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Downtown Wallaceburg BIA JOB TITLE: Landscape Gardener 

Organization:     Downtown Wallaceburg Business Improvement Area (BIA) 

Location:   Downtown Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada 

Principal Work Location:        779 Dufferin Ave 

Compensation: $16.75 / Hourly 

Hours: 35 hrs/ Week 

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024

Apply with resume and cover letter by email to


The Downtown Wallaceburg BIA has an opening for a Student Landscape Gardener for the summer. The position in Wallaceburg will start late May 2024. 

Job Description 

The student works closely with downtown beautification volunteers and/or municipal staff to maintain the horticultural aspects and overall tidiness of their assigned community’s public spaces, downtown corridors, and gardens; will assist staff with improvement and beautification of the downtown core area. 

Essential Functions 

Planting and pruning of trees, shrubs, groundcover, and flowers using tools such as trowels, shovels, hoes, rakes, edgers, pruners, shears, loppers, and some small equipment. 

Control of unwanted weed and grass growth in sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. 

Maintain downtown areas and parks in a clean and safe manner. 

Maintain pathways, parking lots and bridges associated with parks. 

Picking up litter and garbage throughout the downtown area.

Notify the supervisor immediately of vandalism, maintenance and/or public concerns. 

Painting downtown fixtures, including waste containers, and benches etc. 

Providing customer service assistance to tourists in the downtown area and parks. 

Assisting with kayak rentals at Whimsies Paddle Rental located in Civic Park, mandatory Kayak Safety Training will be provided.

Assisting with social media and website content.

Job Specifications  

Preference will be given to those students that are pursuing a career in parks, recreation or sports management. Previous ground maintenance experience is an asset.

Experience and working knowledge of small equipment. 

Experience providing customer service and working with community and special events, an asset. 

Kayaking experience is an asset.

Work environment/hours of work 

This position works outdoors. 

This position works weekdays, some evenings and occasional weekend hours. 

Because of the responsibilities of this position, students are required to be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors. 


Walking: frequent walking on level surface, rough surface (walking in parks; facilities; debris pick up, horticultural work, special events, trimming, parks checks, equipment checks) 

Reaching: frequent lifting below shoulder, forward, handling (general garden cleanup; brush removal; painting, horticultural work, sweeping, special event set up) 

Standing: frequent standing inside, outside (painting, raking, weed whipping, horticultural work, debris pick up, special event set up and take down, trimming) 

Hands: gripping (up to 9.09 kgs or 20 lbs) (garbage pickup, brush removal, computer work, hand scrubbing, sweeping, painting) 

Foot action: frequent two-foot action (raking, weeding) 

Skills Development Plan: 

Through this position we aim to help develop the following skills 

Client service 



Digital Skills 


Canada Summer Jobs Qualifications for Employment requires individuals to be: 

between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; 

a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. *International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents. 


This Parks Maintenance Student position will receive vacation and statutory benefits in accordance with the Employment Standards Act. 


The Downtown Wallaceburg BIA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve. 

Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact the BIA Coordinator at 226-627-3459 or email Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.