Student Arboretum Assistant

Environmental Studies

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Student Arboretum Assistant -- Linnaeus Arboretum 

   Student Arboretum Assistants will assist the Arboretum staff with a wide range of duties relating to outdoor education, gardens, habitat management as well as the maintenance and management of the Interpretive Center.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

            Assist in developing educational material for the Arboretum

            Plan events for students, campus, and St. Peter community

            Assist in office work, decorating (for events), and errands

            Assist with the Director/Naturalist and Administrative Assistant’s projects

            Manage the Arboretum’s social networking presence

Preferred skills and abilities:

            Possesses an interest in the Arboretum and environmental education.
            Possesses a high level of energy

            Possesses a positive outlook and good people skills

            Ability to plan and facilitate events for students and community members

            Ability to be comfortable working outdoors

            Ability to work alone or as a team

            Ability to use small tools for gardening and maintenance

            Basic knowledge of office software (Microsoft Word, Excel)

Hours: Hours are planned around the assistant’s personal class/activity schedule. Normal hours will take place anywhere between 8am and 4:30pm. Weekly meetings within these hours are required and scheduled according to the assistants’ schedules. This job requires some evenings and weekends for Arboretum events.

Work environment: Most work will be indoors at the Interpretive Center, but also includes occasional light groundskeeping, gardening, and outdoor education duties.

Physical requirements: Ability to lift more than 20 lbs., climb ladders and use gardening tools may be required.



Must have federal, state, or institutional work study


Shirley Mellema | | 507-933- 618

Posted: Tue Oct 3, 2017

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