Greenhouse Display Gardener Grower
Niagara Parks
Niagara, ON
Job Description:
Greenhouse Display/Gardener Grower
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Under the general supervision of the Supervisor,
Production, and within Niagara Parks established
policies, procedures and guidelines. Designs, installs
and maintains the Exhibition Conservatory Displays and
performs all duties of growing and maintenance of
plants. Assists in the execution of all interior spaces
relating to horticulture displays and events.
Niagara Parks offers a pay rate of $25.30 to $28.44 per
hour as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension
plan.
Applications for this position will be accepted until
July 25, 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS:
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  • Completion of a recognized diploma in Horticulture
or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Practical knowledge of greenhouse procedures,
methods and strong knowledge of display techniques.
  • Working knowledge of gardening equipment.
  • Requires a current Greenhouse exterminator license.
  • Two (2) years of practical experience plus one on
the job.
  • Practical experience in Ornamental Horticulture with
an emphasis on exhibition plant design and
propagation and maintenance of plants; ability to
carry out a variety of manual labour duties; ability
to deal with the public with tact and courtesy,
interpersonal and communication skills; willingness
to work weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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Provides and maintains displays for Niagara Parks

Greenhouses:
  • Plans and changes seasonal floral and plant displays
as required; provides daily maintenance of displays.
  • Maintains show house displays for viewing by the
general public.
  • Assists in the conceptual development and
installation as required of all interior spaces
related to design and events.
  • Waters and fertilizes as programmed or as required.
  • Develops new cultural practices.
  • Responds to problems and adapts practices
accordingly.
  • Maintains an accurate system of records including
daily journal entries, crop performance evaluation
etc.
  • Instructs, monitors and evaluates performance of
School of Horticulture students and seasonal
employees on greenhouse/display techniques. Answers
questions of the general public.
  • Maintains biological control systems in display
houses.
  • Maintains an Integrated Pest Management system for
diseases and insects through identification,
spraying, greenhouse sanitation, environmental and
biological controls and establishing and maintaining
accurate records.
Performs all duties necessary for the growing and
maintenance of plants within the exhibition display

houses:
  • Assist growers in the selection of propagation
methods associated with each crop used for interior
and exterior uses; shades greenhouses and checks for
insects, diseases and proper temperature.
  • Assists with planning and placement of floral
arrangements.
  • Provides customer service to internal and external
customers / staff, assisting with questions concerns
etc.
  • Complies with all applicable legislation as well as
any related policies and procedures.
  • Informs Supervisor of equipment, tools and vehicles
that are needing repaired / replaced or has
maintenance staff investigate.
Performs other related duties.
  • As assigned.
We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with
AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,
2005), Niagara Parks will provide accommodations
throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment
process to applicants with disabilities. If you require
disability – related accommodations, please inform the
Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is
collected under the authority of the Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all
applicants for their interest, however only those
selected for an interview will be contacted. To request
an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at
905.295.4377 x3601 or by email to
employment@niagaraparks.com.