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Positions: Arborist (2 positions)
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Canadian Film Centre
Location: 2489 Bayview, Toronto, Ontario

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday (flexible) 37.5 hours per week
Compensation: $16-22.00/hour
Reporting to: Director of Finance & Facilities

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable cultural organization that drives the future of Canadian storytelling. Our intensive, hands-on programs in film, television, and entertainment technologies empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian creators and entrepreneurs working in screen-based industries. Learn more at

You will be a crucial member of the team maintaining beautiful Windfields estate. Windfields is a designated heritage property. It features eight buildings, two woodlots, hedgerows and gardens, and more than 200 specimen trees.

The Arborist is responsible for employing best practices for arboreal care of specimen trees, orchards, woodlots, hedges and shrubs. This position offers a diverse range of hands-on responsibilities.


  • Inspect specimen trees, orchard, hedges and shrubs for insects, disease and overall health and take appropriate action
  • Apply fertilizer to the specimen trees, orchard trees, hedges and shrubs as needed
  • Prune deadwood and suckers from specimen trees
  • Update the CFC’s Woodlot Management Plan, including; endangered species protection, hazard tree monitoring, understory clean-up, native species introduction and invasive species management
  • Maintain the arboreal tools and equipment
  • Update the CFC’s Landscape and Garden Report, and online landscape maps, documenting the specimen trees (photos, text and drawings)
  • Assist the Horticulturalist, as required with major projects; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Enrolled in or completed an Arboreal, Landscape Architecture, Environmental
  • Design or related program at the post-secondary level
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job, including: bending, lifting, utilizing hand tools and working in various weather conditions
  • Chainsaw licence is an asset
  • Plant poison licence is an asset

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by May 24, 2022, and indicate “Arborist” in the subject line.

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CFC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from the CFC bycontacting Human Resources at .

The CFC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and encourages interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply. The CFC is also an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 12 2022    ID: 64415