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Urban Agriculture and Related Job Opportunities

Midwest GRIT: Unpaid; Farmers for Training Program, Applications recieved until March 3rd

University of Illinois Chicago: Agricultural Gardener Foreman

Chicago Food Policy Action Council: Community Fund Program Manager, Applications received by Sunday, January 1st will be given priority review. 

Urban Growers Collective:  Grower in Training ,  Fresh Moves Sales Associate, rolling deadline

National Young Farmers Coalition: (Co-) Executive Director, New Mexico Organizer, Farmer Grants Coordinator, rolling deadline

Wanda Farm: Farm Production Manager, Assistant Farm Production Manager, Customer Order Fufillment, rolling Deadline

Chicago Botanic Garden: Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship, rolling deadline

Americorps: Gardeneers, February 2023

Howard Brown Health: Youth Program Food Mannager, rolling application

Pilot Light: Director and Communications Assistant, Director of Development, rolling deadline

One Earth Film Festival: Marketing Manager, Director of Development, Development Coordinator, rolling deadline

Growing Home: Corporate& Relations Representative, Individual Giving Representative, Training& Developement Specialist, rolling deadline

Angelic Organics Learning Center: On Farm Program Manager, Roots& Wings Lead Educator, On- Farmer Educator, continuous deadlines

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

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

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

Ongoing Job Opportunities: visit the website for ongoing opportunities

The Organic Gardener: Greenhouse Assistant

Farming Work: Agronomist,  Agriculture Service Technician

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