Hours: April — Nov., 35 hours/week
Location: Toronto, Ontario
RAINScapeTO is part of a growing movement to rethink the design of urban green spaces through earth-friendly and beautiful landscaping solutions. We offer the design and installation of sustainable gardens such as pollinator and edible gardens, raingardens and bioswales. We also provide services to support local food production and the use of heritage seeds and native plants as vital additions to a sustainable and healthy urban landscape.
RAINscapeTO is a social enterprise being incubated by the Toronto Green Community. Our mission is to establish a social enterprise that provides employment and training for emerging eco-landscapers, builds community connections to water and nature, contributes to improved water quality and biodiversity, and mitigates water damage to property and livelihoods.
The Eco-Landscaper, RAINscapeTO will support a dynamic team of passionate landscapers in designing, installing and maintaining gardens on private and public properties across the City of Toronto.
This is a unique opportunity in a new and expanding niche of the landscape industry. Successful candidates will receive training and hands-on experience in the proper installation of rain gardens and eco-friendly landscaping, as well as opportunities to attend community events and meet like minded people.
Duties and responsibilities
The main responsibility of this position is to undertake all the tasks associated to the installation and maintenance of gardens on private and public properties under the guidance of the manager and in collaboration with the team members. Some of these tasks include:
Garden design and selection of plants
Planting various heritage and native plant species (i.e. bulbs, flowers, shrubs, trees)
Digging rain gardens, grading, weeding, watering;
Disconnecting downspouts and redirecting water to rain barrels or rain gardens;
Laying compost, mulch, soil, and installing other materials (i.e gravel, rocks, lining);
Garden maintenance, including removing and/or trimming trees and plants; weeding, dead heading, pruning, seed collection, watering.
Tool upkeep and maintenance
Weekly reporting and team meetings with managers
Training will be provided for successful candidates including First Aid and CPR. Each landscaper will receive orientation on the basics of rainscaping through hands-on training and webinars. The successful candidates will create their own personal goals and professional development plan, keep a journal, and meet with the manager and the rest of the team.
Preference will be given to applicants registered or eligible to be registered at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training.
This is a full-time seasonal position running from April to November 2019, 35 hours a week, at an hourly rate of $17.00.
To Apply send your cover letter and resume to Jose Torcal via email:
with “Eco-Landscaper” in your email’s subject line.
Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM
TGC is committed to providing a workplace that supports equity, diversity and inclusivity. We proactively strive to eliminate any form of harassment and discrimination and be equitable by building these objectives and practices into our teams, communities, programs and services. Please notify us in advance if you require any accommodations.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 15 2019 ID: 52155