35 hours per week for 8 weeks beginning June 27
Ages 15-30 (funding is through Canada Summer Jobs)
The Fredericton Botanic Garden is a 53-acre property comprising a variety of themed garden beds (ex. Peony, Pollinator Garden, NB Literature Garden, and Rock & Crevice Garden) as well as natural areas and trails. Working under the direction of the Garden Manager and the Program and Communications Committee to promote the Fredericton Botanic Garden, the Program Assistant: Education will interpret the plants and collections to visitors, offer tours and deliver educational programs to a variety of audiences. Children's Programs will be a primary focus of this position providing programs for theGarden both alone and in partnership with Fredericton organizations such as Science East, and the Multicultural Association of Fredericton. This position will develop digital and print promotional materials to publicize these Garden events. The successful applicant will meet regularly with the Garden Manager, Fredericton Botanic Garden Association Board Members and horticultural specialists to learn about the Garden's history, current planting and instruction and mission. The Program Assistant will be invited to attend workshops for the horticultural staff offered at the Garden during their tenure to expand their knowledge base. Assets include: Bilingualism (particularly French and English), experience in Education or Recreation & Leisure. Some weekends will be required.
Email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin May 4.
Part-time Gardener - FILLED
20 hours/week April-October; $15/hour
The Fredericton Botanic Garden Association is seeking a part-time Gardener to work throughout the 53 acre property located adjacent to Odell Park.
The Gardener will care for plants in the Garden's greenhouses, propagation beds, and perennial and shrub beds including watering, weeding, transplanting and planting. As well, they will plant new perennial beds, assist in pruning trees, shrubs and plants, remove invasive species, clean work areas, tools, and greenhouses. During daily interactions with Garden visitors of all ages, the Gardener will be expected to educate the public about the benefits of the Garden’s collections and goals. They may also assist with maintaining and developing plant databases, labels and educational materials. They will work with Association volunteers and staff in addition to other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must have previous gardening experience, strong communication skills, be able to lift 50 lbs., kneel and stand for long periods, and work outside in all weather.
The successful applicant will meet regularly with the Garden Manager, and the Fredericton Botanic Garden Association’s Site Development Committee to determine priorities.
May through August the Gardener will, in cooperation with the Garden Manager, supervise summer staff.
To apply, email your resume and references to email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin March 9.