Spend your summer playing in the dirt!

Seasonal staff, Student Volunteers and Interns are an important part of the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. We are always open to helping young people find meaningful work placements within the Gardens. We take our role as mentors seriously and find pleasure in contributing to the education of our young employees.

We currently have two openings for seasonal students and one 6-month term position for an assistant gardener. Positions are based on funding. Applicants must meet all requirements of the funding agencies as noted in the job postings.


Student Native Plant Gardener/Conservationist - Must be a full-time student returning to studies in fall of 2017

Assistant Gardener - 6 month position May to October

Read about the experiences of past summer students

Young Canada Works Success Story - Acadia Student Baillie Holmes

Growing Futures - Summer Students Jasmine and Aaron

The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from Canada’s job equity groups. 

If you're interested in creating an opportunity for a Volunteer placement or an Internship please contact us with your idea.

Our summer programs would not be possible without the generous support of the Young Canada Works Heritage Canada Museum Assistance Program and the Canada Summer Jobs program.