We are looking for a professional to oversee rare plant propagation trials and the production of thousands of native plants for rare plant recovery trials in southern Ontario. This is a full-time position that will be based at Kayanase, an ecological restoration and native plant and seed business based on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford Ontario. The successful candidate will work at Kayanase’s large greenhouse and growth facility and collaborate with Kayanase staff and researchers at the University of Guelph and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. They will contribute to seed collection, processing, production and inventory of native Carolinian species at the Kayanase nursery including trees, shrubs, grasses and herbaceous species.
a) Minimum 5 years experience in native plant nursery management and production
b) Knowledge of native plant taxonomy, especially Carolinian Native Plants (Zone 37, Eco-region 7E)
c) Plant identification skills an asset
d) Familiarity with concepts of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
In addition, possessing or willing to obtain:
a) IPM (Disease/Sanitation/Pesticide application)
b) Familiarity with Groware Inventory Management Software an asset
c) Good physical condition. Lifting up to 40 lbs
d) Good interpersonal and communication skills
e) Willingness to work overtime to meet deadlines (Saturday and Sundays may be required)
f) Good analytical and problem-solving skills
g) Working knowledge of relevant computer software programs including MS word, spreadsheet applications, etc.
h) First Aid and CPR an asset
i) Knowledge of WHMIS
$21 + benefits, 35 hours per week
The University of Guelph and Kayanase are committed to equity in policies, practices, and programs and support diversity in work environments. We strongly encourage indigenous candidates to apply for this position. We will ensure that applications from members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under the university’s employment equity policy.
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