Careers & Internships
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.
- Clarity of Purpose
- Curious Mind
- Power of Knowledge
- Sense of Belonging
- Forward Momentum
Benefits – Fulltime Employees
- Health, Dental and Vision
- 20 days of PTO. 2 Floating Holidays & 8 Recognized Holidays
- 403(b) Matching Retirement Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Short and Long-Term Disability
- Other Employee Perks (available to part-time staff as well)
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusiveness
Holden Forests & Gardens values an authentic sense of belonging at all levels of the organization, including staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and visitors. HF&G believes that working toward an equitable culture that values all perspectives enriches the work environment, helping achieve our goal to build a greener and healthier Northeast Ohio. HF&G has elevated diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusiveness work, naming it an organizational priority and cultural value. We are working to create and sustain a supportive environment and sense of belonging for people of all backgrounds. HF&G promotes an equitable approach in its hiring, retention, and promotion; in Board recruitment efforts; and in community partnerships and programming. HF&G also provides regular DEAI training for staff, managers, volunteers and Board to create a welcoming and accessible environment.
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. 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.
Holden Forests & Gardens values an authentic sense of belonging at all levels of the organization, including staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and visitors. HF&G believes that working toward an equitable culture that values all perspectives enriches the work environment, helping achieve our goal to build a greener and healthier Northeast Ohio. We are working to create and sustain a supportive environment and sense of belonging for people of all backgrounds. HF&G also provides regular DEAI training for staff, managers, volunteers and Board to create a welcoming and accessible environment. Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
Teach engaging plant and nature-related educational programs at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and at locations around Cleveland!
We are seeking some enthusiastic individuals to deliver educational programming at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and off-site to support our outreach efforts at local schools and recreational centers. Must be comfortable interacting with students in preschool through 8th grade. This part-time contractor work occurs mostly in the morning and early afternoon, Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Some outreach programming takes place during after school hours. Holden Forests & Gardens is looking for someone reliable and dedicated who can work well with students and other educators. A natural science and/or teaching background (formal or informal), and a love of plants and the natural world is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Qualified applicants interested in our Botanical Garden Academics Instructor position should review complete job description here then submit a résumé and 3 professional references to Lexi Carter at email@example.com
Growing Students in Science Instructor
The Holden Arboretum seeks 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. For more details or to submit a resume, please email Beck Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
NowCorps Member Openings at HF&G
For more information about each role, click on position title below. To apply, send a copy of your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please include the position(s) in which you are interested in the subject of the email. Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple positions. For more information about NowCorps AmeriCorps Program – Tinkers Creed Watershed Partners click here.
- NOWCorps Arboretum Core and Outer Trails Assistant
- NowCorp Biomes Assistant
- NOWCorps Conservation Horticulture Assistant
- NOWCorps Conservation Specialist
- NOWCorps Core Natural Areas Assistant
- NOWCorps Education Specialist
- NOWCorps Horticulture Woodland Garden Assistant
- NOWCorps Native Plant and Pollinator Specialist
- NOWCorps Working Woods NTFP Specialist
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.