The Morton Arboretum’s mission is focused on trees, people, communities, and the environment. Employees with diverse skills and backgrounds unite as one workforce to make impacts through science and conservation, education, plant collections, and outreach. Core values guide employee conduct as we pursue the Arboretum’s mission together.
Benefit from diverse perspectives. Acknowledge and overcome biases and engage others to do the same. Stand against racism and discrimination. Create a welcoming, accessible environment for all. Work deliberately to ensure an equitable Arboretum.
Be a responsible steward. Care for the collections, guests, supporters, and colleagues. Be mindful that work done today impacts the people and trees of tomorrow. Make a positive impact on the environment.
Respect one another. Appreciate diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds. Actively contribute to shared outcomes. Do what is best for the Arboretum.
Pursue knowledge and betterment. Challenge yourself to grow. Ask questions and listen openly to the perspectives of others. Experiment and evaluate to find improved ways of doing things. Find ways to increase effectiveness.
Make the Arboretum Exceptional
Take time to ensure a job well done. Give thought to the best possible approaches, plans, and outcomes. Make every aspect of the Arboretum the best it can be. Contribute to a great guest experience. Emphasize quality.