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.

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. 

Other Opportunities

NOWCorp Positions

Holden Forests & Gardens will be a site for 3 NOWCorp members in fall of 2022. More information about the NOWCorp AmeriCorp program and how to apply can be found here at the bottom of the page. Priority consideration for applications submitted by July 22, 2022.

HF&G NOWCorp Positions:

Conservation Specialist

Core and Outer Trails Assistant

Core Natural Areas Assistant

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.


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

Qualified applicants should review complete job description here then submit résumé and 3 professional references to Dana Lettl at

Call for Artists

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is seeking an artist/artists to create semi-permanent sculptural installations at the Cleveland Botanical Garden campus’ Hershey’s Children’s Garden this summer. We are specifically looking for work made from upcycled/found/recycled materials that is resilient to year-round elements and appropriate for a children’s garden where children will be able to touch the pieces. These sculptures are meant to replace existing pieces that are around the scale of a wheelbarrow or park bench.

Interested artists should submit a resume or CV, at least 2 examples of previous work relevant to a project of this type, and a written description of the how the project would be approached, including how the process would result in a work that will be relevant within a children’s play-based environment. After reviewing these proposals, we will select up to 3 artists to submit a more detailed plan and provide more details about timeline and compensation.
If you have any questions or are interested in submitting a proposal for consideration, please email

To apply for any open positions or opportunities for future roles, please send and resume and letter of interest to

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