Job – Assistant Gardener, MUN Botanical Garden

Employment Position Available at MUN Botanical Garden – Assistant Gardener, April 15 – November 30, 2013. To apply, please visit the website. Posting end date (and application deadline) is this Friday, March 22.

The assistant gardener will perform seasonal maintenance of the gardens (April – November) on a Sunday to Thursday schedule.

Under the supervision of the head gardener, the assistant gardener will be responsible for garden maintenance, such as but not limited to:  digging, cultivating, weeding and watering the display beds, greenhouse and nursery areas. Tasks will also include soil mixing, leaf shredding, planting, pruning, and maintaining plant inventories.  The assistant gardener will also be required to answer inquiries from the general public and participate in public workshops.  This position involves fairly heavy manual labour and the successful applicant must be physically fit and not opposed to working outside in inclement weather.

The assistant gardener works closely with all Botanical Garden staff and has contact with the general public, so applicants should be polite and work well with others.  This position also requires the successful applicant to be able to work well independently.

The successful applicant should have experience (1-3 years) in propagation and garden maintenance, graduation from high school, supplemented by the successful completion of horticulture courses equivalent to second year university or college; or any equivalent combination of industry experience and training.