Working at the Arboretum

Staff of The Morton Arboretum taken in April, 2017. Staffers are standing in rows and the front row if holding a large banner reading Celebrate Arbor Day 2017
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.

WATCH VIDEOS to see some of the ways we are more than a walk in the woods.

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  


The Morton Arboretum offers experiential learning opportuntities to students interested in pursuing careers in horticulture or science.  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