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Crew Leader, Horticulture

Job Number: 2019-27-UIE

Contract   |  Winnipeg, Manitoba   |  Posted on Mar 09, 2019 ← Back

About Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada’s most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) located at 55 Pavilion Crescent in Winnipeg is the not-for-profit organization that oversees Assiniboine Park’s operations and ensures its ongoing redevelopment and financial viability. Our team is inspired to create and deliver extraordinary experiences for the people who visit and use the Park and Zoo including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public.


The Opportunity
We have an immediate need for up to three (3) Seasonal Crew Leaders, Horticulture who will who will report to a Horticulture Supervisor. This role is responsible for many elements of the day-to-day maintenance of horticultural aspects across the Park and Zoo such as maintaining the quality standards of horticulture practices and aesthetics required of a public garden and or zoo garden or habitat and preserving the integrity of the approved Horticulture Master Plan. 

This role performs horticultural work in the maintenance and installation of a diverse collection of plant material.

What you will do:

  • Lead a crew of Seasonal Gardener/Labourers under the direction of a Horticulture Supervisor.
  • Provide input into day-to-day task planning, record keeping, organizing and scheduling of their designated area.
  • Maintain, install and perform horticultural work in the maintenance and installation of a diverse collection of plant materials such as perennials, bedding plants, shrubs, bulbs and trees, by watering, cultivating, staking, pruning/cutting, tilling, and edging.
  • Create high end horticultural floral displays.
  • Assist other horticulture and grounds teams and perform related duties as required to ensure the master plan is achieved.
  • Assist with capital projects.
  • Maintain tool Inventory and maintenance, ensuring accurate quantities are available and in working condition.
  • Install and maintenance of gardens, shrub beds and tropical plants.
  • Ensure staff in their team follow all health and safety legislation, regulations and policies.

Required Qualifications

What you need to have:

  • A high school diploma with a minimum of  36 months (or 4 summer seasons) of horticultural experience.
  • Enrolment in or completion of a post-secondary degree in plant science, horticulture, or green space management is preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Candidates must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (documentation of physical capacity may be required).
  • Availability to work days and some evenings and weekends.

What you need to demonstrate:

  • Good understanding of the culture of plants.
  • Proficiency with appropriate computer programs for record keeping and administrative tasks.
  • Effective communication skills for maintaining respectful working relationships with fellow employees and relating well with visitors.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport within the team.
  • Strong decision making skills with the ability to multi-task and follow directions and plans as set out by the supervisor.
  • Ability to give guidance, support and mentorship to your team.
  • Mechanical aptitude for the operation of small engine machines and ability to operate related equipment and tools.

Successful candidates may be subject to a Criminal Record Check, and will be required to wear APC issued uniforms and provide their own safety footwear and inclement weather clothing.


How to apply:

Apply online on our career website at https://www.assiniboineparkzoo.ca/park-landing/home/join-our-team/careers by March 20, 2019 with your cover letter and resume. Position is located in Winnipeg, MB.

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Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Start Date

Apr 22, 2019

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