• Pacific National Exhibition
  • Other
    • Part Time | 
    • Casual/On-call
    • Contract/Temporary
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver
  • Assessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on June 2, 2023

Job Description

Who we are…
The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 113 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and delivering memorable experiences.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees, or the community.

We are looking for hardworking and passionate individuals to ensure that our grounds are maintained and kept to a high standard for our guests and the community. The Gardener of the PNE Facilities & Maintenance Department will work under the direction of the Manager, Facilities & Maintenance, manage and cultivate various plants, flowers and shrubs that are on the PNE site.

Why join our Team?
-Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
-Flexible work environment
-Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues.
-Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
-Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
-Competitive compensation package
-Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What will you do this year?

In your role as a Gardener, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Responsible for taking care of the various plants, flowers, and shrubs that are present on the grounds.
-Plant, cultivate, fertilize, and prune numerous varieties of plants, flowers, shrubs, bushes, and trees.
-Assign and supervise the work of one or more Gardener’s Helpers engaged in routine gardening tasks.
-Ensure projects are completed within specified time and notify supervisor if difficulties arise.
-Operate and maintain gardening equipment and tools.
-Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
-Maintain clean hygiene and following company COVID protocols.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.

What else?
-Must have a valid class 5 BC Driver’s License.
-Enrolled or graduated from a recognized horticultural or landscaping program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
-3 years of gardening experience is preferred.
-Thorough knowledge of the planting, cultivating and care of a wide variety of plants, shrubs, trees and flowers; of methods, materials, tools and practices.
-Excellent knowledge of plant material.
-Ability to perform continuous strenuous activity.
-Capable of working at heights and lifting heavy materials up to WCB restrictions.
-Physically able to work in awkward positions.
-Possess knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions of the construction trades.
-Ability to interact with the public and answer gardening related questions as required.
-Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English for the purposes of written or oral instructions, timesheets and documentation of work.
-Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?
-Customer service driven


$29.96 (PG19) plus 10% in Lieu of Benefits and Vacation

Job Application Process

Where and when to APPLY? Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled. We look forward to hearing from you! The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at

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