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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.

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Would you like to gain experience working in a large public garden?
  • Are you currently studying or interested in horticulture or a related field?
  • Do you need to complete Community/Practicum hours in order to graduate?

Consider the International Peace Garden this year! The IPG is a 2,300 acre public garden situated on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota. We offer a wide range of experience in the fields of horticulture, professional grounds maintenance and customer service within the tourism sector. If you like working outdoors in a beautiful and natural setting, then this is the place for you! The following opportunities are available in 2022:

MAY – SEPTEMBER: Horticulture Staff
Gain experience in planting and maintaining annual and perennial beds, weed identification and control, ornamental plant identification, pruning and care of shrubs/small trees in a formal, public garden setting. This position will provide maximum exposure to all facets of horticulture at the IPG from start to finish.

  • Maximum duration: May to September (start date weather-dependent)
  • 5 days per week, weather permitting. Some weekends as needed.

OR if you are looking for something short term:

JUNE: Annual Flower Planters
Involves planting up to 100,000 annual flowers into flower beds. Learn about flower bed design, design layout, planting methods and bed preparation.

  • Duration: Month of June only (4 weeks)
  • 5 days per week, weather permitting. Some weekends as needed.

Download the seasonal application form and email the completed form to admin@peacegarden.com
-On-site accommodation is available for qualifying applicants-

For more information about opportunities in horticulture at the IPG, please contact the Director of Horticulture, Johannes Olwage at: johannes@peacegarden.com

CAFE STAFF

The Peace Garden Cafe is hiring enthusiastic individuals to work in our newly renovated restaurant for the upcoming season. We are hiring Cooks, Servers, Dishwashers and Event Staff. If you are friendly and outgoing and enjoy meeting new people, please forward your resume to cafe@peacegrden.com.

Also hiring full time Assistant Cafe Manager to take over day to day operations such as scheduling and training staff, preparing grocery and supply orders, and assigning tasks. The successful candidate will have excellent time management and organizational skills. The Assistant Manager will have the ability to take control of situations and adapt to regular interruptions. They will be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends and enjoy interacting with other employees and guests. Expected start date May 1. Please email resumes with references to cafe@peacegarden.com.

Assistant Gift Shop Manager

This working/supervising position oversees and coordinates customer service, merchandising, inventory control, and other related activities for a small gift shop located in the Conservatory/Interpretive Centre. Schedules, leads, and oversees the day-to-day activities of gift shop staff engaged in routine stock management and customer service activities. Provides input into operating budgets, policies, and procedures, and provides leadership in the general marketing of the gift shop. General understanding of Foreign Exchange and how it affects pricing of merchandise.

The Gift Shop Manager is part of the Visitor Services Team and serves as support for events and other visitor services efforts at the direction of the Visitor Services Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees, coordinates, and performs computerized cash register sales transactions, cash management and credit/debit terminals in USA and Canadian currencies.
  • Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, termination, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of operating budgets, policies, and procedures consistent with those of the organization.
  • Provides sales coordination and problem resolution for floor customer service staff; performs direct sales and customer service as and when required.
  • Allocates and schedules work within the area in collaboration with the Visitor Services Manager, ensuring that all floor requirements are covered during operating hours; fills in for staff as required during breaks and other absences.
  • Monitors sales through the cash register; resolves discrepancies, prepares, reconciles, and records cash receipts for deposit, and prepares sales reports.
  • Monitors and coordinates ordering, receipt, and return of merchandise and/or equipment; verifies invoices and billing and resolves errors and discrepancies; as appropriate, coordinates shipping and/or delivery of merchandise to customers.
  • Monitors inventory levels based on time of year and needs. Keeps an accurate account of inventory values for both currencies.
  • Oversees area stock and visual merchandising; participates in the development and implementation of on-floor sales promotion campaigns.
  • Monitors general housekeeping cleanliness within the area; ensures that equipment and facilities remain in good repair, and that employee and customer safety standards are maintained.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Please apply through Indeed or email resume, cover letter and references to visitorservices@peacegarden.com

Your Support Matters

The International Peace Garden was founded in 1932 to celebrate the longstanding peace and friendship between the United States of America and Canada.

We invite you to help us in cultivating the Peace Garden so that it can promote the ideals of conservation, friendship, and cooperation between nations for generations to come.

Your generosity helps preserve this invaluable venue for generations.

Passes & Memberships

Day pass, annual membership, or lifetime memberships can be purchased online for your next visit to the Garden.

Day Pass Rates:

  • Pedestrian/Pedal Bike – $10
  • Military Rate – $15
  • Passenger Vehicle – $25
  • Motorcycle (per rider) – $10
  • Tour Bus/Large Groups

Annual Membership – $40
Lifetime Membership – $500