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Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum 2 of 3

  • Organization or Program Name

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

  • Primary Organization/Program Contact Name

Yousef Rabhi

  • E-mail address for Primary Contact Person


  • Role of person completing this form

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Phone Number*


  • Organization or program web site


  • Number of positions available (e.g. 1, 2, etc.)


  • Location & address where employment would take place

Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105) and/or Nichols Arboretum (1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor MI 48104)

  • Describe the position's primary tasks and duties.

Greenhouse, Garden and Collections Assistant - Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens locations. Assist horticulturists in the maintenance of our greenhouses, outdoor gardens and special collections. Work will include weeding, plant production, greenhouse maintenance, washing pots, mulching, fertilizing, watering, planting and winter preparation in outside gardens.

  • Describe the skills needed for this position ( e.g. able to tutor in middle-school math; able to lift heavy boxes,etc.).

Garden, landscape, or nursery experience is preferred but not necessary. Must have the ability to work independently.

  • Describe any attitude and/or behaviors necessary for this position (e.g comfortable working with the elderly; interested in youth development,etc.).

A love and appreciation of nature and plants!

  • Approximate number of hours a week available for this position
  • 11-15
  • Ideal days & times available for this position

Days and times will be discussed and agreed upon with supervisor.

  • Is transportation available to your program/organization?


  • Additional Information regarding your organization and/or this position (e.g. this position would be valuable for this type of academic major,etc.).

Learn all aspects of garden management and specific horticultural skills related to the various gardens and collections. In addition, will gain experience in public garden management.


To Apply:

Please email Mr. Yousef Rabhi your cover letter detailing which position you are seeking and resume to yorabhi@umich.edu

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