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Working at the Arboretum


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.

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


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