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)

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 Apple Graders

Assist apple production team with apple harvest and apple sorting, occasional apple picking, light housekeeping and assist with stocking of Apple House. Must be able to lift 55 lbs, read, write, and understand English language, follow oral and written instructions , have good color vision for sorting apples by color, able to and able stand up for 4-6 hours continuously. Hours will vary based upon apple production levels.
To apply please complete a TACE application and forward the Arboretum Human Resources Office.

Apple House/Gift & Garden Store Cashiers

Duties include: Cashiering, Customer Service, Stocking apples and gift items, Using forklift, Light housekeeping

Inventory control, Daily sales reconciliation, Opening and closing cash register. Hours: Variable, includes early evening and weekends. : Prefer cashier experience; customer service and sales experience.

To apply, please complete a TACE application and forward to the Arboretum Human Resources Office.


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.