[Sust-mar] Student Native Plant Gardener/Interpreter, summer, Wolfville NS

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Position: Student Native Plant Gardener & Interpreter

Organization: Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens http://botanicalgardens.acadiau.ca

Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

May -- August 2010 (16 weeks) 35 hours/week, $10-$12/hour

Job Description:

The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre is a unique

educational centre where nature, research and technology

come together to promote and practice conservation and

sustainability within the Acadian Forest Region. We are

looking for students who are passionate about plants, people

and the environment to work on our seasonal crew.

Students will develop their horticulture skills while

assisting with the maintenance of the Botanical Gardens and

Woodland Trails. In addition to learning about ecological

gardening, students will have the opportunity to improve

their presentation and people skills by leading tours and

assisting with special events and environmental education


Tasks consist of; mowing, weeding, mulching, raking,

fertilizing, watering, pruning, infrastructure maintenance,

pest identification and monitoring, nutrient and water

management, record keeping, seed collection and storage,

planting, leading public tours, assisting with special

events and programs.

Successful candidates will be required to work in physically

demanding situations including; mowing, lifting, digging and

moving heavy materials and plants. Must be able to work in a

greenhouse environment as well as outside in all weather

conditions. Must have strong communication and presentation

skills and be able to work independently and in a team


Post-secondary education in Biology, Environmental Science

or Horticulture preferred. Previous landscaping or gardening

experience is required. Knowledge of plants and habitats

found in the Acadian Forest Region would be an asset.

Certification in First Aid and a driver's license required.

WHMIS training and experience with hand and power tools

preferred. Successful applicants will be required to supply

personal safety boots, work gloves and rain gear. Must be a

student returning to full-time studies in the fall and

eligible for Heritage Canada Young Canada Works program.

If you're a student who loves plants and the environment we

want to hear from you!

Please provide detailed resume, cover letter and references to:

Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist

Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

52 University Ave, Box 48

Wolfville NS  B4P 2R6

botanicalgardens at acadiau.ca

Applications due February 28th 2010


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