Fairmont Banff Springs Horticulture Assistant

Grounds Attendant
405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB
Fixed term contract
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Join the team at Fairmont Banff Springs. Set in one of Western Canada’s most spectacular alpine destinations, Banff offers a unique community of hospitality enthusiasts, outdoor adventure seekers, artists, entertainers, and families alike. It's the perfect work/life combination.

Job Description

Horticulture Assistant - Grounds Attendant

Working in the Hotel Grounds department, the Horticulture Assistant supports our Horticulturist ensuring our various interior plants and arrangements are maintained to high standards while also taking pride in the hotel’s exterior property, ensuring its safety, and with a high attention to detail ensures visitors’ expectations are exceeded. As well, in the summer they help maintain our gardens and during the winter they assist with holiday decorations and do a lot of snow removal.

What is in it for you:

Subsidized staff accommodation provided on-site for full time status employees
One complimentary meal per shift in our staff cafeteria (additional meals can be purchased for $4/meal)
Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Vision & Dental) including extended benefits like; Mental Health (up to $5,000/year), Orthodontics (up to $2,500- lifetime), Fertility Drugs and Gender Affirmation (Lifetime maximum of $10,000) for full time permanent status employees
Defined Contribution Pension Plan with employer matching up to 5% of annual earnings for full time permanent status employees
Employee travel program with discounts on room rates as well as on food & beverage at Fairmont & Accor properties world-wide
Access to the Mountain Explorer Travel Program – exclusive room rates for colleagues, which includes 50% off all food & beverage when staying at Fairmont Resorts in Lake Louise, Jasper & Whistler (subject to availability)
Comprehensive wellness platform for employee mental health and wellbeing support
Discounts while using our resort’s Food & Beverage Outlets, Fitness Centre, Spa and Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Courses
Automatically added to our resort’s Colleague Lifestyle Program which includes access to staff activities and events
Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within Fairmont Banff Springs and over 5,000 properties with Accor
What you will be doing:

Consistently offer professional, engaging, and friendly service
Maintenance of interior plants (watering, monitoring health, and cleaning)
Maintenance and care of arrangements and seasonal plants as required
Sterilization of containers/materials and ensure all areas are kept organized
Assist with seasonal décor
Communicate effectively, follow instructions, take direction, and constructive feedback
Labor intensive work in the form of shoveling, lifting, pushing, walking fast, digging, and assorted tasks
Ensure the grounds, curbs, and hard surfaces around property are clean, swept, and free of rubbish, gravel, and plant debris at all times
Thorough watering, maintenance, and plant health care for gardens and plant containers
Extensive tracking and monitoring of moisture levels, pests, and fertilizer
Ensure sidewalks, mulch beds, and other areas of the property are weed free
In winter ensuring sidewalks, pathways, and stairs are free of snow and ice at all times
Operation of snow removal equipment as required
Other duties as assigned


Your experience and skills include:

Previous experience as a gardener or in a greenhouse/nursery is an asset
Strong ability in indoor and outdoor plant care is preferred
Valid Class 4 driver's license and a 5-year driver's abstract dated within 30 days
Constant standing and walking throughout shift at a fast pace
Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry up to 70 lbs. up and down stairs
Working on ladders and dealing with tall heights while holding/lifting items
Working in a variety of temperatures and conditions (snow, heat, rain)
Excellent communication skills, detailed oriented, and strong organization skills
Perform tasks under minimal supervision and enjoy a repetitive environment
Your team and working environment:

Fast-paced, upscale, luxury hotel
Close proximity to multiple ski resorts in winter and world-renowned hiking trails in summer
Hospitality employees worldwide making this a great place to develop lifelong connections

Additional Information

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

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