[Sust-mar] Native Plant Gardener, summer, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Nova Scotia

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Position: Student Native Plant Gardener & Interpreter

Organization: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens  http://botanicalgardens.acadiau.ca

Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

May -- August 2010 (16 weeks)

35 hours/week, $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 programs.

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 environment.

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.

Candidates must meet Young Canada Works criteria. http://www.pch.gc.ca/ycw-jct/

If you are a student who loves plants and the environment, we want to hear from you.

Please provide detailed resume, cover letter and references

Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist

Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

52 University Ave, Box 48

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

botanicalgardens at acadiau.ca

Applications due February 18th 2011

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