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Instructor/Curator (Veg./Rose Garden)
Category: Horticulture

Ontario’s Niagara Parks
Niagra Falls, Ontario

Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014

Instructor/Curator (Veg./Rose Garden)

Ontario’s Niagara Parks 

PRESERVING a rich heritage, CONSERVING natural wonders, INSPIRING people, worldwide! 
Under the general supervision of the Superintendent with established  policies, procedures and guidelines. Curates the selected areas within the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. In conjunction with the Botanical Gardens Manager, ensures specimens are maintained according to policy; monitors and oversees instructional aspects of maintenance of selected plant specimens and landscapes. Teaches and evaluates full-time students in horticulture skills and techniques; directs park’s staff, co-op students, interns, and volunteers. Under the general direction of the Superintendent, teaches and evaluates full-time students in academic courses and assists the development of curriculum and policy for the school. 
Qualifications include: Completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree or a (3) year Horticultural Diploma or equivalent. Minimum of five years of related botanical gardens or horticultural industry experience, plus three years teaching experience; extensive working knowledge of ornamental plant culture and maintenance. Knowledge of and experience with instructional techniques and teaching at the post-secondary level. Extensive knowledge of industrial and horticultural safety practices and the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Knowledge and experience with a range of horticultural equipment and associated implements. Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates. Valid Landscape Exterminators Licence. Demonstrated experience in selection, knowledge and use of herbaceous and woody plants. Knowledge of and experience in IPM and 
plant health care practices, landscaping techniques, design principles and an ability to approach garden development creatively. Ability to strategically plan, organize and direct the work of students, co-ops, parks staff, interns and volunteers. Organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and horticultural industry professionals. Position takes hands on approach to actively instruct students. Ability to provide references relating specifically to curatorial and instructional experiences. A successful Police Information Check is required for the successful candidate. 
The wage range for the position is ($26.02-$29.26/hour) and NPC offers a comprehensive benefit and pension package. Please reply in 
confidence with a detailed resume prior to Friday June 13, 2014 to: 
Human Resources Department 
The Niagara Parks Commission 
P.O. Box 150 
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 
Fax (905) 356-9019 or e-mail 
We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) 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 the HR Department at (905) 353-5411, or by email to, or by TTY, Local (905) 356-5672, or Toll –free 1-855-356-5672. 

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