Landscape Architect-Registered (a.k.a Landscape Arboretum Director)

Winona, MN

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/14/19
Salary: $25.72-$37.90; dependent on experience
Reference Number: 32210

About This Organization

Nestled within the Mississippi River’s Driftless Region in Winona, the Island City in southeastern Minnesota’s river bluff country, is situated Winona State University. Over 125 acres of campus and nearby forested bluffs constitute the newly designated Landscape Arboretum at Winona State University that has been established for the purpose of supporting public enjoyment, education, recreation and scientific study.

An important educational tool for WSU’s educational mission, the Arboretum will become a “living laboratory and classroom” for student and faculty research as well as for education within the region. Plant material is being labeled with both their scientific and popular names, and features a host of additional information accessible by smartphone via a QR code. Additionally and importantly, the Arboretum provides an aesthetically pleasing and supportive environment for student learning at WSU.

Presently in the planning and development stage, the campus arboretum has bold plans to become a regional arboretum featuring trees and plants native to the southeastern Minnesota region. Most species of trees native to Minnesota are already available for public enjoyment and the campus is adorned with both native and commercial species of flowers and grasses in addition to several memorial gardens. For decades, the WSU campus landscape has been a destination for visitors from near and far who seek to enjoy and learn more about the rich diversity of the landscape characterizing the southeastern Minnesota Mississippi River valley.

Educational tours, outreach education classes and workshops, special events and volunteer opportunities, are among the plans being developed for WSU’s arboretum.

Job Duties

Winona State University invites applications for the position of Landscape Architect-Registered (a.k.a Landscape Arboretum Director). As our Arboretum Director, you will be responsible for providing administrative leadership, planning and program management for the campus Landscape Arboretum. This includes conducting community and educational outreach to students, faculty, staff, and the public, and serving as a university liaison to city, county and regional governments and organizations in support of the Landscape Arboretum mission and vision.

WSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for this position are: (1) a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in landscape architecture or related field of study; (2) the ability to obtain licensure with the Minnesota Board AELSLAGID as a Landscape Architect by time of hire; (3) Four years of full-time professional experience in planning, design and program management, or equivalent experience; (5) experience and/or training in Autodesk AutoCAD 2018 software, ESRI ArcGIS software, Trimble Survey Controller (or similar) field collection software, GPS and conventional surveying equipment and methods, including total stations and automatic and digital levels; and (6) a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.


$25.72-$37.90; dependent on experience

Other Info

To be considered for this position, please submit your application via the State of Minnesota’s career website The position vacancy number this is 32210. Application deadline is 5/14/2019. Note: No hard copy applications will be accepted.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter and resume