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.

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Assistant Horticulturist, Outdoor Children's Classroom
Requisition Number: 785
Overview: Provide an attractive area consisting of the Outdoor Children’s Classroom, Butterfly Exhibit, and the walk from the Learning Center Campus to the Visitor’s Center for the education and enjoyment of visitors. Work weekend and holiday duty on a rotational basis during the growing season and winter exhibits to water plants and perform general garden maintenance. This is a Full-time position working... Read more
Director of Board Operations
Requisition Number: 790
Overview: Manage the strategic and operational needs of the Garden’s Board of Directors and up to two auxiliary boards, ensuring effective volunteer leadership, engagement, and alignment with the organization’s strategic imperatives. This position is the main point of contact for board members and is responsible for ensuring and supporting a strong governance program.
Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer; Vice President of Learning & Engagement; and Chief Scientist and Negaunee Vice President of Science
Requisition Number: 791
Overview: Provide confidential, executive-level administrative support to the Chief Development Officer, Vice President of Learning & Engagement, and Chief Scientist and Negaunee Vice President of Science. Serve as integral member of administrative team supporting senior management. Translate all internal written communication for staff from English to Spanish. Be an exceptional ambassador representing... Read more
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Requisition Number: 792
Overview: Provide confidential, executive-level administrative support to the President and CEO and serve as integral member of administrative team supporting senior management. Be an exceptional ambassador representing the Garden and its President & CEO to internal and external stakeholders. Passionate about the Garden’s mission-driven organization that is dedicated to cultivating the power of plants... Read more
Human Resources Specialist
Requisition Number: 795
Overview: The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for supporting the Human Resources department in a variety of both analytical and transactional duties. The Human Resources Specialist has direct contact with all Garden staff and applicants via phone, in person, conferencing software (e.g. Zoom), and email. They will work closely with the Vice President of Human Resources and the Senior Manager of... Read more
Research Technician (Glencoe,IL & Gothic, CO)
Requisition Number: 793
Overview: Assist Principle Investigator (Amy Iler, Conservation Scientist) in overseeing student trainees and conduct fieldwork on an experimental demography project that asks how changes in pollination affect plant population growth rates. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The lab manager will organize fieldwork and the trainees during the summer field season, assigning them tasks... Read more

Seasonal

Lightscape - Security Visitor Support
Requisition Number: 786
Overview: The Lightscape—security, visitor support position will be posted in specific Garden locations to keep our visitors safe along a lighted trail on Malott Japanese Garden or assigned to assist in vehicle traffic control. The ideal applicant has a friendly, outgoing demeanor and is flexible to support the team. Training is provided and all shift posts are located outside. This is a seasonal... Read more
Research Technician
Requisition Number: 794
Overview: Conduct lab work associated with an experimental demography project that asks how changes in pollination affect plant population growth rates. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The position is based at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Start date is in November 2020. Position is for approximately 2 months. This is a seasonal part time position, flexible work days up to 15 hours... Read more
Visitor Support Associate (A-B)
Requisition Number: 771
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. This is a Seasonal Full-time position starting in July... Read more
WCH Produce Delivery Driver
Requisition Number: 788
Overview: Windy City Harvest is looking for a dependable and efficient delivery driver. They will be responsible for delivering WCH produce and VeggieRx boxes in the Chicago area in a professional and efficient manner. WCH Produce Delivery Driver will help support WCH Incubator farmers in delivering their produce to WCH markets. They will pick up and deliver produce while practicing food-safety and... Read more