Gardener - Indigenous Garden

Okanagan College transforms lives and communities. We are one of Canada's leading colleges. We create outstanding educational experiences for our learners, both students and employees. We work and learn in a welcoming and caring culture. We are a catalyst for change through collaboration with our learners and partners. We serve, lead and anticipate the social, economic and environmental needs of communities.

Position Title:
Gardener - Indigenous Garden

Competition Number:

Regional Dean, North

Regional Dean's Office, North


Your Opportunity:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Campus Operations and the general supervision of the Regional Dean, provides gardening/landscaping services in the Vernon campus’ Indigenous Garden and performs other related duties as required to support the activities of the Indigenous Garden tours.

Education and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Basic knowledge of gardening.

Functions and Duties:

1. Basic Garden Maintenance including:
monitoring the health of all plants
watering plants and ensuring irrigation is working
pruning trees, hedges and shrubs,
mowing green spaces,
managing weed control
leaf raking
emptying bins
planting gardens and boxes,
keeping the garden clear of debris and litter
keeping the garden sheds organized and tidy

2. Assisting the Indigenous Garden Coordinator, with the logistics of the Garden Tours including:
Set up and tear down of furnishing required
Harvesting plants for presentations and gifts
Install signage
Assist visitors to access the Garden

3. Performs pick-up and delivery duties in connection with garden functions.

4. Performs light maintenance duties if required.

5. Reports major maintenance requirements to the Indigenous Garden Coordinator.

6. Ensures fire and occupational health and safety practices are followed.

Skills and Abilities:

Skilled in the safe use of garden/landscaping equipment.
Able to perform work of a routine nature with minimal or no direct supervision.
Friendly personality with strong interpersonal skills.
An understanding of health and safety rules.
Must be physically capable of performing the duties including lifting up to 25-30 lbs and walking on uneven surfaces.
This position requires working in inclement weather so applicants must have appropriate clothing for wet and/or hot weather.

Appointment Type:
Support - On Call

Appointment Start Date:

Appointment End Date:

Monday to Friday - 30 hours per week. Exact schedule to be determined.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate:
$22.70 - $25.94

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Shortlisted internal candidates must notify the current Support Staff Bargaining Chairperson and Human Resources if they want a Union Observer during interviews and final selection of candidates.

Posting Opening Date:

Posting Closing Date:


To apply for this position, please go to our employment site: and complete an on-line application.

All applications must be submitted through our employment site to be considered.

Okanagan College is committed to increasing the equitable and inclusive participation of marginalized people in all aspects of college life. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black People, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, people with disabilities and people with diverse gender identities or expressions. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected]
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Name:Okanagan College HR
Location:Vernon, British Columbia
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Post Date:Mar 14, 2023
Exp. Date:Apr 13, 2023
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:4842610