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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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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.
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
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.

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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - No Longer Accepting Applications
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
Financial Accountant
Requisition Number: 676
Overview: Maintain the day-to-day accounting functions of the Chicago Botanic Garden and assist in reporting financial information while maintaining or improving internal accounting controls and efficiency.
Greenhouse Technician
Requisition Number: 672
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 exhibitions such as the Orchid Show and Lightscape, with careful attention to detail. Work with the curator of bonsai to water bonsai that are on public display. The work week will include one weekend day and occasional holidays.
Junior PHP Developer
Requisition Number: 662
Overview: The Junior PHP Developer position works in the Conservation Science Department developing and maintaining web applications written in Laravel and Vue.js, as well as legacy Drupal applications. We are looking for a self-starting professional to join our team.
Marketing and Editorial Content Writer
Requisition Number: 675
Overview: To provide marketing, editorial, and communications content in support of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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.”
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 Media Specialist
Requisition Number: 663
Overview: The Social Media Specialist is responsible for developing engaging content for our online community to drive conversation that contributes to our brand awareness and convert audiences into visitors, members, and brand advocates. The Specialist joins our Director, Social Media and Public Relations to execute a strategy that enthusiastically communicates directly with our diverse audience as the... 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