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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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Coordinator, Botanical Outreach & Communication
Requisition Number: 577
Overview: To assist with outreach efforts related to Seeds of Success and the Plant Conservation and Restoration Program of the Bureau of Land Management, communicating with a wide variety of audiences including federal, state, local officials; tribal agencies; elected officials; non-governmental organizations and interest groups; industry; traditional and new media outlets; public land users; and other... Read more
Coordinator, Human Resources
Requisition Number: 584
Overview: The Human Resources coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Human Resources department in a variety of duties that include both clerical and analytical. The Human Resources coordinator will have direct contact with all Garden staff and applicants via phone, email, or in person. They will work behind the scenes to support all Human Resources functions including recruitment, training,... Read more
Coordinator, Visitor Events & Programs
Requisition Number: 580
Overview: Support planning and implementation of public events that attract current and new audiences to the Garden and enhance the visitor experience while adhering to established Garden standards.
Coordinator, Windy City Harvest Youth Farm in Lake County
Requisition Number: 578
Overview: Since 2003, the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm has served as a vital youth development program for high school students in and around the City of Chicago. This summer employment opportunity exposes youth to various issues around food systems and leadership through paid employment on an urban farm. The site coordinator’s role is to oversee and coordinate all aspects of program delivery. This... Read more
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, Social Marketing & Public Relations
Requisition Number: 574
Overview: The director, Social Marketing and Public Relations, is a marketing enthusiast who can strategize and guide the development of both long-term and in-the-moment social media and public relations strategies for the Garden across platforms. This passionate, digitally savvy marketer will lead and oversee the Garden’s earned and shared media initiatives.
Email & Web Designer
Requisition Number: 569
Overview: As a Chicago Botanic Garden email and web designer, you will play an important part in communicating with our audience through the production of email campaigns, and design and execution on our website chicagobotanic.org. The web developer is responsible for the design and execution of responsive design in Drupal, and development of email promotions in Sales Force Marketing Cloud.
Foreman, Grounds
Requisition Number: 560
Overview: The grounds foreman performs general landscaping and grounds maintenance, operates landscaping equipment, supervises crews, and provides horticultural support for all garden areas. The person in this position will perform manual labor and lead work crews to maintain the highest level of landscape maintenance. There will be occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours requested.
GIS Analyst
Requisition Number: 576
Overview: Coordinate and implement data analysis and mapping for the Seeds of Success (SOS) National Collection and the BLM Plant Conservation and Restoration Program. Position is located at the Washington, D.C., Office of Bureau of Land Management.
Intern Program Manager
Requisition Number: 583
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks to hire a science intern program manager to oversee our college and post-graduate internship programs, including the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program (www.clminternship.org) and the Chicago Botanic Garden's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (www.cbgreu.org). The CLM and REU Programs represent the Garden’s broadest efforts to... Read more
Postdoctoral Researcher
Requisition Number: 573
Overview: We are hiring a postdoctoral research associate for three years to lead the bioinformatics and genome sequencing efforts of an NSF-funded, Phylogenetic Systematics grant titled “Unlocking the evolutionary history of Schiedea (carnation family, Caryophyllaceae): rapid radiation of an endemic plant genus in the Hawaiian Islands.” This project integrates fieldwork, genome sequencing, phylogenomics,... Read more
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.
Supervising Mechanic
Requisition Number: 582
Overview: This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Garden vehicles, equipment, and various tools.
Supervising Plumber
Requisition Number: 585
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.
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.
Farm Production Crew Leader
Requisition Number: 586
Overview: Join a team of dedicated, mission-driven, urban farmers to oversee a crew in the Windy City Harvest Corps jobs training program. Windy City Harvest Corps is looking for three farm production crew leaders who are prepared for hard work and 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... 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
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.
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