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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 2018 was named by Mediacorp as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the third year in a row, partly due to the work of Arboretum and the Centre for Urban Ecology.  Humber College also won Smart Commute's 2017 Employer of the Year Award for the Toronto region.

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

Work-study students work on a construction project in the Arboretum

Work on Campus: Student Employment Opportunities

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. Past positions have offered work in:

  • student gardener
  • landscape construction 
  • greenhouse operation 
  • nature education
  • summer camp 
  • business operations 
  • office & events assistance
  • graphic design
  • videography/photography 

Current and prospective Humber College and Guelph-Humber students can visit Humber Career Services to learn about eligibility for work-study positions and search for currently available opportunities.


Humber Arboretum Ambassadors: Student Volunteer Opportunities 

Another way for students to get involved is to apply to be a Humber Arboretum Ambassador. This program provides opportunities to 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. Based on their skills and interests, HAAs focus on one of three streams:

  • Community Connector
  • Media Maven
  • Nature Steward

The application process to become an HAA will generally open in the late summer and close in late September. Please visit the Humber Arboretum Ambassadors page to learn more

(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