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Employment

 

Youth employeeWe are a unique and dynamic place to work.


Our work environment is always being updated and evolving 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 the career path for you, we do offer apprenticeships for the landscape gardening program.  

For more information see Murray on the Alis Occupational Video for Landscape Gardener.


If you think any of the available positions are the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to info@kiwinurseries.com.

There is no public transportation to our location. 

Status: Closed

Position: Retail Nursery Administrator

Starting Date: March 2018

Schedule: March-April: Flexible.   May-October: Tuesday – Saturday, 7:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Description: Full-Time, Seasonal. Office Administration, Retail Sales, Reception.

Starting Wage: $16.50/hour, but is negotiable based on years/type of experience.

We are looking for someone who can do it all! Do you have skills and experience in several industries, and love to learn new things? Are you organized, energetic and a great problem-solver? This is a full-time, seasonal position, starting in March 2018 to help us get organized for a busy 2018 season, through to November 2018.

Your primary role would be as the first point of contact at the Nursery, answering phones and 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/Inventory system. You may find yourself communicating with suppliers, answering questions about plant maintenance, arranging residential deliveries and plantings, or a variety of other tasks depending on what the day holds, and what skills you bring to the table.

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Be over 18
  • Have excellent computer skills with above average proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Have minimum 3 years experience in Office Administration/Reception
  • Be self-motivated and learn quickly
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking and filling a number of roles within a fast-paced environment
  • Value professionalism and organization
  • Be an excellent verbal and written communicator and proficient proofreader
  • Enjoy working with the public and a variety of personality types

The following experience would be an asset:

  • Retail Sales/Customer Service
  • Landscaping or personal gardening and general plant knowledge
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Familiarity with POS/Inventory systems

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 info@kiwinurseries.com. There is no public transportation to our location. 

Status: Closed

Position: Cashier & Retail Sales

Starting Date: March 2018. One student position available, May-August

Schedule: Some flexibility - must be available weekends as well as evenings (11:45 AM – 8:15 PM).

Description: Full-Time, Seasonal. Retail Sales, Cash, Front of House

Starting Wage: $14.50/Hour

You love working in a fast-paced environment and are always looking for ways to learn more and grow in your position. Your communication (written and verbal) skills are top notch and you’re not shy about answering phones, leaving voicemails, dealing with customer inquiries or working with a wide variety of personality types. You have an eye for detail and enjoy keeping retail spaces organized and well-displayed and recognize the importance of even the routine tasks, like cleaning and inventory. You’re interested in learning more about the horticulture industry and being outside, and are comfortable working independently and staying on task.

We want to meet you!

Your primary role is cashier – taking payment/handling cash, completing retail estimates and invoices, answering phones and customer questions and completing closing paperwork and cashout. You are also responsible for maintaining “Front of House” including cleaning and organizing all indoor retail spaces, stocking shelves, updating displays, and assisting with inventory counting and labelling of products.

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Be over 18
  • Have minimum 2 years experience in retail sales/customer service/cashier
  • Have excellent computer skills and familiarity with POS/Inventory systems
  • Be a confident communicator with excellent phone skills
  • Enjoy working with the public and a variety of personality types
  • Be self-motivated and learn quickly

The following experience would be an asset and may increase the opportunity for growth:

  • Landscaping or personal gardening and general plant knowledge
  • Office Administration/Reception
  • Inventory/merchandising
  • Event planning

This position has the opportunity for growth into areas of skill and interest, such as event planning, inventory management, merchandising, administration, document development and more.

If you think this is the high paced job you are looking for, please send us your Application to info@kiwinurseries.com. There is no public transportation to our location. 

Status: Closed

Position: Retail Nursery Sales

Starting Date: April 2018 (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: $14.50/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 2018 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 info@kiwinurseries.com. There is no public transportation to our location. 

Status: Closed

Position: Retail Delivery & Planting Crew

Starting Date: Mid-May 2018 Weather depending

Schedule: Weekdays, daytime – some weekends or evenings required

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

Starting Wage: $16.50-$18.50/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 2018! 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 info@kiwinurseries.com. There is no public transportation to our location. 

Status: Closed

Position: Tree Nursery Labourer

Starting Date: April 2018

Description: Full-Time, Seasonal. Farming, Laborer

Starting Wage: $13.60/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

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 info@kiwinurseries.com. There is no public transportation to our location.