Employment Opportunities

The Arboretum offers the following job openings. To  apply, please follow the instructions that appear at the end of each individual listing. For further information about open positions, please contact our Human Resources office at 612-301-7724.

CURRENT OPENINGS (click on links to page down to listing)

Events and Exhibit Specialist

The University of Minnesota Arboretum delights and inspires hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Events and Exhibits Specialist plays a critical role working with the Manager of Signature Events & Exhibits as well as the Arboretum Facilities Rental and Visitor Services Team to assure development and delivery of world class, dynamic special events and related projects throughout the year for our Arboretum members and the general public. The Signature Events and Exhibits Specialist is part of the Facilities Rental and Visitor Services team. For more information and to apply please submit an application on the U of MN employment website http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and reference job id 312005.


—Master Gardener Extension Educator and Education Manager

The Master Gardener Extension Educator & Education Manager position is part of the University of Minnesota Extension program and will be located at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Responsibilities and performance expectations include; (80%) Manage the Horticulture Continuum of Learning (Grow U) education program. (15%) Manage horticulture educational program communications. (5%) Engage with the national Extension Master Gardener network. This position reports to the Director, Extension State MG Program (and Arboretum Education). A Master's degree in horticulture, plant sciences, agronomy, agricultural education, botany, plant conservation, education, curriculum and instruction, instructional design, or a related field is a required qualification. Initial application review will begin on September 16, 2016 and will remain open until filled. For more information and to apply, please submit an application on the U of MN employment website http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and reference Job ID 312605.


67-day Building and Grounds Team Support

This position is responsible for assisting the B&G team with cleaning the Arboretum buildings and facilities and providing event setup and take down of tables, chairs and equipment for group room rentals during the afternoon, evening and weekend hours. Hours can run late into the evening. The position requires, bending down to clean toilets, pick up dirt from floor after sweeping, pick up debris from floor and to lift items that need to be transported from one area to another. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and climb 8-foot ladders. To apply, please complete a TACE application and email to: Laura Boerbon lboerbon@umn.edu.


Seasonal Assistant Gardener 7 Months - (April-October Annually)

The Assistant Gardener position is responsible for maintaining display gardens, research plots and greenhouses at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center located in Chaska, MN. Schedule will vary. This position is a full-time - seasonal (7-month) position; typically beginning April 1st and ending on October 31st annually and is located in Chaska, MN . For more information and to apply please submit an application on the U of MN employment website http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and reference job id 311773.


Building and Grounds Worker - (Full-time, 12-month)

This position is responsible for cleaning the Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center buildings and providing setup and take down of tables, chairs and equipment for group room rentals. The position requires, on a daily basis, bending down to clean toilets, pick up dirt from floor after sweeping, pick up debris from floor and to lift items that need to be transported from one area to another, pulling and pushing mop, broom and vacuum cleaner; lifting and carrying tables, chairs, garbage bags, boxes of varying weight levels. For more information and to apply please submit an application on the U of MN employment website http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and reference job id 312830


67-Day Temporary Wedding Garden Attendant Positions (May-October)

$13-$15 per hour. Hours will vary and include evenings and weekends.
This position is responsible for providing services to clients, conveying information to Arboretum staff, and providing on-site coordination of activities during event. Coordinate all details of wedding ceremonies, receptions and groom's dinners in accordance with Arboretum policies. Convey changes that occur because of inclement weather, family requests or facility problems to appropriate staff (i.e. Visitor Services, Catering, Lobby Desk, and Grounds). Ensure the gardens are cleaned up following ceremonies. Arrive one hour prior to wedding to place signage, introduce self to contact person and remain at the wedding site until all guests have vacated the venue. Meet with Events and Exhibit Manager for details of schedules, procedures and updates and attend on going training. Act as site coordinator during event: Dress code required. Fill out post event report. To apply: complete a TACE application and return completed form to Front desk or Human Resources.


67-Day Gatehouse Attendant Positions (May-October)

$13-$15 per hour. Hours will vary and include evenings and weekends. 
This position is responsible for greeting guests and collecting admission while providing top quality customer service. This position will requires superior customer service with an ability to work with a diverse group of clientele, attention to detail, and a strong knowledge of the Arboretum . Ability to stand for 4-6 hours continuously. To apply: complete a TACE application and return completed form to Front desk or Human Resources. To apply: complete a TACE application and return completed form to Front desk or Human Resources.


PT - Education Office Assistant

This position is part of the Arboretum Education Registrar work team, and assists the team in meeting work goals. The office assistant requires an interest and ability to interact in a professional/positive manner with the public via phone, email, and in person, and have the ability to juggle multiple tasks.

Schedule
14 hours per week as scheduled (includes one Saturday a month), with flexibility for occasional coverage of office staff when absent or during peak times up to 20 hours per week.

For more information and to apply please submit an application on the U of MN employment website http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and reference job id 313007.


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

No internship opportunities are available at this time.


Horticulture Internships: CLOSED for 2016 Applications. Click here for More Information.


About the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

As a premier pubic garden and cultural destination, and international horticultural research center, the Arboretum is a community resource that contributes to the horticultural, economic, and intellectual lives of Minnesotans and people all over the world.  Named as one of the "10 great places to smell the flowers" by USA Today, the Arboretum boasts 21,000 members, 1,800 volunteers and more than 318,000 visitors annually. The Arboretum features 1,215 acres, 32 display and specialty gardens, 48 general plant collections and more than 5,000 plant species and varieties.

Founded more than 50 years ago, in 1958, the Arboretum is a part of the Department of Horticultural Science, in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

Located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a western suburb of the Minneapolis/St Paul metropolitan area, the Arboretum is approximately 9 miles west of Interstate 494.The mission of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is to be a resource for horticultural and environmental information, research, and public education. To inspire and delight visitors with quality plants in well designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas.

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