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Seasonal Horticulture

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Contract   |  Scarborough, Ontario   |  Posted on Feb 05, 2020 ← Back

Seasonal Horticulture

The Toronto Zoo is currently recruiting for seasonal staff for the 2020 Peak Season to work in our Horticulture Branch. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work in a unique outdoor and greenhouse environment preparing and maintaining flowerbeds, turf areas and executing other related duties.

HOURS OF WORK: Approximately 40 hours per week

PAY RATE: $13.15 - $14.00 per hour

Interested applicants must be available to work from May 4, 2020 to September 7, 2020.



  • Prepares, plants and maintains annual and perennial garden beds
  • Maintains turf areas as per instructions.
  • Operates a variety of horticulture equipment.
  • Operates trucks and assorted motorized vehicles.
  • Cleans and maintains tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Gives directions to guests, answering their questions and providing other assistance as required.
  • Other related duties as requested.


  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program related to horticulture and/or previous horticulture experience.
  • Ability to communicate with visitors in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills with the ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Ability to handle the physical and climatic demands of the position (able to lift and carry 23 to 44 lbs.).
  • Must be able to and willing to work shifts, weekends and holidays.


If interested in this seasonal positions, please submit your cover letter and resume by Sunday, 2020-02-23 to*:

Email:  hr@torontozoo.ca

*Please state "Application for Horticulture" in the subject line of your application.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Toronto Zoo provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If contacted for an interview, and you require specific accommodation for the interview process because of a disability or a medical need, then please advise the person contacting you of your requirements, so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.

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Toronto Zoo

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Scarborough, Ontario

Start Date

Mar 01, 2020

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