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Jobs at the Arb

The Humber Arboretum employs both regular staff and work-study students for positions in areas such as horticulture, landscaping, nature education, events management, communication, and administration. All staff are employed through Humber College, which in 2019 was named by Mediacorp as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the fourth year in a row. Humber College also won Smart Commute's 2017 Employer of the Year Award for the Toronto region.

Work on Campus: Arboretum Student Employment Overview

The Humber Arboretum hires Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber students for a variety of challenging, hands-on Work Study positions throughout the year. No matter your program of study, you can apply for an engaging and fulfilling role at the Arb. 

Recurring positions offer work in:

  • gardening, landscape construction, and greenhouse operations (learn more about Student Gardener jobs)
  • nature education and children's day camp (learn more about student jobs at summer nature camp)
  • business operations and office & events assistance
  • social media, graphic design, and videography/photography 

Along with paid employment experience, working at the Arb also offers students the opportunity to learn about nature and add to their Co-Curricular Record.

Work Study Positions Currently Available at the Humber Arboretum

The following positions are Work Study Only. Current and prospective Humber College and Guelph-Humber students can visit Humber Career Services to learn about eligibility for Work Study positions, apply for Work Study approval, and use CareerConnect to search for other currently available opportunities across campus.

Get Help With Your Application

Did you know that Humber Career Services offers students help with resume and cover letter writing? Visit their website to read online resources, get personalized feedback on your resume, take part in workshops, and more: Careers.humber.ca 

Permanent and Contract Employment 

All regular full- and part-time staff of the Humber Arboretum are employed through Humber College. Visit the Humber College Careers Portal at any time to search for the most up-to-date information on available positions and to apply.

An Arboretum staff member tends to the greenwall

Learning by Leading™: Student Service Learning Opportunities 

Another way for students to get involved at the Arboretum is to apply to take part in a Learning by Leading™ opportunity. Developed by the University of California at Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, the Learning by Leading™ Program is based on the idea that students learn best by taking leadership in helping to solve real-world problems. Learning by Leading™ at the Humber Arboretum provides a growing number of experiential and service learning opportunities for Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber students that will develop some of the same skills as working at the Arb, and is a great way to explore your related interests in a fun and supportive environment.

Any students can get involved with:

  • The Humber Arboretum Ambassadors (community outreach)
  • The Arb Creatives (communications)

[The Sustainable Horticulture and Environmental Stewardship branch is integrated with our Student Gardener positions]

Applications to join the Arb Ambassadors or the Arb Creatives will generally open in the late summer and close in late September. Please visit the Learning by Leading™ page for more details.

(Tip: If you are interested in joining but discover you have missed the current year's deadline, it could still be worth sending an email!)

A student assembles a bird house