually in multiple programs. Windy City Harvest is part of the Learning and Engagement division. Historically, data for all participants has been collected and analyzed using a series of Excel spreadsheets. In 2019, the Chicago Botanic Garden... Read more
Director of Strategic Initiatives - Windy City Harvest, Chicago, IL
Requisition Number: 954
Overview: 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,... Read more
Grant Accounting Manager (A-B)
Requisition Number: 937
Overview: The grant accounting manager 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... Read more
Horticulturist, Exhibits
Requisition Number: 930
Overview: Collaborate with various inter- and cross-departmental Garden teams to develop detailed, creative designs to support and enhance Garden activities, exhibitions, events, and indoor displays. Work along with staff to build and maintain the installations. This is a year-round, full-time position, working Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Manager Customer Support Center
Requisition Number: 941
Overview: To oversee all aspects of the Customer Support Center. Maintain staff schedules, oversee sales of memberships, membership upgrades, admissions, tickets for visitor events and programs, registrations for various Garden and School of the Botanic Garden programs, and disseminate general Garden information. To enhance the visitor experience by providing exceptional customer service. Work closely with... Read more
Manager, Internal Communications
Requisition Number: 944
Overview: Reporting to the VP Marketing and Communications, the Manager Internal Communications will bring a strategic discipline to leading and elevating internal communications. The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation and execution of the internal communications strategy. This person will excel with partners by collaborating with key internal stakeholders. With a proven... Read more
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.
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Requisition Number: 955
Overview: Administration of volunteer services Garden-wide and support staffing, while creating a memorable experience and offering consistently exceptional customer service. This is a year-round full-time position working Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Seasonal

Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (El Centro, CA)
Requisition Number: 946
Overview: This Field Technician role is a contract-funded position for six months (26 weeks), working on a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew working within the BLM El Centro Field Office in El Centro, California. 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,... Read more
Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (Grand Junction, CO)
Requisition Number: 948
Overview: This Field Technician role is a contract-funded position for eight months, working on a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew in the eastern portion of the Colorado Plateau, primarily in western Colorado and the areas managed by the BLM Grand Junction Field Office. Specific target collection areas will vary by species and their priority seed zones. The crew will be based out of Grand Junction... Read more
Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (St. George, Utah)
Requisition Number: 936
Overview: These field technician roles are contract-funded positions for seven months, working on a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew within the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert, including the Mojave Desert ecoregion sections of the following Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field offices: Arizona Strip in Arizona (including BLM portions of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Caliente and... Read more
Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (West Great Basin)
Requisition Number: 953
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... Read more
Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management A-C (Great Basin)
Requisition Number: 951
Overview: These three 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 - Burns District Office in Hines, Oregon; Vale District Office in Vale, Oregon - Salt Lake City Field Office in West Valley... Read more
Lead Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (El Centro, CA)
Requisition Number: 945
Overview: This Lead Botanist role is a contract-funded position for six months (26 weeks), working on a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew working within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) El Centro Field Office in El Centro, California. 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... Read more
Lead Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (Grand Junction, CO)
Requisition Number: 947
Overview: This Lead Botanist role is a contract-funded position for eight months, leading a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew in the eastern portion of the Colorado Plateau, primarily in western Colorado and the areas managed by the BLM Grand Junction Field Office. Specific target collection areas will vary by species and their priority seed zones. The crew will be based out of Grand Junction,... Read more
Lead Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (West Great Basin)
Requisition Number: 952
Overview: This Lead Botanist role is a contract-funded position for eight months, leading a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew in the eastern portion of the Colorado Plateau, primarily in western Colorado—specifically the areas managed by the BLM Grand Junction Field Office. The crew will be based out of Grand Junction, Colorado. As BLM office space will not be provided, the Lead Botanist will be... Read more
Lead Botanist - Bureau of Land Management A-C (Great Basin)
Requisition Number: 950
Overview: These three 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 - Burns District Office in Hines, Oregon; Vale District Office in Vale, Oregon - Salt Lake City Field Office in West Valley City,... Read more
Senior Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (St. George, Utah)
Requisition Number: 935
Overview: This senior botanist role is a contract-funded position for seven months, leading a Seeds of Success (SOS) collection crew within the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert, including the Mojave Desert ecoregion sections of the following Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field offices: Arizona Strip in Arizona (including BLM portions of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Caliente, and... Read more