Lurie Garden Public Horticulture Apprentice

Located in the Millennium Park in Chicago, the Lurie Garden is seeking horticulture apprentice.

The Lurie Garden Chicago
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The garden, designed by Seattle-based landscape architecture firm GGN and garden designers Piet Oudolf and Jacqueline van der Kloet is a premier example of naturalistic garden design and an urban model of responsible horticulture, providing a habitat for a wide variety of plants, animals, and insects.

The 2024 Lurie Garden Public Horticulture Apprentice will report to the Head Horticulturist and be a significant contributor to the Garden’s day-to-day horticultural operations. The Apprentice will also hone their public horticulture skills by participating in all aspects of operations with the Garden and across Millennium Park. The Apprentice will interact with Garden volunteers, contractors, visitors, and other stakeholders in accomplishing their horticulture duties. Through visits to local public gardens and nurseries, the Apprentice will gain insight into garden careers in horticulture industry. The Apprentice is expected to begin work in April or May, continuing through August or September. Exact dates are negotiable.

The candidate will have a strong interest in public horticulture, landscape/garden design, perennial plant production, and ecologically informed horticulture required. A combination of education and experience in horticulture, landscape/garden design, perennial plant production, ecologically informed horticulture, and/or related fields required.

  • Full-time, 40 hours per week (occasional evening and/or weekend hours)
  • Position begins in April/May and ends in August/September 2024 (15-20 weeks).
  • Hourly pay rate $18/hour.
  • Monthly housing stipend of $1,300.
  • Reports to: Head Horticulturist, Lurie Garden.

Full job and application details here.