Garden Maintenance Lead Hand and Team Members

Job Number: 2

Contract to Hire   |  Stirling, Ontario   |  Posted on Feb 11, 2017 ← Back

Lavish is a small garden design, build and maintain company serving Hastings County. Located in Stirling, Ontario, we focus on delivering personalized and professional garden care to clients who love their gardens. We use current, sustainable horticultural practices, amend and care for soil ecosystems, create custom seasonal urns, design and install permanent and annual plantings, rejuvenate and renovate existing plantings, prune shrubs and small trees artistically for health and attractiveness, consult and educate our clientele.

Are you passionate about and take pride in your work? Do you love gardening and have a capacity for creativity, and an understanding of good design? On top of all that, do you agree that a good sense of humour is a must?

Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for 2 new members to join our team this year.

 

Garden Lead Hand

The Lead Hand will be responsible for interacting warmly and professionally with clients, directing other team members effectively and in a friendly manner to execute the tasks at hand, installing plants while following a garden design, identifying and reporting diseases or pest problems, performing all manner of gardening tasks, and reporting to the Owner.

Position is April-August, seasonal contract, part or full time with opportunity to continue thru December and be hired permanent.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Horticulture diploma/degree or 5 years relative gardening work experience

-Be independent and able to lead and teach other team members

-Strong work ethic & reliable passionate character

-Ability to interact professionally, warmly and with confidence with clients

-Some basic knowledge of landscape construction

-A flexible schedule and be able to work Monday – Friday, plus Saturdays during peak season

-A valid drivers' license with clean driver’s abstract is preferred

-Own transportation to our studio or to client's property in and around the Stirling area.

-Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

-Capable of physical labour

-Team oriented

 

Team Member

Team members will perform all manner of garden tasks and report to the Lead Hand, including cultivating, deadheading and pinching of annuals and perennials, dividing and staking of perennials, planting, weeding, removing debris from properties, blow off hard surfaces, garden edging, spring and fall clean-up activities, adding mulch/triple mix/compost to gardens.

Position is April-August, seasonal contract, part or full time with opportunity to continue thru December and be hired permanent.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Professional experience in planting, maintenance and landscaping

-Minimum 2 years hands-on gardening experience

-Good plant knowledge

-Ability to identify weeds

-Proven ability to take direction

-Client service

-Good communication and interpersonal skills

-Capable of hard physical labour in all weather

-Can lift, push, pull 36Kg, squat, work on feet all day

-A good attitude and ability to follow direction

-An interest in gardening and respect for the environment are key

-Attention to detail

-A flexible schedule and be able to work Monday – Friday, plus Saturdays during peak season

-Desire to grow with the company

-Transportation to our studio in Stirling for 7:30 every morning is required

 

Wages will be based on experience and skills.

 

 
 

 

 

 


Job summary

Company

Lavish

Job Type

Contract to Hire

Location

Stirling, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 24, 2017


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