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Seasonal Parks Worker - Urban Orchard

Job Number: 186422

Contract   |  Toronto, Ontario   |  Posted on Jan 02, 2019 ← Back

Location:                           Parc Downsview Park (North York, Toronto)              

Effective Dates:                April 29, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Salary/Compensation:     $16/hour

Reports To:                       Parks and Surface Operations Manager

 

BGIS at Parc Downsview Park is hiring a Seasonal Parks Worker in the Urban Orchard for Spring-Summer 2019. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has a passion for working outdoors, an ability to work in a team environment, and a strong interest in urban orchards and agriculture.

 

About BGIS & Parc Downsview Park

BGIS is the leading provider of integrated real estate management services, including facilities management, and energy and sustainability services. We employ over 5,000 skilled professionals and manage in excess of 56 million square metres of property and infrastructure, and deliver services that drive sustainable cost reductions for its clients. 

Parc Downsview Park is a dynamic urban park in North York, Toronto and it is home to year-round recreation, education, nature, sports, and various indoor and outdoor events. Reflecting the diverse nature of the surrounding Downsview community, the 291-acre parkland integrates a mix of forests, ponds, trails, active and passive play areas, sports fields, and ornamental and edible gardens. It is accessible by several public transit options including the new Downsview Park station operating the Line 1 subway on the TTC, and the Barrie train line on GO Transit.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains the Park’s Orchard Pavilion and surrounding edible and pollinator gardens: watering, weeding, planting, fruit tree pruning, plant health care, and soil amendments
  • Assists in the upkeep of the Park’s greenhouses
  • Park sanitation
  • Provides staff support for outdoor events and stewardship activities
  • Additional tasks in other areas of park operations arise occasionally (ie. horticulture/landscaping, turf care, urban arboriculture & forestry, park infrastructure)

 

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary full-time student/graduate in programs or accreditations related to urban food systems, orchards, agriculture, permaculture, or horticulture
  • Must have a current knowledge of the Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Must possess and maintain a valid G license
  • Ability to work daily from 7:00AM to 3:30PM, including evening and weekend shifts as required
  • Previous park labour or related experiences would be considered an asset

       

Competencies

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with the public using tact and courtesy
  • A team player that embraces a collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently

 

APPLY NOW

Please send your application on our company website.

For any inquiries about this position, please contact: 

Sarah Rafols, RSE

Groundskeeper (Horticulture Supervisor), Parc Downsview Park

Sarah.Rafols@bgis.com


Job summary

Company

BGIS (Parc Downsview Park)

Job Type

Contract

Location

Toronto, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 29, 2019


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