Benefits Highlights

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.
 

Full-time Tree Champions

Compensation for the work performed at The Morton Arboretum represents a comprehensive, competitive package comprising base wages and benefits.  The Morton Arboretum values the dedicated contributions of employees and recognizes that fulfillment of the institution’s mission of tree planting and conservation is only possible through the collective efforts of its employees.  In addition to providing fair, market-based wages, the Arboretum offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees.  

  • Medical Coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Dental Coverage through Guardian
  • Health Savings Account (for participants in the high deductible health plan)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (health care and dependent care)
  • Organization paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan through Vanguard, with employer match on first 6% deferred
  • Arboretum sponsored Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Participation in voluntary benefits that include:
    • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Family Legal Protection
    • Pet Insurance
    • Vision
    • Critical Care Assistance
    • Accident Insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 10 Paid Sick Days
  • 15 Paid Vacation Days accrued in first year of employment
  • Up to 16 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Free admission 365 days/year
  • 30% discount on the purchase of Arboretum Membership
  • 20% discount in The Arboretum Store
  • 20% discount in the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
  • 10% discount on Facility Rental and Catering
  • 50% discount on Summer Science Camp registration for employee’s children or grandchildren
  • Discounts on Education Programs and Courses
  • Reciprocal admission to Brookfield Zoo, Shedd Aquarium & Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Various discounts to vendors including Verizon Wireless, Enterprise Car Rental, and AMC Movie Theaters
  • Borrowing privileges at the Sterling Morton Library
  • Service Recognition Program
  • Staff Recognition Program
  • Employee and Family Events


Part-time Tree Champions

Flexible work schedules, meeting new people and making friends are just a few of the benefits of joining the cadre of part-time employees at The Morton Arboretum.  Enjoy the best nature has to offer while enjoying these benefits and discounts. 

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan through Vanguard, with company match, if eligibility requirements are met
  • Arboretum sponsored Employee Assistance Program
  • Participation in voluntary benefits that include:
    • Identity Theft Protection
  • Wellness Program
  • 7.5 Paid Vacation Days, if you meet eligibility requirements
  • Free admission 365 days/year
  • 30% discount on the purchase of Arboretum Membership
  • 20% discount in The Arboretum Store
  • 20% discount in the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
  • 10% discount on Facility Rental and Catering
  • 50% discount on Summer Science Camp registration for employee’s children or grandchildren
  • Discounts on Education Programs and Courses
  • Reciprocal admission to Brookfield Zoo, Shedd Aquarium & Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Various discounts to vendors including Verizon Wireless, Enterprise Car Rental, and AMC Movie Theaters
  • Borrowing privileges at the Sterling Morton Library
  • Service Recognition Program
  • Staff Recognition Program
  • Employee and Family Events


Seasonal Tree Champions

In addition to working 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, The Morton Arboretum offers a selection of benefits and discounts during the duration of your employment.  Learn More:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan through Vanguard, for specific positions, with employer match if eligibility requirements requirements are met
  • Arboretum sponsored Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • Free admission to the Arboretum grounds
  • 30% discount on the purchase of Arboretum Membership
  • 20% discount in The Arboretum Store
  • 20% discount in the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
  • 10% discount on Facility Rental and Catering
  • 50% discount on Summer Science Camp registration for employee’s children or grandchildren
  • Discounts on Education Programs and Courses
  • Reciprocal admission to Brookfield Zoo, Shedd Aquarium & Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Various discounts to vendors including Verizon Wireless, Enterprise Car Rental, and AMC Movie Theaters
  • Borrowing privileges at the Sterling Morton Library
  • Staff Recognition Program
  • Employee and Family Events