Gardens Supervisor - Riel House

March 26, 2024
Posting #23-07-015

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the National Government of the Red River Métis - also known as the Manitoba Métis. The Red River Métis are Canada's Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

The MMF seeks to fill one full-time summer Gardens Supervisor position at the Riel House within our Energy, Infrastructure and Resource Management Department located in Winnipeg, MB. Reporting to the Parks Canada Liaison, the Gardens Supervisor will be primarily responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of a large vegetable garden and various perennial gardens located at the Riel House National Historic site in Winnipeg's St. Vital neighborhood. The position will also be primarily responsible for supervising up to six summer student youth (Age ~15 - 17) on a regular basis. This is a summer position set to end August 30, 2024.

Job Duties/Competencies:

  • Lead the day-to-day operations of a vegetable garden, perennial garden beds and other landscaping and maintenance duties;
  • Supervise up to six summer students, and be responsible for designating gardening tasks as required;
  • Coordinate work associated with the development of communications plans to promote the gardens;
  • Learn about traditional Métis gardening, seeds, seed saving, food processing, and share this knowledge with summer students, Métis youth, and all citizens;
  • Assist with other EIRM department programs and projects as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Student (age 18-30) who attended school full-time during the current academic year and intends to return to school on a full-time basis in the upcoming academic year;
  • Experience with working outdoors including gardening, horticulture, or related field is considered an asset;
  • Experience supervising youth and being responsible for designating tasks for youth to follow;
  • Experience working with leadership and in community settings;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and time management skills;
  • Experience working for a not-for-profit organization and Indigenous government is an asset;
  • Clear Child Abuse Registry Check;
  • Ability to accommodate for changing weather and plans on short notice;
  • Knowledge of Métis culture, MMF programs and services is a definite asset; and,
  • Ability to occasionally travel outside of Winnipeg, valid Manitoba Driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, referencing the job posting. This position is open until filled.

The MMF requires a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment. The MMF will accept existing criminal record checks if dated within 3 months of your start date. Obtaining this document is not a guarantee of employment.

Preference will be given to qualified Métis applicants and they are encouraged to self-identify on their cover letter. The MMF encourages internal applicants to apply for career opportunities within our Government.

MMF Human Resources Department
300-150 Henry Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0J7
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Fax to (204) 947-1816


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