Prairie Gardens offers jobs and employment opportunities near Edmonton, Alberta at Bon Accord, Spring, Summer and Fall. We have short term commitment positions at each of our fun on-farm festivals through the season.  Perfect fall farm jobs for International Working Holidays in Canada!

STORYTELLERS –   Year Round – Seasonal / Part Time

Work Profile Our Storytellers deliver fun, interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors and children to the farm, opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the farm and it’s historical, cultural, sustainable living, as a resource. We’ll share stories both orally and through puppet shows to both adult and children audiences, about farming, how to grow food, community building and creating memories.

TENURE (Seasonal): Approximately 20 weekends per year, normally from Easter to Halloween. There may be some weeknights or weekdays available in addition.

RATE OF PAY $12-$17 hour or by contract TBN

WHO CAN APPLY Anyone who loves being outdoors, sharing stories, is animated, creative and enthusiastic about local food, and living off the land, and has fun talking to and engaging visitors, and sharing children’s stories.  Apply today!

Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm is award winning, and well known for its innovative sustainable agriculture programs, CSA Vegetable Programs, School Field Trip Programs,  “Fall-o-Ween Fest”,  and month long Haunted Pumpkin Festival. Each year thousands visit from far and wide to learn about the spook-tacular Prairie Gardens.This excitement is due in no small part to our amazing staff with their enthusiastic energy, genuine smiles, hard work and unparalleled dedication. These are the most fun jobs – ever!

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Prairie Gardens is located 1 km from Bon Accord, AB. Bon Accord, Canada, and is 25 km North of Edmonton on 97 St. (HWY 28). Our address is 56311 Lily Lake Road, Sturgeon County.

FALL SCARE-CREW – APPLY FOR A JOB TODAY!

  • Tour Bookings Office Assistant – (Educational Tours) September to October
  • Educational Field Trip Guides (10 positions)
  • Birthday Party Fun Coordinator
  • Popcorn Hut & Fudge Shop Keepers
  • Haunted Attractions (Haunted House, Corn Maze)
  • Activities (Face Painters, Shootin’ Gallery , Pumpkin Cannon, Old Thyme Photo Parlour)
  • Operations (Parking, Maintenance, Greeters, Kids Area, Mazes, Petting Farm)
  • On-site Sales (Admissions, Farm Shop, Trick or Treat Cabin)
  • Food Services (Pumpkin Pie Café, Corn Palace Concession,  Snack Jack Treats, Ice Cream Stoop)
  • On-Farm Retail and Shopping Experiences

PRAIRIE GARDENS FALL-O-WEEN & HAUNTED PUMPKIN FESTIVAL WEEKENDS

Job Period: September 15 to November 1
Weekends on Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-6pm including
Thanksgiving Monday 10am-6pm

Requirements:

In order to work on our Scare-Crew you must:

  • be young at heart – we welcome semi-retired seniors!
  • be 15 years of age by October 1st, 2014.
  • be available to work weekends from the last 2 weekends of September to the first weekend of November
  • have your own transportation to and from Prairie Gardens.
  • be available for Ghoul School Training starting on mid September
  • or have food service industry experience.

Haunted Attractions

Description: The Haunted Attractions Scare-Crew is assigned to The Haunted Farm House, the Pumpkin Cannon, where guests shoot pumpkins out of an air cannon. These pirates use a variety of props, costumes and scare techniques to entertain and frighten guests.

Live Shows

Description: The Live Shows Fall Crew includes Strolling Characters, Puppeteers, and Face Paint Make-up Artists. Strolling characters entertain the crowds during opening hours. They also spend time with our birthday parties during their visit to Prairie Gardens. Puppeteers perform our puppet show and entertain the crowds between shows while strolling with the puppets. Our make-up artists transform children into festive creatures with face paints. Pumpkin Races are fun and interactive shows that require the skills of a charismatic ‘cheater’ referee!

Operations

Description: The Operations Fall-Crew includes Tractor Operators, Maintenance and Creative Crew, Parking, and Custodial Attendants. Our friendly energetic parking attendants greet and park cars in our parking lot. Our custodial staff ensures that the site looks pristine for the many visitors to Prairie Gardens. Tractor operators provide safe and fun wagon rides, and maintenance and creative helps set the scenes, animatronics operations, and on-site set building.

Guest Relations, On-Site Sales & Craft Programs

Description: Our guest relations staff works at the admission booth, or as greeters at the front gate. Birthday Party / Group Use Fun Coordinator keeps birthdays well…fun! Onsite sales staff work in the Boo-Tique or Trick or Treat Cabin selling pumpkins and Halloween décor. Craft programs include painting pumpkins and craft building stations. Extra fun includes ‘Fishin’ Ponds, Pirate’s Pull, and Dragon’s Treasure stations. Maze Masters are the Knights of the corn – finding lost souls, and keeping the corn safe.

Food Services

Description: The Food Services Fall-Crew includes Pumpkin Pie Café, Snack Jacks, the Corn Palace, and the Ice Cream Stoop. The Fall-Crew in each of these locations would be responsible for preparing and selling scrumptious Halloween Food.

Requirements:

  • Prior experience in Food Service is an asset, but not necessary.
  • Food Safe Handling Certificates an asset

EDUCATIONAL TOUR GUIDES (Weekdays – School Hours; Sept – Oct)

Description: Our Educational Tour Guides work Monday – Friday 9am-3pm guiding pre-booked school groups and daycares through the wonders of the harvest season. The children learn about how pumpkins grow, watch a puppet show and take a tour of the pumpkin patch on the wagon ride. Older grades learn about the mazes and explore our a variety of mazes, petting farm, and games area during their visit.

Requirements:

In order to work on our Educational Tours Fall-Crew you must:

  • be available to work Monday to Friday (9am-3pm)
  • attend the St. Johns First Aid Training 1 day course we offer in mid September
  • have your own transportation to and from Prairie Gardens.
  • be available for School Tour Guide Training starting September 8th

MAZE MASTERS

Summer to Fall (July, August, September, October)

Maze Masters! Always wished you had a job that you could tell folks to get lost? Have fun at the Corn Maze with maze operations, customer care, retail sales, phone services, guiding tours, hosting birthday parties, admissions, on-farm festivals, and our horticultural operations including selling the produce we grow! As the season moves from summer to fall, have fun being creative and help set up our festive scarecrows, fall scenes, and pumpkin paradise.

Market Garden, Festival and Weekend Jobs for Gardeners, Students and Semi-Retireed!

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We are searching for outstanding people to become a part of our dynamic team. Have you always dreamed about working with us? Do you know someone that’s a perfect fit for the farm? Apply today!  We are now accepting applications in the following areas:

Reservations Assistant – You are organized, excellent on the phone, and are great with Excel! 
Harvest Festival Event Staff – you have a passion for pumpkins, excellent customer service skills and are available to work weekends
School Tour Guides – you are a natural leader, enjoy working with children and are available to work weekdays Food Service – you are excited about local food, have excellent customer service skills and are available full time weekdays/weekends, part time weekdays/weekends or weekends
Retail Sales – you love the fall and Halloween seasons have excellent customer service skills and are available to work weekends

Vegetable Farm Jobs

Position #1 Agricultural Field / Vegetable Farm Field Crop and Vegetable Growing Worker  Start Date: May 12, 2016  ROP $11.20/hour, seasonal, 40 hours/week.   Prairie Gardens is located at 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord, AB.  Apply in person or online (See application button below).  Job Posted: January 12, 2016.  Apply by: Feb 8th, 2016.

Position #2 Agricultural Field Worker – Vegetable Farm Worker.  Start Date April 11,2016.  ROP $11.20/hour, seasonal, 40 hours/week. Apply in person at 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord, AB, or online.  (See application button below.)  Job Posted: January 12, 2016.  Apply by: Feb 8th, 2016.

The award-winning Prairie Gardens has been recognized across Alberta