Employment Opportunities

The Arboretum offers the following job openings. To  apply, please visit the U of M employment page, click "search postings" and enter the requisition number of the job listed below. Applicants must complete the University's on-line application form and, if required, submit any additional documents listed on the job posting with the application. For further information about open positions, please contact our Human Resources office at 612-301-7724.

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CURRENT OPENINGS:

Development Officer--Corporate Relations: 75% (30 hours per week)

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is seeking a Development Officer to establish and manage the Arboretum's interface with the corporate/business community including philanthropy, partnership, in-kind donations, board of trustee recruitment and stewardship of corporate executives. For more information or to be considered for this position please apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html (reference Job ID 300696).

Office Support Assistant--Gift Processing and Purchasing Data Entry: 14 hours per week (Mar - Dec) - 7 hours per day (Wed, Thu or Fri)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Raiser's Edge
  • Experience with Peoplesoft
  • Experience with database management
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to take initiative and function independently in a team environment
  • Strong numbers orientation with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated analytical and ability to problem solve, analyze alternative solutions and recognize opportunities for improvement
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and requests; exercise authority to ensure that are goals are met 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain relationships at all organizational levels
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Ability to handle information with discretion and confidentiality

If interested in the position email resume and cover letter to riley007@umn.edu.

Development Officer: Planned Gift Officer: Part Time -75% - 30 hours per week.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is seeking a Development Officer to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive planned gift program designed to identify, educate, cultivate, and solicit donors/members for planned gifts to assist in meeting future needs of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.This position reports to the Director of Development and Membership.  

For more information or to be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html (reference Job ID 300699).

Assistant Gardener: Full Time, 7-Month Seasonal
The Arboretum is seeking a seasonal, full time, Assistant Gardener. Responsibilities include,maintaining display gardens, research plots and greenhouses at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center.  This position is a full-time - seasonal (7-month) - Teamsters Unit 3 position; typically beginning April 1st and ending on October 31st annually.

For more information or to be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html (reference Job ID 301165).

Building and Grounds Worker: Full Time

The Arboretum is seeking a Full Time Building and Grounds Workers. Responsibilities include: Cleaning the Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center buildings and providing setup and take down of tables, chairs and equipment for group room rentals.This position is represented by the Teamsters Unit 3 bargaining unit.

For more information or to be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html (reference Job ID 301285).

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

No Internships available at this time.

—Horticulture: CLOSED for 2015 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.

Applications for 2014 internships will be accepted until positions are filled.


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