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The International Peace Garden was founded in 1932 by a group of visionaries aiming to establish a place dedicated to the ideals of peace and friendship between nations. Located near the geographic center of North America, the International Peace Garden sits on the Manitoba/North Dakota border and commemorates the long-standing peace between the United States and Canada. Today, the Peace Garden grounds span more than 2,400 acres including forests, trails, lakes, manicured gardens, conservatories, campgrounds, and more.

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Horticulturist – Display Gardens

The Display Garden Horticulturist is responsible for the development and execution of the short and long-term Display Garden plans and strategies as set out by the Director of Horticulture and guided by International Peace Garden principles and best practices.

The Display Gardens are spread out over a 20-acre space that contains an extensive collection of annual flower beds, tree stands and perennial beds in a formalized setting that straddles the US/Canada border.

  • Develop and maintain the Display Gardens to the highest horticultural and public standards.

  • Take the lead on Display Gardens related projects.

  • Develop and oversee the hiring plan for Display Gardens staff. (Includes interviews, training, orientation, and scheduling.)

  • Assign, supervise and facilitate daily tasks for seasonal staff and Assistant Horticulturists.

  • Cultivate a positive work environment.

  • Enforce the rules and regulations of the IPG.

  • Attend administrative meetings, training, and promotional events as required.

  • Keep daily logs of relevant/requested activities.

  • Devise and operate under an annual budget for the Display Gardens. Coordinate with the greater IPG Horticulture budget as set out by the Director of Horticulture.

  • Design and plan yearly flower displays that reflect the themes set out by the IPG administration.

  • Maintain trees, shrubs and perennial beds in the Display Gardens.

  • Operate and instruct staff on safe and efficient use of maintenance equipment such as hedgers, weed-whips and mowers.

  • Apply necessary herbicides/pesticides in a safe and responsible manner, consistent with the IPM guidelines provided by the Director of Horticulture.

  • Manage and update the Display Gardens equipment and irrigation inventory as needed.

  • Take inventory of and map all plants in the Display Gardens.

  • Give public tours of the Display Gardens when requested.

  • Coordinate the creation and placement of interpretation and signage in the Display Gardens with the Director of Horticulture and Director of Marketing and Events.

  • Coordinate irrigation scheduling with other Horticulture and Grounds staff as needed.

Timing: March – October, with the possibility of extended time

Salary and benefits will be based on education and experience. Compensation for health insurance will be provided. Housing may be available, if candidate is interested, and additional housing is planned for construction in 2020 and 2021.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to admin@peacegarden.com

assistant horticulturist – display gardens 

The Assistant Display Garden Horticulturist assists the Display Gardens Horticulturist with daily tasks such as transplanting, watering, weeding, and annual planting coordination.

The Display Gardens are spread out over a 20-acre space that contains an extensive collection of annual flower beds, tree stands and perennial beds in a formalized setting that straddles the US/Canada border.

Timing: April to September

5 days per week – weekends on rotation

Compensation will be based on education and experience. Housing may be available, if candidate is interested, and additional housing is planned for construction in 2020 and 2021.

Greenhouse transplanters

Greenhouse transplanters will be transplanting annuals in the greenhouse. Previous experience preferred.

Timing: the Month of April, extended employment possible

3 days per week as needed: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Compensation will be based on experience

Annual planters

Annual planters will be responsible for planting annuals into flower beds.

Timing: the Month of June, extended employment possible

5 days per week, weather permitting – some weekends

Compensation will be based on experience

Seasonal workers

Seasonal workers will build experience in planting and maintaining annual beds, weed identification and control, ornamental plant identification, and pruning of shrubs & small trees.

Timing: May to September, flexible with length of employment

5 days per week, weather permitting – some weekends

Compensation will be based on experience

Grounds Crew

The grounds crew will build experience in turf management, pruning and removal of large trees, weed management, hardscape maintenance, safe use of equipment (weed whips, mowers, etc.), and event set up.

Timing: May to September, flexible with length of employment

Compensation will be based on experience

Gate Staff

The gate staff is responsible for welcoming visitors, sell day & annual passes, and assist visitors with campsite reservations.

Timing: May to September, flexible with length of employment

Compensation will be based on experience

Gift Shop Staff

The gift shop staff will be responsible for greeting visitors, assist with the sale of merchandise, stock merchandise, and design attractive displays.

Timing: May to September, flexible with length of employment

Compensation will be based on experience

Café Staff

The cafe staff is responsible for greeting customers, taking & serving orders, cleaning & setting tables.

Timing: May to September, flexible with length of employment

Compensation will be based on experience

Campground host

We are seeking a seasonal Campground Host to perform the duties below. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a can-do attitude, customer service experience, and great attention to detail.

  • Taking reservations in person/online and maintaining updated reservation logs with gate staff, reservation page on the website, and campsites in a timely matter.
  • Ensuring payment is collected from late night arrivals and other campground guests.
  • Enforcing check-in and check-out times.
  • Maintaining an attractive campground, campsites, and facilities after check-out including: troubleshooting issues, identifying needed repairs and coordinating their maintenance, stocking/cleaning facilities.
  • Maintain excellent visitor relations within International Peace Garden standards including: knowledge of surrounding area, points of interest, activities, and selling firewood.
  • Monitoring campground activity and reporting issues.
  • Monitoring weather patterns and notifying guests of incoming weather and locations of storm shelter.
  • Assisting International Peace Garden staff with events and other duties as needed.

Timing: June – August

Compensation: Free camping, annual membership, & discount at the on-site cafe

Your Support Matters

For 86 years the Peace Garden has been a symbol of peace and cooperation and a jewel on the prairie. The vision of a few men to create a special place and the 50,000 who gathered for its dedication in 1932 should not be forgotten by any of us. In an ever-changing world, we can not forget the importance of peace and conservation.

The International Peace Garden is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Your gift is used to promote the Gardens as a vital regional asset while providing valuable educational programs and special events for the community.

Your generosity helps preserve this invaluable venue for generations.

 

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