Working at the Arboretum

Employees of The Morton Arboretum are champions of trees—protecting and preserving them. They are passionate about trees and nature, and support the arboretum's mission in a variety of departments including research, collections, education, development, administration, horticulture, marketing, retail operations, and visitor services. Hear from staff directly on how they champion trees in their work through unique skills and talents:

The Arboretum offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, paid leave and a 401(K) plan with employer match.

The Morton Arboretum is a tobacco and smoke-free environment. The use of tobacco or related products will not be allowed indoors or out, within the boundaries of our grounds.

Open positions

The Morton Arboretum staff includes full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff in a variety of roles. Open positions are available to view and download online. learn more  


Each summer The Morton Arboretum offers two paid, institutional internships to students who are interested in pursuing a career at a public garden or arboretum. learn more  

Arboretum Staff

The vision of The Morton Arboretum is to be the leading center of tree expertise, inspiring the world to plant and protect trees. The management team strives to make that vision a reality by leading staff to achieve the goals of the Strategic Plan. learn more

Employee Arbor Day tree planting celebration Arbor Day Staff Tree Planting 2016