Now Accepting Applications

 

If you are interested in applying for a position with our team, please send your resume and cover letter to care@katesgarden.ca and state which position you are applying for. 

Gardeners, Horticultural Technicians & Lead Hands

Only experienced gardeners, landscapers & hardscapers need apply. Our "known-fors" are excellent care of beds & borders, container gardening, design/build & reno, hardscaping and garden carpentry.

We are based out of Main St. Markham and we service predominantly York Region.

We do not cut lawns and we do not do snow.

$16 to $20 per hour. 44 work week for most months and 50 hour work weeks for three to four months of peak season. Days begin at 8:00 a.m. and Saturday work is rare. Rate premiums will be paid to Horticultural Technicians and experienced Lead Hands or Team Leaders. 1/2 hour unpaid lunch. Lay off period is six to eight weeks in January and February during which time we are more than willing to help sponsor continuing education. Horticultural apprentices welcome.

G License is required.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • landscaping: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Location:

  • Markham, ON (Preferred)

Licence:

  • G Driver's Licence (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)

Florist/Retail Associate

$18 - $20 an hour - Full-time, Permanent

Our shop and business is unique. Located on Main Street Markham, it is a botanical boutique with a huge emphasis on flowers, plants and gift-giving. We have a large workshop space to teach a huge variety of workshops, demos, events and seminars throughout the year. From a floristry perspective, we also have a unique take on weddings through our DIY posse service. A huge component of our business is garden design, installation and care. We are known for Container Gardening. We have been voted the Best Flower Shop in Markham for the last two years and we are looking for a great floral designer/plant care & retail associate to join our team.

You must be customer-service oriented, self-sufficient, resilient to change and able to work in an environment without constant supervision. This requires multi-tasking in an often fast-paced environment. We are looking for a positive person with a great attitude and at least two years of experience in a retail florist environment. We seek a gifted florist who is creative, can solve problems, is resourceful and eager to keep up with the latest trends in floral design, weddings & event decor, container gardening and indoor gardening.

G License required as floral deliveries and event set up is a component of the job.

Must be experienced in ordering and choosing quality product. Must be able to supervise part-time, seasonal and free lance staff. Must be organized and detail-oriented.

Helps to maintain store cleanliness and organization.

Willingness to teach Flower Arranging and related workshops and share your knowledge with our eager clientele is key.

9 to 5 Tuesday to Saturday position with one evening per week. Full-time position with a one-half hour paid lunch. Hours are reduced for several weeks during the months of January and February.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.00 to $20.00 /hour

Experience:

  • floral retail: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Location:

  • Markham, ON (Preferred)

Licence:

  • G (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)