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Pacific National Exhibition

Landscape Horticulturist

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

Full-Time; Permanent

Wage & Paygrade: $41/hr (PG 22) plus Benefits Allotment.

Date Posted: March 28, 2024


Who we are…

The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 114-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams:  the 15-day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance.  The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and delivering memorable experiences.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees or the community.

We are seeking a reliable and hard-working Landscape Horticulturist that has a passion for horticulture, gardens, and ground maintenance.  The Landscape Horticulturist will report to the Maintenance Manager and will work under the direction of the Gardening & Grounds Foreperson, providing operational expertise with specific Garden & Grounds Maintenance and enhancement tasks, PMs and project-based work as assigned where applicable on and throughout all the PNE grounds.

Why join our Team?

  • Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
  • Flexible work environment
  • Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
  • Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

What will you do this year?

In your role as a Landscape Horticulturist, your primary accountabilities will be to:

  • Leading a team of workers to maintain a variety of Gardens and landscape areas.
  • Pruning, planting, and weeding along with other team members.
  • Improve and implement best landscape practices following the Canadian Landscape Standards.
  • In conjunction with the team’s Foreperson planning weekly horticultural work in Momiji and Italian Gardens, Sanctuary. As well as work in the Playland ride gardens.
  • Ability to support Garden maintenance and enhancement repair work under the direction of the team’s Foreperson, with little to no supervision.
  • Assist with work set-up, completing projects and maintaining a safe clean work site.
  • Operate vehicles and tools/equipment in compliance with all health and safety requirements as determined by WorkSafe BC, and all other applicable legislation and company policies.
  • Operate mobile equipment (trucks, UTV’s, tractors and aerial platform) safely and responsibly.
  • Review and Follow Safety Documentation (Toolbox Talks, FLHA, SOG’s Policies) to staff pertaining to Equipment Operations.
  • Ensure crews are informed of and are wearing the appropriate PPE for tasks
  • Complete Daily Vehicle and Equipment Checks
  • Perform related duties as assigned when required or requested by the team’s Foreperson and Maintenance Manager.

What else?

  • Must have at least 8 years of experience as a Red Seal Horticulturalist
  • Must have experience in leading teams of workers to complete Horticultural tasks.
  • Ability to operate a variety of tools and power tools safely and effectively.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and provide an up-to-date Driver’s Abstract confirming a clean driving record.
  • Forklift and Aerial Platform experience and operator’s license and assets.
  • Must be capable of maneuvering heavy equipment on own or with assistance.
  • Must be physically able to work in awkward positions.
  • Must be a good communicator, capable of reading and writing for the purposes of written or oral instructions, timesheets and completing Limble Work Orders.
  • Must be capable of working independently.
  • Must be able to perform detail-oriented work accurately and effectively.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills, including tact diplomacy and flexibility to work effectively with management, staff, contractors, and the public.
  • Work Schedule: Tuesday – Friday 7:00AM – 5:00 PM
  • Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?

  • Organized
  • Methodical
  • Proactive
  • Skillful communicator
  • Critical thinker
  • Committed to striving for excellence


Where and when to APPLY?

Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled.

Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before Sunday, June 9. We look forward to hearing from you!

The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at

About Pacific National Exhibition

No single location in Vancouver captures the spirit and history of this city, its people and its many achievements as the Pacific National Exhibition. Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Today, the PNE is the largest employer of youth in British Columbia, the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events - from a live performance from the Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile. For the past ten decades the Pacific National Exhibition has showcased the best of Vancouver to the rest of Canada and the world.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-06

Current Openings

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