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Landscape Crew Member, Plant People NW—7/13/18

Plant People Northwest is a landscape design and maintenance company with a focus on sustainable practices, soil health, and proper pruning. We work in Seattle, Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. We are a company that values a very high quality of work and excellent client communication. We also place a high value on the job satisfaction of the crew.

We seek an experienced gardener to join our maintenance crew. You can be part time (3 days a week) or full time. You must have experience in most aspects of garden maintenance and installation, and be positive, punctual, detail-oriented, hardworking, and communicative.

Job duties involve pruning, weeding, mulching, transplanting and planting, soil amendment, fertilizing and more. We do some light irrigation work, and the occasional hardscape installation.

Starting pay is $18-22 depending on level of experience. Benefits include sick time, major holidays, and financial support for continuing education such as CPH, EcoPro, or Plant Amnesty Master Pruner certifications.

Required qualifications: 

  • Work history showing 2+ years of professional gardening experience in the PNW
  • Excellent plant ID skills, and knowledge of proper horticultural and pruning practices
  • Current driver's license with clean driving record
  • Ability to work full days in all types of weather and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Excellent recordkeeping, organizational and basic math skills
  • Must have vehicle for transportation to jobsites

Preferred but not required:

  • Degree or certificate in horticulture

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@plantpeoplenw.com.

Landscape Designer, Plant People NW—7/10/18

Plant People Northwest is a small, organic landscaping company serving Seattle, Shoreline, and LFP. We seek a landscape designer who can serve our clients’ design needs by offering plant solutions that are beautiful, appropriate to the space and growing conditions, and appeal to the client’s specific taste. You will also be responsible for seasonal updates to containers. You’d be working closely with the owner, especially at first, since you’d eventually be relieving her of design duties.

Position is approximately 3 days/ week. If you would like to enhance your horticultural knowledge by joining our maintenance crew part-time, then this could be a full time position!

Qualifications
  • Degree or certificate in landscape design
  • Highly skilled in communication and collaboration
  • Responsible, punctual and self-motivated
  • Easy to get along with!
  • Have reliable vehicle for transportation
 Preferred but not required
  • Experience in landscape maintenance

 Please submit resumes to info@plantpeoplenw.com.

Lead Farmer, Gardener, Harvester, The Herbfarm—7/6/18
Production Farmer and Kitchen Gardener for the Herbfarm Restaurant

Maintain the Herbfarm Restaurant's 5-acre production farm that grows and delivers high quality herbs, eggs and produce to our restaurant, including:

  • Animal care
  • Oversight of on-site display gardens
  • Oversite of staff/volunteers
  • Computerized tracking
  • Flexibility and willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours in all weather
  • Creating and maintaining growing schedule for farm based on chef's input
  • Propagating. Planting. Cultivating. Weeding
  • Harvesting to kitchen specifications
  • Transplanting. Seeding. Trellising. Irrigation
  • Operating a tractor, rototiller and mulching mower
  • IPM and biological soil & plant management for sustainable techniques composting. Occasional interaction with public when restaurant classes & events are at the farm or at educational events
  • Care of apiary, pigs, chickens
  • Oversee farm safety. Oversee Assistant Farmer and small team of seasonal workers and volunteers
  • Represent The Herbfarm in local community agricultural organizations and events
  • Communicate consistently with GM and Chef

To apply send a resume and cover letter to jobs@theherbfarm.com

For more information visit the employment page at the Herbfarm website.

Lawn and Tree Care Technician, In Harmony—6/26/18

In Harmony is looking for safe, reliable drivers who enjoy working outdoors and cultivating their green thumb.

In Harmony fosters a positive, fun, learning work environment to encourage and promote growth within the horticultural field. The lawn and tree care technician starting salary is $17-$18 per hour to start. Starting wage is negotiable with experience. In Harmony offers health and dental insurance, IRA plan, paid vacation and holidays.

In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes offers a natural lawn and plant health care program to clients in the greater Seattle and east-side area. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about navigating the streets of Seattle and the east-side and be ready to learn about NW plants and lawns and how to care for them. Excellent customer service skills are a must! Our services are concentrated on educating clients and providing quality landscapes without the use of harmful products. In Harmony fosters a positive, fun, learning work environment to encourage and promote growth within the horticultural field.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Facilitate the care and development of trees, ornamental plants through spraying compost tea, sea kelp and other beneficial products. Also, treating insect and disease with environmentally safe products as needed.
  • Care for lawns through fertilization, weed control, moss control, aeration and overseed.
  • Interact with clients in a professional manner and maintain excellent customer relations.
  • Work days Monday through Friday.
Position Requirements
  • Excellent driving record and Washington State Driver’s License; a 3 year driver’s abstract and background check is required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed.
  • Must have a positive “CAN DO” attitude.
  • Knowledge of NW plants and lawn care desired but not required!
  • Ability to obtain Washington State Pesticide Operators License within first two weeks of hire. In Harmony will provide study guides.
Benefits
  • Health, vision, and dental benefits after 2 months
  • Paid vacation after 1 year
  • Paid holidays after 3 months
  • IRA plan available after 1 year
  • Job Type: Full-time

To apply please contact Michelle.

Gardener, Britescape—6/22/18
Assistant Gardener Position Description
  • Maintain beautiful residential landscapes that you get to know intimately through your work which includes: weeding, mulching, mowing, blowing, pruning, planting, and irrigation and lighting troubleshooting/repair.
  • Safely work outdoors with team members.
  • Report to Lead Gardener and Garden Services Manager to ensure the completion of daily maintenance, special projects and customer requests.
  • Excellent communication skills, team player and positive attitude.
  • Passion for horticulture and experience working outdoors.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs, kneel, reach, stoop, bend, twist for long periods of time.
  • Drug and alcohol free environment.
  • Clean driving record.

The Gardener position is a year-round positions offering $16.00-$17.00/hr. Britescape also offers a benefits package including: paid holidays; opportunities for continuing education in the field of horticulture; health and dental insurance after 60 days; vacation/sick time and a 401k option after 1 year.

To apply, please e-mail resume to Laura.

Lead Gardener Position Description

The Lead Gardener is the critical link between the Garden Services Manager, gardens and the crew. This position is responsible for all daily on-site operations of clientele base including, but not limited to leadership of crew, coordination of work to be done, quality of work performed, observation, reporting and treatment of landscape issues such as pests, diseases and irrigation, appropriate tasks for season and garden.

This is a full time, year-round position starting at $19.00 - $24.00/hr (DOE). Britescape also offers a benefits package including vacation/sick time, paid holidays, health and dental insurance after 90 days and a 401k option after 1 year. If interested please email Brandon. No phone calls please.

Qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills, team player and positive attitude.
  • 2+ years of gardening experience, preferably with supervisory experience and in the Northwest.
  • Passion for horticulture and working outdoors.
  • Able to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly, crouch and bend repetitively as workload needs, work on hillsides and slopes, etc.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
    -Must be CPH or EcoPro certified within 1 year of employment as the Field Crew Lead.
  • Must demonstrate via written tests and/or field tests the following: Knowledge of proper horticultural practices, familiarity with common Northwest landscape plants, familiarity with irrigation systems and controllers.
Assistant Grower, Flower World—6/22/18
 

Flower World is one of the largest retail nurseries of its kind on the west coast. We have fifteen acres of retail display areas, with about three acres under cover. We are proud to say that we grow ninety percent of all the plant material we offer. We grow locally in Maltby, in our own greenhouses and production fields. We offer a tremendous selection and large quantities.

Experience with growing and personnel management are beneficial but we will train the right person.

Application found here.

Pruning Specialist/Arborist, Lonnson Arbor Care—6/14/18

Local small business looking for pruning specialist/arborist. We are a pruning service specializing in residential trees and shrubs. Pruning and/or horticultural experience preferred. Competitive salary. Full-time. A great job for those wanting to learn arboriculture.

Please send resume and cover letter to lonnson@yahoo.com

Americorps Food Education Corps Member, Oxbow Farm—6/8/18

When kids eat better, they learn better, act better and feel better. Eating habits formed when children are young are strong indicators of lifelong eating behaviors. Making healthy food the easy, accessible, and joyful choice for children increases the likelihood of them making healthy food choices as they age and decreases the likelihood of food related illness such as obesity and diabetes. Many children across Washington State do not eat a healthy enough diet, which in turn negatively impacts multiple areas including children’s health, behavior, and ability to learn in school.

Oxbow is partnering with other organizations across Washington to form a Statewide Food Education Mega-Team to connect kids to healthy food from seed-to-table through growing, preparing, and eating healthy food. Corps members applying to be part of this new statewide initiative will have the opportunity to apply to serve at one or more of the service sites across the state. Our partners include Common Threads in Bellingham (the organizational “host”), Lower Columbia School Gardens, Walla Walla Farm to School, Coupeville Farm to School, and Farmer Frog in Woodinville. Each site is leading their own recruitment so you will need to send a cover letter and resume to the site (or sites) you wish to be considered for service. The interventions will vary somewhat from site to site, but common activities across all of our partner sites will include cooking and gardening with kids in either schools or community settings and engaging families through volunteer opportunities and community events.

Food Educators are the “boots on the ground” that make it possible to connect kids to healthy food from seed to table. Each corps member will do some or all of the following (depending on service site): lead garden lessons during Spring and Fall; lead cooking lessons during Winter; lead or support after school gardening and/or cooking clubs; lead camp-style programs during Spring Break and Summer; lead efforts to maintain/improve school gardens at assigned school(s) or community site(s); assist with the recruitment, supervision, and appreciation of volunteers; collect and track data; support special events and other relevant food education opportunities for families as they arise; share stories of impact with words and photographs.

Job Responsibilities

At Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, the Food Educator Corps Member will

  • Lead Fall, Spring, and Summer Farm Adventures Field Trips for elementary school students (exploring seasons, plant parts, plant lifecycles, interdependence, and natural processes such as decomposition)
  • Lead Winter In-Class lessons for elementary students on EE and farm-related science subjects (such as: worms and decomposition, seeds, pollination, bird adaptations, and stormwater)
  • Work with partner elementary school to support outdoor classroom installation and garden-based EE lessons
  • Build connections between the school cafeteria, outdoor classroom, and EE lessons
  • (Possibly) develop education programing for summer free lunches
  • Deliver environmental/farm education programs to all age groups at weekend Kids’ Farm tours, seasonal festivals and special events
Qualifications

Corps members will be passionate, committed and creative; have a solid background working with kids/teaching; have experience gardening, farming and cooking; love long hours, being outside in all weather, and be ready for curve balls from kids and adults. Specifically, we are looking for the following qualifications: 

  • College Degree or equivalent experience in the fields of education, environmental studies, sustainability, food systems, and agriculture.
  • Experience working with children, especially early learners, and delivering Environmental Education programming
  • Experience farming or gardening and/or a strong desire to learn
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Positive leadership skills
  • Ability to perform work in inclement weather, standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling, to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs., and to perform physical work such as digging and planting
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxbow Education (OxEd) is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

Compensation

$1,307 pre-tax monthly stipend, plus End-of-Service Education Award of $5,920

To Apply

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to

Megan Boyce-Jacobs
Finance & Operations Manager
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org
Please write AmeriCorps Food Educator in the email subject line and include where you found this position in the message body.

AmeriCorps application is also required and can be found here.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, July 15, 2018. Applications will be processed as they are received.

Nursery Team Member, JB Nursery—6/8/18

JB’s Nursery division is growing fast! We are looking for a team member who knows their plants!!

 We have a job for someone who likes to work with people to direct them where to find the plants in the nursery and drive loaders to assist loading up customers. Must be able to recognize Pacific Northwest common landscape trees, shrubs and perennials as well as knowledge of botanical names, pruning of plants, and willing to work outside. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented as we need to count plant material by specific size and variety. All aspects of nursery work may be incorporated in this position so flexibility is a must.

Skills needed:

  • Pacific Northwest landscape plant id knowledge and familiarity with botanical names.
  • Knowledge of basic pruning.
  • Able to work in the outdoors in all weather.
  • Ability to communicate details to coworkers.
  • Ability to transition easily between tasks.
  • Ability to drive reticulated loaders or willingness to learn
  • Familiar with irrigation or willingness to learn.
  • Bilingual Spanish and English would be a plus!

Drug test Mandatory, Medical/Dental, 401K, Vacation

Please send resume to Michelle Sumner, Nursery Manager

michelle@jbinstantlawn.net

(425) 821-0444 x2

Nursery Seasonal Production Assistant, Oxbow Farm—6/5/18
Position Overview

The part-time nursery production assistant will work with the regular nursery staff in all aspects of plant production, research and restoration during the growing season at Oxbow Farm. The position requires someone able to take on responsibility, work with attention to detail, a background and interest in botany, horticulture, nursery science and/or environmental stewardship, and an enthusiasm for native plants and their production.

Job Responsibilities
  • Perform duties around crop production, including: sowing, thinning, transplanting, pruning, pest and disease management, re-organizing nursery stock, weeding, irrigation, seed collection and cleaning, and inventory practices
  • Assist in putting together plant orders, loading delivery vehicles
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness of the nursery and equipment
  • Assist with nursery research projects: maintenance and data collection
  • Participate in site preparation, maintenance and native planting activities on site
Qualifications
  • Strong background in botany, environmental science, horticulture, or related field (nursery experience and/or higher education in the field preferred)
  • Experience in gardening, plant propagation, or restoration activities, and a strong desire to learn more
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to work: standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling; to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs.; perform physical work such as digging or planting; and in inclement weather
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Positive leadership skills
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxbow Native Plant Nursery is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

Compensation

This is a seasonal, part-time position, working 20 hours per week and paying $11.50-$14.00 per hour, DOE, with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

To Apply

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Megan Boyce-Jacobs
Finance & Operations Manager
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org

We are looking to fill this position immediately, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

Landscapers, Linden Landscaping—6/5/18
Linden Landscaping—Design-Build-Sustain since 1991

Seeking full-time and part-time landscapers. Wanted teachable individuals desiring to grow in developing and maintaining quality residential projects (and even launch their own businesses in time). $18 - $25/hour DOE. Project locations south Issaquah etc.

Contact lindenland@gmail.com or call (206) 226-3555

Horticulture Laborer and Technician, Hines @Amazon—6/5/18

As a Horticulture Laborer with Hines, you will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day horticultural operations of The Spheres and other horticultural aspects of our client’s Seattle-based Corporate Headquarters. This includes maintenance of interior plant installations and exterior landscape. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Physically performs general landscape maintenance within The Spheres and/or Redmond Greenhouse, including planting, weeding, spraying, irrigation, pest control, and pruning, according to written maintenance and safety standards
  • Assists with implementing aesthetic and functional improvements, special installations and displays
  • Works with Horticulture Program team on the transfer of plant material
  • In collaboration with program mangers works to improve existing regimes for fertilization and integrated pest management within The Spheres and exterior plantings
  • Maintains and updates climate, fertilizer, and pesticide logbooks

As a Horticulture Technician with Hines, you will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day horticultural operations of The Spheres and other horticultural aspects of our client’s Seattle-based Corporate Headquarters. This includes maintenance of interior plant installations and exterior landscape Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform general horticulture maintenance, including watering, planting, weeding, irrigation, pest control, and pruning
  • Partner with the team on horticulture projects such as terrariums, living walls and others
  • Partner with the team on managing the cultivation and transfer of plant material to and from the Spheres and other locations
  • Partner with team on plant procurement and acquisitions
  • Assist with the cultivation and transfer of plant material to and from The Spheres and other locations
  • Performing property walks to ensure quality and standards are met
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to organic landscape maintenance and pest control practices
  • Assisting in training of horticulture team staff

To apply, go directly to the Hines Website.

Crew Lead and Laborer, Millenium—May 29, 2018

Millennium Landscaping Co. has a Crew Lead and Laborer position available immediately. Must have landscape & plant experience, be excellent with clients and have a positive can-do attitude. With your plant care experience we need you to be able to identify plants in all seasons. Must have small engine knowledge and be able to safely run mowers, blowers, line trimmers, chain saws etc.... Small irrigation repair skills preferred. Must be able to get to work on time (our shop is in Snohomish) We require a valid drivers license and the ability to lift 50-80lbs. We value employees who are on time, have a positive attitude and love to be in outdoors in any kind of weather. We offer a medical/dental/vision and IRA benefits package. Please send your resume and references to Lizzie@Millennium-lc.com.

Farm Workers, Goose and Gander Farm—May 29, 2018

Goose and Gander Farm, a small, highly diversified vegetable farm located in Carnation is seeking 3 full time workers (part time negotiable too) for the upcoming season.

We are looking for a few open minded, able bodied, and hardworking people to join us this season. Employees can expect to be involved in every aspect of our operation including greenhouse seeding, field work, selling at farmers markets, packing our CSA, as well as helping to care for our 500 pastured laying hens.

If interested, please send an email to gooseandganderfarm@gmail.com

Various Positions, Ohashi Landscape Services—May 29, 2018

Ohashi Landscape Services is a high end residential landscape design / build and maintenance company.

Nursery Technician

Looking for a skilled nursery technician or technician in training that is self motivated, to be responsible for all aspects of a landscape company nursery stock maintenance. Pickup and delivery of plant materials may be required on occasion. Primary Responsibilities: 1. Perform all necessary maintenance activities, such as pruning, trimming,fertilizing, planting, weed control, watering, etc., and make sure that these services are performed as directed. 2. Also responsible for maintaining an inventorying of tools, equipment and fertilizers. Other Expectations: 1. All activities require team efforts to support full customer satisfaction. Coordination with construction, maintenance and subcontractors is necessary.

Arborist and Horticulture Specialist

Looking to fill position for a skilled Staff Arborist & Horticulture Specialist that will be responsible for managing inventory & maintenance requirements of the nursery, all technical plant analysis follow up & treatments, recommendations for projects as needed, project inventory, pruning to ASI standards as needed and support of supervision of special projects - TBD. This position reports directly to the Owners. Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: - Organization of nursery, including inventory control of supplies, materials, plants, trees, etc., and equipment. - Maintenance of nursery inventory analysis, recommendations, treatments & follow up. - Perform and/or schedule landscape management activities such as pruning, trimming, removing, planting, spraying, fertilizing etc., and sees that these services are performed satisfactorily whether in house or subcontracted. - Responsible for utilizing, acquiring, storing, maintaining, and inventorying of tools, equipment, chemicals and fertilizers for projects. - Respond to client request and notifies client of any changes in scheduling and chemical usage. - Perform proper physical labor techniques, safety requirements, procedures in digging, dig and transplant, handle plant/other materials, burlap-twine root balls, etc. - Operate and maintain equipment used in nursery and landscape maintenance projects. - Build, adjust, repair irrigation systems at projects and nursery. - Utilize proper care and handling of tree and plant materials including digging and transplanting. - Inventory/Supply Management – purchase, receive, store and issue supplies, materials and equipment. Determine sources of supplies and maintain vendor contacts, process purchase requisitions, maintain adequate stock levels and inventory control records, reconcile delivery discrepancies or damaged goods with suppliers. - Process intercompany receipts, PO’s & inventory transfers, etc., as it relates to nursery and projects. - Perform chemical applications as approved for projects & nursery products - Pickup and delivery of project supplies, materials & plants as needed - Support of all company operations including field work support as needed. These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.

Estate Gardener

Looking for a skilled landscape technician that is self motivated, to be responsible for all aspects of landscape maintenance for assigned customers. Primary Responsibilities: 1. Perform and/or schedule all necessary landscape maintenance activities, such as pruning, trimming, spraying, fertilizing, thatching and aerating lawns, etc., and make sure that these services are performed satisfactorily. 2. Also responsible for acquiring, storing, maintaining, and inventorying of tools, equipment, chemicals and fertilizers for assigned projects. Other Expectations: 1. All activities require team efforts to support full customer satisfaction. Coordination with construction, maintenance, subcontractor, and vendor personnel on all projects is necessary.

Landscape Nursery Manager

Looking for a skilled nursery manager that is self motivated, to be responsible for all aspects of a landscape company nursery stock inventory and maintenance. Pickup and delivery of plant materials will be required on occasion. Primary Responsibilities: 1. Site Operations – develop and implement policies and procedures, analyze and evaluate site operations to ensure effective use of resources, including periodic and annual inventory. Keep detailed operating records, reconcile daily cash with sales receipts, approve checks, issue credits, and reconcile returned merchandise. 2. Sales Management – coordinate sales activities and strategies with associate field sales representatives, determine merchandising activities that require additional promotions (clearance sales, etc.) to move the merchandise, and ensure that all merchandise is correctly priced and displayed. 3. Customer Service – administer site policies and activities to assure customer satisfaction and good public relations, investigate customer complaints. 4. Inventory/Supply Management – receive, store and issue supplies, materials and equipment. Determine sources of supplies and maintain vendor contacts, process purchase requisitions, maintain adequate stock levels and inventory control records, reconcile delivery discrepancies or damaged goods with suppliers. Other Expectations: All activities require team efforts to support full customer satisfaction. Coordination with construction, maintenance and subcontractors is necessary.

To apply, please e-mail resume to info@ohashilandscape.com

Crew Members, NW Bloom—May 29, 2018

NW Bloom is an ecological design/build firm with a new permaculture farm in Redmond WA focusing on building beautiful and functional spaces, as well as food security all over the Puget Sound! We're hiring and need versatile crew members - who are passionate about working outdoors, both on projects and at the farm. Must be able to work in all weather conditions, able to lift 80 lbs regularly, have a valid drivers license, and be a positive teammate. Prior horticulture or farming experience a plus, as well as being bilingual with basic carpentry and small engine skills. We look for people who have effective communication skills, both verbal and written, self-starters, multi-task oriented, working well independently with amazing work ethic, plus time management skills and attention to detail.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email a resume and letter of interest to nwbloom@gmail.com

Gardening Assistant, Gardening Artists—May 29, 2019

Gardening Artists is looking for a Gardening Assistant for one day per week, or two half days per week. This would be for the summer period, with the possibility of continued employment. Work is located in Woodinville, one property only.

Looking for a candidate who loves the outdoor landscape, has a basic knowledge of perennials, and is willing to assist Lead Gardener. Primary weekly duties: blowing of private property (must be comfortable wearing backpack blower), weeding, raking of pathways, supplemental watering, and overall grooming of perennial gardens. As this property is open to the public on weekends, employee must be able to accomplish this work on Thursday and/or Friday each week after training period. A prime opportunity to put your skills to work and to build your horticultural knowledge through experience within a beautiful setting! Occasional compost turning, mulch spreading, and planting/pruning with guidance. Must be able to work independently, as part of a team, in all weather conditions, and have a great attitude! Knowledge of Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons or Conifers a plus but not required.

This position is one day per week (8 hours) or two half days per week.

$18 per hour

Woman-owned landscape company

Send resume to: damacefi@gmail.com attention M. Warren

Arborist Ground Crew Member, Vitalitree—5/18/18

Arborist ground crew member - $18-20/hr DOE

Vitalitree LLC is a small arborist collective focused on quality tree service in the Seattle area. Currently we are running two crews with two owners, but will be expanding as our demand increases. Our model is unique in that it allows for a path to eventual co-ownership in the company for the right people who move up the ladder, this takes years of hard work, study and self motivation. We get most of our business off of review based websites such as yelp and Angie's List or referals, and we are committed to keeping a high standard of quality work. We focus on proper tree pruning and simple to complex tree removals, we also do hedge trimming, tree planting, soil improvements, and tree injections a well as processing logs into slaps and re-purposing the “waste” we generate. We are looking for someone with a passion for trees and working outdoors who would like to learn how to become a skilled arborist.

The right person for the job will be expected to do the following tasks

  • Hauling large branches and tree parts out of back yards and through gates/around
    houses neatly and without scuffing things up
  • Provide support for climbers by retrieving tools and tying them on
  • Rope work including lowering branches and tree parts, pulling over tree parts and knot tying skills
  • Raking and cleaning up debris running a blower leaving job sites neat and tidy
  • Use of dangerous power equipment including Chainsaws, Handsaws, Wood chipper, ect.
  • Hedge trimming, tree pruning, and working up to climbing and tree removal
  • Keen sense of safety and seeing what is going on around them
  • Able to lift heavy loads and pull heavy loads with ropes

We are hoping to hire someone committed to becoming an ISA certified arborist and advancing in the field, we plan on expanding our company and will need people to take over as crew leads and lead climbers with a path towards co-ownership some day. Experience with chainsaws is a plus but not required. What is required is an enthusiasm to learn with a focus on safety and quality work. This can be a very
physically demanding job and strength and endurance are valuable assets for a tree
worker. This job has many hazards and we promote a safe sober environment and
provide all necessary PPE including hard had, eye protection, gloves, ect. We are a
positive group of people and really love our jobs and have fun in the process, but we are serious when needed, and special care must always be taken when tree parts are falling from above. Training on proper pruning, climbing, knots, use of equipment, and preparing for and passing ISA exam come with day to day work.

Compensation starts at $18 an hour and goes up as skills and knowledge increases. All pay increases are congruent with passing certain tests of knowledge on tree biology and proper tree care, study materials provided by the company.

Please Send a resume and a few words of why you would like to work with us to
jlbengle@vitalitreellc.com

Horticultural Technician, The Interior Foliage Company—5/18/18

Commercial interior landscape company seeks horticultural technician to install and care for tropical plants in various business environments located in the greater Seattle area. Account locations are scheduled on daily/weekly routes and include paid mileage. Experience preferred but will consider training the right individual. Flexible at 15-20 hours per week, no weekends. Additional hours available with first rate performance demonstrated. Must be able to lift 25 pounds, have valid driver's license, current automobile insurance, a good driving record and a dependable vehicle. Rate of pay will be determined by experience. Please send resume with your horticultural and other background information to hilary@interiorfoliageco.com

Gardener/Horticulturist, The Artful Garden—5/18/18
Job Description

The Artful Garden, a 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. Position has the potential for development into a lead position with greater responsibilities after a probationary/training period. 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

Starting at $17-$19/hr DOE, plus benefits after training
Type of Employment

Employee’s preference - FT or PT

Please respond by sending resume and brief cover letter the megan@theartfulgarden.net.

Landscaper, Plan-It Vision—5/14/18

Plan-It Vision, LLC is seeking an experienced landscape professional that wants to grow with the company. Providing high quality landscape maintenance, design, and construction services and serving our clients' needs with professionalism are the mission of this company. A healthy and beautiful landscape is complicated to design and hard work to build and maintain. We provide landscaping services so our clients can relax and enjoy their spaces.

Currently, the company is seeking a Landscaper to work directly with the maintenance crew leader and the business owner to perform landscape maintenance, cleanups, and installation projects. This is an opportunity that has potential to grow in responsibility and help grow the company. This is a full time position. Pay is $14-$15 per hour. This position will be focused on landscape maintenance to start and will assist with installation and cleanup projects as needed.

Requirements
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to communicate with clients and boss verbally and in writing Bi-lingual is a plus
  • Must be coachable and have a desire to learn information and techniques relevant to the work
  • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions, even snow
  • Must be able to lift a light lawn mower
Desired Attributes
  • 1 year of landscape maintenance and construction experience
  • A landscape design or horticulture education is preferred
  • Knowledge of plants and how to care for them
  • Have an eye for detail and care for quality

Please respond with an email and resume. Please be prepared to provide references.

Send an email to trevor@planitvision.com

Nursery Sales Manager, West Coast Nursery—5/14/18

West Coast Nursery is a family owned retail and wholesale nursery located in Monroe, Washington. We serve retail and wholesale customers and have been supplying Western and Eastern Washington with quality grown trees, shrubs, and evergreens since 1990. 

Our staff is small and hardworking and we are in search of a team member who can bring a great attitude, plant knowledge, problem solving skills, and cooperative spirit to the sales office. Interested applicants may reply by email to sales@westcoastnursery.com or inquire in person at the nursery during regular business hours.

Job responsibilities

Sales Office Management

  • Inventory management: receiving shipments and tracking material grown at WCN.
  • Publishing bi-monthly availability list.
  • Anticipating inventory needs and placing orders.
  • Responding to brokerage requests and preparing bids.
  • Delegating tasks to field crew or loading assistant.
  • Assisting owners with outside communications and marketing or advertising, as needed.

Sales Associate

  • Greeting customers and providing assistance with planting questions.
  • Closing sales at computer POS.
  • Merchandising and maintenance (repotting, pruning, watering, fertilizing) of nursery plants.
  • Performing additional nursery/horticultural tasks when needed, including loading.

Required qualifications

  • Experience in horticulture or landscape industry.
  • Proven success in building relationships with clients and teammates.
  • Proven ability to provide good customer service.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel or similar product.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to troubleshoot Wi-Fi, printers, etc.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs, push carts, use hand tools, and walk on uneven ground.

Preferred qualifications

  • Comfort with basic mental arithmetic.
  • Experience with basic web design services such as Wix or Squarespace.

Compensation / Hours

  • Full Time / Part Time
  • $15 - $18 DOE
  • Available weekends
Landscape Construction and Maintenance, The Nussbaum Group—5/14/18
There are various positions open at the Nussbaum Group
  • Landscape Construction Superintendent
  • Landscape Construction Foreman
  • Landscape Construction Laborer
  • Landscape Maintenance Team Crew Member
View positions and for application instructions.
Grounds Maintenance, Glen Acres Golf and Country Club—5/14/18

Glen Acres Golf & Country Club is hiring. Find a list of our current opening on the Glen Acres Golf & Country Club website. Grounds Maintenance Crew is permanent full time 40hrs/week.

Duties include using weed-eaters backpack blower, hedge trimmers, lawnmowers, and other general landscaping tools. Raking bunkers, using mowers are also part of the job but no experience necessary. Will train!

Hard working
Team Player
Accomplish tasks in a timely manner
Lift 50 pounds or more
Willing to work outside in all types of weather

Hours 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Willing to work either Saturday or Sunday morning
Valid driver's license and dependable transportation

Visit the Glen Acres Golf & Country Club website to apply.

Landscape Workers, Earthworks Landscape—5/14/18

Earthworks Landscapes has immediate openings for Landscape Maintenance Workers. Begin immediately. Full time position, $15.00 per hour + depending on experience. Work outdoors providing mowing, trimming, blowing, weeding, and pruning. If you are motivated to work, physically able to lift up to 50lbs, and reliable, please call our main office at (425) 493-1100. Branches in Mukilteo, Issaquah, and Sumner. Applications are available by e-mail at customerservice@earthworkslsi.com. We are a Drug Free Company.

Landscape Installation Laborers. Start immediately. Full time position, $15.00 + per hour depending on experience. Work outdoors planting, spreading bark, installing block walls, pavers, etc. If you have worked in landscaping, can lift up to 75lbs, are reliable and motivated to work please call our main office at (425) 493-1100. Branches in Mukilteo, Issaquah, and Sumner. Applications are available by e-mail at customerservice@earthworkslsi.com. We are a Drug Free Company.

Landscape Crew Member, Brier Creek Gardens—5/14/18

Brier Creek Gardens is a busy landscape company needing a new crew member with horticulture experience and/or a strong interest to join our crews! Both men & women are encouraged to apply! We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who is passionate about horticulture, building gardens, and pruning with a focus on organic techniques! 

The right candidate should be reliable and dependable, able to communicate with courtesy and enthusiasm to customers and coworkers, and possess an attention to details. Your interest in horticulture is what will set you apart from the rest! We are not a mow, blow and go company so if you shear Maples and top trees...this is not the right job for you.

This is a full time position. We offer a 4/10 schedule (T-F) in order to give you a 3 day weekend! Lots of room for advancement and benefits after a 60 day trial period for year round employees. 

Our office is in the Maltby/Woodinville area and we provide the transportation to our projects throughout the Seattle region. Send your resume (required) via email briercreekgardens@frontier.com or Fax (425) 778-2013. No drop ins/phone calls please.

Wage $14.00-$17.00 DOE

Landscaper, Trilogy at Redmond Ridge—5/14/18

Trilogy at Redmond Ridge is seeking a gardener who loves working out of doors, who can keep good spirits in wet cold weather, can follow direction and make good decisions, is responsible, detail oriented and caring. A team player with excellent communication skills, English speaking a plus.

Daily tasks may include: weeding, watering, deadheading annuals in flower beds and containers, perennial care, shrub care, raking, trash pick-up and sweeping.

Seasonal tasks include: mulching/composting garden beds, pressure washing stone/concrete/wood surfaces, irrigation programming, container switch outs, bedding plant installations, winter pruning of trees and shrubs. Also paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick time.

Valid Driver’s License required, and employment is contingent on drug and background screenings. Smoking is not allowed.

Salary $32,500

Please send a resume to aarntson@hoamco.com or call (425) 216-1351 for more information.

Land Steward, The Whidbey Institute—5/14/18

The Whidbey Institute is seeking a qualified Land Steward to fill a 35-hour per week position and to be responsible for care and management of the landscape, gardens, forest and wetlands, and 3.5 miles of public trails. They will work with volunteers and service learning groups and will be responsible for land-based community engagement and learning.

The right person for this job is passionate about nature and community. They have depth of knowledge and experience working with landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, have the strength to perform difficult physical work in all conditions, collaborate and communicate well, and are able to track many projects and details across a large campus and landscape. Experience in environmental education or related work and volunteer coordination are a plus.

See the full job description or contact robert@whidbeyinstitute.org

Foggy Ridge Farm—5/14/18
Seasonal Help Wanted

Come join our devoted small team of gardeners. Foggy Ridge Farm is a 26 acre farm located on the eastern edge of Woodinville toward Duvall. We have an orchard of Aronia Berries and grow a variety of vegetables and fruit for home CSA delivery to our neighboring Golf Course Community. 

Positions Wanted

Interns. Needed ASAP, until Mid October (or at least end of August). We are looking for 2 people to help 2 days a week either on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday $12—$15 per hour. Can work with your school year. Would like to find help rowing a variety of vegetables both outdoors and in a hoop house. Experience not required but appreciated.

Farm Manager. We are looking for someone to manage and help expand Foggy Ridge Farm. We are planning on building a few more hoop houses and adding more customers. All ideas welcome. Looking for someone passionate about farming. We would work along side for a few years and then hand it over. Please contact us for more information at foggyridge@msn.com.

Certified Organic and Salmon Safe

Horticulture Internships

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

Pheasant Ridge—5/3/18

The 2.5 acre woodland garden at Pheasant Ridge in Lake Forest Park needs an intern this summer.

Will pay $18 per hour for approx. 6-8 hours per week of weeding, pruning, deadheading, composting, grooming, mulching and propagating. No lawn! We have mixed borders in woodland with both native plants and ornamentals, some rare. You can do this work in two or more sessions per week on your schedule. As a former Master Gardener and current Kruckeberg Docent, I have a lot to teach you about practical gardening in the Northwest. I practice I.P.M. and this is a wildlife habitat garden.

Call at (206) 364-9263 or email Carolyn Pauw Barden to discuss project needs.