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Local horticulture jobs updated weekly.

Retail Nursery Staff, Gray Barn Nursery—2/21/18

Gray BarnThe Gray Barn Nursery in Redmond is looking for seasonal help for the 2018 season. Our retail staff are responsible for all areas of the nursery including, but not limited to-

  • cashier
  • customer service- including helping customers select plants, loading purchases, plant identification and disease diagnosis, etc
  • unloading delivery trucks
  • tagging and putting out plants
  • watering, cleaning plants, weeding and overall inside and outside nursery maintenance

Our staff is a small group and need new employees to be able to adapt fast, be eager to learn and work well with others. We are looking for full and part time employees who share a love of plants, people and learning. Applicants should be capable of lifting a minimum of 30 pounds by themselves and have some retail experience.

Application Instructions

Please pick up an application at the nursery or print one at Pacific Topsoils and return it to the Gray Barn Nursery.

Contact Information

Gray Barn Nursery 20871 Redmond Fall City Rd, Redmond, WA 98053

(425) 898-8265
graybarn@pacifictopsoils.com

Landscape Positions, Kemper Iversen—2/21/18
Full Time Landscape Positions Available + Great Benefits Package

We are a well respected and successful landscape design build firm that has been in business for over 37 years that specializes in high end residential landscape installations.

 We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, is a team player who works well with co-workers as well as interacting with the public, someone who is responsible and accountable and enjoys taking ownership of their work and responsibilities.  This position requires someone who is reliable on a consistent basis.  You are comfortable working in inclement weather as we work all year long.

Our ideal candidates have experience in the landscape industry with a comprehensive knowledge of plants including the best practices for pruning, planting, fertilizing and is able to identify pests and diseases.  Knowledge of hardscapes and landscape construction is definitely welcome.

 We offer a great benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation and sick time, a Simple Ira plan as well as medical/dental/vision benefits.  Your pay is based on your knowledge and experience and if you are a diligent and hardworking team member you will be rewarded!

 We are a drug free and non smoking company.

 Wage DOE $18.00 + per hour

Please forward your resume including a cover letter and contact number for consideration to lhooglund@kemperiversenltd.com.

Hiring Fair and Training Camp, Uyeta Landscape & Maintenance—2/21/18
Fourth Annual Uyeta Landscape Hiring Fair & Training Camp

Saturday March 10, 2018 - 9am to 3:00pm

Learn new skills, enhance your resume, have fun and meet great people at the same time!

The Green industry, and landscaping specifically, will require newly skilled professionals in order to serve our communities and carry on a tradition of professionalism, integrity and artistry.

Safety • Hand and Machine Pruning • Mowing, Edging and Blowing Tips and Tricks

We will provide Pizza & Cold Beverages for Lunch!

Call  (253) 859-8589  or email us  info@uyetalandscape.com today and reserve your spot. We only have room for 30 participants.  Do not miss this opportunity!

Who should attend

Are you looking for a career in landscape installation and/or maintenance and have little or no experience? Are you already working in the industry and want to improve your knowledge and skills? Then this training camp is for you.  

Students studying Horticulture, Landscape Management, Turf Maintenance, Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture and similar fields of study. Students must be 16 years of age or older (Note: Additional Documentation authorizing participation by minors will be required.)

Anyone wanting a career in Landscaping and Maintenance Systems

Anyone with landscape construction or landscape maintenance experience of 3 years or less

Registration Due Date

March 7, 2018, Uyeta Landscape & Maintenance – 19605 106th Ave SE Renton, WA 98055, 9:00am to 3:00pm

How to Register

Call or e-mail us your full name and phone number (253) 859-8589 or info@uyetalandscape.com

Molbak's—2/21/18
Landscape Foreman, Design Services

The name says it all! Molbak’s Landscape Foreman will be an integral part of growing our new landscape installation business, building our client list, and establishing landscape and design best practices.  The Landscape Foreman will manage crew members, giving direction and guidance to plant trees, shrubs, and flowers, build water features, construct hardscapes (including retaining walls, patios, arbors), and install irrigation systems and low voltage lighting, all based on design layouts created by our talented design consultants.  A broad knowledge of plants and their local environmental needs is a must.  As part of the Molbak’s team you will receive great product discounts and exclusive employee-only specials.  This is a tremendous opportunity to join one of the Northwest’s premier brands and to grow a fast paced new business.  If this sounds like an adventure worth pursuing, please apply.


Landscape Crew Member, Design Services

Do you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty? Being outside, especially in the sunshine?  Molbak’s has an opportunity for you on our Landscape Team!  We are looking for Landscape Crew Members to help with our upcoming spring planting season.

Must haves
  • Able to be a great team member
  • Positive can do attitude
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Able to stand, walk, bend and move most of the day
  • Lift/carry 25 – 50lbs throughout the day
  • Valid driver license with clean driving record
  • Enjoy having different duties throughout the day
Bonus Points if you have
  • Prior experience in plant installation and maintenance
  • Experience in Hardscapes, irrigation and low voltage lighting
  • Pacific Northwest plant knowledge
  • Knowledge in sustainable landscape practices
What we will do for YOU
  • Provide an iconic place
  • Allow you to succeed every day, by providing great training
  • Great work life balance
  • Reward you with employee only discounts and specials
  • Fun, friendly and inviting staff
  • Grow each day just like our plants

Live Goods Sales and Stocking

Plant a seed and watch it grow! Or better yet, plant a garden and watch it flourish!  Molbak’s Garden + Home is looking for team members that would love to learn about the Garden industry and help us make sure our plants exceed the expectations of our customers.  You will be the one to assure all our tables are full of the most beautiful plants, that they are well taken care of while they are here, properly watering them and confirming they are ready to go to their new home.  With your help, we will make sure we set up all our customers for success when heading home to their own gardens.  You will be part of an amazing team of garden enthusiasts, and as an added perk, you will receive an employee discount that you can apply towards anything in the store. If this sounds exciting to you, we’d love to see you apply.


 

How to Apply

Go to www.Molbaks.com and click on the Careers link, all the positions we currently have open will be displayed, please click on a job title to see the job description from there you can apply online.

Farm Tech, DeGoede Farms/Windmill Gardens—2/21/18

Company Overview

DeGoede Farms and Windmill Gardens are a year round flower, and organic hydroponic lettuce grower in Sumner, WA in the shadow of Mt. Rainer. We are the only organic hydroponic food production in the Puget Sound region and are well known for hanging baskets. We use an innovative approach to growing with a sustainable production and effective IPM program. This provides a local high quality product grown sustainably.

Farm Tech Job Description

Currently looking for full time seasonal help in our greenhouse with our organic lettuce and flower care. Duties include, spacing, harvesting, plant ID and copious amount of crop care. You will have the opportunity to work in a state of the art hydroponic grow room along with a great flower growing greenhouse. You will be responsible for quality control and IPM ID throughout the greenhouse and hydroponic grow room. 

Farm Tech Requirements

We are open to entry level and someone with experience. We ask this person to have an open mind and excellent communication along with ability to work as a team. Working interviews is something we can arrange as well.

Wage

DOE

Email Resume / Cover Letter to

Benjamin DeGoede, Farm Manager

benjamin@windmillgarden.com

 Gardener, The Artful Garden—2/14/18
Job Description

Small design/installation/maintenance company looking for an experienced, hard-working, conscientious, self-motivated gardener to join team. This is the perfect opportunity for someone with horticulture experience to work in gardens with very diverse and interesting plantings. We maintain and install unique, high quality residential gardens in the Seattle area. Must have 1-2 years professional experience in residential horticulture or equivalent, including pruning, perennial care and seasonal maintenance. Individuals should be able to take direction, be self-sufficient, detail oriented and work quickly and efficiently. 3-4 days/week leading to full-time in spring. Position has the potential for development into a lead position with greater responsibilities in the spring. Part-time and full-time benefits included. Must have reliable transportation, ability to lift up to 50 lbs and be willing to work outside in all seasons and weather conditions. Will provide tools.

Gardens are in the Seattle area with emphasis in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Seward Park, Mercer Island, Bellevue.  The position will include an initial training period leading to a weekly schedule of maintaining specific gardens and helping with installations. Duties include: detailed care of garden and container plants, fine pruning, IPM assessment, mulching, fertilizing and garden installation.   The Artful Garden is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates the diversity of its employees.

Compensation

$17-$19/hr DOE

Type of Employment

Employee’s preference  - FT or PT. FT position will include benefits!
Please respond by sending resume and brief cover letter to megan@theartfulgarden.net

Monarch Landscape Companies—2/14/18

Monarch landscape companies has various positions open in our region.  These include: Tree Climber, Arbor Groundsman, Enhancement Manager, Estimator/Designer, IPM Spray Tech and Mechanic.  For more information please contact

Alfredo Martinez, CLT     Certified Recruiting & Employee Engagement Manager

Cell (206) 510-8245  

Direct  (425) 481-0919

alfredom@nlswa.com

Garden Center Nursery Salesperson, Duvall True Value—2/14/18

Duvall neighborhood nursery eager to hire full time nursery staff person.  Great work environment and friendly staff.  2 years horticulture experience/garden design preferred.

liz.duvallhardware@gmail.com

Liz Schwartz
Garden Department

Duvall True Value
(425) 788-5487

 Lead Landscape Color Installer, Earthworks Landscape Services—1/26/18

Commerical Landscape Co. Hiring,  start Immediately! Looking to hire Lead Landscape Color Installer ASAP.  Valid and clear Washington State Drivers License required. Drug free Company.

  • Knowledge of annuals and perennials would be beneficial.
  • Be creative with an artistic touch.
  • Able to follow direction as well as work independently and take the initiative to make decisions when needed.
  • Full time position 40+ hrs. a week.
  • Wage DOE, full benefits 401k, and medical.
  • Room for advancement.... start ASAP.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stoop & stretch for extended periods necessary.
E-mail your resume to jeand@earthworkslsi or call (425) 657-0953
 Garden Maintenance, Calluna FIne Gardening—1/26/18
Garden Maintenance Worker Needed

Calluna Fine Gardening is a small maintenance, design and garden coaching landscape company located in the south end of King County.  We specialize in sustainable landscape practices in the greater south King County/north Pierce County neighborhoods.  We are seeking a part-time landscaper to join our team.  Work will be roughly 20-30 hours a week, with the possibly of more hours.  Most work will be completed Monday through Friday, but there could be the occasional weekend job.  Salary is $14-16/hr DOE.

Skills Required
  • Knowledgeable of organic, sustainable landscape practices, along with the ability to identify ornamental plants and trees. Will train the right person.
  • Experience with all phases of landscape maintenance including pruning, landscape renovation, basic plant ID, weeding, sheet mulching, and general gardening practices.
  • Ability to move or lift 50 pounds
  • Work in ALL weather conditions. We work in every weather condition from rain to wind to hot sun
  • Driver’s license and own vehicle required
  • The right candidate should be flexible regarding work days, reliable, able to work independently and with team members, able to manage time budgets, detail-oriented, able to communicate with courtesy and enthusiasm to customers, take directions well and possess an attention to detail that sets us apart from the rest.
  • Not required but preference will be given to individuals with a horticulture degree and/or training in design, install or sustainable landscape practices
Job Description

We work on a variety of residential landscapes from small yards to larger acreage. Some work will be installing landscapes from the ground up while most days will be maintenance.  We perform fine gardening but also do a lot of grunt maintenance. We do a range of projects from garden coaching, install, design and maintenance.  This job is perfect for the individual who likes working outside, has a passion for sustainable gardening, is flexible with their work hours as this job can be seasonal with more hours in the spring, fall than summer and winter.

Please email resume and cover letter to Heather Harris

No Phone Calls Please

Garden and Grounds Supervisor, Chihuly Garden and Glass—1/22/18

Applicants should visit Chihuly Garden and Glass and use the careers link to apply.

General Position Summary

The Garden and Grounds Supervisor sets the standards for skilled gardening work such as planting, transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and general care of plant materials and landscaped areas. This position performs skilled horticulture practices and landscaping activities such as IPM and other plant and soil health initiatives. This supervisor is responsible for effective planning, organizing, and supervising of the garden, grounds, and custodial team to ensure the entire exhibition, including internal and perimeter grounds, achieve and maintain the established standards for cleanliness, presentation, and overall guest experience.  This position directs the daily functions of the garden and grounds team, including scheduling and payroll.  Additionally, this position seeks opportunities to enhance the visitor experience.

Essential Functions

Work requires knowledge of standard methods, materials, procedures, tools, and equipment associated with landscaping, gardening, and custodial work. Persons allocated to this position use judgment in interpreting various conditions and applying guidelines and choosing the proper method to complete the work.

  • Transplants, prunes, and maintains a variety of plant materials including trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and seasonal plantings. Prepares, plants, and maintains planting beds.
  • Creates and implements IPM focusing strongly on organic and sustainable practices and materials.
  • Monitors and maintains irrigation systems.
  • Effectively supervise and oversee all operations of the garden, grounds, and housekeeping team.
  • Oversee lead(s) and frontline team member to ensure that work is assigned appropriately, completed in a timely manner and that the quality of work performed achieves established standards .
  • Assist crews with daily tasks as needed.
  • Ensure that the safety of all our Team Members and Guest remains our number one priority.
  • Ensure all garden, grounds, and custodial departmental equipment is maintained for operational safety and extended life duration throughout intended daily utilization
  • Ensure that garden, grounds, and custodial team members for Chihuly Garden and Glass are in accordance with all Washington State labor laws and company established break policies.
  • Maintain working knowledge and train the garden, grounds, and custodial team members on emergency operations procedures , in collaboration with Chihuly Garden and Glass Security.
  • Work with the Facilities Management team and HR department to participate in staffing regarding hires, terminations, promotions and disciplinary actions in accordance with companies policies for the garden, grounds, and custodial departments.
  • Provide annual and probationary performance reviews for all garden, grounds, and custodial team members.
  • Oversee garden, grounds, and custodial inventory. Monitor supplies and equipment as needed, ensuring adequate supplies are on hand for successful operations of each department.
  • Plan, develop, and supervise deep cleanings as needed.
  • Supervise seasonal and supplemental plantings in the garden.
  •  Work with Exhibitions department to lead tours, programs, and workshops.
  • Provide content to Marketing and PR as requested. Promote garden as directed by Marketing and/or Garden & Grounds Manager.
  • Provide input on all aspects of budgeting for the Finance department, including the development of the yearly budget and controlling expenses.
  • Plan, monitor and track departmental expenses and labor within budget parameters.
  • Maintain all interior and exterior cleanliness standards.
  • Ensure that all Chihuly Garden and Glass policies are adhered to within the garden, grounds, and custodial departments.
  • Maintain and schedule repairs to garden, grounds, and custodial equipment.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key vendors to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget scope.
  • Consult with other agencies to determine viable ways to conserve resources, improve efficiencies.
  • Act as a liaison with all state, county and local officials with regard to permits and inspections, ensuring that the company is in compliance with all rules and regulations as they relate to the business.
  • Continually research and implement green initiatives to maximize efficiencies.
Other Responsibilities
  • Prepare clear and detailed reports/summaries of project as requested.
  • Maintain organized records and drawings of jobs, buildings, equipment and projects.
  • Completes payroll
  • 24/7 accessibility by phone or email in the event of emergencies.
  • Keep an up to date emergency contacts list for the garden and grounds department.
  • Minor building maintenance
  • Performs any reasonable task as assigned by Management
 Education,  Experience and Skills Required
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Degree in Horticulture, Landscape Management, or related field or equivalent working experience.
  • Familiar with housekeeping best practices and equipment.
  • Successful completion of industrial first aid training.
  • Time management skills need for proven and effective use time for daily tasks, project completion and overall efficiency.
  • Commitment to and experience in fostering a positive company culture.
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and devise creative solutions to problems.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Ability to obtain bids and work with vendors on a wide variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Financial skill to manage within a budget. Proven success with budget management and implementation.
  • Knowledge of and ability to enforce company and departmental policies.
  • Knowledge of expected life cycles of maintenance equipment.
  • Able to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule, which may change regularly, including evenings, holidays and weekends.
  • Strong organizational, motivational and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Familiarity with computers and common business applications - Excel, Word, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to climb, squat, crawl, kneel, reach and lift up to 50 pounds, work with tools and machinery, talk, and hear.
  • Must have the ability to enforce company and departmental policies.
  • Strong organizational, motivational and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • The vision requirements including close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be comfortable at high elevations and in close quarters
  • Current Washington State driver’s license

Kait Ryan, Garden & Grounds Manager, Space Needle + Chihuly Garden and Glass

Apply today online!

Horticulturist, GardeningGaGa—1/19/18  

Small, residential garden design/install/maintenance company, Gardening GaGa, needs an experienced horticulturalist. This could be a full or part time position. You must be familiar with a wide range of ornamental plants/shrubs/trees and be able to lift 50 pounds or more. You MUST be able to work independently or in a team. We do grunt work some days and fine gardening other days. Some of our gardens are small and ordinary, but some are estates that require confidentiality agreements. You need to be ok with it all. Everyone does all aspects of all the work we have. You need to be willing and able to go to ALL of our gardens (Seattle, North of Seattle and Eastside), we do have vehicles that are sometimes available for use, but it would be best if you had your own vehicle to take to job sites. I provide most tools (leaf-blowers, power-trimmers, etc.), but require that you provide your own hand tools.

This is a year around job for the right person. I can give you as many hour per week as you would like. I will ask for a trial run (paid) of working with us for a day before hiring, to make sure everyone gets along. We are a small company and need a team member who works well with us. Starting wage is $18/hr for a training period of up to 3 months depending on your experience and initiative—and then $20-$22 DOE thereafter. We offer paid days off, accrued sick time and paid vacation for full-time employees.

Please send a resume that includes your horticultural and other background/interests to gardeninggaga@comcast.net

Internships

Internships offer valuable experience in a variety of fields. Updated weekly.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden—2/14/18
Internship Program - 2018 Opportunities

The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) Internship Program is designed to provide practical hands-on experience in the following areas of interest: garden maintenance & renovation, propagation, nursery management, and retail nursery management.

Botanical Garden & Nursery Internship

One full-time position available in 2018 for up to 6 months –Beginning in early Spring 2018 (Feb. / Mar.) with possible opportunities for extension into the following spring.
Schedule to be negotiated. Some weekend work required.

Wages

$11.50/hour

Garden Management

Learn how to care for a world-class botanical garden, including proper pruning and planting techniques, landscape design, weed control, renovation, irrigation, and plant identification.

Nursery Management

Gain valuable experience in the operation and maintenance of a highly specialized nursery with emphasis on propagation techniques. Learn propagation methods including grafting, cuttings, seed sowing and hand pollination as well as greenhouse operation, transplanting, inventory control, data entry and plant identification. Detail oriented and mechanical ability or aptitude helpful.

Retail Management Internship (may be combined with the botanical garden intern position)

One 8-week position available Spring 2018
Part-time (24 hours/week – Schedule can be negotiated; however, applicant must be available to work weekends through the spring.
Wages: $11.50/hour

Learn how to manage the RSBG Plant Sales Pavilion including pricing, displaying plant material, maintaining and stocking sales facility, creating labels and signage, supervising volunteer assistants and customer service. Enthusiastic self-starter sought.

General Information

The RSBG is a 22 acre garden featuring one of the largest collections of Rhododendron species in the world. At least 700 species are displayed in a natural woodland setting. Additional plant collections include ferns, maples, bamboo and alpines. Special features include the Rutherford Conservatory, Victorian Stumpery, the Alpine Garden, Pond Garden, Hardy Fern display garden and Meconopsis Meadow. The garden is located in Federal Way near I-5 and Highway 18. The garden is supported by the Rhododendron Species Foundation (RSF), an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the study, cultivation, display and distribution of Rhododendron species. The RSF is internationally recognized as a leader in Rhododendron conservation.

The above two internships could possibly be combined.

To apply

Please send your resume along with your completed job application form to

RSBG
Attn: Steve
PO Box 3798
Federal Way, WA  98063-3798

Or you may submit your documents by email to Steve@RhodyGarden.org

If you have questions, you may call Steve at (253) 838-4646 x 101

Go Natives! Nursery 11/28/17
Part-Time Internship at Native Plant Nursery

Go Natives! Nursery is a small family-owned native plant nursery in Shoreline, WA that has a inventory of over 100 species of NW native plants. We are looking for a part-time intern with the potential to be an entry-level employee at the nursery. Ideally this person can be available for additional hours, but will be limited to 10 hours per week over the winter. Hours will be concurrent with the Nursery Manager’s schedule, usually one morning during the week and one on Saturday. This is an excellent opportunity to learn native plant ID and basic nursery tasks, as well as maintaining a landscape that is a permaculture and low-maintenance model.

Initial needs at the nursery are weeding plants, general cleanup, and site maintenance. Assisting with potting up and labeling plants, checking plants after inclement weather, and maintenance of hoops will be additional tasks as they arise. Work will be initially supervised by the owner, Don Norman or the nursery manager, Chelsie Martell. Initial hours will be around 10 hours a week, starting at $12/hr, with raises at 6 and 9 months.

There are many future projects at the nursery could be internships for school work. These include:

  • Completing a rainwater bog
  • Helping construct a new SW facing drought tolerant garden
  • Assessing plant potting mixes for new species at the garden
  • Improving the plantings on the grounds

Contact Don at gonatives@gmail.com

Eshragi Nursery, LLC 11/1417

Eshraghi Nursery is a grower of woody ornamentals, specializing in Japanese maples and grafted conifers.  We produce both container and field grown material on 300 acres in Hillsboro, Oregon.  We are now offering paid work experience during the Spring season or just for the summer, dates are flexible.   This is for students studying agriculture, horticulture or related fields.  Our college internship provides hands-on work experience in all aspects of nursery production.  Work will rotate through all aspects of the nursery: field work (staking and weeding), Shipping, Propagation and Sales (data entry). Please contact Laurie Rogers-Roach, Propagation Manager, 503-628-8685 ext. 18, for more information.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the following:

Eshraghi Nursery, LLC
26985 SW Farmington Rd.
Hillsboro, OR. 97123
(503) 628-8685 office
(503) 628-1426 fax
arojas@eshraghinursery.com

The Cloud Mountain Farm 8/31/17

The Cloud Mountain Farm Center Intern Education Program is a rigorous integrated educational curriculum and work-based learning program. This program gives interns a hands-on, farm-based, full-immersion experience in agricultural production and management as well as a solid understanding of the big picture challenges that affect NW agriculture and the communities it serves by putting interns alongside permanent staff on a daily basis. Interns see first-hand what it takes to keep farmlands healthy and agricultural businesses thriving.

The three program goals are:

  • Exposure— Field trips, readings and discussions will present a variety of agricultural models and challenges to provide a picture of various farming opportunities through:
    • circumstance of resources
    • land
    • market
    • community
    • history of farming
    • labor practices
    • farming theories and philosophies
  • Entrepreneurial Development—Interns will make connections between their interest in agriculture, and models and systems which might best fulfill their future goals through:  
    • business planning
    • marketing
    • value added products
    • product development
    • enterprise budgets
    • sales
  • Technical Development—Interns will come away with hard skills and the ability to evaluate economic opportunities. This will include production of perennial, annual, and nursery systems, with some exposure to livestock/integrated systems. Some of the areas of focus are:
    • soil science
    • botany
    • irrigation
    • pest management
    • food safety
    • fertility management
    • purchasing and maintenance of tools
    • crop and rotation planning
    • cover-cropping
    • ecosystems management
    • whole-farm planning

Depending upon interests and experience interns may participate in a number of possible internship tracks offered through CMFC:

  • Onsite Internships: these interns can expect to work up to 32 hours a week
    • Food Production Internship
  • Interns working on-farm atCMFC get a well-rounded work experience in vegetables, orchards, vineyards, nursery production, and sales and customer service. 
    • Nursery Production Internship

Interns will gain experience primarily in plant propagation, field production, container production as well as customer service and sales, while still having the opportunity to work in orchards, vineyards, and vegetables when the season allows. 

Off-site Internships

Interns interested in focusing on other agricultural enterprises that CMFC does not have including livestock production, herb production, or CSA may be connected with one of our partner farms.  Further contact information will be given if this is requested. 

Internship Education Day participants

For individuals interested only in the classroom and field curriculum part of the program. This would be 1 day a week for 8-9 hours of education. See Continuing Education Units Section for more information.

The intern program averages one day a week where all interns will participate in classroom education, hands-on workshops, and field trips to other farms in the region. The curriculum gives interns the opportunity to explore agriculture through exposure to:

  • diverse agricultural systems
  • business management
  • skill development
  • business planning
  • marketing
  • social and environmental stewardship
  • development of technical skills related to soil science, botany, ecological pest management and resource management
Expectations

The CMFC internship program extends from mid-February through October. All interns will participate in a weekly education day, generally meeting at CMFC. All interns are expected to attend the weekly educational day. Preparation for the education day may include supplemental readings and additional planned exercises or relevant explorations into a subject.

In addition to the education day, onsite interns will spend up to 32 hours/week as production staff and perform farm and/or nursery duties as the season dictates.

Onsite interns – CMFC interns will be expected to follow all guidelines set forth in the employee personnel policy.  CMFC interns will be paid an hourly wage of $11.50 and will have the option to take up to 5 unpaid vacation days throughout the internship duration.

Off-site Interns –Those interns placed at partner farms will also work as part of a farm crew, with hours and duties established by the partner farm. Wages and living arrangements will be determined solely by the participant and the partner farm.

  1. A completed application form email jane@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org for application
  2. Your current resume: Education and work experience
  3. A list of 3 references.  At least two of them must be professional.  Please include their name, address, email and phone number.  Please do not ask them to send us a letter.