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Employment Opportunities: Greenhouse Assistant (x1)
Organization: Trout Lily - Certified Organic Nursery
Location: 20 min. NE of Guelph (half way between Rockwood & Fergus), Ontario


  • Greenhouse Assistant: full-time, short term, mid April to end of May 2021


Trout Lily produces a wide range of certified organic vegetable, herb and flower seedlings for sale to home gardeners. Check us out on Instagram to see our lovely rural location, farm dog Rosa, lush greenhouses and the swimming pond. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about organic seedlings production in a real business setting! If you're an aspiring market gardener, farmer, or an ambitious home grower wanting to build your skills in starting plants from seed - this is a great opportunity to learn from a business with developed systems and practices. This short-term job position offers a lot of learning, a chance to work in the sunshine, and to then move onto other adventures for the summertime season.

Trout Lily is currently looking for an individual to fill the positions of greenhouse assistant. The greenhouse assistants work mainly for the critical production time from mid-late April to the end of May. You'll see the duties and skills (training and support provided) listed below, after some more info on scheduling. You can expect to work with a competent greenhouse team (small staff) and to have paid 30min lunch breaks, as well as the benefit of an on-site pond for swimming and a pup for playing.

The greenhouse assistants can expect weekends off in April, and 3-5 days of work a week. During May, schedules are arranged to include support needed for busier weekends at Trout Lily. This scheduling is coordinated with staff to maintain the time-off structured in your position as well as to offer learning experiences team members want to gain from this work environment. As the season winds down toward end of May, all staff hours slow down accordingly. 

Duties (training provided)

  • seeding & transplanting
  • filling grower trays for seeding & transplanting
  • assisting with order assembly for wholesale deliveries
  • marketing at retail stand and processing retail transactions
  • greenhouse organization tasks

Skills required

  • self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic & desire to learn
  • attention to detail and good working memory
  • good verbal communication skills
  • flexibility to work long hours some days (most days are in the vicinity of 8.5 to 9.5 hours, but some days will be longer when we’re in peak production)
  • ability to put in full days standing, bending down and doing moderate lifting throughout
  • friendly/helpful outlook when dealing with customers and colleagues
  • a green thumb is an asset!
  • delivery experience is an asset (prepping orders, loading truck, driving large vehicle), please indicate with application submission


  • Greenhouse Assistant : starting at $14.50 to $15.25/hr, depending on experience and work performance (can increase during your employment with good performance)


Applicants must have drivers licence and own transportation. Drivers licence is required as applicant will be required to drive the farm vehicle on some days. Please indicate on application if you have a driver’s licence and your own transportation.

Accessibility Consideration:

We strive to be an inclusive workplace and welcome all applicants. Do note that the nature of our business (farm/greenhouse) is such that our site is not suitable for those using most mobility devices. The tasks required of someone in this position require high levels of both intellectual and physical ability. If you have questions about accessibility, please include them with the submission of your application.


Please apply by sending

  • resume
  • cover letter
  • confirmation of driver’s license/vehicle


  • Greenhouse Assistant: Deadline for submission is 5 March 2021

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted after the deadline noted above. Interviews are being done by phone or zoom.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jan 21 2021    Numéro : 58379