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The Butchart Gardens is looking to fill the following position:


Working under the direction of Carpentry Supervisor and Maintenance Management, duties include:

  • Perform carpentry related maintenance work to Buildings and Structures to the high level of appearance and usability required by The Butchart Gardens.
  • Participate in the construction of new buildings and structures.
  • Participate in the production of custom cabinetry and millwork.
  • Assist other trades with Maintenance Department related tasks as needed.
  • Assist other Departments from time to time with non-carpentry related tasks as required to ensure the smooth operation of the Gardens.
  • Carry out these duties within tight timelines and often under pressure to minimize disruption to visitors.                             


  • Valid Red Seal TQ in Carpentry.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience, well rounded, in all phases and types of construction.
  • Experience with construction tools and equipment, their use and application.
  • Experience with production and installation of custom cabinetry and millwork would be an asset.
  • Experience with woodshop tools and equipment would be an asset.
  • Conversant with B.C. Building Code and other applicable Codes, Regulations and Standards.
  • Familiarity with and adherence to WHMIS and Worksafe BC Regulations.
  • Competency in reading construction drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Must be capable of physical work in all types of weather (a physical assessment will be required).

This is a permanent full-time position with a 6-month probationary period. Shifts will be Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm. Occasional overtime, evening and weekend work should be expected.  We offer competitive wages, health and dental benefits, matched RRSP benefits and flexibility for time off.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and copy of Trade Qualification to the Human Resources Department. The Butchart Gardens, Box 4010, Victoria, BC V8X 3X4. e-mail: hr@butchartgardens.com

If you have any questions please contact Ross van Adrichem, Director of Maintenance, Jamie Gilbert, Manager of Maintenance or the Human Resources Department

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

We sincerely thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.