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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Year-Round

Farm on Ogden Grower
Requisition Number: 741
Overview: To run all aspects of the Farm on Ogden's aquaponics farm horticulture production, oversee adjacent Youth Farm production, and provide supervisory back up when needed in other areas. The schedule for this position is Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 4p.m.; Friday, 8.am. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Operations Associate
Requisition Number: 740
Overview: Assist with gift processing, gift reporting, gift fulfillment (specifically Tribute gifts) and related special projects for the Member and Donor Services department.
Program Director, Windy City Harvest
Requisition Number: 753
Overview: To direct and support programmatic activities within the Windy City Harvest Department

Seasonal

Lead Preschool Teacher (A-B)
Requisition Number: 772
Overview: The lead teacher is responsible for delivering a high quality, mission-based, early childhood educational program. Implement developmentally appropriate lessons to children ages 3 – 5 in a nature-based setting. This is a ten-month position with an anticipated start at the end of August 2020 through the end of May 2021. There are two lead teacher positions with shifts as follows: Lead Preschool... Read more
Resource Assistant Preschool Teacher (A-E)
Requisition Number: 773
Overview: Assist the lead teacher in delivering a high quality, mission-based early childhood educational program. Implement developmentally appropriate lessons to children ages 3 – 5 in a nature-based setting. This is a ten-month resource position with an anticipated start at the end of August 2020 through the end of May 2021.
Security Officer (A-D)
Requisition Number: 767
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
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
Youth Farm Grower A-C
Requisition Number: 724
Overview: The youth farm grower is a mentor to the youth farm students, providing learning opportunities about growing food and sustainable agriculture. This is a hands-on position providing support to the team and providing guidance to students about agriculture. The youth farm grower will foster respect for the earth and the food we grow (and eat) with all of our program participants and the communities... Read more