Employment

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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Seasonal

Assistant Horticulturist
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
Exhibition Installer
Requisition Number: 238
Groundskeeper
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.
Security Officer
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
Shuttle Van Driver
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.
Tour Guide/Event & Exhibition Sales
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

Regular

Assistant Horticulturist, Entrance Gardens
Requisition Number: 249
Overview: Make a great first impression on visitors to the Garden by maintaining the first gardens they see upon arrival at the highest level. Maintain an area consisting of the Barbara Carr Administrative Center, path from the Administrative Center to the Grunsfeld CHildren's Growing Garden and Entrance Gardens through weeding, watering, dead heading, fertilizing, planting, removing debris, pruning,... Read more
Coordinator, Visitor Operations
Requisition Number: 251
Overview: Maintain administrative tasks to set the groundwork for an efficient and productive department. Supervise and support the staff responsible for the daily operations at the ticketed front line areas which support the Tour Programs, Public Program events and Visitor Services for the Chicago Botanic Garden. Based upon the mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden, this is done in such way that provides... Read more
Exhibitions & Program Production Manager
Requisition Number: 248
Overview: The Exhibitions & Program Production Manager reports to the Director of Visitor Events & Programs and works in close collaboration with the Vice President of Visitor Experience & Business Development and the Executive Vice President and Director. He/she oversees the temporary exhibition space in the Regenstein Center as well as various other permanent and temporary exhibitions within... Read more
Horticultural Specialist
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.
Security Operations Specialist
Requisition Number: 240
Specialist, Plant Health Care
Requisition Number: 247
Overview: To maintain quality plant collections in gardens, grounds and turf through the use of an integrated pest management program including preventive, biological, cultural and chemical control methods.

Internship

Plant Evaluation Intern
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
Propagation Intern
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
Student Media Relations Intern
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.