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 952-443-1410.
If you are interested in applying for an occasional temporary position, please download form.
—Part-time Office Assistant: Provide support to the Administration Department for general office support, vacation coverage and special projects as assigned. Position responsibilities: Assist with daily incoming and outgoing mail processing, provide general office support to Executive Secretary, assist with MLA Foundation support, data gathering for Three-Mile Drive survey, other special projects as assigned
Required Qualifications: BA degree or equivalent work experience. Ability to determine, organize and prioritize activities. Attention to detail plus the ability to plan. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to be discrete and handle confidential information appropriately. Successful completion of a background check.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in Executive office support role. Project management experience. Creative thinker. Ability to multitask and handle diverse projects efficiently.
To apply please send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Laura Boerbon at email@example.com
—Wedding Garden Attendant/Circulator Driver Position
Number of positions available: 3
Time frame they will be on staff actively scheduled: September & October
This position is responsible for duties such as driving the 11 passenger circulator safely around 3 mile drive or the Parking areas, adhering to posted speed limits, greeting passengers, providing suggestions to visitors on what to see at each stop, maintain a schedule time to minimize waits at each stop, assist visitors in wheelchairs on and off the circulator, communicate issues to supervisor and vehicle maintenance staff as needed, for working as a team to set up & take down chairs and tables for ceremonies, and provide excellent customer service to Arboretum visitors, clients and wedding guests. Variable scheduled work hours mainly on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays. Days and hours may vary dependent upon events and activities. Schedules are no more than 8 hours in a day but most commonly between 4-5 hours.
- High School diploma/GED
- Must have a valid Minnesota driver's license.
- Ability to lift 20-30 lbs
- Age 19 or older
- Ability to successfully pass a background check
- Ability to work as a team or individually and follow directions
- Must have good customer service skills and the ability to interact with guests of all ages.
- Requires the ability to stand or sit for up to 4 hours on a continuous basis.
- Ability to communicate well with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups in a wide variety of situations.
- Familiarity with Landscape Arboretum programs, grounds and buildings.
- Previous experience working with Weddings
To apply, please fill out a TACE application.
—Horticulture Manager. U of MN Classification #9339 - Asst Dept Director: Reporting to the Director of Operations and Research. The Horticulture Manager will be responsible for managing the horticulture programs at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center including living plant collections, display gardens, model landscapes and ecological restorations. In addition, manage greenhouse and propagation areas and facilities required for new Center for Plant Conservation and North American Plant Collection Consortium projects. This position is responsible for 7 day per week operations of the horticulture programs and for maintaining plantings to high quality standards and that follows the Arboretum's Plant Collection Policy, curatorial standards, and aesthetic expectations. In addition, plan and manage development and restoration of the Lake Tamarack property to meet Arboretum goals and program needs.
As an institution committed to demonstrating excellence through diversity, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. For more information and to apply see the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112560 All applicants must apply through the University of Minnesota on-line application process. Complete U of MN application and attach a cover letter, resume and list of contact information for at least 3 professional references.
—Arboretum Restaurant. Several seasonal positions available. Download more information.
—Horticulture: OPEN for 2014 Applications.
—Event Planning: CLOSED for 2013 Applications.
Applications for 2014 internships will be accepted until positions are filled.