Student Employment Opportunities

The Botanical Garden hires full-time Memorial University of Newfoundland undergraduate students. Program of study does not need to correspond to the employment position, as resumes are reviewed for relevant work, volunteer and life experience. Students are hired in the following positions:

Full-Time Summer Employees

Summer positions range from 11-16 weeks and take place between May-August or June-August.

Although positions may change from year to year, the Garden usually hires full-time summer students in these departments:

  • Education

  • Gardening

  • Grounds Maintenance

  • Nursery

  • Visitor Services & Gift Shop

Applicants must have been full-time undergraduate students in the two preceding semesters, and have the intention of returning to full-time courses in the fall.

All available positions are posted through the website in March, with interviews taking place in early April. Positions are competitive as the Garden is a desirable place to work. Many positions are filled by returning staff, and staff often stay on for 2 or more seasons. For more direction on how to sign in to apply, please visit the Career Development and Experiential Learning website.

MUCEP positions

All available positions are posted on the website. MUCEP positions, 40 or 80 hours/semester, are posted during the first full week of classes in each semester. Although the available positions change from time to time here is a general list of the positions:

  • Education

  • Nursery

  • Public Programming

  • Social Media

  • Special Events

  • Visitor Services

Student Volunteers

Want to help out? We are always seeking student volunteers. Keep in mind that admission to the Garden is always free for Memorial students. Interested volunteers can find more information on our Friends of the Garden volunteer pages, or speak with a staff member in the department you are looking to volunteer with: Contact Page.

For more information on employment opportunities please contact Madonna Bishop, Manager & Research Liaison, 864-3328,