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Positions: Assistant Environmental Biologists / Landscapers
Type: summer jobs / seasonal
Company: Native Plant Source
Location: Breslau (between Guelph and Kitchener), Ontario

Work Period: Summer Season 2020 (May, June, July and August)
Wage: $16/hour

About Us:

Native Plant Source is the horticultural and landscaping division of Thompson Environmental. A respected name in southern Ontario with project experience nationally and internationally. We propagate, grow and sell Ontario native plant stock. We specialize in designing and creating purposeful landscapes such as Rain Gardens and Pollinator Gardens.

We are seeking crew members who are motivated, possess a positive attitude, and have an appreciation of our native flora. Our goal is to recruit and retain staff who will grow with us. We offer opportunities to be mentored and to learn from senior staff with over 30 years of experience.

Tasks typically include:

  • Seeding, germinating, transplanting, and maintenance of plants
  • Assist in public plant sales at the nursery
  • Attending events and shows providing information and promoting products and services
  • Constructing, planting, and maintaining various types of gardens
  • Constructing and launching floating wetlands
  • Constructing paving stone pathways and retaining walls
  • Assist in preparing and seeding large restoration projects.
  • Identify and remove weed species from sites and gardens.
  • Drive a company vehicle to and from sites.

Crew Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Passion for hands-on application of environmental biology, restoration ecology, and creating environmental landscapes.
  • Have a valid Ontario driver’s license with a good driving record and be able to get to the nursery each day. Please note it is NOT on a public transportation route.
  • Be in good physical health / have physical labour experience (eg gardening or landscaping)
  • Be able to work outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions
  • Be able to work independently, and as a member of a crew

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

  • Knowledge of Ontario native plants
  • Experience with landscaping tools and equipment,
  • Enrolled or graduated from a related College or University program, specialized training, or prior experience in the field

To apply, email resume and cover letter in PDF format, (please include “Summer Crew” in the subject line), to:

Deadline for 2020 Applications: Monday March 2nd, 2020 at 9am. 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 12 2020    ID: 56024