Employees of The Morton Arboretum are tree champions—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.
To attract and retain the best staff, The Morton Arboretum offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package as part of overall compensation. In addition to a robust benefits package, the opportunity to work alongside a group of dedicated professionals whose passion is the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world may be the best benefit of all. learn more
WATCH VIDEOS to see some of the ways the Arboretum is more than a walk in the woods.
The Morton Arboretum staff includes full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff in a variety of roles. Open positions are available to view and apply online. learn more
The Morton Arboretum offers experiential learning opportuntities to students interested in pursuing careers in horticulture or science. learn more
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
Diversity and Inclusion
The Morton Arboretum is committed to a culture of diversity among those who work, volunteer, and visit here. LEARN MORE
Employee Core Values
The Morton Arboretum’s mission is focused on trees, people, communities, and the environment. Employees with diverse skills and backgrounds unite as one workforce to make impacts through science and conservation, education, plant collections, and outreach. Core values guide employee conduct as we pursue the Arboretum’s mission together. LEARN MORE
Monthly Tree Ambassador
Get to know some of our staff and learn what it’s like to be a tree champion at The Morton Arboretum. learn more