The Butchart Gardens Announces Upcoming Job Fair


January 16, 2018 Victoria, BC – The Butchart Gardens will be holding a Job Fair, Tuesday, February 20 from 6–8pm in the Coffee Shop.

The Gardens is offering a starting wage of $15 an hour and is recruiting for spring and summer, with employment opportunities in most departments.

One of the largest employers on the Saanich Peninsula with over 600 employees during peak times, The Gardens has an emphasis on job equity, safety and thorough on-the-job training, with senior staff acting as mentors.

“We have always attracted a broad spectrum of applicants – from students to seniors– for spring and summer, with many returning during the Christmas season and year after year. Offering a great training ground in the industry, we pride ourselves in providing a friendly, welcoming environment in which to work. Many of our seasonal staff often move on to other positions within the company”, said Jeannie Christison, Director of Human Resources.

The Gardens offers a variety of employment positions, from Visitor Services, Food Services, Gardening and Gift Store. There are also opportunities in the trades with current position postings for a carpenter and an electrician.

The Job Fair will be held in the Coffee Shop of The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, with exclusive gate opening for the event. Bring a resumé and cover letter OR an application (available online at Please note, The Gardens are not open for viewing.

The Butchart Gardens is an internationally renowned 55-acre (22 hectare) display garden located near Victoria, British Columbia. Created in 1904 by Jennie Butchart, and still privately owned and operated by family descendants, The Gardens has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada and welcomes over one million visitors a year.


Media contact:
Daphne Gardner
Manager of Public Relations
The Butchart Gardens