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)
—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 assembling and caring for one to two exhibits of the Bruce Munro "Winter Light at the Arboretum" exhibition. This position is also responsible for attending (with one other person per night) to the cleanliness and maintenance of 9 bathrooms, lobby areas and hall. This will require a person who is detail oriented and may need a small amount of mechanical thinking and willl be in contact with the public on a moderate basis. Position hours and days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from approximately 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm, November 13th, 2016 through April 2nd, 2017.
65% - Clean, maintain and storage of exhibit and areas where the public is allowed within the Snyder Building and Oswald Visitors Center.
30% - Set up and tear down of exhibit on a nightly basis.
5% - Other duties as needed.
Additional Information: Some Tables weigh 35 pounds each, others as much as 60 pounds each, and full garbage bags usually weigh around 50 pounds each. The positional worker must be able to perform these job functions without the aid of another person as the positional worker may be working by his or her self after the building is closed for the day.
To apply, please complete a TACE application and email to: Laura Boerbon email@example.com.
—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
—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.
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.
—Seasonal Visitor Services Associate: 67 Day
This position is responsible for assisting the Visitor Services team with greeting guests and collecting admission, promoting and selling equipment rentals and tram admission while providing top quality customer service during the Bruce Munro "Winter Light at the Arboretum" exhibition and will evening and weekend hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights between from approximately November 13th, 2016 through April 2nd, 2017.
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.