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Urban Agriculture and Related Job Opportunities

Austin Community Food Co-op: Community Relations Associate, apply by 9/23/22

Openlands: Garden and Nature Education Coordinator: School Gardens and Nature Based Learning Support, Department of Education,  Garden and Nature Education Coordinator: Birds in My Neighborhood Support, Department of Education, and more with rolling deadlines

Windy City Harvest: Apprenticeship program (complete interest form by 9/28/22), Harvest Corps Coordinator and Director of Strategic Initiatives rolling deadlines

Growing Home: Farm Educator I, apply by 9/21/22

North Lawndale Greening Committee: G2T Hub Coordinator, rolling deadline

Gary Comer Youth Center: Urban Agriculture Instructor, rolling deadline

The Plant: Bubbly Dynamics & Wilder Fields – multiple positions, rolling deadline

Gardeneers: Americorps Job Description ’23, rolling deadline

Southside Blooms: Community Organizer, and Delivery Drivers, rolling deadlines

Vivant Gardening:  Garden Assistant, rolling deadline

Chicago Urban Lights Farm: Associate Director for Individual Giving & Associate Director for Fundraising Events, rolling deadlines

Chicago Specialty Gardens – Seasonal Landscape Technician, rolling deadline

Urban Growers Collective:  Grower in Training (accepting applications for future consideration),  and more

Black Farmer Fund: Business Support Lead, and more, rolling deadline

Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project: Community Navigator Independent Contractor and Bilingual Intake and Administrative Assistant and more, rolling deadlines

40 Acres Fresh Market: Market Manager, rolling deadline

Community Food Navigator: Project Executive Director, rolling deadline

The Land Connection: Farmland Access Program Manager, rolling deadline

Ongoing Job Opportunities: visit the website for ongoing opportunities

Windy City Harvest via Chicago Botanical Garden: Employment Opportunities

The Urban Canopy: Careers

Urban Grower’s Collective: Employment Opportunities 

Land Connection: Employment opportunities 

Friends of the forest preserve: Full time and seasonal opportunities 

Forest Preserves of Cook County: Employment opportunities 

Savana Institute: Employment Opportunities 

Greater Chicago Food Depository: Careers

Other opportunities (voluntary, some with gift card/stipend)

USDA: BIPOC Farmers Survey 

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the department of Human Development and Family Studies: LGBT+ Farmers survey 


Additional Resources for Urban and/or Sustainable Agriculture Opportunities in the Midwest & Nationally