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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Seasonal

Botanical Resource Specialist (Sacramento, CA)
Requisition Number: 683
Overview: The botanical resource specialist is a contract-funded position for twelve months, stationed at the BLM California State office in Sacramento, California. The position will involve working closely with BLM staff to help plan and implement Seeds of Success (SOS) seed collections across the state. The position will also involve creating a geospatial layer for all seed collections and conducting a... Read more
Customer Support Center Associate A-D
Requisition Number: 651
Overview: To 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.
Groundskeeper, Seasonal
Requisition Number: 633
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 requested. Work and area assignments may change during the... Read more
Resource Security Officer A-J
Requisition Number: 658
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 A-F
Requisition Number: 679
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
Seeds of Success GIS Analyst (Needles, California)
Requisition Number: 689
Overview: The GIS analyst is a contract-funded position for 13 months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Needles, California. The analyst will identify target seed-collection locations in the California and Kingman portions of the Mojave desert ecoregion for the Seeds of Success (SOS) crew stationed at the Needles, California, field office. The analyst will also coordinate with... Read more
Seeds of Success Lead Botanist (Palm Springs, CA)
Requisition Number: 687
Overview: The lead botanist is a contract-funded position for seven months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Palm Springs, California. The position will supervise a field team, and plan and conduct native seed collections as part of the national Seeds of Success (SOS) Program. The lead botanist position offers the opportunity to work closely with BLM staff, plan and implement a... Read more
Seeds of Success Technician (Needles, California)
Requisition Number: 690
Overview: The technician is a contract-funded position for 13 months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Needles, California. The position will be part of a team of four (one lead botanist, one GIS analyst, and two technicians) conducting native seed collections as part of the national Seeds of Success (SOS) program. The technician position offers the opportunity to work closely... Read more
Seeds of Success Technician (Palm Springs, CA)
Requisition Number: 688
Overview: The Technician is a contract-funded position for 7 months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Palm Springs, California. The position will be part of a team of two (1 Lead Botanist and 1 Technician) conducting native seed collections as part of the national Seeds of Success program. The Technician position offers the opportunity to work closely with BLM staff and to plan... Read more
Temporary Technical Writer
Requisition Number: 681
Overview: Assist Foundation and Government Relations department with donor communications—specifically post-award reporting and cover letters—for the Garden’s award-winning programs in urban agriculture, education, and horticulture. This is a full-time, seasonal position for approximately two months.
Tram Tour Guide/ Cashier A-P
Requisition Number: 615
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 tour guide narrates a 35-minute scripted tour to adults and children while driving a 76-passenger or 18-passenger open air tram or walking on designated routes throughout the Garden. As part of Visitor Services,... Read more
Visitor Assistant A-G
Requisition Number: 614
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: 680
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.

Regular

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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - No Longer Accepting Applications
Requisition Number: 669
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. This opportunity, arising upon the retirement of our long-serving and highly regarded CFO, comes as the Garden anticipates its 50th anniversary; continues to grow in audience, membership, and programs; and implements a new strategic plan grounded in the ambition to share the Garden and its work with more and... Read more
Greenhouse Technician
Requisition Number: 672
Overview: Assist with the maintenance of the Greenhouses and interior plant displays. Work with horticulture staff and staff in other departments to install and maintain changing exhibitions such as the Orchid Show and Lightscape, with careful attention to detail. Work with the curator of bonsai to water bonsai that are on public display. The work week will include one weekend day and occasional holidays.
Junior PHP Developer
Requisition Number: 662
Overview: The Junior PHP Developer position works in the Conservation Science Department developing and maintaining web applications written in Laravel and Vue.js, as well as legacy Drupal applications. We are looking for a self-starting professional to join our team.
Operations Assistant
Requisition Number: 678
Overview: To perform all aspects of membership payment processing and data entry for the Membership Department.
Security Officer
Requisition Number: 685
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
Requisition Number: 647
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