Employment

Growing Our Team

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. and Kiwi Landscaping (1983) Ltd. employ over 15 local employees each season and are always looking for great staff to join our team!

Our work environment is always evolving and being updated with the changing times. To keep up with growing client demand, we are seeking dedicated, self-motivated, and friendly people wanting to expand their knowledge of horticulture. If you love being outdoors, keeping fit, and providing outstanding customer service, then we would love to meet you.

We pride ourselves on having excellent customer service at competitive prices, as well as great quality products. We want our clients to come back time and time again for the service and knowledge that they gain by buying from us. It does not matter if you have been gardening for years or have limited experience, we offer training in all areas. If horticulture is a career path that interests you, we do offer apprenticeships for the landscape gardening program. For more information on what a day in the life of a Landscape Gardener looks like please view Alis Occupational Video for Landscape Gardener.

If you believe you may be a good fit for our company, please send us your Application to [email protected].

Our Positions

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd.

Status : Closed

Position : Retail Nursery Administrator

Starting Date : March 2020 (weather dependent).

Schedule : March-April: Flexible May-September: Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Description : Full-Time, Seasonal. Customer Service, Sales.

Starting Wage : $16.50/hour depending on experience and ability

We are looking for someone who can do it all! Do you have administrative experience and love to learn new things? Are you organized, good with people and a great problem-solver? Are you over 18 and enjoy working hard, and providing excellent customer service? Come join our Retail Nursery Sales team for the 2020 season! Your primary role would be as the first point of contact at the Nursery, answering phones, e-mails, and helping both retail and commercial clients. You would be the primary person responsible for estimating and invoicing of retail clients and contractors through our POS system. You will find yourself communicating with suppliers, answering questions about plant maintenance, arranging residential deliveries and plantings, and a variety of other tasks depending on what the day holds. Filling out and receiving paperwork. You must be interested in learning about indoor and outdoor plants, and how to care for them.

To be successful in this role you must :

  • Be over 18
  • Have excellent computer skills with above average proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Have minimum 5 years experience in Office Administration
  • Be self-motivated and learn quickly
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking and filling several roles within a fast-paced environment
  • Value professionalism and organization
  • Be familiar with POS systems and comfortable with sitting for long periods
  • Be an excellent verbal and written communicator and proficient proof-reader
  • Enjoy working with the public and a variety of personality types
  • Be comfortable directing staff and communicating via radio

The following experience would be an asset :

  • Landscaping or personal gardening and general plant knowledge
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Social Media and Marketing experience
  • Event planning experience

If you think this is the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to [email protected]. There is no public transportation to our location.

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd.

Status : Closed

Position : Event Coordinator

Starting Date : March 2020 (weather dependent).

Schedule : Flexible, must be available some weekends/evenings for events

Description : Full-Time, Seasonal.

Starting Wage : $16.50

Are you over 18 and enjoy working hard, being outside, staying active, and providing excellent customer service? We want you on our team starting in Spring 2020! Your primary role would be to ensure our events and classes run smoothly throughout the season. Running fundraisers, booking private events and being a person of contact with vendors, exhibitors and stakeholders. You would be responsible for creating and distributing event listings on social media. You will feel confident managing event set-up, tear-down and follow-ups. Establishing and standardizing event procedures will be important in this role. Experience tracking key-performance areas and identify items to work on for the future would be an asset.

This is an active job which requires the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. We do not work in the pouring rain, but do work in mud, wind, light showers and on hot summer days.

To be successful in this role you must :

  • Be over 18
  • Have excellent computer skills with above average proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Be self-motivated and learn quickly
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking and filling several roles within a fast-paced environment
  • Value professionalism and organization
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Experience coordinating large-scale events
  • Able to work with children
  • Enjoy working with the public and a variety of personality types
  • Be comfortable directing staff and communicating via radio

The following would be an asset :

  • Landscaping or personal gardening and general plant knowledge
  • Social Media and Marketing experience

Training will be provided to the successful candidate; however previous experience will greatly contribute to your success in this position.

If you think this is the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to [email protected]. There is no public transportation to our location.

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd.

Status : Closed

Position : Inventory Control Associate

Starting Date : March 2020 (weather dependent).

Schedule : Flexible

Description : Full-Time, Seasonal.

Starting Wage : $16.00/hour depending on experience and ability

Are you over 18 and enjoy working hard, have previous inventory experience and love to learn new things? Are you a detail-orientated multi-tasker? Come join our Retail Nursery Sales team for the 2020 season! Your primary role would include printing tags, counting orders, taking inventory and labeling of our extensive plant stock and hard goods. You would need to be comfortable working indoors and outdoors in most weather conditions and aren’t afraid to get your clothes dirty. You would be responsible for the accurate and timely acceptance and labeling of all new plant material. The successful candidate must be comfortable working closely with the Garden Centre Coordinator to ensure only high-quality plant material is received. Keeping an accurate and current count of all our inventory is your top priority in this role. You must be interested in learning about indoor and outdoor plants.

This is an active job which requires the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. We do not work in the pouring rain, but do work in mud, wind, light showers and on hot summer days.

To be successful in this role you must :

  • Be over 18
  • Be self-motivated and learn quickly
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking and filling several roles within a fast-paced environment
  • Value organization, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be comfortable with working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Enjoy working with the public and a variety of personality types
  • Be confident working alone and within a team.
  • Be comfortable using excel and computers
  • Be good with numbers and paperwork

The following experience would be an asset :

  • Landscaping or personal gardening and general plant knowledge
  • Previous Inventory Control experience

If you think this is the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to [email protected]. There is no public transportation to our location.

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd.

Status : Closed

Position : Retail Nursery Sales

Starting Date : April 2020 (weather dependent). Two student positions available, May-August

Schedule : Flexible, must be available some weekends/evenings

Description : Full-Time, Seasonal. Customer Service, Sales, Laborer.

Starting Wage : $15.00/hour depending on experience and ability

Are you over 18 and enjoy working hard, being outside, staying active, and providing excellent customer service? Come join our Retail Nursery Sales team for the 2020 season! There are many roles available in the retail yard, depending on your skills and interests. From helping clients in selecting trees, shrubs and perennials for the right location, and answering their questions about plant care and planting, to receiving, unloading, moving and maintaining stock, pulling orders, creating invoices, and completing transactions. This is a fast-paced and at times physically demanding job. There is never a dull moment, as we are always growing, bringing in new stock, and learning new things. We work as a team, helping each other out with daily tasks, and working hard to keep our customers satisfied.

As a seasonal business, this position will start prior to the Nursery opening to the public and will involve several weeks of preparation for the season, including: Potting up plants, inventory, organizing, general labour, unloading plants, tagging plants, cleaning etc.

This is an active job which requires the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. We do not work in the pouring rain, but do work in mud, wind, light showers and on hot summer days.

To be successful in this role you must :

  • Be over 18
  • Be physically fit and capable of being active and on your feet all day, with occasional lifting and moving up to 50lbs+
  • Have a desire to learn and gain knowledge in horticulture
  • Be self-motivated and able to work individually or with a team
  • Enjoy a mix of highly varied days, and longer projects/tasks
  • Be a competent communicator and able to comply with Kiwi Nurseries Safety Program and paperwork expectations

The following experience would be an asset :

  • Plant knowledge or gardening experience
  • Retail Sales/Customer Service

If you think this is the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to [email protected]. There is no public transportation to our location.

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd.

Status : Open

Position : Retail Delivery & Planting Crew

Starting Date : Mid-May 2020 Weather depending

Schedule : Weekdays, daytime – some weekends or evenings required

Description : Full-Time, Seasonal. Driving, Laborer, Customer Service.

Starting Wage : $16.50-$19.50/hour depending on experience and ability

Are you over 18 and enjoy physical work, with a chance to interact with the public and help their landscaping plans come to life? We want you on our team starting in Spring 2020! We are looking for organized, energetic, efficient and personable individuals to complete retail deliveries and plantings for plant material purchased from our retail yard, and complete all applicable paperwork. You may also find yourself completing various labour tasks around the Retail Nursery, Tree Farm, or even planting on and maintaining past commercial sites, as required. Your ability to “go with the flow”, pick up new skills quickly, and take direction will help you succeed in this role.

This is a physical job which requires strength (must be able to lift and move up to 50lb without assistance), and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. We do not work in the pouring rain, but do work in wind, light showers and on hot summer days.

To be successful in this role you must :

  • Be over 18
  • Have a valid Class 5 (Non-GDL) license with a clean driver’s abstract
  • Be a safe and confident driver with some experience operating other equipment/machinery
  • Be physically fit and capable of being active and on your feet all day, with lifting and moving up to 50lbs+
  • Be a competent communicator and able to comply with Kiwi Nurseries Safety Program and paperwork expectations
  • Be flexible and willing to complete various labour projects as well as landscaping maintenance and delivery tasks

The following would be an asset :

  • Air Brake ‘Q’ Endorsement
  • Landscaping or gardening experience
  • Driving/delivery experience
  • Customer Service/Retail experience

We provide training on how to use the proper tools and machinery to complete the job.

If you think this is the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to [email protected]. There is no public transportation to our location.

Kiwi Landscaping (1983) Ltd.

Status : Closed

Position : Tree Nursery Labourer

Starting Date : April 2020

Description : Full-Time, Seasonal. Farming, Laborer

Starting Wage : $15.00/hour

Are you looking for a physically active job, which allows you to work with plants and a variety of tools and equipment? Kiwi Landscaping is looking for seasonal Tree Nursery Labourers to join our team to assist in a variety of duties on our 200+ acre tree farm.

This is a physical job which requires strength (must be able to lift and move up to 50lb without assistance), and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. We do not work in the pouring rain, but do work in wind, light showers and on hot summer days. We work Monday to Saturday, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Duties include but are not limited to :

  • Tree Planting
  • Tree Digging
  • Preparing ground for planting
  • Weeding
  • Hoeing
  • Pruning
  • Rototilling
  • Mowing
  • Watering
  • Irrigation Maintenance
  • Loading & unloading trucks
  • Operating equipment (tractor, skidsteer etc.)

We provide training on how to use the proper tools and machinery to complete the job.

If you think this is the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to [email protected].

There is no public transportation to our location. Shared accommodation is available.