Gardener

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 14 April

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Full-time Contractl; April 2019 - September 2019
    Wage & Pay Grade: $27.96/hour (PG19)
    Date Posted: March 11, 2019

    Who we are…

    The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 108 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $48 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams:  the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance.  The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best we can be.

    We are looking for a hardworking and passionate individual to ensure that our grounds are maintained and kept to a high standard for our guests and the community. The Gardener of the PNE Tech Services Department will work under the direction of the Manager, Tech Services and garden, manage and cultivate various plants, flowers and shrubs that are on the PNE site.

    Why join our Team?

    Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    Flexible work environment
    Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
    Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
    Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
    On-site fitness center
    Competitive compensation package
    Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

    What will you do this year?

    In your role as a Gardener, your primary accountabilities will be to:

    Responsible for taking care of the various plants, flowers, and shrubs that are present on the grounds
    Plant, cultivate, fertilize, spray, and prune numerous varieties of plants, flowers, shrubs, bushes, and trees
    Assign and supervise the work of one or more Gardener’s Helpers engaged in routine gardening tasks
    Ensure projects are completed within specified time and notify supervisor if difficulties arise
    Ability to operate and maintain gardening equipment and tools
    Maintain a safe and clean work environment
    Perform other related duties as assigned

    What else?

    Must have a valid class 5 BC Driver’s License
    Enrolled or graduated from a recognized horticultural or landscaping program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    3 years of gardening experience is preferred
    Thorough knowledge of the planting, cultivating and care of a wide variety of plants, shrubs, trees and flowers; of methods, materials, tools and practices
    Excellent knowledge of plant material
    Ability to perform continuous strenuous activity
    Capable of working at heights and lifting heavy materials up to WCB restrictions
    Physically able to work in awkward positions
    Possess knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions of the construction trades
    Ability to interact with the public and answer gardening related questions as required
    Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English for the purposes of written or oral instructions, timesheets and documentation of work
    Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

    Who are you?

    Passionate
    Hardworking
    Horticulturist
    Customer service driven
     
    Where and when to APPLY?

    Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Years of experience: 2
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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