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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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Assistant Plant Health Care, Seasonal
Requisition Number: 634
Overview: The seasonal assistant plant health care position will perform manual weed control, spray herbicides, and perform general landscape maintenance. This position also assists the plant health care specialists with other duties such as fertilization, pruning, equipment maintenance, making spray treatments, aerating turf, and other projects. As needed, this position will assist with general landscape... Read more
Corps Crew Leader
Requisition Number: 664
Overview: Join a team of dedicated, mission-driven, urban farmers to oversee a crew in the Windy City Harvest Corps job-training program. WCHC is looking for three farm production crew leaders who are prepared for hard work and are self-motivated with high energy for day-to-day manual labor. Experience working with adults returning to or entering the workforce is necessary. The ideal candidate for these... 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.
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
Operations Assistant, Member & Donor Services
Requisition Number: 661
Overview: Perform all aspects of membership payment processing and data entry for the Membership Department.
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
Requisition Number: 649
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-B
Requisition Number: 648
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
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: 646
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 guests to the Garden, the visitor support associate will also accurately record attendance figures, perform cash-handling functions, and direct people to the correct locations.
Windy City Harvest Youth Farm Intern A-C
Requisition Number: 635
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 undeserved communities. Windy City Harvest Youth Farm... Read more

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.
Director, Grant Management
Requisition Number: 660
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: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. That mission inspires more than one million people a year who visit and tens of... Read more
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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
Horticulturist, Entrance Gardens
Requisition Number: 624
Overview: Maintain an area consisting of the Parking Lots, Link, Visitor’s Center Plaza and bridge through weeding, watering,deadheading, fertilizing, planting, removing debris, pruning, edging, mowing, mulching, winterizing, removing snow, maintaining and inventorying tools.
Manager, Camp Programs
Requisition Number: 665
Overview: Plans and supervises income-generating, full- and half-day programs for children ages 2-15 at the Garden, including day camps in summer, school day-off camps, and during winter break. Some weekend and evening hours required.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Requisition Number: 667
Overview: We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to assist in the population genetic component of an NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity grant titled “Landscapes of linalool: scent-mediated diversification of flowers and moths across western North America.”
Proviso Partnership for Health (PP4H) Farm Coordinator
Requisition Number: 670
Overview: Windy City Harvest is looking for a dedicated farm coordinator to oversee and maintain the PP4H Giving Garden. The farm began with a partnership between Proviso Partners for Health (PP4H) and the Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest program. Both organizations share the belief that access to fresh fruits and vegetables can transform individual and community health. The Farm... 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
Social Marketing Community Specialist
Requisition Number: 663
Overview: The Social Marketing Community Specialist is responsible for engaging with our online community, increasing our social media reach, engagement, and conversation. This will contribute to our brand awareness and convert audiences into visitors, repeat visitors, customers, and brand advocates. The community specialist joins our director of social media and public relations as the voice of the Garden... Read more
Student Field Trip Instructor A-B
Requisition Number: 654
Overview: To teach hands-on science field trips for grades preK –12, including delivering inquiry and standards-based programming with an emphasis on plant-based learning, prepping and maintaining program materials, and greeting school groups. Both indoor and outdoor teaching is required. This part-time resource position has varied hours, depending on the time of year.
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Requisition Number: 581
Overview: Welcome, screen, and place applicants in appropriate service, according to the skills of the volunteer and the needs of the Garden. Administer volunteer services Garden-wide and cultivate volunteer support staffing while offering five-star customer service in all interactions.
Web Applications Developer
Requisition Number: 662
Overview: The web applications developer works in the Conservation Science Department developing and maintaining web applications written in Laravel and Vue.js, as well as some legacy Drupal applications. Applications are used by staff, citizen scientists, volunteers, students, and interns. The applications developer develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software. They... 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