The Garden is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 health crisis, and continues to accept applications for employment 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.

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Associate Vice President, Foundation and Corporate Relations
Requisition Number: 765
Overview: The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the world’s great botanic gardens and living museums, known for its stunning collection of landscapes and horticultural displays, as well as for its plant conservation science and education programs. Our mission—we cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life—inspires more than one million people a year who visit and tens of thousands more whom we... Read more
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


Shoreline Maintenance A-B
Requisition Number: 718
Overview: Strengthen the Chicago Botanic Garden's aquatic plant and urban lake studies program by maintaining aesthetic shoreline conditions and quality lakeshore habitat. Located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Garden's 385-acre campus includes 60 acres of lakes. Over the past 19 years, a half million native aquatic and shoreline plants have been added along 4.5 miles of our lakeshore... 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