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.

Our Values:

  • 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.



Other Opportunities

Summer Camp Instructor

The Summer Camp Instructor helps lead summer camps at Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Opportunities include leading educational summer day-camps with families and groups of children ages 6-13 in beautiful outdoor settings. For more details about the position click here. Qualified applicants should submit résumé, cover letter, and 3 professional references to [email protected]

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: [email protected].

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