New Job Maintenance & Landscape Technician In Nova Scotia

Maintenance & Landscape Technician
Maintenance & Landscape Technician

Maintenance & Landscape Technician

Company : Ulnooweg
Salary : $40,000–$50,000 a year
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

As a key member of the on-site team, you will lead by example and contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of Asitu’lisk in accordance with safety standards while providing proper stewardship of the forest under the principles of Etuaptmamk and Netukulimk. If you have excellent interpersonal skills and make things happen and enjoy working outdoors with a diverse team, we want to hear from you.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily maintenance of the grounds including mowing, planting, seeding, weeding, cutting, trimming, snow, and ice removal, as necessary.
  • Perform carpentry work, minor repairs, tool maintenance, and janitorial services.
  • Lead site maintenance including landscaping, forestry, and trail maintenance.
  • Organize, prepare and conduct semi-skilled and routine maintenance, repair, and inventory to maintain facilities, structures, equipment, machinery, infrastructure, and utilities.
  • Conduct basic installations and construction using semi-skilled and general building and installation methods, techniques and applications.


  • Understand and/or be open to learning Mi’kmaw knowledge systems and practices through Netuklimk and Etuaptmumk in working with the land.
  • Experience or knowledge in creating culturally safe spaces and centring Indigenous Peoples and their voices.
  • Experience in the carpentry trade, maintenance shop environment, maintenance of buildings, outdoor structures and facilities.
  • Skill and knowledge of building maintenance and all aspects of grounds keeping.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety requirements, general handyperson, cleaning methods and sanitation requirements.
  • Knowledge of the principles of preventive maintenance and operating techniques for various systems and equipment associated with building and infrastructure management;
  • Knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the field or on a construction site and their maintenance and use;
  • Ability to work independently to conduct inspection rounds, identify equipment and system malfunctions.
  • Determine the cause of problems and report them effectively.
  • Basic computer skills including the use of Microsoft Outlook and Word.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to lift/carry 50 lbs of equipment over varying terrain.
  • Work in varying weather conditions including wet/cold environments.
  • Ability to perform work over long periods of time (workday) requiring sustained effort in environments and weather conditions that are sometimes unfavourable or at heights;

Operational requirements

  • Driver’s license is a required condition of employment.
  • Certification in First Aid and WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, weekends, and/or holidays when required.

About Asitu'lɨsk

Formally known as Windhorse Farm, it is now Indigenous-owned and operated by the Ulnooweg Education Centre and has been renamed Asitu’lɨsk, which means “that which gives balance”.

This enchanting natural and protected landscape is located on the south shore near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia in Branch LaHave of Wentzells Lake. Nearly 250 acres of forest land are located within this picturesque setting, which includes 13 buildings, a greenhouse, abundant gardens, a beaver pond, streams and brooks in the forest, as well as open meadows and 22 kilometers of trails.

Under the registered charitable organization - Ulnooweg Education Centre, this remote forested land experience hosts a variety of guests and events in the form of Indigenous ceremonies, educational programs, camps, corporate retreats and sometimes available for private retreats in our forest cabins.

Over the next several years, this ever-changing environment will undergo a great deal of growth and change as we continue to create an inclusive space for Indigenous experiences. Our registered charitable organization is looking for people who love the land and want to contribute to the growth of Ulnooweg and the communities we serve.

To learn more, visit us online at

About Ulnooweg

In its 38th year of operation, Ulnooweg is an established and innovative not-for-profit Indigenous led organization dedicated to taking a transformative and complex, community-centered approach.

Ulnooweg is represented by three organizations who attribute to the benefit of the communities it serves: Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. (a funding and business centre), The Ulnooweg Education Centre (an education and research charity) and the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation (a charitable foundation). To learn more, visit

About Ulnooweg Education Centre

The Ulnooweg Education Centre is an Indigenous-led registered charitable organization that aims to bring foundational change and empower Atlantic Canada’s Indigenous communities through the advancement of education. Our mandate is reflected in three major pillars ranging from collaborative research to the development, and delivery of quality educational programs. Programs and initiatives are focused on the key areas of science & innovation, agriculture, forestry and financial literacy.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00-$50,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Branch Lahave, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Do you identify as Indigenous? If so, please state your community connection and self identify. Indigenous applicants are given priority as we are an Indigenous-led registered charity.

Work Location: In person