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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.

2024 Cafe Management Request for Proposal

The International Peace Garden is seeking proposals from qualified food service management professionals for the provision and management of our cafe and some catering at our unique location along the U.S.-Canada border near Dunseith, N.D., and Boissevain, MB. Our newly renovated dining area is a beautiful complement to the expanded Conservatory and revenue hub of the Garden. Our goal is to partner with a professional that will manage all café operations in accordance with the goals of IPG in providing visitors with a great experience. Individuals and businesses will be considered if qualifications are sufficient.

2024 SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Consider the International Peace Garden this summer! 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 2024

Horticulture Positions

 
Seasonal Gardening/Horticulture Crew

The International Peace Garden is looking for highly motivated, sun-worshipping plant enthusiasts to join our seasonal horticulture team! Whether you just like working in the outdoors or need to complete practicum/coop hours to graduate, the International Peace Garden can offer you an enriching on-the-job learning experience that is unique to the northern prairies.

Build expertise and skills by participating in the development and maintenance of an established formal public garden. Working alongside skilled horticulturists, you will be able to further your knowledge of planting annuals and perennials, weed identification and control, ornamental plant identification, edible plant cultivation, pruning, mulching, composting and irrigation methods to name just a few. You will also have the chance to interact with visitors from around the world!

On-site accommodation with all modern amenities including Wi-Fi is available for qualifying applicants – please enquire for more information!

Employment period: Employment ranges from mid-May through mid-September or any part thereof, depending on an applicant’s availability.

To apply, please fill out the application form below.  For additional information, questions or to submit your resume, contact the Curator of Living Species, Johannes Olwage at: johannes@peacegarden.com

Grounds Positions

 

Grounds Crew Member

The Grounds Crew Member is to work under the Grounds Manager on basic lawn care and grounds tasks; to understand standard safety regulations and basic turf management; and is to operate under the International Peace Garden’s maintenance strategy to meet or exceed standards.  

Please click the position titles for the description.  To apply, please click the button below.  If you have any questions or would like to submit your resume, please contact Eric Lagerquist, Grounds Manager at grounds@peacegarden.com

Gate House Positions

 

Gate House Attendant

As the initial contact for guests visiting the International Peace Garden, you will welcome and inform the guests as to what is happening that day.  You will answer any questions they may have, sell them a daily or annual pass and give them an overview of the Garden.

 

Please click the position titles for the description.  To apply, please click the button below.  If you have any questions or would like to submit your resume, please contact Jennifer Beard, Visitor Services Manager at visitorservices@peacegarden.com

Facilities Maintenance Positions

 

Facilities Maintenance Crew 

We are looking for seasonal Facilities Maintenance employees. You will assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings at the International Peace Garden. Your duties may include painting, minor electrical and plumbing work, repairs, cleaning buildings and ensuring the various buildings are ready for use by our guests.

Please click the position title for the description.  To apply, please click the button below.  If you have any questions or would like to submit your resume, please contact Virgil Schroeder, Facilities Maintenance Manager at facilities@peacegarden.com

 

Event Positions

 

Event Coordinator 

As the Event Coordinator, you will finalize the details and execution of multiple events and weddings over the season at the International Peace Garden.  This position will oversee a wide variety and sizes of events.  The Event Coordinator will need to understand what it takes to make sure the event logistics work out, maintain the allocated budget and ensure the event itself is runs smoothly.

Please click the position title for the description.  To apply, please click the button below.  If you have any questions or would like to submit your resume, please contact Jennifer Beard, Visitor Services Manager at visitorservices@peacegarden.com

Peace Garden Gift Shop Positions

 

The Peace Garden Gift Shop is located in the Conservatory and is open 7 days a week for the Summer season.  As a small Gift Shop, staff have the opportunity to learn the various aspects of running Gift Shop from great customer service, POS systems, merchandise ordering and stock and more.

 

Gift Shop Lead 

This position will serve as the Lead for the Gift Shop.  You will assist with the hiring of Gift Shop Staff, oversee the scheduling and stock, training and performance of the staff, ensure financial information and reporting is completed and that great customer service is provided.

 

Gift Shop Attendants

Gift Shop Attendants ensure the guests and customers of the Peace Garden Gift Shop experience great customer service.  You will operate our POS system, work in dual currencies, balance cash and credit/debit receipts and more.

Peace Garden Cafe Positions

 

The Peace Garden Cafe is located in the Conservatory and is open 7 days a week for the Summer season.  As a small Cafe, all the positions interlock and provides the opportunity to learn about what goes into the various positions within a cafe/restaurant.

 

Cafe Server Lead 

This position will serve as the Lead Host/Server for the IPG Café and will oversee the day-to-day service of the front of the Peace Garden Cafe.  You will create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, assist in hiring, training, scheduling and supervising of the Cafe Servers and balance the daily deposits. 

 

Cafe Server

This position will be the hostess/server for the Cafe and will ensure that customers are warmly welcomed to the Cafe and receive excellent service.  You will take and deliver orders, clean the tables, assist with stock and more.

 

Cafe Cook/Kitchen Assistant

This position will assist with the preparation, cooking and presentation of all foods offered in the Cafe.  You will also assist with cleaning tables, assisting with stock deliveries and more.

Please click the position titles for the description.  To apply, please click the button below.  If you have any questions or would like to submit your resume, please contact Jennifer Beard, Visitor Services Manager at 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 Passes, 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 – $15 (off-season rate)
  • Motorcycle (per rider) – $10
  • Tour Bus/Large Groups

Annual Membership – $40
Lifetime Membership – $500