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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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Adult Education Program Assistant
Requisition Number: 558
Overview: Provide excellent customer service and operational and programmatic support to students, instructors, and staff. Implement high-quality programming that provides opportunities for lifelong learning and enrichment.
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.
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.
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.
Horticulturist, Waterfall Garden & Dwarf Conifer Garden
Requisition Number: 559
Overview: Provide an attractive area consisting of the Waterfall Garden and Dwarf Conifer 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.
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.
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.
Propagation Intern
Requisition Number: 479
Overview: To learn about and gain experience in the propagating of plants by assisting with the propagation of annuals, perennials, native plants, tropical plants, and floriculture crops grown in the production greenhouses and nursery. Attend regular staff meetings, field trips, and weekly intern meetings with guest speakers during the summer to learn about general Chicago Botanic Garden operations.
Research Lab Manager
Requisition Number: 561
Overview: Assist principal investigator (conservation scientist Amy Iler) 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, Assistant Horticulturist A-C
Requisition Number: 563
Overview: The seasonal assistant horticulturists work closely with the 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 in the gardens and assisting with the supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers. There are three positions that will be working in different areas with... 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
Market Research Surveyor
Requisition Number: 555
Overview: The surveyor will be responsible for engaging with visitors to administer electronic surveys—the first step in a very important audience learning plan in which the Garden is investing. The surveyor will invite randomly selected visitors to take a brief survey as they are exiting the Garden, either at the Crescent Garden, the Bridge, or in the Visitor Center, as well as the Regenstein Learning... Read more