Student Employment Opportunities
in Environmental Studies
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
Contact: Shirley Mellema 550-793-3618