Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Horticulture Jobs

Washington state/local horticulture jobs are updated weekly.

Two Field Positions

WE ROCK, WE PLANT, WE DIG IN THE DIRT.  Find a career in landscape with us!

We’re hiring!  First off, here’s a bit about who we are:  Carlson Landscape is a small, family-owned landscape design-build company in Kirkland.  We are owned and run by a husband-wife team of a Landscape Architect and an expert Landscape Technician with a collective 60 years of experience between us.  We started our business in 2013 under the vision to design and install beautiful residential landscapes with integrity and personal investment.  As our company has been blessed with success, we also maintain a handful of our projects so offer select maintenance services as well. 

We are a team of professionals committed to excellence in everything we build and care for, and work from hearts of service to our clients and one another.  We care about our employees and believe in the importance of a safe and encouraging work environment.  Every day we leave our work knowing that we gave it our best, and that our clients are delighted with what we do.

Do you enjoy working outdoors?  Do you have creative skills and love building?  Do you care about green and growing things?  We love Landscape work because we get to exercise our creative energy every day and build something amazing from nothing.  We not only work with the palette of plants and trees, we also offer complete landscape installation services:  stone, low-voltage lighting, irrigation, wood work, hardscapes, and water features.  Every day is a little bit different from the one before and we are constantly learning and building upon our skills.  We have excellent tools and power equipment at hand to help us save our bodies in the midst of the process.

Job Description

We are looking to fill two field positions with people who share our heart for service and care. Our clients become our friends and we approach every project with the idea of building relationships.  First and foremost, we want applicants of integrity that are looking to build a career in this industry.   In order to apply, applicants need to exhibit both landscape maintenance and construction skills.  Expertise, however, is not required.  We are willing to invest in your career as a landscape professional and training will naturally happen in the course of work.

These field positions have the opportunity for advancement as skills develop and become proven.

Here are the basic skills/requirements we are looking for:

  • Reliable transportation to and from work every day.
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record.
  • Basic experience in landscape maintenance.
  • Basic experience in landscape and irrigation installation.
  • Physical ability to safely lift 50 lbs.
  • Horticultural knowledge is a bonus.

And here is what we bring to the table for you:

  • Full-time hourly pay based on experience and performance.
  • Vacation and paid holidays.
  • Health insurance.
  • Opportunity for 401K investment with employer matching funds.
  • Possible sponsorship for continuing education.

Apply

To introduce yourself to us, please send us an email that includes your contact information along with your resume.

We look forward to meeting you!

Horticulture Retail Coordinator

Lakewold Gardens provides intentional encounters with the life-changing power of nature, fostering peace, creativity and healing in our communities.

Vision: A world where people flourish in harmony with nature.

Core Values:

  • Education and Environmental Awareness In serving as a resource for the educational and environmental interests of the community, Lakewold will ensure visitors, volunteers, and staff a culture of learning within an ecologically sound environment.
  • Preservation As a historically recognized garden estate, Lakewold will preserve the legacy features to include the work of Corydon and Eulalie Wagner, Thomas Church, and The H.F. Alexander Family.
  • Community Commitment As a community partner, Lakewold will cultivate and strengthen relationships for the greater good and enhancement of the Puget Sound region.
  • Fiscal Stewardship As a nonprofit organization, Lakewold will provide good stewardship in decision making and financial matters.

Job Requirements

  •  HS Diploma or the equivalent education/experience
  • 1+ year relevant customer service driven work experience
  • 1+ retail experience in like industry
  • Excellent customer service skills. Ability to maintain a positive approach when dealing with difficult internal/external customers in a consistent, professional manner.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a constantly changing environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Outlook. Ability to learn the organization’s database and ticketing and membership software systems is essential.
  • Strong general math skills, including the ability to handle cash-related transactions accurately and ethically.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize multiple competing tasks, work under pressure and demonstrate excellent time management.
  • Ability to work with close attention to detail and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work professionally and tactfully while supporting management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

Apply

Please email resume and detailed cover letter to Kristine Dillinger.

Plant Technicians

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. NO SEASONAL LAY-OFFS!

Job Description

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.

Apply

If this sounds like the job for you, please send an email and tell us about yourself with a summary of  your qualifications.

Horticulturist I

When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.

As a Horticulturist I with Hines, you will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day horticultural operations of the Spheres and./or support greenhouse, and other horticultural aspects of our client’s Seattle-based Corporate Headquarters. This includes maintenance of the plant collection, plant propagation, and interior plant installations and exterior landscape. 

Job Description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing general horticulture maintenance in the Support Greenhouse facilities, including watering, planting, weeding, irrigation, pest control, pruning, and plant propagation under direction of Amazon Staff
  • Assisting Amazon staff with horticulture projects such as terrariums, living walls and others
  • Assisting with the cultivation and transfer of plant material to and from The Spheres and other locations
  • Collaborating with Amazon staff on interior and exterior horticulture projects
  • Assisting with plant procurement and acquisitions

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution or equivalent experience
  • Two or more years of Greenhouse growing experience required
  • Knowledge of tropical plants required
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy

We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.

No calls or emails from third parties at this time please.

Apply

Apply online.

Horticultural Technician

Commercial interior landscape company seeks horticultural technician to install and care for tropical plants in various business environments located in and around 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 hours, 15-20/week. Additional hours available with first rate performance demonstrated. Must be able to life 25lbs., have valid driver's license, current auto insurance, a good driving record and a dependable car.

Please send resume to  hilary@interiorfoliageco.com

Event Coordinator

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for an Event Coordinator with a positive, can-do attitude, who enjoys public-facing work, and shares our passion for food, farming, and the environment. This person will support the Events & Engagement Manager in developing new and creative programming that will connect Oxbow to the broader community throughout the 2020 season. They will provide impeccable member and customer care and thrive in a fast-paced working environment.  The position requires working weekends and evenings as needed April through November.

You’ll love this job if you’re an organized, strong communicator and team collaborator who needs to work outside and is passionate about the food industry, food systems, and creating meaningful experiences around the farm to table movement.

Job Description and Application Information

Go to Employment Opportunities for complete job description and application information.

Horticulture Internships

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

Internship

A yearlong internship is available at the  Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden. The position is available starting about the 1st of July with some flexibility to accommodate applicants’ schedules. The position is focused on garden maintenance and it is essential that candidates be prepared for rigorous physical labor and work in inclement weather. Tasks include garden bed and pathway renovation and development, weeding, watering, pruning, potting and some propagation.

The Miller Garden is a three-acre garden with an exceptional collection of woody and herbaceous plants. The facilities include a small greenhouse, an alpine house, lath house and a small nursery to support garden operations. We are open to the public by appointment only.

We have a small staff, so it is important that candidates have a positive attitude and an excellent work ethic. The chosen candidate will also work weekly with volunteers who assist in garden maintenance as well as interact with visitors of the garden. Horticulture or related education is preferred. Priority is given to applicants currently in school or recently graduated.

The position will last one year from the start date and is funded for 24 hours per week with a wage of $16 per hour. Occasionally some weekend work is required. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from the garden.

The E. C. Miller Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply

Please send resume with cover letter and references by May 20, 2020 to:

Delaney Brummet
Head Gardener
Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden
PO Box 77377
Seattle, WA  98177
206-362-8612

Or email: Delaney Brummet

Seasonal Color/Holiday Assistant Paid Internship

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

Job Description

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

Apply

Call Michele B. Walker, Seasonal Color Manager

(425)868-2200

Or send resume.

Botanical Garden & Nursery Internship

Internship Program - 2020 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 & Nursery Internship with a focus on Retail Nursery Management

One full-time position (part-time optional) available in 2020. Beginning in early Spring 2020 (Feb./Mar.) with possible opportunity for extension into the following seasons.
Schedule to be negotiated. Weekend work required.  Wages: $13.50/hour

Primary Responsibility

Retail Nursery Management (spring season only): 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.

Secondary Responsibilities

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

Email your resume and cover letter.

If you have questions, you may call Steve at (253) 838-4646 x101

Farm Mentorship

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 the health, the environment, and local economies. We develop the next generation of food citizens and grow new farmers.

Applications are now being accepted for Carnation Farms 2020 Growing Farmers program. This 8.5 month mentorship program includes proven curriculum, a bi weekly stipend, and free bunk-style housing (for individuals, due to capacity we can't accommodate families or pets thanks). You also get to learn while working and living on a beautiful and historic farm!