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A Place to Grow.

Holden Forests & Gardens is not just a great place to visit, it’s a wonderful place to work. Discover the opportunities now available for potential employees and interns.

Holden Forests & Gardens is an equal opportunity, ADA Employer and a Drug-free Work Place.

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is made up of two of Northeast Ohio’s most important environmental and cultural institutions — Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden — whose mission is to connect people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities.  The 12th largest public garden in the country, HF&G has over 17,000 member households and more than 380,000 annual visitors who enjoy inspirational and educational experiences. HF&G is making a positive impact in the region and beyond through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, nature-based educational programs, and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses. 

When you join HF&G, you join a team of professionals who are passionate about improving Northeast Ohio’s communities through our mission-driven programs. By joining HF&G, you will not only have the opportunity to work in a beautiful setting, but you will also have the opportunity to contribute to our fulfilling and groundbreaking work. 

To apply for a position at Holden Forests & Gardens, click on the job title below. From there you will be directed to the specific application process for each role.



Other Opportunities

Sprouting Young Scientists Instructor (SPYS)

The Education department is looking for a few energetic individuals interested in delivering our preschool outreach program to children three to five years old in area preschools. The work is a part-time subcontract during the school day and takes place from September to November and January to July. Individuals should have experience working with preschool-age students. A natural science background and a love of nature are preferred.

Qualified applicants interested in our Sprouting Young Scientist Instructors should review complete job description here then submit a résumé and 3 professional references to Rebecca Thompson- academicprograms@holdenfg.org

Growing Students in Science Instructor

The Holden Arboretum is looking for an energetic individual interested in teaching second through fifth graders as part of our Growing Students in Science Program. The work is part-time, sub-contract, during the school day, and takes place end of January-June. Individuals should have experience working with students in the elementary grades. A natural science background and a love of the outdoors are preferred.

Qualified applicants interested in our Growing Students in Science Instructor position should review complete job description here then submit a résumé and 3 professional references to Rebecca Thompson- academicprograms@holdenfg.org

Birthday Party Guide

The Education department seeks an organized, creative, and friendly team member to support the Public Programs Coordinator as a Birthday Party Guide. Guides will set up, greet the Birthday family, lead, and tear down aspects of themed birthday parties at the Holden Arboretum. Birthday parties are held for children four (4) to fifteen (15) years of age. This position’s primary location is at the Holden Arboretum which spans 3,600 acres; the 200 core acres include themed gardens, trails, and plant collections with access to natural areas.

Apply:

Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Qualified applicants interested in the Birthday Party Guide should review complete job description here then submit résumé and 3 professional references to Dana Lettl at dlettl@holdenfg.org.

To apply for current open positions, please click on the job title above to take you directly to the application process for each role. For general questions email: employment@holdenfg.org.

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