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—check out the featured video on what a Day in the Life of an Arborist is like at The Morton Arboretum:

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  


Affiliated providers of Arboretum services

Aramark, the Arboretum's onsite catering and food service provider, seeks candidates to fill the position of Catering Manager.  LEARN MORE