Historical Horticultural Collections Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Historical Horticultural Collections Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Burlington, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-07-04 à 2018-03-31 (39 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,50 $

YCW Web Site Job Poster:

Historical Horticultural Collections Intern (1 position)

Start date: July 31, 2017

End Date: March 31, 2018

Languages of work: English

Rate of Pay: $15.50 per hour, 35hrs/week


Royal Botanical Gardens is seeking a Historical Horticultural Collections Intern. The ideal candidate will have the following profile:

• A university degree in library, archives, or related field in information and knowledge science

• Familiarity with some field of botany, horticulture, or agriculture would be an asset

• Experience with database management would be an asset

• Valid Ontario driver’s license

• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) as well as Database software

• Good communication skills, both written and oral

• Self-directed/motivated


The successful candidate will also meet the eligibility criteria for the Young Canada Work's internship program:


• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada

• be legally entitled to work in Canada

• be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

• have finished the school term at the start of employment

• not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed through the YCW sponsored internship

• be an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, i.e. not employed full-time

• be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within 24 months of the start of employment

* be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory

• be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment

• not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed as an intern

• not have previously participated in or been paid under the Young Canada Works Internship program, or any other Career Focus program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy


Royal Botanical Gardens’ interview process will include asking candidates to demonstrate their applicable knowledge through skill-testing questions.

RBG is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


Candidates should submit their applications online to Royal Botanical Gardens career site: http://www.rbg.ca/careers


Application deadline: July 7, 2017



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