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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Requisition Number: 246
Overview: Assist the Plant Production staff in day-to-day greenhouse and nursery operations, with a focus on greenhouse duties. Help with plant deliveries throughout the Chicago Botanic Garden as needed. The assistant grower 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. Assist with... Read more
Requisition Number: 241
Overview: The work schedule is 20 hours per week and requires flexibility throughout the year. From April through October, the work schedule includes one weekend day. From November through March, the work schedule is generally on weekdays.
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Requisition Number: 202 A-H
Overview: The assistant horticulturist, seasonal, works closely with the horticulturists to maintain a diverse collection of plants in different display gardens, with high attention to detail. The assistant horticulturists will spend most of their time working out in the gardens and assisting with the supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers. There are eight positions that will be working in... Read more
Requisition Number: 203
Overview: As an assistant for plant health care, seasonal, you will remove weeds, apply herbicide, operate small equipment, and assist with other activities as the Plant Health Care Department needs.
Requisition Number: 238
Requisition Number: 222
Overview: The family programs instructor will facilitate a range of hands-on, nature-themed education activities and programs for children and families. This part-time resource position requires weekend hours, and the schedule varies from week to week.
Requisition Number: 214 1-43
Overview: The groundskeeper, seasonal, performs general landscaping and grounds maintenance, consisting primarily of manual labor under the direction of the full-time horticulture staff. There may be occasional weekend and holiday hours requested.
Requisition Number: 207 A-F
Overview: Do you like to walk around the Chicago Botanic Garden? How about riding in a golf cart? Do you enjoy helping people? Maybe a seasonal position in the Security Department is right for you. As a security officer, you would have a variety of duties including patrolling, enforcing Garden rules, and assisting visitors. Excellent customer service skills are required. A. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:... Read more
Requisition Number: 208
Overview: There's nothing like a nice drive through the Chicago Botanic Garden, especially when you're paid to do it. As a seasonal shuttle van driver, you would work every weekend and holiday, driving employees, volunteers, and others from a remote parking area to the heart of the Garden and back. Excellent driving record and customer service skills are required.
Requisition Number: 244
Overview: Do you enjoy interacting with people and plants? As an ambassador of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the ideal applicant has exceptional communications and customer-relations skills. Tour guides provide 35-minute scripted tours to adults and children while driving an open air tram or walking. As part of Visitor Operations, this staff person supports Garden events and exhibitions through ticket sales... Read more
Requisition Number: 209 A-C
Overview: Are you a people person? How would you like to personally welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden this year? We need gatehouse cashiers to welcome our visitors and collect parking fees. Various shift hours available. Must be able to work weekends. Cash-handling experience and excellent customer service skills are required. A. Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m... Read more
Requisition Number: 201
Overview: Do you have an interest in learning about new garden plants? Would you like to be a part of a program that shares information on how ornamental plants grow with professional horticulturists, landscape designers, educators, researchers, and home gardeners? The Plant Evaluation internship provides an opportunity to observe plants in outdoor gardens and document their performance through data... Read more
Requisition Number: 239
Overview: Education and interpretation are important facets of the day-to-day Garden operations. The intern will work closely with the Production staff and gain practical knowledge in the growing of native and nonnative taxa. Interns will also have the opportunity to get exposure to general Garden operations by attending Production staff meetings and intern meetings with guest speakers during the summer... Read more
Requisition Number: 238
Overview: Seeking senior-level media relations intern to volunteer at the Chicago Botanic Garden -- the second-most visited botanic garden in the U.S. and the most beautiful place in the Chicago area.