Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Current Job Openings

Executive Director

PlantAmnesty’s Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the organization including fundraising, grant writing, programming, operations, staff management, community relations, communications and strategic direction. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop and implement the strategic direction of the organization. The ED works closely with staff, board members and committees to align the vision, mission and values with PlantAmnesty’s visual presentation and messaging. This position reports to the President of the Board.

Leadership/Operational Management

  • Manages paid staff, volunteers and consultants.
  • Provides mentoring, professional development, and staff performance evaluations
  • Works in partnership with groups and individuals including members, volunteers, supporters, community leadership and others.
  • Sets priorities and goals, ensures work is completed satisfactorily and on time.
  • Establishes office and HR policies and procedures.
  • Identifies volunteer opportunities and recognizes volunteers.

Community Relations and Outreach

  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with partner organizations, government and other agencies to support PlantAmnesty’s mission.
  • Fosters a culture of inclusivity by engaging diverse individuals, cultures, and community partners. 
  • Works with staff/volunteers responsible for the planning and delivery of events and classes. 
  • Oversees PlantAmnesty web, social media and written communications with membership, the general public, donors, community leadership and others.
  • Write articles for and edits quarterly newsletter.
  • Serves as the chief spokesperson for PlantAmnesty and effectively communicates the vision and mission.
  • Writes annual report.

Fiscal Management

  • Oversees the organization’s finances and financial health. Works with the Board to prepare the annual budget.
  • Manages the planning, development and delivery of PlantAmnesty fundraising events, and supports the Board’s work to plan and execute the Annual Fund.
  • Provides leadership and accountability for achieving annual fundraising goals.
  • Identifies grant opportunities, prepares grants, and supports grant management, grant evaluation and grant documentation.

Member Relations

  • Works with the Board committees to develop programs and events that appeal to current members.
  • Understands and communicates members’ needs to Board.
  • Identifies potential members, and helps develop communications to attract new constituents. 
  • Oversees efforts to retain and increase the number of members, identifies issues important to members and works to implement changes supporting members. 
  • Performs additional duties as requested by the Board.

Compensation and Benefits

$32-$34K/year with option for raise after 6 months

20 hours per week

One week vacation after one year

For more information and to apply please contact Plant Amnesty.

Fine Gardeners

Elemental Landscapes, Inc. is looking for Fine Gardeners who are passionate about working in the green industry. The starting salary is $18/hr for a 1-week trial period, then a bump up to ~$20/hr with room to grow as the company expands.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our excellent customer service, so the ideal applicant will have earned their AA in Horticulture or have at least 2 years experience working for a reputable landscaping company (references required). We don’t use toxic chemicals so an understanding of Integrated Pest Management (or at least a willingness to learn) is important.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain residential clients’ yards by deadheading their annuals & perennials, weeding & raking beds, pruning, watering & fertilizing plants as needed, and mulching beds.
  • Demo/installation of new plants.
  • Debris removal as needed.
  • Meet all deadlines while maintaining high standards.
  • Work outdoors as part of a 2-3 person crew in varying weather conditions.
  • Follow daily timekeeping procedures.
  • Occasional installation of drip irrigation (experience with this is a plus but not required).
  • Experience with outdoor construction is a plus but not required

Please email your Resume with up-to-date references included. Promising candidates will be contacted to set up a phone interview, followed by an in-person meeting where you will be quizzed on your ornamental plant ID skills and your pruning knowledge. Serious inquiries only!

Experienced Gardener

Looking for fun, creative, self-starting gardeners to perform standard gardening tasks for regular maintenance clients, including detailed weeding, shrub and small tree pruning, perennial care, planting, hedge shearing, garden mulching, string line trimming etc. Work also includes some hardscape work including flagstone path and patio work, as well as some micro-spray irrigation installation and maintenance. $18-20/hour. For more information visit our website. To apply send a resume and cover letter to tpgsacco@gmail.com.

Nursery Operations Technician

Oxbow is hiring a Full Time Year-round Native Plant Nursery Operations Technician! If you or someone you know has a passion for native plants and experience working in a production nursery, we'd love to hear from you! Visit our job site for more details and send your resume and cover letter to thedirt@oxbow.org!

Assistant Gardener

This position at Bastyr University will assist the Garden Supervisor in garden planning, cultivation, maintenance tasks, and serve as an additional resource for questions and information about the garden and plants for the Bastyr community and the public.  Assist in all aspects of organic production and restoration including soil building, planning, plant selection, ordering and buying propagules, seed-starting, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, pest control, weeding, season extension, expanding and building new beds, clearing and winterizing beds, cover-cropping, harvesting, saving seeds, medicinal herb processing, invasive species removal, PNW ecological restoration, and distributing garden produce on campus. Assist in supervision of work-study personnel and volunteers, and the delegation of labor amongst them. Provide garden tours as requested.

Hiring Range $15.58 to $16.00 per hour

Location Kenmore Campus

Work Schedule is Tuesday through Friday

Please visit the school jobs website for more information and how to apply.

Senior Engineering Technician - Source Control Inspector

The Senior Engineering Technician – Source Control Inspector sits within the City’s Surface Water Management Division, which is in the Public Works department. Individuals in this position perform independent duties to fulfill the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit requirements. The duties include a variety of technical support functions related to surface water and environmental management, NPDES / Clean Water ACT compliance, date entry and mapping, and site inspection.

The City is looking for a candidate who can successfully perform the following duties:

  • Establish and maintain an inventory that identifies properties that will require inspection per the requirements set forth in the City’s NPDES Phase II Permit. 
  • Assist with the creation and organization of the City’s Source Control Inspection Program. 
  • Inspect annually 20% of businesses/sites in source control inventory list. 
  • Inspect sites following credible complaints.
  • Maintain and organize digital inspection reports. 

Visit the City of Lynnwood website for more information about the job and how to apply.

Seasonal Color Assistant

Sander Groves Landscaping is a high-end residential landscape company. Our Seasonal Color Department is looking for a creative, energetic person to help install and maintain seasonal color plantings at East side accounts.

Job Description

Must possess a great attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, a good work ethic, and be able to perform tasks independently and in team environment. Horticultural experience beneficial. WSDL and clean driving record required. Full-time/Part-time with flexibility and Benefits. Wage DOE.

Apply

Call Michele B. Walker, Seasonal Color Manager

(425) 868-2200

Or send resume to Michele B. Walker.

Lawn and Garden Nursery Position, Full or Part-time

Duvall Hardware and Garden

Must have basic knowledge of trees, shrubs, perennials annuals and houseplants. Prefer CPH educated but on the job training and eagerness to learn is great! We are a retail store that sells lawn and garden hard goods as well as a fully stocked outdoor nursery. We work outside regardless of the weather!

Weekly and daily receiving, maintaining, pricing and display of plants and hard goods. You need to be comfortable with plant id and diagnosis, soils and organics. Lawn and garden department is responsible for all holiday/seasonal set up.

Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends. This store is an awesome place to work!

For more information contact Liz Schwartz at Duvall Hardware and Garden, 15320 Brown Avenue/ P.O. Box 910 Duvall, WA 98019 or call  (425) 420-0465

Nursery Team Member Needed

The Gray Barn Nursery in Redmond is looking for seasonal help for the 2021 season. Our nursery team is 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, part time and seasonal 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.

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

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

(425) 898-8265 graybarn@pacifictopsoils.com

Horticulture Internships

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

Sacred Seeds Educational Intern

This position at Bastyr University will coordinate with K-12 schools (especially tribal and title I schools) to schedule, plan and implement seasonal field trips rooted in the tend, gather, & grow curriculum/principles. Note: depending on COVID-19, these field trips may be offered virtually or in-person. Design, research and compose ethnobotany adventures written curriculum and activities for K-12 classrooms, to be offered through the sacred seeds virtual education portal. Design, film and edit engaging educational videos for virtual sacred seeds offerings and maintain youtube channel.

Hiring Range $14.00 to $16.00 per hour

Location Kenmore Campus

Work Schedule flexible, 4.5 hours per week

Please visit the school jobs website for more information and how to apply.

Seasonal Color/Holiday Assistant Paid Internship

Sander Groves Landscaping is a high-end residential landscape company. Our Seasonal Color Department is looking for a creative, energetic person to help install and maintain seasonal color plantings at East side accounts.

Job Description

Must possess a great attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, a good work ethic, and be able to perform tasks independently and in team environment. Horticultural experience beneficial. WSDL and clean driving record required. Full time / Part time with flexibility and Benefits. Wage DOE.

Apply

Call Michele B. Walker, Seasonal Color Manager

(425) 868-2200

Or send resume to Michele B. Walker.

2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture

Application Information

The application for the 2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture at Carnation Farms is now open until end of day February 4, 2021. 

Requirements

Applicants should be committed to becoming a farmer and eager to learn in order to reach their goals. They should be comfortable following instruction and guidance from the Carnation Farms Mentors and other Carnation Farms staff, working outdoors in adverse weather conditions, operating heavy equipment, and learning in a classroom academic environment. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate experience in one or more seasons of farming or in an agricultural food production setting. The program requires physical work, including the ability to lift 50 pounds. Since shared onsite bunk-style housing is provided at an affordable rate, the applicant must work and live cooperatively and harmoniously in community. Carnation Farms will accept five farmers-in-training for 2021.

Stipend and Benefits

Farmers-in-training will be paid a stipend of $1095 (gross before taxes) every other week. Housing (rent and utilities) on Carnation Farms property is provided at an affordable rate, available April 2 to November 30, 2021. Those choosing not to live onsite will need to make their own living arrangements at their own cost. Because of space limitations, we are unable to provide housing for spouses, partners, or children. Also, we are unable to accommodate pets. Carnation Farms provides workers compensation insurance and company-paid holidays. Health insurance and other benefits normally provided to full-time employees are not provided.

Key Dates

February 4, 2021  Deadline is midnight to submit Application Form and resume
February 8, 2021  We will shortlist candidates and contact to schedule an interview.
February 10-17, 2021   Onsite or virtual interviews at Carnation Farms, offers extended.
April 2-4, 2021   Move-in for shared onsite housing.
April 8, 2021   Mentorship program begins.

How to Apply

The application for the 2021 season is here Mentorship Application

Questions?

Please contact our Director of Agriculture Production  Tiffany Cooper