The Gardens at HCP is hiring three summer students. Please see below for position and application descriptions:

Position 1: Gardens Assistant

The Gardens at HCP is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is a not-for-profit society focused on the provision of horticulture education and the development and maintenance of 104 acres of educational gardens and conservation lands.  We are currently looking for a secondary or post-secondary student to help fill the summer employment position of Gardens Assistant from June 27 – August 26th, Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The successful candidate will work with the Head Gardener as well as other staff and volunteers in the garden and the office.

The Gardens Assistant duties will include:

  • Gardening assistance with the Farm, Herb, Propagation and Ethnobotany gardens. The Gardens Assistant will work with staff and volunteers to help develop these gardens over the 9 week work term.
  • Working with Master Gardeners volunteers to develop a guided tour of the Garden so future visitors can learn up to date information and garden facts.
  • Assisting with mowing lawns, weeding, irrigation systems & watering.
  • Maintaining the plant sale area ensuring that it is well stocked, water, priced and informational signs are displayed.
  • Act as Volunteer Liaison during volunteer Wednesday relaying information from gardens staff to volunteer groups, assist volunteers where required.
  • Staffing the front desk office by assisting visitors to the gardens at the front desk selling admissions, memberships and gift shop items.

Summer Student: Requirements

This position is a Summer Student position funded through Service Canada. Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year
  • Intend to return to school full-time during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred

The successful candidate must be available to work weekends and be able to lift and carry 20 lbs as well as work in a physical environment outside all day. Biology, plant, or gardening knowledge is an asset. www.hcp.ca

35 hours per week / $13 per hour

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to Dana Gage at [email protected]. by Monday  June 6th.

Position 2: Events Assistant

The Gardens at HCP is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is a not-for-profit society focused on the provision of horticulture education and the development and maintenance of 104 acres of educational gardens and conservation lands . We are currently looking for a secondary or post-secondary student to help full the summer employment position of Events Assistant from June 27 – August 26th, Tuesday – Saturdays from 9 AM – 5:00 PM.  The Events Assistant will help in the office at the reception desk; assist with private facility rentals and with our large public event “Arts & Music in the Gardens”.

General Duties will include:

  • Working at the front desk, helping volunteers, updating database, booking events & programs, selling admission tickets & items from the gift shop
  • Assisting with social media and marketing including creating social media ads and tracking reach. Will also be responsible for writing blog posts through the summer which will be posted on website.
  • Assisting with the coordination of the Arts & Music in the Gardens festival – assisting the committee organize the event, create and implement a survey of festival visitors, day-of help with vendors, visitors and volunteers as well as preparing a final report for next year’s event.
  • Helping the Events Manager with facility rentals including attending client meetings, answering inquires and with setting up the room requirements and audio-visuals
  • Assist with Community Education workshops by providing instructor liaison during workshops, workshop assistance with room and audio-visual requirements and promotions

Summer Student: Requirements

This position is a Summer Student position funded through Service Canada. Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year
  • Intend to return to school full-time during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred

The successful candidate must be available for weekend work (mostly Tuesdays to Saturdays) and be able to lift and carry 20 lbs.

35 hours per week / $13 per hour

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to Dana Gage at [email protected] by Monday, June 6th.

 

Position 3: Youth Development Coordinator

The Gardens at HCP is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is a not-for-profit society focused on the provision of horticulture education and the development and maintenance of 104 acres of educational gardens and conservation lands We are currently looking for a post-secondary student to help full our summer employment positions from June 20 – August 18th, days are flexible but must be available for pre-scheduled youth programs. The successful candidate will work with the Youth Programs Coordinator and volunteers to develop a self-guided visit for schools with web-ready resource materials and assist with Junior Master Gardener summer camps.

General Duties will include:

  • Assisting with school tours in the Gardens
  • Developed school tour programs as directed by the Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Assist staff and volunteers during Summer Camps helping children with gardening activities, crafts and more
  • Create additional youth program resources including a scavenger hunt
  • Must be able to work independently and with staff and volunteers
  • Must provide own laptop

Summer Student: Requirements

This position is a Summer Student position funded through Service Canada. Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year
  • Intend to return to school full-time during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred

 

Criminal Record Check will be required. Gardening, BC School curriculum knowledge and experience working with children are assets. The student must be able to work independently and with staff and volunteers. Candidate will be required to provide their own laptop. www.hcp.ca

30 hours per week / $13 per hour

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to Paula McCormick at [email protected] by Monday June 6th.