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Great Careers Grow Here.

We are always in search of motivated people and lifelong learners with an interest in the art of growing plants.
If you like working outdoors, daily physical activity, or have experience in landscaping, agriculture or ecological restoration, please send us a resume any time. Active job postings are below:

Horticultural Nursery Staff

 

Type of Job: Summer Student and/or Full-Time Seasonal (May to mid-December); potential for winter work

Positions Available: 2

Wages: Hourly wage to be negotiated based on experience. Production staff is paid on a combination of hourly and piecework bonus system for performance on certain propagation tasks such as potting.

Work Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays, some Saturdays required during busy season.

 

Staff can expect to participate in:

  • Assisting with potting and production: digging, cutting and dividing plants to prepare them for sale, transplanting seedlings and rooted cuttings, etc

  • Field planting cuttings and divisions

  • Order picking and tagging customer orders

  • Confirming counts of material

  • Weeding/field maintenance

  • Tree planting/mulching

  • Scouting for insects and disease

  • Assisting with greenhouse maintenance: covering/uncovering poly, replacing/leveling floor materials, painting, etc

  • Light construction, repair and equipment maintenance duties relevant to farm and nursery operations

  • Perform housekeeping duties around work areas

  • Reporting to supervisor where necessary 

 

The above list is not a complete list of duties as work duties can vary day-to-day and by month and weather. We do work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, so please be prepared to dress accordingly. Duties above require a significant level of physical conditioning. If you have trouble with back pain or joint injury, please consider before applying. Ground Covers Unlimited places a high priority on safety in the workplace. Staff must recognize the importance of this issue in all aspects of farm operations and are trained and expected to follow current company policies and procedures.

 

Assets for Application, but not required:

Previous experience in greenhouse, nursery, landscaping or agricultural settings, familiarity with the operation of small machinery, power tools, and safety procedures, and/or a demonstrated capability of a mid-sized farm equipment.
Education in agribusiness, plant biology, horticulture or restoration ecology aids in a greater understanding of the changing market needs.

 

Other requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and personal transportation required to and from work.

  • Candidates must provide proof of an up-to-date tetanus shot before commencing work for exposure to the field and potting soil.

  • Must supply own CSA-approved footwear and suitable clothing for outdoor work (i.e. rain coat).

We appreciate all efforts involved in submitting applications. However, we will contact only selected candidates for an interview. Thank you.

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