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Positions: Student Park Maintenance
Type: summer jobs / age 30 & under
Organization: Grand River Conservation Authority
Locations: Grand River Watershed, Ontario. (Brant Park; Guelph; Elora; Pinehurst; Rockwood; Belwood; Byng; Conestogo; Laurel Creek and Shades Mill)

Work Period: Spring to Labour Day
Pay Range: $14.25
Shift: 40 Hours per week

Summer Employment for Students

Reporting to the Park Superintendent the park maintenance students are responsible for various duties related to the operation and maintenance of the parks during the summer months.


  • Assist with the day to day operational duties in the park such as cleaning and sanitizing washrooms, collecting garbage and maintaining grounds and beach areas and cutting grass
  • Perform trail maintenance and rehabilitation.
  • Ensure the safe operation and daily inspection of GRCA owned and operated equipment
  • Operate various hand tools and powered equipment
  • Carry out all assigned duties in accordance with accepted safety practices of the Authority
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of park facilities and activities
  • Assist with Conservation Area special events
  • Frequent sanitization of work area and following GRCA’s COVID safe working policies


  • Must be currently enrolled as a full time student
  • Interested in outdoor recreational programs.
  • Previous experience working outdoors is preferred
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Experience with equipment operation including trucks, gators, riding mowers grass trimmers and hand tools an asset
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Some heavy lifting is required, i.e. picnic tables.
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays

All successful applicants must possess their own Green Patch CSA approved safety boots, be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and be available to work the duration of the season and assigned shifts, 40 hours per week.

We offer comprehensive health and safety training


Please send your resume and cover letter (referencing Student maintenance and please specify park name) by e-mail to: (Please send your resume and cover letter as an MS Word document). Or apply directly using the link

The deadline to apply for the first round of interviews is February 1, 2021. This posting will remain open until March 8, 2021. Applications submitted after February 1 2021, will only be reviewed on an as needed basis.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 4 2021    ID: 58194