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Lead Horticulturlist - Whistle Bear Golf Club

Job Number: 1

Permanent   |  cambridge, Ontario   |  Posted on Jan 13, 2020 ← Back

Whistle Bear Golf Club is an 18 - hole Private Golf Course and Premier Event Facility located in Cambridge ontario. We have an exciting opportunity in the role of Lead Horticulturalist. As a key member of the Whistle Bear Turf Team, the Lead Horticulturalist will be an energetic and passionate individual responsible for the care of our extensive Club House and surrounding property gardens. 

Role Summary 

The Horticulturlist, under the supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent, manages gardens thoughout our extensive property, including our one of a kind wedding chapel. It will be the responsibility of the Lead Horticulturalist to monitor all required daily activities, supervise any team members assigned under their direction and assist in the long term vision of the clubs planted areas. This position offers the following:

  • Benefits 
  • Year - round employment (if desired)
  • Competitive hourly wage 

Candidate Requirments 

  • Diploma / degree or extensive experience in horticulture 
  • Knowledge of the characteristics, groth habit and proper cutivation of a wide selection of flowering bulbs,perennials, annuals, shurbs and trees. 
  • Knowledge of the proper use and various fertilizers, soil conditioners, and pest control methods and materials.
  • Knowledge of IPM as it relates to plant material and to implement accepted IPM strategies into the gardens 
  • Ability to prioritize work schedules to meet the plants needs and functions held at the club
  • Ability to supervise and train Team members to achieve daily and long term goals 
  • Ability to follow safe work practices as outlined in OSHA and club policies 
  • Valid drives license 


Candidate Assets 

  • Possession of a valid Pesticide License
  • Ability to use design software 
  • Experience operating golf course equipment


To apply for this opportunity, please email Tom@whistlebear.ca with the following information:

Cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, what you will bring to the role, and why you are a great cadidate. 

CV or Resume 

Applications will be received until February 1oth 2020. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. 



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Whistle Bear Golf Club

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cambridge, Ontario

Start Date

Mar 02, 2020

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