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AmeriCorps Food Educator, Oxbow Farm & Conservation—6/10/19

AmeriCorps Food Educator

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for an AmeriCorps Food Educator to join our team! Do you have fun working with kids? Are you passionate about connecting youth to their food and communities to their ecosystems? Are you looking to have an impact on your community? We’re looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, and caring team member like YOU!

The AmeriCorps Food Educator is the “boots on the ground” that makes it possible to connect kids to healthy food from seed to table. They will plan and implement Oxbow’s Farm Adventure field trips and in-class programs, as well as contribute to spring Kids’ Farm planting, maintenance, and upkeep.

Apply

Apply online today!

About Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

We are a nonprofit organization, located in Carnation, WA, just 25 miles from Seattle. Our mission is to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations. How do we do it? We grow and sell organic produce, restore habitat for wildlife along the Snoqualmie River, educate kids about farming and nature, and grow native plants to ensure our community has access to the agents of environmental restoration and conservation. 

Customer Service/Nursery Worker, Northwest Nurseries, Inc.—6/3/19

Customer Service/Nursery Worker

Northwest Nurseries is specialty nursery that provides the landscaping community with high-quality and unique perennials, shrubs, and trees. We are seeking a professional individual to join our small family owned business.  The ideal candidate should have a positive attitude, show willingness to learn and have a strong work ethic focused on servicing our customers and the success of the nursery. 

Job Description

  • Helping customers and taking invoices
  • Doing quotes and pulling orders
  • Answering phones
  • Offloading and loading trucks
  • Labeling and putting plants away
  • General plant care such as watering/weeding/fertilizing
  • Occasional operation of tractor/forklift and other equipment to unload/load trucks and move materials
  • Inventory control

Qualifications & Experience

  • Demonstration of excellent customer service skills
  • Must demonstrate accountability, proactive behavior and strong attention to detail
  • Perform daily tasks under minimal supervision and be able to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Previous nursery work experience preferred but not necessary
  • Basic plant ID knowledge
  • Basic computer skills a must, and experience working with an accounting systems a bonus
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Able to lift 50lbs, stand, kneel, reach, stoop, bend, twist for long periods of time
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • A passion for plants and enjoy working with people
  • Previous buying experience would be preferred

Benefits include Paid Vacation, 7 Paid Holidays, Medical/Dental Coverage after 60 days, 401K plan after a year.

Location

Redmond, WA

Start Date

ASAP

Hours

40 hours/week, Monday-Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) with possibility of Saturdays and overtime in the spring. 

Apply

Please send your resume to Laura Wildfong to setup an interview.

Lead Gardener, Britescape LLC—6/3/19

Lead Gardener

Britescape LLC, a small gardening and landscape lighting company, has an outstanding opportunity in our Garden Services department for a permanent, full-time Lead Gardener.

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 including, but not limited to: leadership of crew; coordination of work; quality of work performed; observation, reporting and treatment of landscape issues such as pests, diseases and irrigation; appropriate tasks for season and garden.

Position Description:

  • Lead small crew in maintaining every aspect of the residential landscape including, but not limited to: weeding, mulching, mowing, blowing, pruning, planting, irrigation and lighting troubleshooting/repair.
  • Prioritize and manage projects under time constraints and meeting deadlines while still maintaining high standards.
  • Make recommendations to Garden Services Manager on garden needs.
  • Safely work outdoors in varying terrain and weather conditions while maintaining a positive attitude and good sense of humor. Safely and responsibly drive large company vehicles to and from sites.
  • Lead by example when it comes to safety and ensure crew is following appropriate standards and guidelines.
  • Flexibility in schedule and ability to perform many different tasks.
  • Report to Garden Services Manager to ensure the completion of daily maintenance, special projects, appropriate paperwork, and customer requests.

Position 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 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.

This is a full time, year-round position starting at $20.00 - $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.

Apply

Email cover letter and resume. 

Landscape Construction Laborer, Nussbaum Group—6/3/19

Landscape Construction Laborer

At Nussbaum Group you will have the opportunity to work on the most exceptional landscapes in the Northwest. Our clients include both high-end homeowners and high-profile commercial businesses including Facebook and Amazon.

Laborers make up the core of our Landscape Construction Teams. Our Laborers are hardworking, dedicated and passionate about what they do. They are on site every day and contribute to the success of every project. They are valued and rewarded for their hard work and dedication. We are as committed to the growth of our employees as we are to the landscapes we build. Please see our excellent benefits package outlined below.

Qualifications:

  • Hard worker, positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team
  • Some landscape or construction labor experience
  • Be in good physical condition, able to lift heavy objects and work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Have reliable transportation to work
  • Have a valid WA driver's license

Apply

Apply on our website.

Gardener 2, University of Washington Botanic Gardens—5/24/19

Gardener 2

University of Washington Botanic Gardens 
Washington Park Arboretum/Center for Urban Horticulture
School of Environmental and Forest Resources
College of the Environment

Position Description

Under supervision of University of Washington Botanic Gardens (UWBG) Washington Park Arboretum (WPA) Grounds Supervisor, perform skilled horticulture tasks requiring knowledge of cultivation and maintenance of the plant collections and native flora specific to Lake Washington Blvd E corridor project at WPA.

  • Weed management: hand, mechanical, and herbicide applications;
  • Soil management: cultivation, topdressing with organic mulches, may assist remediation of compacted and poorly drained soils;
  • Mulching: applying of arborist wood chip mulch to existing landscaped areas, planting beds and restoration sites;
  • Fertilization: applying granular and liquid fertilizers;
    Irrigation: setup and operation of manual sprinklers and hand-watering for irrigation of new and existing collections and restoration plants not covered under automatic irrigation systems; assist in minor irrigation repairs
  • Pruning: pruning plant collections and native flora;
  • Planting and transplanting: preparing planting beds and restoration areas, installation of container and balled and burlapped trees, shrubs and perennials, may assist transplanting of trees and shrubs, other planting as assigned;
  • Application of horticultural chemicals: application of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides and other materials as prescribed by UWBG plant health care specialist;
  • Brush clearing: removal of woody invasive or undesirable plants, includes follow-up with invasive plant control techniques and site restoration;
  • Assist in large tree work: may provide ground support for tree pruning and removal and chipping of limbs to support UWBG arborist program in assigned project areas;
  • Hardscapes: may install and maintain fencing, erosion control materials on slopes and along Arboretum Creek watershed, landscape fabrics, rock work, etc.;
  • Landscape renovation: site preparation including soil and plant installation, trail work, rock installation and ability to follow landscape design drawings and details;
  • Use of manual tools and equipment: rakes, hand edger, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows, weeding forks, hoes, pruning shears, and pesticide sprayers;
  • Operate power and motorized equipment: examples include; weed trimmers, chain saws, backpack blowers, tillers, small trucks, utility vehicles, lawn mowers, and sod cutters. With safety and operator training, may operate tractors, back-hoe, brush chipper and stump-grinder;
  • Volunteer Leadership: leading volunteer work parties, includes collaboration with Student Conservation Association summer crews
  • Record Keeping and Mapping: submit plant condition, dead plant reports and maintain other horticulture records; with training, ability to use ArcMap software for mapping plant collections;
  • Direct the work of others: may lead individual volunteers, community service projects, and horticulture staff in horticulture group projects within assigned project areas; client oversight of UW REN student team assigned to Arboretum Creek restoration project.
  • Perform related duties as required.
Requirements

Physical ability to do the required work AND at least three years of experience or training involving grounds maintenance, plant care, cultivation and landscape installation OR equivalent education/experience. Includes basic plant ID and culture (horticulture). Possession of a valid State of Washington Driver’s License and Washington State Public Operators Pesticide Control license – WA state laws and safety, weeds, including aquatic, insects and disease (obtained within first 2 months of employment).

Apply

David Zuckerman
Manager of Horticulture, University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Box 354115, Seattle WA 98195

(206) 543-8008 
(206) 793-3893
dzman@uw.edu

Arborist/Pruning Specialist, Lonnson Arbor Care—5/24/19

Arborist/Pruning Specialist

Lonnson Arbor Care is a local small business that maintains trees and shrubs for residential homes and HOA's.  Must have experience in in both climbing and pruning a diverse array of  trees/shrubs.  Competitive salary. Full-time. A great opportunity for those wanting to learn arboriculture. This is a full time position with competitive compensation.

Requirements

Pruning and climbing.

Apply

Email resume. 

Crew Laborer, Evans Creek—5/24/19

Crew Laborer

Evans Creek is seeking a landscape construction crew member with a minimum of 1 year’s residential experience.   Work includes:  grading, planting, hardscape, low voltage lighting, irrigation, small equipment, drainage, pruning and. Completing your work in a professional manner, cheerfully and efficiently with a very strong focus on quality and detail, is required.

Job Details

Work Schedule

Monday—Friday

Hours per Week

$30-$40

Wage/Salary

Up to $22 DOE

Employment Start Date

05/27/19

Apply

Email resume and cover letter. 

Groundskeeper, Seattle Children's Hospital Main Campus—5/24/19

Groundskeeper

Job Description

Overview

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's — to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Groundskeeper

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

In 2018, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 26th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it is delivering frontline care to our patients and families, or the day-to-day interactions with our colleagues, our values are the fabric of our culture and community.

The Groundskeeper provides horticultural and exterior facilities maintenance for hospital properties. Design, propagate, and maintain the plant collection. Interface new construction with existing systems as they affect landscapes.

Required Education/Experience
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • A minimum of four (4) years practical groundskeeping experience in a public or institutional environment, to include at least two (2) years plant identification experience.
  • Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.
Required Credentials
  • Current Washington State Driver's License; to operate hospital vehicles.
Preferred
  • A Bachelor's degree in a horticulture related field or AA horticulture certificate.

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Area of Interest: Facilities;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods);
  • Work Status: Regular;
  • Department: Grounds Maintenance;
  • Shift: Day Shift;
  • Job ID: 31630;

Apply

Got to our application page. 

Seasonal Farmers Market Staff, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center—5/21/19

Seasonal Farmers Market Staff

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for Seasonal Farmers Market Staff, to join our Farm team! Do you have a knack for customer service and a passion for organic, sustainably grown food? Would you like to work on a team that works hard and laughs harder? We’re looking for a skilled, motivated, enthusiastic team member like you!  

The Seasonal Farmers Market position will assist the Farm Crew in booth set up & break down, customer relations, cash handling, and promotion of Oxbow programs and events at two weekend farmers markets in the Seattle area.

We are looking to fill this job by mid-June. Apply today!!

About Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

We are a nonprofit organization, located in Carnation, WA, just 25 miles from Seattle. Our mission is to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations. How do we do it? We grow and sell organic produce, restore habitat for wildlife along the Snoqualmie River, educate kids about farming and nature, and grow native plants to ensure our community has access to the agents of environmental restoration and conservation. Learn more about our work at our website!

Plant Technician, GreenStone Designs—5/21/19

Plant Technician

GreenStone Designs creates award winning containers in Seattle and the Eastside.
Our customers are the most important part of our business and every employee plays a
valuable role in assuring them of that. We are a growing company with an inspiring
work environment and people who are fun to work with.

Job Summary

The plant technician's primary responsibility is to perform interior and exterior
horticultural maintenance for our residential and commercial clients in Seattle and on the Eastside. This includes, but is not limited to; watering, grooming, pruning, plant cleaning and identifying pests and/or disease.

Our Expectations

  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexible with effective management of change.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Solution oriented - problem solver.
  • Comfortable working independently and with a team with minimal supervision.
  • Sound decision making, demonstrating initiative and accountability.
  • Reliable transportation and comfortable navigating downtown Seattle.
  • Willingness to work in all interior and exterior environmental conditions (weather, air condition, etc.)
  • Accessibility. Reliable electronic communication; text, email and phone.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent standing, walking, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasional use of 8-10' ladders.
  • Adaptability to environmental conditions; weather, noise, etc.

Apply

We are a growing company with an inspiring work environment and people who are fun to work with. If this sounds like the job for you, please send an email and tell us about yourself with a summary of your qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you!

Field Crew Member, Two Positions Open, Carnation Farms—5/21/19

Field Crew Member

Carnation Farms is a nonprofit organization on a mission to transform the way that people want to eat. We celebrate delicious and nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner by providing inspirational and educational experiences that positively affect heath, the environment, and local economies.  We develop the next generation of food citizens and grow new farmers.

Summary

The field crew works primarily in the 12 acre certified organic farm that is overseen by the Director of Agriculture Production. Our typical workweek is Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, however, hours may shift depending on the season and the scope of work to complete, and this also includes weekends; 7 day availability is important. The farm produces vegetables, herbs, berries, and fruit used in special events, farm dinners and sold in our farm stand and at farmers markets. The farms’ design and management demonstrate sustainable soil management and deficit water use, and supports beneficial insects and pollinators, local bird populations and wildlife habitat.

This is a full time temporary position which reports to Director of Agricultural Production.

 This position is responsible for a variety of tasks on the farm including:
  • Harvesting (All harvesting is done by hand)
  • Post-Harvest/Wash Station work (washing, bunching, quality control, packing)
  • Planting (hand transplanting, planting with push seeders, hand seeding)
  • Irrigation set-up (drip tape, overhead sprinklers)
  • High Tunnel Crop Production & Trellising (mainly tomatoes)
  • Tillage, Cultivation, Weeding & Thinning (tractors, wheel hoes, stirrup hoes, hand weeding)
  • Livestock (feeding, moving coops, collecting eggs, egg washing, watering)
  • Pest & Disease Control; Fertilizing & Composting
  • Seed Saving, Cover Cropping and Soil Management
  • Farmers Market (if needed)
 Additional Responsibilities:       
  • Oversee volunteer groups
  • Help farm apprentices, youth participants and staff persons
  • Recordkeeping to maintain compliance with organic certification including all production, irrigation, harvest & sales logs
  • Livestock chores (min 1day per week, may include weekends)
  • Operate agricultural equipment in the field
  • Occasionally assist in set up and tear down of events in garden, including farm-to-table dinners and workshops
 Training and Experience:
  • Basic computer skills, i.e. MS Office, email
  • Clear oral and written communication skills
  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Two years of sustainable agriculture production experience
  • One year of advanced schooling with an emphasis on agriculture (desirable)
 Key Requirements:
  • Available end of May – end of November with limited vacation
  • Ability to work hard; standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling: to lift, push and pull heavy objects, up to 50lbs: perform physical work such as digging or planting
  • Ability to thrive under challenging conditions and be flexible and respond to changes that arise due to schedule change or adverse weather conditions
  • Positive attitude
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of organic vegetable production and a genuine curiosity to learn more
  • Interest in the educational side of agriculture
  • Experience working with children and youth in a garden setting
  • Ability to stay organized while juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be able to take direction and ask for clarification if needed
  • Must adhere to safety protocols at all times
  • Good record keeping abilities
  • Able to pass a background check including driving record
 Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:
  • Valid driver’s license
  • CPR/First Aid
 Working Conditions: (percentages are approximations)
  • 80% in on-site/field projects
  • 20% in on-site meetings and leading programming, tours, general farm events, outreach and regular file management and accounting reconciliation
  • Occasional night and weekend work required

Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing why you would like to work at Carnation Farms and your favorite vegetable and why.

Field Operations and Safety Specialist, Nussbaum Group—5/21/19

Field Operations and Safety Specialist

At Nussbaum Group you will have the opportunity to work on the most exceptional landscapes in the Northwest. Our clients include both high-end homeowners and high-profile commercial businesses including Facebook and Amazon.

We are looking for a highly organized individual to coordinate our scheduling, our facilities and our safety program needs.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing  daily construction and maintenance scheduling, building life cycle management and implementing safety programs that meet OSHA and other applicable requirements. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities: Scheduling

  • Coordinates construction and maintenance staffing schedules through Smartsheet.
  • Coordinates schedule for all construction and maintenance machinery and vehicles.
  • Forecasts staffing for all construction and maintenance projects.
  • Resolves scheduling problems by collecting and analyzing information; coordinating solutions.

Responsibilities: Facilities

  • Responsible for building life cycle management, including infrastructure planning, facility repairs and maintenance.
  • Control activities like parking space allocation, waste disposal, building security etc.
  • Manage the upkeep of equipment and supplies to meet health and safety standards.
  • Inspect buildings’ structures to determine the need for repairs or renovations.
  • Ensure drivers have all necessary tools to perform their jobs safely and on time.
  • Maintain vehicle maintenance and repair logs.

Responsibilities: Safety

  • Implements, manages and monitors safety programs, polices, and procedures that meet OSHA and other applicable requirements.
  • Is responsible for all safety inspections in the workplace.
  • Ensure the organization is legally compliant with all current safety regulations and that all employees are aware of safety requirements.
  • Research, review and recommend security infrastructure.
  • Responsible for training all employees to manage, monitor and improve the safety standards in the workplace.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years related work experience.
  • Experience working with the construction or professional landscaping industry or related field a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Good understanding of facility/fleet management, lease language/compliance and facility operations.
  • Good communication, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • OSHA trained and experience leading safety programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Smartsheet experience is a plus.

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick leave
  • Fantastic Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Simple IRA for Retirement Savings
  • Company Cell Phone and tablet

Please note: Any offer of employment will be dependent upon the ability to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.; and to pass both a background check and drug test.

Apply

Email or call 206-545-0111 today!

Landscape Construction Laborer, Nussbaum Group—5/21/19

Landscape Construction Laborer

At Nussbaum Group you will have the opportunity to work on the most exceptional landscapes in the Northwest. Our clients include both high-end homeowners and high-profile commercial businesses including Facebook and Amazon.

Laborers make up the core of our Landscape Construction Teams. Our Laborers are hardworking, dedicated and passionate about what they do. They are on site every day and contribute to the success of every project. They are valued and rewarded for their hard work and dedication. We are as committed to the growth of our employees as we are to the landscapes we build. Please see our excellent benefits package outlined below.

Qualifications

  • Hard worker, positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team
  • Some landscape or construction labor experience
  • Be in good physical condition, able to lift heavy objects and work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Have reliable transportation to work
  • Have a valid WA driver's license

Benefits

  • Great work environment and strong company culture
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick leave
  • Fantastic Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Training and Mentoring

Please note: Any offer of employment will be dependent upon the ability to verify identity.

Apply

Email
Mitchell Nelson
Office Manager/ HR Assistant
7710 185th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
(206) 545-0111

Multiple Positions, Shenandoah Growers, Inc.—5/9/19

Multiple Positions Open

Shenandoah Growers, Inc. is leading the indoor agriculture revolution. See how we are leveraging our indoor bioponic growing technology, national customer network, and distribution channels to be the world’s leading consumer brand of affordable, organic fresh produce.

Apply

Contact

Jenni Estes, General Manager 
16661 West Snoqualmie River Road NE, Duvall, WA 98019

(425) 788-7903

Crew, Lead, Garden Designer, Shooting Star Gardens—5/7/19

Crew, Lead and Garden Designer Positions

Position Descriptions

Crew

Follow instructions of Garden Lead

Garden Lead

Able to lead a crew of people, tracking projects progress and budget.

Garden Design

Part Time Designer, prefer someone who can also work in field part time.

General Description 

About Shooting Star Gardens, llc.  We are a small woman owned fine gardening company.  No gas powered blowers, or the like.  We have a strong environmental ethic, care deeply about the trust homeowners place in us with their gardens.  

We are growing.  Will train the right person with passion for horticulture.

Especially interested if you have experience in carpentry, stone work, garden design, team leadership.

Non-smokers only.

Apply

Call (206) 383-6498 or email with interest and experience.

Gardener, Part Time, Ma Petite Gardens—5/7/19

Part Time Gardener

Ma Petite Gardens is a small space and container gardening business searching for part time help. This would be a great opportunity to learn the business and earn extra money.

Job Description

The position requires a very strong and hardworking individual as pots and soil can be heavy and you must be willing to work in the rain, mud and all sorts of weather. You will also need to spread the occasional load of compost. Most of the work takes place between April-July, so could just be a summer gig.

Compensation

Position starts at $17/hour as an independent contractor but negotiable DOE.  

Apply

Contact Dee for more information 425-208-6515 or email your resume.

Production Farmer/Gardener, Full Time, The Herbfarm Restaurant—5/6/19

Production Farmer/Gardener, Full Time

The Herbfarm Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind AAA 5-diamond-rated restaurant serving 9 course chef–selected menus for a 4-hour dining experience. The restaurant has had its own farm for 30 years and uses only locally sourced ingredients in its 20 different menu changes each year. It is America’s only 5-Diamond Restaurant north of San Francisco and west of Chicago.

Overview

Maintain The Herbfarm Restaurant’s 5-acre production farm that grows, harvests, & delivers high quality herbs, eggs, and produce to our restaurant. Animal care. Maintain on-site display gardens/pots/decor. & indoor plants.  Oversee staff/volunteers. Computerized tracking of crops and harvested produce. Flexibility and willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours in all weather.

Details

  • Creating and maintaining growing schedule for The Herbfarm farm based on the chef’s input.
  • Propagating. Planting. Cultivating. Weeding. Harvesting to kitchen specifications. Transplanting. Seeding. Trellising. Irrigation.
  • Operating a tractor, walk-behind tractor, rototiller, and mulching mower.
  • Maintains a "someone was just there" look of care and beauty in raised beds and around the restaurant all year 'round
  • 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 and pet pigs.
  • Oversee farm safety.
  • Oversee, train, manage, keep happy: Assistant Farmer and small team of seasonal workers and volunteers.
  • Represent The Herbfarm in local community agricultural organizations and events.
  • Communicate consistently with the General Manager and The Herbfarm Chef.

Character Traits

  • Works well with others and alone takes direction well
  • Self -starting, motivated
  • Dependable, timely
  • Takes pride in work well done Organized and tidy
  • Guest oriented
  • Cares for staff
  • Creative AND willing to take artistic direction Must be interested in food
  • Communicates well Trustworthy and honest Doesn’t give up easily

Experience and Qualifications

  • 2+ full growing seasons experience with row crop vegetables and culinary herbs (preferably in Western Washington or similar climate)
  • Creative skills to manage all aspects of mixed vegetable, fruit, flower, & herb production
  • A long term interest in farming & local food production
  • Good physical condition: able to lift 50# repeatedly with stamina & energy.
  • Simple tinkerer/fixer with basic carpentry skills
  • Experience with small gas powered machinery, i.e. rototillers & mulching mowers
  • Experience driving tractors and using farm implements
  • Be self-directed and comfortable working alone AND be a team player reaching for shared goals
  • Strong communication skills—written and verbal
  • Experience managing growing and harvest data
  • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter. Come by for a tour of restaurant and garden any day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Counter Sales/Inventory Control, Puget Sound Plants—5/2/19

Counter Sales/Inventory Control

Puget Sounds Plants is a wholesale grower and distributor of nursery stock with multiple locations around the Puget Sound. This position is based out of our Snohomish nursery. Our emphasis for this position is counter sales with secondary assistance to inventory control. Our counter sales position is responsible for providing sales assistance to our customers in an efficient manner as well as building relationships. Job duties include: meeting and greeting customers, placing orders, answering phones, making plant suggestions, and preparing job quotes. Inventory control (IC) job duties and responsibilities include maintaining our inventory records, cycle counting, labeling, updating locations, and recording inventory movements.

Plant knowledge is essential; we are looking for an enthusiastic, upbeat person who can thrive in a fast paced work environment. Experience with computers required; previous nursery experience desired. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus as well as the ability to work in all weather conditions. This position reports to the Nursery Manager. This is a full time position. Work schedule is M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please your email your resume if interested.

Lead Camp Instructor, Oxbow Farm—4/30/19

Lead Camp Instructor

Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center  is looking for a Lead Camp Instructor to join our education team! Are you creative and passionate about environmental education? Do you have experience leading outdoor summer camps? Have you dreamed of connecting youth to their food, and communities to their ecosystems? This position runs June – August, with a possible extension through the fall season if applicants are available.  We’re looking for an exuberant, hard-working, and caring leader like YOU!

Job Description

The Lead Camp Instructor will support the success of the summer camp season by contributing to the development and delivery of educational programming, staff training and mentorship, and providing customer service to parents. You will also participate in the growing and upkeep of the 2 Acre Kids’ Farm. 

We are looking to fill this job ASAP. Apply online today!

About Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

We are a nonprofit organization, located in Carnation, WA, just 25 miles from Seattle. Our mission is to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations. How do we do it? We grow and sell organic produce, restore habitat for wildlife along the Snoqualmie River, educate kids about farming and nature, and grow native plants to ensure our community has access to the agents of environmental restoration and conservation. 

Horticultural Technician, Part-Time, The Interior Foliage Company—4/29/19

Horticultural Technician

The Interior Foliage Company, a commercial interior landscape company seeks one, possibly two part time Horticultural Technicians to install and care for tropical plants in various business environments located in and around Seattle. Account locations are scheduled on daily/weekly routes and include paid mileage. Experience preferred but willing to train the right individual.

Flexible 15 to 20 hours a week, weekends are rare. 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 car.

Please send resume with your horticultural and other background information to hilary@interiorfoliageco.com.

 Various Positions, Classic Nursery & Landscape Co.—4/29/19

Various Positions

Classic Nursery & Landscape Company is currently hiring for several different positions. Please see the Career Page for a complete list. You may download the application from their Careers page or email your resume to employment@classicnursery.com.

Gardener 2, Two Positions, UW Facilities, Maintenance and Construction—4/29/19

Gardener 2

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.  

UW Facilities is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington’s mission of teaching, research, and discovery.  UW Facilities engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement.  UW Facilities includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Building Services Department, Campus Engineering & Operations, Emergency Management, Facilities Employee Services, Facilities Maintenance & Construction, Finance and Business Services, Integrated Operations & Engagement and Transportation Services.  Our staff must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

Job Description

Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform specialized grounds duties requiring the skill and knowledge of cultivation and maintenance of trees, lawns and ornamental plants. 

  • Prepare ground for planting seeds, bulbs, plants, seasonal flowers, shrubs, lawns, and trees; seed, mow, fertilize and maintain lawns. 
  • Maintain plants through accepted horticultural standards.
  • Control invasive and noxious weeds through Integrated Pest Management strategies and practices. 
  • Rake and remove leaves and litter from campus grounds; remove snow and ice from assigned pathways and stairs. 
  • Use a variety of hand implements and tools, such as rakes, pruning shears, and loppers; and operate commercial power equipment such as tractors, trucks, mowers, tillers, sweepers, chain saws, trimmers and sprayers. 
  • Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment. 
  • Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. Load and unload materials and supplies. 
  • Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites. 
  • May instruct semiskilled workers.   
  • Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and Engineering Services to facilitate work. 
  • Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. 
    Comply with all UW and Facilities Services policies and procedures, FMC protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC. 
  • Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation. 
  • Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled. 
  • Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

For the complete job description and instructions on the application process, go to UW Human Resources website for position one and UW Human Resources for the second available position.

Gardener, Willows Lodge—4/16/19

Willows Lodge

Woodinville, WA 98072

Benchmark’s company culture is central to our management philosophy. The company’s stated purpose is “to provide an entrepreneurial environment where determined people dare to create, share, and build futures.

To be the “benchmark” by which all others are judged takes passion, courage, and dedication. We invite you to explore our extraordinary offering of unique opportunities, all with a common goal of providing an unforgettable journey.

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for assisting the Head Gardener in maintaining and improving the landscaping and grounds at Willows Lodge and includes the maintenance of grounds equipment, and other associated tasks to maintain a safe and attractive environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Detail -oriented and capable of working in an efficient manner
  • Ability to lift 40lb repeatedly in the course of a day
  • Ability to repeatedly perform duties that involve wheel barrowing, shoveling, hauling, bending, weeding, composting, raking, hoeing
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to safely operate grounds-keeping equipment (i.e. mowers, blowers, hedgers, line trimmers) incidental to performance of duties
  • Ability to interact with staff and public in a courteous & professional manner
  • Carry a current driver’s license  
  • High school education/GED certificate
  • Must be reliable, possess the ability to take initiative and ownership, work alone and as a team. And, most importantly have a great attitude!

Representative Duties

  • Hauling and lifting of materials
  • Weed containment and raking
  • Hedging and line trimming
  • Seasonal pond cleaning
  • Plant material removal and replacement
  • Hardscape maintenance (i.e. pressure wash & blow)
  • Picking up litter
  • Mulching

Wage $18.00/hour

To apply please contact Teresa at (425) 335-5287

Gardener, Penguin Gardens—4/16/19

Penguin Gardens

The best candidates will have a working knowledge of general landscape maintenance, lawn care and experience in pruning. New hire will work with a crew in the performance of garden/landscape maintenance including but not limited to: mowing, weeding, edging, blowing, trimming and pruning at high-end residential gardens.

Required Qualifications

  • Valid WSDL
  • Reliable transportation to and from shop
  • Ability to use all landscape equipment
  • General knowledge of plants and soil
  • Experience Pruning
  • Ability to work with a crew
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual
  • Prepared to work in all types of weather

Wage $21.00/hour

To apply please contact Renee at (206) 979-8223 or deenagregory.ent@gmail.com

Gardener, Gardening GaGa!—4/16/19

Gardening Gaga!

We looking for someone with at least 5 years of ornamental gardening experience. You must be able to work independently or in a team; willing to work in rain; lift 50 pounds...(Lots of compost...); You need to be willing and able to go to all of our gardens (Seattle, North of Seattle and Eastside), using your own vehicle or possibly ours

This is a year around job for the right person. We work 6-8 hours a day, in the 8:00am- 4:00pm range —but you must be flexible, some jobs require different hours. We are fine gardeners. We do NOT do lawns, big pruning jobs or hardscaping. We garden organically. We will ask you for a working interview (paid)—we are a small company and need a team member who works well with us. The wage is DOE. We offer paid vacation and holidays. Indoor cultivators need not apply.

To apply please contact Michelle at (206) 396-6022 or gardeninggaga@comcast.net

Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery—4/16/19

Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery

If you are energetic, friendly and enjoy the outdoors / working with plants – we would welcome meeting you!

We are able to partner with student schedules and other part time schedules.  (We set up predictable work schedules that do not change from week to week.)

Retail Team – Spring season

Part time or full time positions.  Weekdays and Saturdays.
Inspire, assist and assist customers.
Care for and display plants.
Start date: February/March.
Completion date: Mid June to Mid July

Greenhouse Team – Spring season

Part time or full time positions.  Monday – Friday.
Production oriented.  Plant, water and care for crops.
Start date: February/March
Completion date:  mid to late May

Nursery Team – Spring season

Part time or full time positions. Weekdays.  Saturdays.
Move plants. Care for plants.
Assist customers with loading.

Start date: January/February
Completion date: June/July

7600 Renton-Issaquah Road SE, Issaquah, WA 98027. Please call for application instructions. (425) 392-1025

Seasonal Educator & Program Liaison, Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center—4/2/19

Seasonal Educator & Program Liaison

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for a Seasonal Educator & Program Liaison (April -November) to join our team! Are you creative and passionate about environmental education? Have you dreamed of connecting youth to their food, and communities to their ecosystems? We’re looking for an exuberant, hard-working, and caring team member like YOU!

The Seasonal Educator & Program Liaison will develop and deliver educational programming, contribute to summer camp, and the growing and upkeep of the 2 Acre Kids’ Farm. This person will also support program registrations by providing customer service to teachers and parents.

We are looking to fill this job ASAP. Apply today!

Landscape Maintenance Crew Member, Nussbaum Group—3/26/19

Landscape Maintenance Crew Member

At Nussbaum Group you will have the opportunity to work on the most exceptional landscapes in the Northwest. Our clients include both high-end homeowners and high-profile commercial businesses including Facebook and Amazon. We are looking for a hardworking person to be part of an experienced dedicated team that organically maintains the landscapes we build. Maintenance Crew Members are in the field every day and are critical to the success of each site.We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package. This is a full-time position, working with a team of skilled people, in a company with an inclusive company culture. We are as committed to the growth of our employees as we are to the landscapes we build.

Responsibilities

  •  Work with Maintenance Team Leads to execute daily landscape maintenance activities
  • Operate small machinery and hand tools
  • Comfortably take direction from Team leads and Horticulture Specialist· Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work safely at all times

Qualifications

  • Hard worker, positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team
  • Some landscape or construction labor experience
  • Be in good physical condition, able to lift heavy objects and work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Have reliable transportation to work
  • Have a valid WA driver's license
  • Ability to show working knowledge of tools/equipment/practices a plus.
  • Ability to operate small machinery a plus
  • Able to communicate and follow instructions
  • Spanish a plus
  • Have reliable transportation to work
  • Have a valid WA driver’s license

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick leave
  • Fantastic Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Simple IRA for Retirement Savings
  • Training and mentoring

Apply

To apply for this position email and tell us a little about yourself.

Landscape Crew Member, Molbak's—3/26/19

Landscape Crew Member

Molbak’s is inspiring solutions for your garden and home every day – from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We help you discover and create beautiful spaces that are richly satisfying and reflect your personal style.

Job Description

The Landscape Crew Member supports the Design Services team by assisting in the installation of landscape design plans for residential and commercial customers. Primary duties will consist of removal of sod and existing plants, soil preparation, planting of new material, mulching, and clean up. Occasionally the Landscape Crew Member will also assist in simple hardscape construction, container planting, indoor plant installation and maintenance, garden bed maintenance, and care of planted containers on the retail sales floor. The Landscape Crew Member may also be required to assist the Design Services team with various other tasks as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate excellent customer service, timely follow-thru and great attention to detail.
  • Use horticultural best practices to remove existing plants, prepare soils and planting spaces, install new plants, and mulch finished design.
  • Keep job sites organized and clean up after projects are completed.
  • Assist in plant and product deliveries as needed.ull plant material from the retail floor for landscape jobs as directed by the Design team.
  • Occasionally assist in simple hardscape construction, container planting, and indoor plant installation.ccasionally perform landscape maintenance duties including weeding, pruning, and deadheading.
  • Efficiently stock and merchandise design tables and displays, water and maintain plants, perform general cleaning duties and special projects as directed by Design team.
  • Complete required paperwork promptly.
  • Assist with sales and stocking product on the floor; assist with merchandise displays and other related tasks as necessary (sweep, dust, water, pinch back, deadhead, refresh).
  • Respond to pages, phones & radio calls promptly and politely, while adhering to proper communication etiquette.
  • Requires flexibility and the ability to work independently to achieve the assigned goals.
  • Consistent attendance required.
  • Other duties assigned by Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • A working knowledge of standard landscape installation practices, particularly soil preparation and planting.
  • Willing to work both independently and as part of a team and under the direction and supervision of a crew leader.
  • Possess a driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Eager to learn and master new skills; high personal standards for quality and service.
  • Able to complete tasks accurately, efficiently, and safely.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to represent Molbak’s in a professional manner in both individual and group settings.
  • Able to work, standing, bending, walking, moving, or lifting up to 100% of the day.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25-50lbs throughout the day and occasionally up to 75lbs.
  • When lifting heavy objects/items, it is expected that the associate will utilize the assistance of other teammates or tools such as hand trucks, pot lifters, and pallet jacks in order to lift items safely.

Apply

Apply online.

Various, Northwest Landscape Services—3/22/19

Various Positions

Northwest Landscape Services is on a mission to create an environment where the people we hire feel valued and respected–not just for the job they do, but for the great people they are. All of us have families, personal passions and other interests outside of work, and we appreciate how that enriches our culture.

See available positions.

Live Goods Sales & Stocking (and other positions), Molbak's—3/22/19

Live Goods Sales & 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.

Landscape Construction Foreman, Nussbaum Group—3/21/19

Landscape Construction Foreman

At Nussbaum Group you will have the opportunity to work on the most exceptional landscapes in the Northwest. Our clients include high-end homeowners and high-profile commercial businesses including Facebook and Amazon.

The Landscape Construction Foreman is critical to each project's success. It is a blended role with leadership, management and putting work in place. They act as Site Lead when Superintendents are not present and are ready to work daily. This position is highly respected and rewarded for strong leadership and a collaborative teamwork approach.

This is a full-time position. We are as committed to the growth of our employees as we are to the landscapes we build. We offer a full suite of competitive benefits which are outlined below.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily work planning, quality, and accomplishment by the Crew
  • Provides on-site project oversight when Superintendent not on site
  • Operates and maintains small and large machinery
  • Proactively establish and support a positive commitment to Safety on job site
  • Be willing to train and mentor Crew members for skill development

Requirements

  • 2 years of professional landscape experience; a landscape, or related, degree a plus
  • 1 year experience leading teams
  • Ability to show working knowledge of tools/equipment/practices etc.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills- Spanish a plus
  • Good physical condition and endurance; able to lift heavy objects and work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Valid WA driver license

Apply

Email or call (206) 545-0111 today! 

Nursery Staff, Gray Barn Nursery—3/21/19

Retail Nursery Staff Needed

The Gray Barn Nursery in Redmond is looking for seasonal help for the 2019 season. Our retail staff are responsible for all areas of the nursery including

  • cashier
  • customer service, 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 needs new employees to adapt quickly, 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 and have some retail experience. Please pick up an application at the nursery or print one at Pacific Topsoils and return it to the Gray Barn Nursery, 20871 Redmond-Fall City Rd, Redmond, WA.

Seasonal Facilities Assistant, Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center—3/19/19

Seasonal Facilities Assistant

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for a Seasonal Facilities Assistant (May-November) to join our team! Are you handy, inventive, love working outdoors and a mechanical wiz? Do you take pride in your work and appreciate a job well done? Are you longing to work at a place with a purpose and a team that knows how to laugh? We’re looking for a skilled, efficient, and responsible team member like YOU!

About Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

We are a nonprofit organization, located in Carnation, WA, just 25 miles from Seattle. Our mission is to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations. How do we do it? We grow and sell organic produce, restore habitat for wildlife along the Snoqualmie River, educate kids about farming and nature, and grow native plants to ensure our community has access to the agents of environmental restoration and conservation. Learn more about our work on the Oxbow Farm website!

The Seasonal Facilities Assistant will spend time on technical projects and performing independent grounds work, such as mowing, trail building, and mechanical removal of invasive weeds. This position is ideal for someone with light trade skills and an interest in land stewardship. Please visit out our website for full job details and application instructions.

Various, 21 Acres—3/19/19 

Various Positions

The 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living is a leader in sustainable and regenerative practices, serving as a living laboratory center for conscious consumers who want to learn new, more sustainable ways of living. 

21 Acres is a dynamic place to work. We’re all passionately committed to our mission: to inspire action to solve climate challenges by learning as a community to grow, eat, and live sustainably. Check our employment page for employment opportunities as they become available.

Seasonal Production Assistant, Oxbow Native Nursery—3/12/19

Seasonal Production Assistant

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for a Seasonal Production Assistant (March-November) to join the Native Plant Nursery Team! Do you have a passion for native plants, botany, horticulture and nursery science? Are you longing for a job that directly impacts the environment and helps sustain our local ecosystems? We’re looking for a detail-oriented, efficient, and responsible team member like YOU!

Oxbow’s Native Plant Nursery produces plants for habitat restoration, educational gardens, urban landscapes, and conducts research on native plant propagation using sustainable growing methods. The Seasonal Production Assistant will work with the year-round nursery staff in all aspects of plant production during the 2019 growing season. Please visit out the Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center website for full job details and application instructions.

Nursery Professionals, Todd's Nursery—3/12/19

Nursery Professionals

Todd’s Nursery is looking for highly motivated, team-oriented nursery professionals. A strong knowledge of N.W. plants and good people skills are key to this position. We offer competitive wages, bonus and paid vacation to qualified personnel. We are located in the Puyallup Valley between Sumner and Orting.

Address

11002 S.R. 162 E. (Orting hiway)
Puyallup, WA 98374

Phone

(253) 841-3280

Please feel free to stop by with a resume or email us at Toddsnursery@yahoo.com

Plant Technician, GreenStone Designs—3/4/2019

Plant Technician

GreenStone Designs creates award winning containers in the greater Seattle area. We are seeking Plant Technicians to care for interior and exterior plants for our residential and commercial customers in Seattle and on the Eastside.

This is a year round part time or full time position to begin immediately. The Plant Technician must be self-motivated, detail oriented and comfortable working independently as well as with a team. Wages DOE. We offer benefits, a flexible work schedule and we guarantee a fabulous work environment with many diverse and interesting projects.

Our customers are the most important part of our business and you will play a valuable role in assuring them of that. You will be expected to demonstrate a  pleasant and approachable demeanor and remain friendly and courteous at all times. You must be able to work effectively both individually and in a team with minimal supervision. You will also be expected to make decisions using your own initiative and assume responsibility for your work and for performing tasks correctly.

We are a growing company with an inspiring work environment and people who are fun to work with. If this sounds like the job for you, please send an email and tell us about yourself with a summary of your qualifications to: contactus@greenstoneseattle.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Estate Gardener, Pacific Landscape Management—3/4/2019

Unique Landscaping Opportunities Abound!

Do you have an interest in being part of a high caliber team working on Botanical and Estate Gardens?

Pacific Landscape Management is looking to add dynamic, inspired individuals to our team maintaining and enhancing a variety of private gardens and estates across the Greater Eastside.   Individuals should have a strong horticulture background and/or experience with specialty pruning skills and strong plant identification.

 Pacific Landscape Management, Inc. is a locally-owned provider of high-quality landscape design, installation, maintenance and irrigation services to a wide range of HOA’s, residential, and commercial properties. Started in 1994, we have grown to become a regional leader in the Pacific Northwest by building a team of great people who deliver the utmost in trust, competence, and customer service.

We offer a fun place to work with many career opportunities for motivated, hard-working individuals. In addition, we offer:

  • Hourly wages are between $18.00- $23.00 Depending on Experience.
  • Medical and Vision Benefits
  • Paid Holidays for Foreman
  • Paid Time Off for all Employees
  • Training provided
  • Part-time and Full-time positions available.
  • Opportunities for year-round employment for qualified candidates in key roles 

We would love to meet you. Please call us to learn more about becoming PLM Team Member! We look forward to hearing from you! (206) 939-2717

Must be able to pass a background check.

Assistant Farm Manager, NW Bloom—3/4/2019

NW Bloom leases agricultural land in Redmond, WA and is hiring a FT Assistant Farm manager for the 2019 growing season.

Experience on a working farm is critical, knowledge (min. of 2 year working professionally on a farm) with annual and perennial crops, irrigation, livestock management, large and small machine operation and repair. Communication skills (verbal & written) and ability to work with the public is also required. Must be able to work in all conditions outdoor and able to lift 70 lbs regularly. To apply please send letter of interest and resume to info@nwbloom.com Salary DOQ.

15410 NE 124th St, Redmond, WA 98052-2124, United States

Landscape Maintenance, Schafer Specialty Landscape & Design—3/4/2019

Believe it or not, Spring is only a month away and it’s not just the plants that will be growing!

For over 12 years, Schafer Specialty Landscape & Design has held the bar providing Vashon Island residents and businesses professional landscape design and construction, as well as garden maintenance services. Join our team and grow your career in landscaping.

All skill levels and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates with prior field experience in landscape maintenance or construction desired. The ideal candidate is a team player with a strong eye for detail and fine craftsmanship, highly motivated to grow and develop their skills and tackle the challenges of a physically-demanding work environment head-on. This full time, year-round position requires a willingness to work in all weather conditions. Competitive wage based on experience, paid vacation time and flexible benefits.

Please apply by sending a resume with references to melissa@schaferspecialty.com.

Beneficial Insect Technician, Sound Horticulture—3/4/2019

Sound Horticulture is Hiring! 

We are looking for talented individuals preferably with nursery  production experience, who may have a backdrop of experience practicing with Integrated Pest Management techniques. Necessary experience would include greenhouse management, working with beneficial insects, and/ or the working with microbial and organic products for pest and disease management.

We are seeking technically inclined individuals with analytic problem solving skills, along with great work ethic, and a strong natural desire for learning new things, and thinking out of the box. We are looking for self motivated, creative thinkers. We are located in Bellingham, Washington, and working from our location most likely would be required. Please send your CV or resume and references to Alison@soundhorticulture.com

Seasonal Production Assistant, Oxbow Farm—3/4/2019

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center’s Native Plant Nursery is looking to hire a Seasonal Production Assistant (March-November).

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, located in Carnation, WA, is on a mission to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations. The Center is located on 230 acres of forest and grassland bordering Western Washington’s Snoqualmie River. Our Native Plant Nursery produces plants for habitat restoration, educational gardens, urban landscapes, and conducts research on native

The Seasonal Production Assistant will work with the year-round nursery staff in all aspects of plant production during the 2019 growing season. This position requires someone able to take on responsibility, work efficiently with attention to detail. Additionally, we are looking for an individual with a background and interest in botany, horticulture, nursery science and/or environmental stewardship. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of native plants of the Pacific Northwest.

 If you or someone you know is interested in applying we encourage you to check out our website for full job details and application instructions.

Nursery Worker, Go Natives!—3/4/2019

Part-Time Position at Native Plant Nursery

 Go Natives! Nursery is a small family-owned native plant nursery in Shoreline. We are looking for spring part-time staff for Friday and Saturday, to also help with customers. This position may grow into more, but will be limited to 10 hours per week in the spring.

Initial tasks include potting up and labeling plants. After the spring, primary tasks will be watering and addressing our new climate.

Initial hours will be 10 hours a week, starting at $14.50/hr, with raises at intervals of 3 months. Contact Don at gonatives@gmail.com

Candidate should be helpful to customers; have references about their reliability. Skills with POS and recording horticultural information are also important. 

Part-time Gardener, DreamGarden Designs—3/1/19

Part-Time Gardener

DreamGarden Design needs more workers on our team! We are a small residential gardening crew with many happy clients.

Job requirements

  • 2 to 3 days a week with possibility of more in the busy season
  • Must have some basic knowledge of gardening/landscaping such as mulching, weeding, some basic plant knowledge and minor pruning.
  • Must be strong, a hard worker and be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Enthusiasm for gardening and a good attitude are essential!
  • Must be able to get yourself to the job or to crew meeting location.

Compensation

$20.00 an hour + depending on experience.

Apply

Please email Libby Torrance or call:  (206) 949-0667

Landscape Maintenance Foreman, Living Earth Landscapes—3/1/19

Permanent Landscape Maintenance Foreman

Living Earth Landscapes is an established and successful landscaping company with an environmentally friendly focus. Our priorities are a positive work environment, high quality projects and excellent customer service. We offer design, installation and garden maintenance services. In addition to offering our clientèle excellent maintenance services, we provide high quality landscape installations including: flagstone, pavers, rock and block walls, irrigation, lighting, drainage, plantings and other garden projects. We have won numerous awards in the landscaping industry and attribute our success to our commitment to teamwork and the passion and talent of our employees.

Living Earth Landscapes is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Landscape Maintenance Foreman. LEL does not offer a lawn mowing service but serves a long-standing maintenance clientèle with pruning, plant installation and maintenance services. Experience in Horticulture, Plant identification and pruning is required. We are looking for a hardworking, detail oriented and reliable individual. This position requires past experience as a foreman in charge of quality residential landscapes.

Requirements

The Maintenance Crew Foreman duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication with Clients
  • Employee supervision and training
  • Plant identification and cultivation
  • Pruning (multiple techniques)
  • Soil preparation and mulching
  • Planting and transplanting
  • Irrigation adjustment & repair
  • Some use of power tools
  • General lifting, at least 50lbs
  • Water feature maintenance

WSDL is required.

Compensation

$23-$25 per hour DOE

Apply

If you are detail-oriented, reliable and looking for a long-term career position, then email or call (425) 882-2930 to request an employment application.  

Gardener, Vulcan, Inc.—3/1/19

Gardener, Full time

A high-end private estate in the Seattle area is hiring full-time, year round Landscape Gardener to join the team.

Who you are:

Somebody who enjoys working outdoors and is capable of performing general landscape maintenance. An energetic and enthusiastic individual who is looking to take their skills and passions to the next level with a company that’s committed to help you grow and make a positive difference in the world.

As a member on our team you will…help execute small scale landscaping operations, maintain grounds and landscape gardens on a private residences by:

  • Cutting lawns using various sized power mowers.
  • Trimming and edging using a gas powered edger/trimmer.
  • Operating a gas powered blower.
  • Maintaining/planting trees, shrubs, and perennials, hedges, climbing roses, vines and containers.
  • Grooming paths, removing snow and ice from surrounding buildings and entry gate in winter.
  • Maintaining the property’s appearance and systems to ensure optimal performance and operational efficiency and safety: Includes trash and leaf removal.
  • Physical labor and heavy lifting involved.
  • Weekends required during special events and during water rotation schedule.

You will bring this experience and skillsets…

  • Positive attitude with previous experience working as a landscaper/gardener or as a handyman.
  • Knowledge around how to plant and maintain ornamental trees, flowers, and shrubs. Basic plant identification a plus.
  • Knowledge on how to run landscaping equipment (lawnmower, weed eater, Irrigation etc.).
  • Must possess strong time management skills, ability to work effectively independently as well as a team player.
  • Being able to lift up to 50lbs with assistance.
  • Having good interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively respond to requests and questions from managers, supervisors and co-workers.

We’re committed to inclusion and equal opportunity.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, disability, political ideology, veteran status, or other protected class.

To apply for this position, please email a resume with the title Gardener in the subject line.

Horticulture Internships

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

Internship, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden—5/24/19

Internship Program—2019 Opportunities

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

Botanical Garden and Nursery Internship

One full-time position available in 2019 for up to 6 months 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.

General Information

The RSBG is a 22 acre garden featuring the largest collections of Rhododendron species in the world. At least 700 species are displayed in a natural woodland setting. Special features include the Rutherford Conservatory, Victorian Stumpery, the Alpine 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.

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 x101

 Garden Intern, Pheasant Ridge—3/12/19

Garden Intern

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

I 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 me at (206) 364-9263 or email pauw-barden@comcast.net to discuss my project needs.

Carolyn Pauw Barden

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden—1/30/19

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 2019 for up to 6 months –Beginning in early Spring 2019 (Feb. / Mar.) with possible opportunities for extension into the following spring. Schedule to be negotiated. Some weekend work required.

Wages: $12.00/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 2019 Part-time (24 hours/week – Schedule can be negotiated; however, applicant must be available to work weekends through the spring. Wages: $12.00/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

Internship, Eshraghi Nursery—January 10, 2019

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 from June to August for students studying agriculture, horticulture or related fields.  Our college internship provides hands-on work experience in all areas of nursery production.  Work will rotate through all aspects of the nursery: field work (staking and weeding), Shipping, Propagation and Sales (data entry).

Please send cover letter and resume via email or mail to the following:

Eshraghi Nursery, LLC
26985 SW Farmington Rd.
Hillsboro, OR. 97123

(503) 628-8685 office
(503) 628-1426 fax
arojas@eshraghinursery.com

2019 Heronswood Garden Internship, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe—12/14/18

Heronswood Garden Horticultural Internship Program Summer 2019

The Heronswood Garden Horticultural Internships provide candidates the opportunity to expand their horticultural and plant identification knowledge, improve their gardening skills and use of horticultural tools and equipment, and develop their professional network. Interns work under the direction of Garden Director Dan Hinkley and alongside highly experienced professional gardeners in a working botanical garden.

The Heronswood Internship Program originally began in 1993. Heronswood Garden Interns have gone on to hold positions of prominence across the United States.

Now under the ownership of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the management of the tribe’s Foundation, the Internship Program was re-launched in 2015.  Internships run a minimum of three months, include free accommodations at the Garden, and the compensation reflects Washington State minimum wage. We will work with a candidate’s school calendar as needed.

Applicants must be able to do physical labor outdoors, possess a valid driver's license, and be available to work the full term of their internship, including regular weekend shifts. Hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Wednesday through Sunday. After hours academic research is a required component of the program.

Work activities include:

  • General maintenance; weeding, pruning, fertilizing, and trail upkeep.
  • Stewardship of a specific garden area, including development of plant palettes (with some supervision) and planting design for these areas.
  • Soil preparation; planting and transplanting. Mulching.
  • Comprehending the Heronswood Garden plant inventory system and aiding in verification and updating of the garden database.
  • Assistance with public Garden Open events on an ‘as assigned’ basis.
  • Assistance with volunteers on Weed, Walk & Talk events and other garden volunteer activities.
  • Propagation and potting on a limited basis. 
  • Willingness to work independently and with a team, in adverse weather conditions, and regular weekend hours. Able to life 50 lbs.

 Research and expansion of plant knowledge: 

  • Weekly plant identification and research assignments to build the Intern’s knowledge of taxonomy and key identifying characteristics of the plants. 
  • May include assignment to an area of the garden to develop an intimate knowledge of it, and to assist the staff in reworking the bed’s design for the betterment of the garden.  

Application Instructions 

To receive an internship application, contact Nathan Lamb at nlamb@pgst.nsn.us

For more information, go to the American Public Gardens Association website.