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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

Accounting Coordinator
Requisition Number: 509
Overview: Responsible for processing all cash and credit card receipts, reconciles ledger accounts, prepares month and year-end journal entries, and assists with Accounts Payable, payroll, and special projects.
Associate Vice President, Finance
Requisition Number: 540
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the world's great botanic gardens and living museums, known for its stunning collection of landscapes and horticultural displays as well as for its plant conservation science and education programs. Our mission—to cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life—inspires more than one million people a year who visit and tens of thousands more whom... Read more
Conservatory Technician
Requisition Number: 543
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 exhibits such as Wonderland Express and the Orchid Show with careful attention to detail. Work with the curator, Bonsai, to water bonsai that are on public display. The work week will include one weekend day and occasional... Read more
Controller
Requisition Number: 548
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the world's great botanic gardens and living museums, known for its stunning collection of landscapes and horticultural displays as well as for its plant conservation science and education programs. Our mission – to cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life – inspires more than one million people a year who visit and tens of thousands more... Read more
Coordinator, Foundation & Government Relations
Requisition Number: 529
Overview: To coordinate tracking systems for cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition of institutional donors; oversee logistics for donor cultivation activities, such as a donor visits; assist with limited financial reporting; and maintain donor database and files.
Manager, Interpretive Programs
Requisition Number: 544
Overview: This position oversees and manages a broad range of mission-based interpretive programs and a live butterfly exhibit for the Garden’s visitors. Volunteer management is an essential role of this position.
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.
Senior Director, Foundation & Government Relations
Requisition Number: 547
Overview: To identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts to the Chicago Botanic Garden from foundations, corporate foundations, and government agencies.
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

Allotment Garden Coordinator
Requisition Number: 506
Overview: Windy City Harvest is looking for a dedicated coordinator to oversee and maintain the Legends South, West Haven, and City Gardens allotment gardens. The coordinator will assist residents with maintaining and cultivating the allotment garden spaces and educate the community about growing a variety of seasonal produce, nutritional health, and food security issues. In addition, the coordinator will... Read more
Assistant Horticulturist, Butterflies & Blooms
Requisition Number: 535
Overview: The assistant horticulturist works closely with Interpretive Program staff in the exhibition to maintain the plants and butterflies and to facilitate the visitor experience during public hours. The person in this position also works with Horticulture & Visitor Services.
Assistant Horticulturist, Seasonal A-H
Requisition Number: 516
Overview: The assistant horticulturist seasonals work closely with 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 out in the gardens and assisting with the supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers. There are eight positions who will be working in different areas with responsibilities... Read more
College First Instructor A-B
Requisition Number: 537
Overview: To deliver a seven-week summer, hands-on science internship program for students in grades 11 – 12. The instructor will collaborate with a co-instructor to deliver an environmental science curriculum with emphasis on Environmental Justice and STEM, and oversee student mentorship assignments and individual research projects. The instructor should be available to work for 37.5 hours/week from June... Read more
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.
English Walled Garden Intern
Requisition Number: 481
Overview: Learn how to properly maintain a public display garden by working with a senior horticulturist and his or her team of staff and volunteers. Other assigned gardens may include the Circle Garden, Sensory Garden, Waterfall Garden, Dwarf Conifer Garden, and the Lakeside Garden. Attend regular staff meetings, field trips, and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers to learn about general botanic... Read more
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
Japanese Garden Intern
Requisition Number: 482
Overview: Learn how to properly maintain a public display garden by working with a senior horticulturist and his or her team of staff and volunteers. Other assigned gardens may including Evening Island, Green Roof Gardens, and the Evaluation Gardens. Attend regular staff meetings, field trips, and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers to learn about general botanic garden operations.
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.
Plants of Concern, Natural Areas Monitoring Assistant
Requisition Number: 531
Overview: Plants of Concern (POC) is recruiting for a seasonal research assistant to assist in developing and implementing a protocol for rapidly assessing natural areas owned by the Chicago Park District. This 12-week, 35-hour/week position involves collecting data at a wide variety of natural areas owned by the Chicago Park District, including restored and remnant beaches, prairies, woodlands, and... Read more
Public Relations Intern
Requisition Number: 549
Overview: Paid public relations three-month internship. Twenty hours a week, working with the Garden’s public relations team to coordinate social and legacy media coverage for the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Science First Assistant A-B
Requisition Number: 538
Overview: This position assists the manager of secondary education and career programs and the Science First instructors with the Science First program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the instructors to 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... Read more
Science First Instructor A-B
Requisition Number: 539
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 21 to August 10,... Read more
Staff Engineer A-B
Requisition Number: 533
Overview: Set up, operate, and take down trains for Model Railroad Garden exhibition and Wonderland Express exhibition.
Tour Guide A-D
Requisition Number: 525
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 when driving a 76-passenger or 18-passenger open air tram or walking on designated routes throughout the Garden. As part of Visitor Services, this... 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
Volunteer Facilitator, Butterflies & Blooms
Requisition Number: 534
Overview: The person in this position oversees the interpretive programs volunteers in the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition and supports other aspects of the exhibition. This tented summer exhibition is exposed to outdoor conditions, and features a butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live butterflies and moths.
Windy City Harvest Youth Farm Intern
Requisition Number: 493
Overview: Work with Chicago's most innovative horticulture training program for teens, the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm! The Windy City Harvest Youth Farm interns will work as part of a dedicated, energetic team at one of our sustainable farms, working alongside teenagers to produce vibrant young people and delicious, organically-grown food for underserved communities. Windy City Harvest Youth Farm... Read more

Internship

English Walled Garden Intern
Requisition Number: 481
Overview: Learn how to properly maintain a public display garden by working with a senior horticulturist and his or her team of staff and volunteers. Other assigned gardens may include the Circle Garden, Sensory Garden, Waterfall Garden, Dwarf Conifer Garden, and the Lakeside Garden. Attend regular staff meetings, field trips, and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers to learn about general botanic... Read more
Interpretive Programs Intern
Requisition Number: 478
Overview: Gain hands-on experience in museum education programs and volunteer management while assisting with and supporting seasonal programs in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, Malott Japanese Garden, English Walled Garden, and Butterflies & Blooms exhibition. Learn operational aspects of a botanic garden/museum setting by working on a variety of projects and attending internal and... Read more
Japanese Garden Intern
Requisition Number: 482
Overview: Learn how to properly maintain a public display garden by working with a senior horticulturist and his or her team of staff and volunteers. Other assigned gardens may including Evening Island, Green Roof Gardens, and the Evaluation Gardens. Attend regular staff meetings, field trips, and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers to learn about general botanic garden operations.