Summer Gardens Assistant - Eldon House Heritage Museum

Job Details

Position Type

Contract - Full Time

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1 year


High School, some college or university


$14 per hour

Date Posted


Application Deadline: 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Position Description

                      Job Posting

Summer Gardens Assistant



Reporting to the Executive Director or designate, and liaising with the Grounds and Facilities Maintenance Coordinator, the Gardens Assistant supports Eldon House in its goal to be a prime destination for patrons interested in gardens, grounds and programming at London’s oldest home and heritage museum. Eldon House also employs Summer Tea Servers, who work together with the Gardens Assistant, volunteers and staff, to ensure patrons enjoy a pleasant experience onsite.   


Key Objectives:

  • Liaise with the Grounds and Facilities Maintenance Coordinator (or designate) for assignments and guidance.

  • Plant seeds and seedlings, grow plants ready for sale/planting, and carry out all garden maintenance, with the help of a team of volunteers.

  • Operate a lawn mower, liner trimmer, blower, gardening tools and shovels, as required.

  • Establish understanding of heritage gardens, planting and pruning, and day-to-day maintenance of the grounds and gardens.

  • Undertake greenhouse care, garden planning, tree care and irrigation.

  • Gain theoretical knowledge of the museum’s heritage site and gardens. 

  • Perform other duties, as assigned



  • A Canadian citizen.

  • A full-time student starting or returning to post-secondary school in September 2017.

  • Experience developing and maintaining gardens, growing plants from seeds/cuttings, greenhouse procedures and maintenance of lawn equipment.

  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

  • Training in a horticultural technician, grounds maintenance or landscape design program an asset.

  • Familiarity with Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS) an asset.



This part-time position is a Canada Summer Jobs project funded through Service Canada and is part of the CUPE bargaining unit.  This position is a temporary part-time, 30-hour per week role and may involve some weekend work.



Eldon House is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants, but must advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please submit applications in writing via email by 5:00pm, Friday, May 12, 2017 to:

Brenda Elliot

Executive Director


How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Brenda Elliot



How to Apply: 

  • cover letter
  • references
  • resume

Application Deadline: 

Friday, May 12, 2017
481 Ridout St., N
London, Ontario, N6A 2P6

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Contact Name

Brenda Elliot


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