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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Alum Liaison - Roads Taken Project
Requisition Number: 802
Overview: The Alum Liaison’s job is to identify, contact, and recruit alumni of College First to participate in a National Science Foundation research project exploring education and career paths. The Alum Liaison serves as the representative of College First to alumni. The Alum Liaison will attend online training, participate in monthly calls with project leaders, obtain contact information for potential... Read more
Lead Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (Ridgecrest, CA)
Requisition Number: 797
Overview: The lead botanist is a contract-funded position for 20 months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Ridgecrest, California. The position will be part of a team of two (1 botanist and 1 field technician) conducting restoration-sized operational native seed collections. The lead botanist will lead the team and coordinate and communicate with Chicago Botanic Garden and BLM... Read more
Senior Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (Sacramento, CA)
Requisition Number: 799
Overview: This senior botanist is a contract-funded position for 12 months, stationed at the BLM California State office in Sacramento, CA. The position will involve managing and coordinating BLM California Plant Conservation and Restoration Program (PCRP) data and preparing reports, as well as working with BLM staff to help plan and implement Seeds of Success (SOS) seed collections across the state. This... Read more

Year-Round

Bilingual 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
Chief Development Officer
Requisition Number: 803
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks candidates for the role of Chief Development Officer. This individual leads and guides the development and implementation of the Garden’s comprehensive fundraising efforts (including major donors, corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, membership, and capital and endowment campaigns), assures alliance with mission and strategy, cultivates a culture of... 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.
Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (Las Vegas, NV)
Requisition Number: 801
Overview: The field technician is a contract-funded position for 12 months, with an optional period of an additional eight months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The position will be part of a team of two (1 botanist and 1 field technician) conducting restoration-sized operational native seed collections, developing proposed actions for National Environmental... Read more
Field Technician - Bureau of Land Management (Ridgecrest, CA)
Requisition Number: 798
Overview: The field technician is a contract-funded position for 20 months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Ridgecrest, California. The position will be part of a team of two (1 botanist and 1 field technician) conducting restoration-sized operational native seed collections. The anticipated start date of the position is January 25, 2021, working Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m... Read more
Lead Botanist - Bureau of Land Management (Las Vegas, NV)
Requisition Number: 800
Overview: The lead botanist is a contract-funded position for 12 months, with an option period of an additional eight months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The position will be part of a team of two (1 botanist and 1 field technician) conducting restoration-sized operational native seed collections, developing proposed actions for National Environmental... 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
Lightscape - Visitor Assistant
Requisition Number: 787
Overview: The visitor assistant (fall/ winter events) position is seasonal from now through January 3, 2021, for Lightscape event. The ideal applicant has a friendly, outgoing demeanor and exceptional customer relations skills, is flexible, and is able to work independently, as well as part of a team. All positions are evening shifts beginning at approximately 3:15 p.m. and lasting six or seven 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