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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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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
Horticulturist, Learning Campus Garden
Requisition Number: 552
Overview: Provide an attractive area consisting of the Learning Campus Garden and the Smelzer Garden for the education and enjoyment of visitors.
Lead Teacher
Requisition Number: 553
Overview: Teach in a high quality, mission-based early childhood educational program. Implement developmentally appropriate lessons to children ages 3–5 in a nature-based preschool setting.
Manager, Hospitality Services, Event Support, Receiving & Recycling
Requisition Number: 551
Overview: This position oversees core support functions that directly impact virtually our entire on-site audience, whether they are enjoying a casual visit, an education class, a special exhibition, a corporate meeting, one of our signature events, or a private party. The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the world’s great botanic gardens and living museums, known for its stunning collection of... Read more
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.
Teacher Assistant A-C
Requisition Number: 554
Overview: Assist the lead teacher in a high quality, mission-based early childhood educational program. Implement developmentally appropriate lessons to children ages 3-5 in a nature-based preschool setting.
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

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.
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
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.
Rodeo Farm Coordinator, Windy City Harvest
Requisition Number: 550
Overview: Windy City Harvest is looking for a coordinator to oversee our Rodeo Farm located at 26th Place & Rockwell. This is an intensive 1-acre production farm and 1-acre composting operation that also houses a small apiary, 1,200-square-foot hoophouse, and milkweed research project. The purpose of this farm is to grow the highest quality produce for our wholesale partners, meeting a sales goal and... Read more
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
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

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.