Pacific Horticulture College – Instructor – Part-time, Casual Position

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) is a multi-dimensional not-for-profit society situated on 43 hectares in Saanich. The HCP is home to nine acres of demonstration gardens, a conservation area, a horticulture library, gift shop and plant sales, weddings and other events, and a wide range of youth, community, and professional education.

Established in 1987, the Pacific Horticulture College (PHC) offers full-time and part-time training opportunities in all four levels of the Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship. The PHC is designated by the Private Institutions Training Branch (PTIB) and is an Industry Training Authority (ITA) designated training provider. The mission of the PHC is to provide excellence in horticulture training, enabling students to maximize employment opportunities while encouraging environmental stewardship of green space.


Position Description

The PHC is expanding its network of casual instructors with expertise in particular subject areas corresponding to the courses within the four apprenticeship levels. Relevant subject areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Soil science
– Hardscape construction (e.g. patios, steps, retaining walls, landscape lighting)
– Environmental stewardship
– Irrigation and drainage
– Business practices
– Landscape design
– Job planning
– Tools and equipment
– Small engine mechanics
– Green infrastructure (e.g. rain gardens, green roofs, living walls)
– Urban food production
– Softscape maintenance including pruning

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PHC Instructor Job Posting August 2017

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