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So you like dirt, trees, clean storm drains, and puppy dogs too?! Well then, we’re glad you found your way to our job opportunities. 

Although our headquarters is in a renovated warehouse near Fountain Square (across from Dairy Queen and Sam’s Silver Circle. . . double score), we serve residents and communities all over Marion County. From cleanups to tree plantings, KIB works in all places, with all people, in all weather. 

Full-Time Positions

Vice President of Native Landscapes

The Vice President of Native Landscapes plans, directs, and oversees operations activities for the Department of Native Landscapes (DNL) which includes GreenSpace, Community Forestry, and Urban Ecology/Youth Employment. This is a senior level employee who actively contributes to strategy and decision-making for the organization. This position is responsible for implementing efficient operations to meet current and future needs of KIB. This role contributes to our mission of a cleaner, greener, and more environmentally equitable city through strategic goal setting, leadership, and subject matter expertise in the areas of habitat management, urban forestry, and placemaking. 

To read the full job description click here. 

Neighborhood Engagement Program Manager

As Neighborhood Engagement Program Manager, you will work closely with the Director of the Community Engagement Department (CE) to develop a strategy for outreach, with a focus on external facing efforts within and beyond KIB programming. You will respond to the needs and goals of individuals and neighborhood groups, as well as ensure KIB’s programmatic goals are met. You will manage KIB’s community-facing initiatives, with support from the Community Engagement team, to further access resources in low-income and majority minority neighborhoods.  

To read the full job description click here. 

Part-Time Positions/Internships

We currently have no part-time positions or internships available. 

Summer Jobs

Urban Naturalists

The Urban Naturalist program works to naturalize, preserve, and maintain the urban ecosystems in Indianapolis. We seek individuals who promote professionalism, are interested in gaining hands-on horticultural and arboricultural training, learning personal and environmental responsibility, and who are happy working in a team of college students. 

Applications for this year’s Urban Naturalists are currently closed. You can learn more about the program here.

Youth Tree Team

The Youth Tree Team helps our city’s trees grow! YTT is a seven-week, summer job for high school students and college-age leaders who are interested in improving their community through tree care and gaining leadership experience. The work season runs June through July.

Applications for this year’s Youth Tree Team are currently closed. Learn more about the program here.

KIB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KIB helps people and nature thrive most effectively when we reflect the diversity of perspectives, voices, and abilities found throughout our city. The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our work, from supporting biodiversity in nature to engaging communities.

KIB is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants, including persons of color, people who are LGBTQIA+, veterans, people who are multilingual or multicultural, and individuals of various ages and abilities to help us create a team with a broad range of backgrounds and thinking.