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Position: Horticulturalist (2 positions available)
Type: age 30 & under / summer contract
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

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 Horticulturalist is responsible for employing best practices in the care of the heritage gardens and the lawns. This position offers a diverse range of hands-on responsibilities.


  • Inspect flowering shrubs, garden plants and turf for insects, disease and overall health and take appropriate action
  • Plan, plant and maintain planters
  • Transplant perennials and install soft landscaping
  • Recommend replacement or removal of plants
  • Weeding, mulching and raking
  • Apply fertilizer as required
  • Maintain the water feature
  • Maintain the gardening tools and equipment
  • Update the CFC’s Landscape and Garden Report, and online landscape maps, documenting the gardens (photos, text and drawings)
  • Assist the Arborists, as required, with major projects; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Enrolled in or completed a Horticultural, 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
  • Plant poison licence is an asset.

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

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.

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: 64416