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

Seasonal

Assistant Grower
Requisition Number: 806
Overview: Assist production staff in day-to-day greenhouse and nursery operations. Help with plant deliveries to Garden areas on a daily basis. Position needs to be flexible to work in changing environments and with different divisions within the department. Watering will be a focus of the position and a required skill set. One weekend day will be part of the normal work week, and the position will require... Read more
Assistant Horticulturist (A-G)
Requisition Number: 807
Overview: The assistant horticulturist seasonals 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 out in the gardens and assisting with the supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers. There are seven positions that will be working in different areas with... Read more

Year-Round

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
Plant Recorder
Requisition Number: 804
Overview: The plant recorder is a critical position in the service-oriented Living Plant Documentation department. This position interfaces with a number of constituents, including staff in horticulture, development, communications, science, education and senior management. Accuracy and timeliness of data delivery is of paramount importance. Plant identification skills are used frequently in addressing... Read more
Security Officer
Requisition Number: 805
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

Paid Internship

Veteran Interns (Veteran Internship Program)
Requisition Number: 808
Overview: Work under supervision in Garden Department while participating in the Veteran Internship Program to create a plan for transitioning to the civilian workforce. This is a seasonal Veteran Internship with an anticipated dates of May to August 2021, working approximately 30 hours a week.