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The purpose of these positions is to perform a variety of manual labour operations to produce a variety of nursery products.
These positions will work in various parts of the nursery facility and out in the fields.
Wage: $14 per hour
This is a part-time, seasonal position. Hours of work are 7:00-11:00am. Alternative work schedules may be followed depending on production needs, climate or staffing needs.
Apply at Ferguson Tree Nursery 275 County Rd. 44, Kemptville, On. K0G 1J0, phone 613-258-0110 ext.230 or e-mail email@example.com with the job title identified in the e-mail subject line.
The General Manager (GM) is an employee of and reports to the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation Chief Executive Officer. The GM is hired by the board of directors of the corporation in consultation with the CEO and maintains their position at the discretion of the board. The CEO having day-to-day responsibility for the position and has the right to suspend pending final board decision.
The GM provides day- to-day direction of the Ferguson Tree Nursery (FTN) including but not limited to production, planning and support, personnel and human resource management, facilities management, strategic planning, cost management and reporting as well as input into budget preparation.
The Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation is a non-profit corporation operating the Ferguson Forest Centre.
The Ferguson Forest Centre is comprised of 1100 acres of multi-use forested land located in Kemptville, in the Municipality of North Grenville, 50 kilometers south of Ottawa. The Centre is governed by the not-for-profit Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation and operates on 360 acres of land leased from of the Municipality of North Grenville, and 740 acres of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources land, comprised of forest and trails. The 300-acre Ferguson Tree Nursery manages the Centre and provides funding for its operation and maintenance. The Centre boasts walking and hiking trails, an arboretum, dog park, snowmobile and skiing trails, a children’s walking trail with animal displays and a shaded picnic area with a canoe and kayak launch adjacent to the South Branch of the Rideau River.
The nursery produces native forest tree seedlings predominantly for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Our customer base consists of forest industry companies, public and private forest managers, provincial and federal research institutes, Conservation Authorities, municipalities, private landowners and other nurseries. Seedling planting results in something for everyone: clean air through carbon sequestering, clean water through intact forest systems, enhanced wildlife habitat with increased biological values, stable healthy soils and end products for revenue generation.
The GM is responsible for the financial health of the nursery through:
The GM is responsible for Staff Management through:
The GM is responsible for Nursery Operations through:
The GM is also responsible for:
Consequence of Error/Judgment
This position has a high level of autonomy and discretion. The Chief Executive Officer is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the nursery.
The GM is responsible for executing the CEO’s and Board’s direction and ensuring the overall success of the corporation in meeting its mandate and its ability to manage the resources of the corporation.
The consequence of error for this position is considered high.
The GM is expected to seek advice and guidance from Chief Executive Officer as required.
The GM position directly supervises the Bareroot Propagation Manager, Seed Technician, Greenhouse Head Grower, Retail Sales Manager and the Maintenance Manager.
Post secondary degree from a recognized educational institution in forestry, horticulture or agriculture with five (5) years of business management experience in a growing facility and five (5) years of practical horticultural or forestry experience is preferred;
A combination of relevant alternative education, training and or experience may be deemed acceptable at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors . The Board of Directors may or may not adjust the position's compensation based on any accepted education, training and or experience alternatives.
Related experience seen as an asset;
Apply by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sales and Merchandising Associate is responsible for delivering outstanding customer service in the outlet store, including answering questions, finding product for customers, and processing sales, as well as merchandising the plant and product displays, replenishing stock and maintains the store’s cleanliness and appearance.
Key responsibilities include:
We are looking for some who has the following skills, abilities and training:
This position is seasonal full-time with regular hours from 9:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday and will run from April to November.
If interested, please forward your cover letter and resume in a single document (preferably as a pdf or Word document) by email to email@example.com
Application deadline: 2020-08-21 Expected start date: 2020-08-31
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $14.00-$15.00 per hour