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Gardener

Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort

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Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024
We’re hiring a Gardener to join our world class team at Sonora Resort, a luxury all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux Resort, in the unspoiled wilderness of British Columbia. Nestled in the Discovery Islands, Sonora Resort is a remote location accessed by water taxi from the town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. This is a Seasonal position that works on site at the Resort in shift work rotations. Seeking a start date of March 4th, 2024.
Our team shares a deep appreciation for the unspoiled wilderness of British Columbia. Our opulent location is an undeniable draw for those seeking an exciting career with a side of adventure. We are completely submerged in the great outdoors with easy access to hiking trails, Florence Lake, and opportunities to get on the water to explore the Inside Passage.
Each one of our team members contributes to the guest experience at Sonora Resort. Working at Sonora means you are part of a team of passionate and trained professionals focused on providing our guests with unique experiences and cherished memories.
Sonora Resort is committed to creating an engaging and supportive work environment, with a focus on developing and promoting talent from within. We offer competitive compensation packages, exciting employee incentives and the opportunity to develop under the prestigious Relais & Châteaux banner.
Resort Life
  • All staff are provided with complimentary single bedroom accommodations. Complimentary wifi, cable TV and internet calling provided in each staff room.
  • Complimentary meals, snacks and beverages provided from our Staff Kitchen
  • Shift work is required from March until early November; comprised of 10 working days and 4 non-working working days, subject to change during peak season; employees are expected to be flexible in their scheduling to meet the needs of the business.
  • Water taxi transportation is provided to and from Campbell River for scheduled work shifts
  • Staff are required to leave the resort on their scheduled non-working days and are responsible for securing further transportation and accommodation thereafter.
  • Team Amenities on site include a staff lounge, fitness facility, hot tub, outdoor staff lounge area, access to trout ponds, hiking trails and Florence lake where a canoe and stand-up paddleboards are available for staff use.
  • Enjoy other great work perks such as:
    • 25% off at Sonora’s Gift Shop and Island Currents Spa (Services & products)
    • Special room rate for Employees & immediate family members visiting Sonora Resort
    • Staff social events and opportunities to experience adventure tours & activities
    • An Employee & Family Assistance Program offering counseling and mental health supports.
    • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • We offer competitive wages, paid hourly, with opportunities for overtime, plus gratuities.
Position Summary
Sonora Gardeners have a passion for excellence in guest service and a strong background in horticulture. This position is responsible for maintaining the gardens and grounds to a high aesthetic level throughout Sonora Resort. Main tasks include watering, weeding, raking, lawn care, tending to a conservatory of tropical plants and working on small landscaping projects. They will provide clientele with a superior resort experience by ensuring the resort grounds are in excellent condition and upholding Sonora’s service standards in all guest interactions. This is an entry level position and we can provide training for those eager and willing to learn more about gardening in BC.

Job Duties
  • Demonstrate desired service behaviors in accordance with Relais and Chateaux expectations.
  • Follow watering schedule for hanging baskets, potted plants, garden beds and shrubs.
  • Maintain soil and plants: rake, remove debris and weeds, replace plants as directed.
  • Trim hedges and trees as required.
  • Weeding Sonora’s garden beds, prioritizing high guest traffic or high visibility areas.
  • Maintain roads and pathways; rake and smooth ditches, cover border areas with topsoil, plant and maintain grass where appropriate
  • Maintain conservatory plants under the direction of the Head Gardener, ensuring this guest area is clean, organized and ready for guest use.
  • Assist with floral arrangement for resort use as directed.
  • Maintain tools and ensure equipment is in good order.
  • Will occasionally assist with lawn care – mowing, fertilizing, line trimming etc.
  • Assist with maintenance or other departments as requested by direct manager.
  • Ensure effective working relationships and clear communication is maintained with all colleagues, supervisors and departments.
  • Ensure that all equipment, fixtures, and furniture of the department are kept in the best repair possible and are used in a safe and proper manner in coordination with the Maintenance Manager.
  • Drive small vehicles around the resort.
Qualifications
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada and fluent in English. Second languages are an asset.
  • One (1) year of experience in a similar role.
  • Thorough understanding of the operations of gardening and horticulture; experience in a live-in resort environment is preferred.
  • Able to safely operate power equipment such as line trimmers, hedge trimmers, chain saws and blowers an asset.
  • High School Diploma required. Any additional education or experience in the Hospitality, Tourism, or related fields would be an asset.
  • Must be fluent in English, second language an asset.
  • First Aid & AED certificates are an asset.
  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team or independently with minimum supervision.
  • Capable of fulfilling physical demands of the job including handling heavy loads, walking, standing for extended periods of time, crouching, bending, kneeling and repetitive tasks
About Sonora Resort
Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux property, is located on Sonora Island in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia. It is accessible by boat or air, and 50 minutes by helicopter from Vancouver. Known as one of Canada’s hidden gems, Sonora has a unique place in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora is part of the Relais & Chateâux association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Whether you have an adventurous heart or a desire to live in a remarkable wild place such as this, you will find all kinds of career options at Sonora Resort. We encourage you to visit our website at www.sonoraresort.com

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