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Working at the Arboretum

Staff of The Morton Arboretum taken in May, 2018. Staffers are standing in rows and the front row if holding a large banner reading Celebrate Arbor Day 2018.
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. 

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 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 apply 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

Diversity and Inclusion

The Morton Arboretum is committed to a culture of diversity among those who work, volunteer, and visit here. LEARN MORE

Monthly Tree Ambassador

Get to know some of our staff and learn what it’s like to be a Champion of Trees at The Morton Arboretum.  learn more