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Local horticulture jobs are updated weekly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gardens are in the Seattle area with emphasis in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Seward Park, Mercer Island, Bellevue.

The position will include an initial training period leading to a weekly schedule of maintaining specific gardens and helping with installations. Duties include: detailed care of garden and container plants, fine pruning, IPM assessment, mulching, fertilizing and garden installation. 

The Artful Garden is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates the diversity of its employees.

Compensation

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

Employee’s preference - FT or PT

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

Landscaper, Plan-It Vision—5/14/18

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

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

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

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

Send an email to trevor@planitvision.com

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

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

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

Job responsibilities

Sales Office Management

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

Sales Associate

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

Required qualifications

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

Preferred qualifications

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

Compensation / Hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landscape Workers, Earthworks Landscape—5/14/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wage $14.00-$17.00 DOE

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

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

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

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

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

Salary $32,500

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Positions Wanted

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

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

Certified Organic and Salmon Safe

Crew Member, Evans Creek—5/3/18

We are 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 general grounds maintenance. Completing your work in a professional manner, cheerfully and efficiently with a very strong focus on quality and detail, is required. You must be drug free with a safe driving record and provide verifiable references of past employment.

This position is full time and permanent. We work 12 months a year. Starting pay up to $20 DOE, plus benefits.

Evans Creek is based in Sammamish. If you would like to apply, call (425) 836-4643 or email for appointment.

Summer Camp Instructors, Oxbow Farm—5/3/18

Oxbow Education (OxEd) is seeking Kids’ Farm Summer Camp Instructors to lead summer camp groups for 5 week-long day camp sessions and assist with occasional delivery of birthday parties, summer field trips, and other programming as needed between camp weeks. Summer Camp Instructors will lead groups of 9-12 campers, ages 4-12, during day camp sessions. As a Camp Instructor, you will facilitate a successful camp experience for campers by keeping them engaged with a variety of educational games and activities, while being responsible for their safety and a majority of their daily schedule.

Summer Camp Instructors will develop and lead nature- and farm- based activities, and will have the opportunity to learn more about organic farming and environmental education. This position would be a great fit for an energetic person who enjoys and appreciates the outdoors and who has experience leading summer camp groups and facilitating outdoor games and activities.

Camp instructors must be available to work ALL training and camp weeks, see details below. You will also be scheduled to work other days between camp weeks supporting, Summer field trips, Kids’ Farm projects and birthday parties, as needed.

Job Responsibilities
  • Lead your group of campers, ages 4-6 or 7-12, in farm- and nature-based camp activities
  • Ensure safety of campers at all times
  • Contribute to planning and prep in advance of summer camp sessions
  • Plan and lead most day-to-day activities of your summer camp group
  • Facilitate games, songs, stories, and activities
  • Participate in all-camp activities including simple farm tasks
  • Behavioral management of campers
  • Work with and give direction to volunteer(s) assigned to your group
  • Assist in set-up and clean-up of daily camp activities
  • Participate in daily debriefing meetings to address concerns and develop as an education team
 Qualifications
  • Previous summer camp instructor experience preferred
  • Experience facilitating educational outdoor games and activities
  • Ability to do light physical work, including standing for several hours, squatting/kneeling
  • Experience working with children, especially ages 4-12
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • High-energy and playful; exceptionally positive attitude
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • A musical inclination, video or photo editing skills, theatrical experience, or any other sort of artistic expertise is a plus! Please make note of any skills you have in your cover letter

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

Candidates must be available for ALL of the following weeks:

  • Staff training: June 18-22
  • Session 1: June 25-29
  • Session 2: July 9-13
  • Session 3: July 23-27
  • Session 4: July 30-Aug 3
  • Session 5: Aug.13-17

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

Compensation

This is a seasonal, full-time/part-time position, paying $12.50 – $13.50 , with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

To Apply

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

We are looking for two camp instructors and the position will be open until filled. Applications will be processed as they are received.

Customer Service Specialist, Woods Creek Nursery—5/3/18

The Nursery Customer Service Specialist is the main point of contact for our clients and is responsible for identifying their needs and educating them on the unique offerings at Woods Creek Nursery. This position assesses the client’s designs and identifies plants best suited for various landscapes; soils, exposure, location slope, etc. He/she processes sales transactions for both retail and wholesale clients, answers incoming phone calls, provides estimates, coordinates deliveries, balances registers and utilizes computer proficiency, plant identification and an extensive knowledge of native plants.

The Customer Service Specialist will also support other nursery duties as needed. These duties include but are not limited to overseeing plant health, counting, tagging, pruning and moving plants, arranging and maintaining displays and signage, administrative tasks and general property maintenance. The successful person in this position will be self-motivated, energetic and willing to support all members of our team at Woods Creek

Job Responsibilities
  • Assess clients’ needs and identify best suited plants.
  • Process retail and wholesale sales using point of sale system.
  • Balance daily register.
  • Fulfill retail and wholesale orders from our own stock and, if necessary, procure any additional stock from our fellow growers.
  • Coordinate and schedule deliveries.
  • Manage plant signage.
  • Assist with the organizing, cleaning and stocking of greenhouses as well as assisting with various tasks; such as re-potting, making cuttings, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit resume and letter of intent to Kristy.

Landscape Crew Member, Molbak's—5/3/18

Molbak’s garden + home is synonymous with quality and beauty. Molbak’s designs and installs magnificent gardens and outdoor spaces to connect people to their surroundings.

 

The Landscape Crew Member is an integral part of our Landscape Team and will assist in the installation of landscape design plans. Landscape designs range from basic plant installation to building complex patios, decks, retaining walls, low voltage lighting, irrigation and water features. We believe in finding good people who are excited to grow with our business. Full time position.

Essential Functions
  • Construct landscape elements-grading, drainage, patios, decks, retaining walls, low voltage lighting, irrigation, and water features
  • Communicate with the team and foreman and bring a “can do” attitude to work each day
  • Follow all safety guidelines set by foreman
  • Operate small machinery-basic loaders, skid steers, and trailers (preferred)
 Minimum Qualifications and Skills
  • 1+ years experience in the residential landscape construction field, plant installation, or maintenance
  • Valid WA Driver's License and clean driving record
  • General knowledge of plants and their environmental needs specific to the Northwest
  • Consistent attendance with the ability to work strenuously throughout the day, lifting heavy objects and working outside in all weather conditions
  • Other duties assigned by Manager
  • Desire to live the Molbak’s brand with high standards for quality, attention to detail and problem-solving skills
Benefits
  • Competitive pay: starting at $15.95-$21.50 per hour DOE
  • Medical/dental benefits with HSA
  • Great PTO program plus 7 paid holidays
  • 401k plan (after 1 year)
  • Employee only discounts

This is a tremendous opportunity to join one of the Northwest’s premier brands. If this sounds like an opportunity worth pursuing, please apply!

 Go to Molbak's website. All the positions we currently have open will be displayed, please click on a job title to see the job description from there you can apply online. 

Landscape Construction Foreman, Molbak's—5/3/18

Molbak’s garden + home is synonymous with quality and beauty. Molbak’s designs and installs magnificent gardens and outdoor spaces to connect people to their surroundings.

The Landscape Construction Foreman supervises and leads the installation crew to complete landscape and hardscape installations with high integrity. The Landscape Construction Foreman is detail oriented, collaborative, and dedicated to delivering quality results and exceeding client expectations. Full time position.

Essential Functions
  • Ensure that all installation work is performed in accordance with high company standards
  • Manage daily job-site activities, materials, equipment deliveries, and work schedules, so projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Organize, multitask, plan and set priorities with minimal supervision
  • Ensure all safety guidelines are maintained for a safe, clean, and effective work site
  • Read and understand plans, blue prints, and design specifications for install
  • Demonstrate and share extensive knowledge in hardscaping, grading, irrigation, drainage, low voltage lighting and plant install
  • Supervise and train crew members
  • Monitor all tools, equipment, and machinery for required maintenance
Minimum Qualifications and Skills
  • 3+ years experience in residential landscape construction field
  • 2+ years experience leading and managing crews
  • 2+ years experience operating heavy equipment, such as Mini-Excavator, Bobcat, Skid-Steer machinery with various attachments; other construction equipment as needed
  • Valid WA Driver's License and clean driving record
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Broad knowledge of plants and their environmental needs specific to the Northwest
  • Consistent attendance with the ability to work strenuously throughout the day, lifting heavy objects and working outside in ALL weather conditions
  • Other duties assigned by Manager
  • Desire to live the Molbak’s brand with high standards for quality, attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
Benefits
  • Competitive pay: starting at $24-$30 per hour DOE
  • Medical/dental benefits with HSA
  • Great PTO program plus 7 paid holidays
  • 401k plan (after 1 year)
  • Employee only discounts

This is a tremendous opportunity to join one of the Northwest’s premier brands. If this sounds like an opportunity worth pursuing, please apply here.

Landscape Seasonal Color Assistant, Ragen and Associates—5/3/18

Ragen and Associates, an established design/build firm in Seattle, is seeking to hire a Landscape Seasonal Color Assistant. This person will assist our designer/project manager in installing seasonal color plantings at high-end residential properties, as well as provide project support through the remainder of the year. This is a full-time position. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Plant procurement/ordering
  • Plant setting (must be able to follow a plan)
  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Client interaction

The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail and an eye for aesthetics. Must have some knowledge of plants. Previous planting experience is extremely helpful; however, specific training will be provided.

This person must be reliable, hardworking, and work well within a team environment. We operate year round and are exposed to inclement weather conditions. This is a physically demanding position; candidates should be in good health and capable of being active and on their feet all day. Must have a Washington State driver’s license with a clean driving record.

We offer competitive pay, compensation DOE, Full benefits, including medical/dental/vision, 401k with matching, sick days and paid vacation. Possibility of a company vehicle.

Please email kate@ragenassociates.com if you are interested in this position.

Living Earth Landscapes—5/3/18

Join Our Award-Winning Landscape Company (Eastside)

Compensation: $15-$24 per hour DOE

Employment type: Full-time

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 currently has several positions available. We are looking for hardworking, detail oriented and reliable individuals to join our team. Experience in landscape is required for foreman and crew lead positions. We would be willing to train for entry level positions.

This is a full time, year round position. We offer excellent health insurance and paid time off. The starting pay for the Landscape positions is $15-$24/hour depending on experience. We reimburse our employees for education and training, and we encourage advancement within the company. During Spring, Summer and Fall we work four 10 hour days with three day weekends. 

Experience in the following areas is desirable: 

  • pruning
  • plant knowledge
  • plant installation
  • soil preparation/horticultural techniques
  • flagstone and paver patios
  • rock and block walls
  • irrigation, drainage and low voltage lighting

 

The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Digging and trenching
  • Planting and transplanting
  • Setting of flagstone & pavers
  • Construction of rock and block walls
  • Sprinkler, drainage and lighting installation and repair
  • Installation of fences and arbors
  • Weeding
  • Pruning
  • Soil preparation
  • Mulching
  • Some use of power tools
  • General lifting, at least 50 lbs

WSDL is required. 

Email lel@livingearthlandscapes.com for more information

Landscape Sprinkler Repair Technician Assistant, Aquasense—5/3/18

Growing Eastside company seeks individual(s) with experience diagnosing and repairing residential sprinkler systems, low voltage lighting systems and water features. The ideal candidate will have worked in the landscaping field and have had a minimum of 1 year experience with sprinkler repair and activation work and have a good driving record with a valid driver’s license. The position involves a great deal of one on one customer interaction so good English communication skills are a must. Job duties include diagnosing hydraulic and electrical issues primarily within residential estate landscape systems. Efficiently programming sprinkler controllers and adjusting sprinkler heads. Possessing a backflow testing license is a huge benefit but its not required. Overtime is definitely available and needed in May & June. During peak seasons.

Wage $18.00 per hour

Please call (425) 864-2300. We will have you send us your resume in a PDF doc. only. 

Landscape Construction/Maintenance Crew, The Garden Guy & Co.—5/3/18

The Garden Guy

Landscape Construction/ Maintenance Crew
Wages: $17 - $20 Starting DOE with room to advance
Schedule: M-TH w/ a 4/10 work week. No Weekends
Employment Type: Full-time

Currently we are looking for someone to work between 30-40 hours a week.

We are a small design, build, & seasonal maintenance company based out of Monroe with an organic approach to our gardens. Most of our work is on the Eastside and Seattle, but occasionally here in the Monroe area. You would have the option of meeting at the job site. We need someone with a positive attitude that doesn't mind working in any kind of weather, who has landscape experience, and is able to take direction. We do a lot of hardscaping, soil work, plantings, pruning, irrigation, seasonal maintenance, and woodwork. We have been in business since 2003, are a very stable company, and only run one crew with the owner on-site for every job.

Here are some of the things we are looking for:

  • Experience in landscape installation/maintenance
  • Basic PNW plant identification a plus!
  • Previous woodworking and hardscapes experience a plus!!
  • Must have reliable transportation (not the bus)
  • Reliable in general - with excellent communication
  • Must be on time and follow through with work commitments
  • Ability to speak and understand English
  • Ability to use small equipment and hand tools safely
  • Non-Smoking/ No drug use
Benefits
  • Paid Time Off/ Bonuses/ Industry Education/ Paid Every Week!!!

We are willing to be flexible with the schedule and would expect that you would be mindful and respectful of our schedule and commit to communicating well.

Please email either your resume or a couple of paragraphs describing your experience and also what skills that would make you a good fit for our company. Please email to: office@gardenguyseattle.com

Gardener/Crew, Rock Solid Landscapes—5/3/18

We are seeking the right person to fill the Crew- Gardener position. This is not a relaxed, casual schedule. You will be expected to show up promptly in the mornings and work on multiple sites each day, moving through them with an "eye at all levels". Occasional overtime may be require during the busiest times. Special projects range from planting and pruning to building raised beds and installing small irrigation systems. The most important qualification is your interest and ability to work outside, in all weather, at a reasonable pace.

Requirements include, desire to grow and learn about fine gardening. Excellent communication skills. Positive attitude. Strong desire to complete each task in a day with integrity. Ability to creatively and practically problem solve. Attention to detail and ability to see the whole picture. Consistent ability to interact with co-workers, clients, and community in a responsible and professional manner. Dependable and able to work both independently and in a diverse team environment, rain or shine. Ability to lift fifty pounds on a regular basis. Ability to walk, kneel, stoop, stand on uneven surfaces for extended periods of time and in all weather conditions. Ability to drive company vehicles. Ability to arrive to work on time each day. Ability to speak and write English fluently. 

Wage $15-$17 per hour DOE

To apply contact info@rocksolidlandscapes.com

Floral Clerk, Metropolitan Market—5/3/18

Do you have a passion for floral design and legendary customer service? If so, then come and work in a rewarding environment with the best selection of flowers in town!

Metropolitan Market is a progressive, upscale grocery-retailer and one of the best places to work in the Pacific Northwest. We provide outstanding employment opportunities in a healthy and rewarding environment. We are a company recognized within our industry for approaching our business with freshness and quality.

We are seeking passionate floral designers to join our team. If you possess a strong work ethic, extensive product knowledge, and love to interact with people, then come and join our team!

We offer competitive wages, benefits including vacation and sick time, and store discounts. Weekends and evenings may be required. Please visit our website to view the complete job description for our Floral Clerk positions.

To Apply
  1. Go to Metropolitan Market
  2. Select the Careers section
  3. Fill-out a general application and create a profile
  4. Search our open floral positions and apply
Benefits and Compensation
  • Attractive Hourly Wage, Negotiable DOE
  • Rich Paid Time Off Benefits including Vacation, Personal, Holiday, and Sick
  • Generous Medical and Dental Plans at Very Low Cost to Team Members
  • Company Funded Life & Disability Insurance and Pension Plan
  • Holiday Pay
Seasonal Laborer, LWSD—5/3/18
Lake Washington School District

8.0 hours per day, Monday - Friday

Hourly Rate $16.81

Shift: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shift subject to change This is temporary seasonal assignment for the summer only (May 2018- September 2018). Seasonal employees become members of the Hod Carriers & General Laborers Local No. 242 after working 1/6 of a FTE or 347 hours.

Summary

Under general supervision, working directly with grounds personnel helping maintain district sites and athletic fields.

Essential Functions
  • Assists other personal as required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Prepares grounds and athletic fields (e.g. ball fields, courtyards, tennis courts, flower beds, etc.) for the purpose of providing adequate, attractive and safe areas for school and athletic events and/or recreational activities.
  • Transports various items (e.g. tools, equipment, supplies, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.
  • Cleans landscaped areas and related items (e.g. storm drains, etc.) for the purpose of preventing flooding and removing hazards.
  • Plants various landscaping materials (e.g. lawns, shrubbery, flowers, etc.) for the purpose of keeping the areas attractive and for protection against erosion.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Nursery Seasonal Production Assistant, Oxbow Farm—4/12/18
Oxbow's Mission

Our mission is to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations.

What We Do

The Center is located on 230 acres of forest and grassland bordered by Western Washington’s Snoqualmie River. We use this mixed landscape to:

Produce food. We cultivate 30 acres of mixed vegetable crops using agro-ecological principles and engage in research to inform conservation farming practice.

Grow native plants. We operate a native plant nursery that produces plants for habitat restoration projects, educational gardens, and urban landscapes, and conducts research on native plant propagation using sustainable growing methods.

Connect children to nature. We offer environmental education programs for children pre-K thru high school to build their comfort in the outdoors and provide them with opportunities to learn about the links between agriculture, conservation, and the environment.

Restore and sustain habitat. We carry out conservation projects and research to learn how humans can use land to our benefit while protecting biodiversity.

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

Compensation

This is a seasonal, full-time position, paying $11.50-$14.50 per hour, DOE, with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

Reports to Native Plant Nursery Manager

To Apply

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

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

We are looking to fill this position immediately, applicants will be reviewed as they are received. To see this job posting, and our other open jobs, visit our website.

Grounds Worker, Everett Public Schools—4/11/18
Grounds

8.0 Hours/Day, $25.20 per hour, 1 yr. grounds experience minimum, Positive working environment

Grounds -Seasonal

8.0 Hour/Day – March thru August, $25.20 per hour, Continuing position, 6 months per yr., 1 yr. grounds experience minimum, Positive working environment

Grounds – Temporary

8.0 Hours/Day, $18.41 per hour, 1 yr. grounds experience minimum, Positive working environment

For more details and to apply online everettsd.org

Landscape Maintenance Team Member, Nyce Gardens—4/11/18

Nyce Gardens does Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Design and Landscape Installation. We are company that cares about creating beautiful outdoor spaces and nurturing them to their fullest. Work in a team of two to care for an array of properties on the Eastside. Our foreman can teach you maintenance techniques or you can be a foreman if you have adequate experience. 

Duties include
  • To care for residential properties so they become beautiful landscapes and gardens
  • Includes all forms of plant care
  • Lawn care 
  • Hardscapes care
  • Irrigation maintenance
  • Lighting maintenance
Qualifications
  • Experience driving truck with trailer
  • Clean driving record
  • Able to work with others in small teams
  • Able to work in and around various landscape settings including direct contact with plants and landscaping materials
  • Comfortable to maintain and use small machinery such as mowers, blowers, weed eaters and chain saws
  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Understand and practice safety in all work circumstances
  • Need to be able to communicate in English and text

Wage $18.00/hour, 2 openings, 40 hours per week.

Contact Tina Nyce for more information. (425) 533-4292

Camden Gardens—4/11/18

Do you love plants? Do you love working outdoors? Camden Gardens, Inc., located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, is an established customer service leader and one of the top designers of exterior and interior landscapes. We serve high end residential and commercial clients, including Hotels, Shopping Centers, Hospitals and many large office towers, in Seattle, Bellevue and the surrounding areas! The ideal candidate to complement our team is self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a willingness to learn! Our installers, maintenance and irrigation technicians, are all part of building quality landscapes through planting, hardscapes installations, and regular maintenance, for our rapidly growing client portfolio.

Our customers expect uncompromising customer service and extraordinary results. We would love to have you join our team. Please contact us or send us a resume to set up an interview. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Responsibilities and duties per department

Exterior Installation Department

Prepare and complete exterior landscape installations, and renovations to our company standards.

  • Demolition of existing landscapes, as directed.
  • Installation of decorative/hardscape stone.
  • Plant and/or transplanting of plant material, as designed.
  • Equipment used: Use of small tools and occasionally small engine equipment for clean-up.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge & familiarity with common Northwest plant species.
  • Must possess a valid State of Washington driver's license & clean driving record.
  • Pesticide license, is a plus.
  • Must be able to work full-time.
  • Able to lift and work in the field.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Punctuality is critical.
Maintenance Department

Maintain the grounds of client properties to Camden Gardens, Inc. standards. Duties including, but not limited to

  • Mowing, line trimming, mechanical blowing, (scoop) shoveling, raking, watering, pruning, trimming, staking, dusting, cleaning, planting, transplanting, large plants, decorative stone and moss.
  • Small engines are used on regular basis to maintain exterior landscape grounds maintenance to company standards.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge & familiarity with common Northwest plant species.
  • Detail Oriented
  • Able to lift and work in the field.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Punctuality is critical.
  • Must be able to work full-time.
  • Must possess a valid State of Washington driver's license & clean driving record.
  • Pesticide license, is a plus.
Irrigation Department

Install, troubleshoot, and repair irrigation systems.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of various irrigation controllers.
  • Basic understanding of low voltage electricity.
  • Geographical familiarity with the Greater Seattle area.
  • Mechanical abilities.
  • Valve diagnoses and repairs.
  • Ability to diagnose irrigation issues and provide a solution.
  • Experience with irrigation and/or plumbing.
  • Basic landscaping knowledge.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
Employee Benefits

Health benefits and Paid Time Off will be available.
Compensation: Depends on experience (DOE)
Must pass E-Verify
Landscape Experience Required: 2 years preferred
Horticultural Education, is a plus
Bilingual in Spanish, is a plus for all positions.
Job Type: Full-time

For more information contact Hedley at Camden Gardens (206) 380-3654

Landscape Designer, Foreman, Labor, Classic Nursery—4/6/18

Creative and articulate designer wanted for full time, flex-hour positions. Rare opportunity to join the team that is featured on the back cover of the first edition of Sunset's Western Landscaping Book and that won the Founder's Cup and Gold medals at The Northwest Flower & Garden Show. The successful candidate is able to meet clients and market services while managing a volume of residential landscape and outdoor construction projects annually. Compensation includes salary (or hourly rate), commission and plan fees income. This is a career position for a talented, portfolio carrying and experienced design/build candidate only. Cad skills and abilities in Excel are required. Employee nursery discount and vacation benefits are offered. A smartphone is also provided. Classic Nursery & Landscape Company is a 5-star Envirostar design/build organization with three decades in business. The recipient of two King County Green Globe awards, Classic's design staff manages up to seven crews constructing outdoor projects throughout the region. For more information or to be considered for an interview, please submit your resume and a sample of your residential cad portfolio to alan@classicnursery.com.

Skilled Landscape Foreman

Join our creative team! Some of our lead foremen have been with Classic for over a decade. Find out why. We are looking for an experienced foreman to supervise a crew that installs award-winning landscapes throughout King County. You will plant shrubs, trees, groundcover and perennials, build walls and patios, create natural looking water features and layout irrigation systems. You will work with our talented design team and manage your projects with a labor assistant. This position offers a good hourly wage as well as a nursery plant discount, a smartphone and up to four weeks of paid vacation per year.

Landscape Labor

Work with some of the most talented people in the landscape and nursery industry. Work outside doing the best landscape work in the state.

For more information on Classic Nursery & Landscape Company or to be considered for an interview, please fill out an application at our 10 acre retail nursery location at 16215 140th PL NE Woodinville, WA 98072. You can also submit your resume or call (425) 885-5678. Check out our website and see what you think. We are a well organized design and construction team with a 10 acre nursery and a 5-star Envirostar company with over 30 years in business. Classic has won best-of-show at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and was voted 'Best of 425' landscape company for two years in a row.

Please note that we are looking for serious, experienced and skilled candidates only.

Nursery Sales Associate, Wells Medina Nursery—3/28/18

Wells Medina Nursery is hiring for the position of Nursery Sales Associate. Join one of the Northwest's premiere retail plant nurseries, located minutes from Seattle across the 520 bridge and just north of downtown Bellevue.

Our main focus is to give excellent customer service and provide the gardening community with inspiration and high quality products. Not every day is the same. Every position will, at times, include receiving, tagging, general care/maintenance of plants and assisting customers. Most of the day is spent outside on our 5 acre nursery with beautiful plants and other garden enthusiasts. Please complete our application and return it with a cover letter.

6 Openings

Wage DOE

24-40 hours per week, seasonal

Nursery Sales and Service, West Coast Nursery—3/28/18

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

Our staff is small and hardworking and we are in search of a team member who can bring a great attitude, plant knowledge, and cooperative spirit to the sales floor. Please note that this position is part time and requires weekend work.

Job responsibilities
  • Communicating by phone and email with clients and vendors.
  • Greeting customers and providing assistance with planting questions.
  • Closing sales at computer POS.
  • Care and maintenance (repotting, pruning, watering, fertilizing) of nursery plants as needed.
  • Assisting with receiving and merchandising plant material.
  • Loading and unloading. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Performing additional nursery/horticultural tasks when requested.
Required qualifications
  • Experience in horticulture or landscape industry.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to provide good customer service.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to troubleshoot Wi-Fi, printers, etc.
  • Must be able to complete job responsibilities confidently and with minimal direct supervision.
Compensation

$15 Hourly DOE

Part time with Saturday/Sunday work through the growing season. 

For more information please call (360) 794-5457

Household and Garden Helper, Kensington Heights—3/28/18

Kensington Heights is a Property Management Company managing rental units in the Puget Sound area. We are looking for an individual to help with garden maintenance at residential and commercial properties. Duties include weeding, pruning, blowing leaves, spreading bark/compost and cleaning outbuildings. Wage is $15/hour start ASAP.

Qualifications

Gardening and pruning experience, able to lift 50 pounds and a good attitude. Preferably own your own garden tools.

For more information please call (425) 820-6415

Landscape Crew, Housing Hope—3/28/18

Housing Hope currently has openings for maintenance crew members. Duties include mowing, edging, trimming and raking. This is a fast paced environment. We work in Snohomish County Monday- Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We provide full-service maintenance and installation to multi-family and commercial properties. Our office is in Everett and we offer paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, sick days and a retirement account.

Compensation

Crew Leads $15.00-$17.00/hour plus bonuses

Crew Members $11.75-$14.77/hour plus bonuses

We can pay more for landscape experience or qualified drivers.

Employment Type

Full-Time

Qualifications
  • Good work ethic, punctual and a team player
  • Detail-oriented
  • Landscaping experience or a willingness to learn
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Willing to work in all kinds of weather
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Willing to have a background check

For more information call (425) 347-6556

Nursery Worker, Pine Creek Farms and Nursery—3/22/18
Nursery worker in retail environment, assisting customers with plant selection,
various landscaping materials and nursery merchandise. Plant and general nursery maintenance including: hand watering, irrigation operation, fertilizer application, weeding, lifting, moving and spacing nursery product, receiving and stocking new product
light pruning and dead heading nursery stock, parking lot upkeep, including blowing and repositioning merchandise.
 
Available & flexible to be scheduled to work between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6p.m., 
Monday - Sunday. Must be able to work outside and in the greenhouses regardless of weather, ability to prioritize and multitask, hard working, self motivated, detail oriented excellent customer service skills, computer/cash register operation, ability to work independently as well as part of the existing team, able to lift 50 pounds , able to be trained to operate material loading equipment. 20-30 hours/week.
 
For more information contact Linda at pinecreeknursery1@comcast.net or call (360) 863-8866
Irrigation Service Technician, Pacific Landscape Management—3/22/18
Pacific Landscape Management

Are you interested in joining a dynamic team of young landscape professionals? We have been servicing the Puget Sound area for 23 years and are looking to grow our Irrigation Department in 2018. We are looking for driven and hardworking individuals that can think on their feet, provide exceptional customer service, and have the ability to work well individually or as part of a team. Water management is an ever-changing field, applicants must show the desire to keep abreast of new technology, products, and extended education to compete in this area. We are seeking qualified and motivated individuals to round out our already exceptional team of Irrigation Technicians, if interested in learning new things everyday as well as being part of a vibrant crew, please come join our team. 

Requirements for Irrigation Service Technician
  • 2 years of irrigation installation, maintenance.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair commercial / residential irrigation systems.
  • Ability to inspect properties and generate reports to insure the proper service.
  • Attention to detail with a focus on safety.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic/ self-starter.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to work alone or as a team.
  • Valid WA Driver's License and clean driving record.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to pass a background check.
Desired Skills
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants and their water requirements.
  • Knowledge of ornamental turf grass and water requirements.
  • Knowledge or experience in pumps, drip, and other irrigation systems.
  • Knowledge or experience working to reduce water usage.
  • Knowledge or experience in low-voltage lighting troubleshooting and repair.
  • Passion and yearning to be part of a growing and committed team of professionals
  • Knowledge or experience in water-features, ponds & fountains troubleshooting and repair.

Full time position in our Maltby branch.

Competitive Wage: $17 - $25 an hour

Contact Jeff for more information jeffe@paclandman.comTele

(206) 498-0929

Landscape Designer/Estimator Intern, Rich Landscaping Inc.—3/22/18
Rich Landscaping Inc.

We are an established landscape contractor based in Redmond with maintenance and construction divisions. Our work includes installation for new single family homes, landscape improvements for multi-family housing complexes as well as custom landscape design and installation for the residential retail market.

We are searching for a candidate(s) to assist our staff landscape architects with hand drafting and estimating landscape plans. Applicants will be asked on occasion to assist in our retail nursery, helping customers select plant material. Plant id and knowledge is definitely a plus.

The position is seasonal, full time, ideal for a landscape architecture student, with flexible start and end dates.

Please respond via e-mail with a resume and contact information. Qualified candidates will be contacted for a phone interview. Send resume to Louis@richlandscaping.com

Gardener, Plant People Northwest—3/22/18

Plant People Northwest is a team of gardeners with a focus on safe ecological practices, soil health, and proper pruning. We provide all-organic landscape maintenance and installation in the greater Seattle area and surrounding areas. We seek a landscape professional who is positive, punctual, detail-oriented and hardworking. We do not mow lawns, and prefer that a candidate's experience be in plant care and pruning.

The right candidate also will be responsible for providing job site notes, turning in receipts on time, keeping trucks and tools in good condition, following detailed instructions, and effectively listening & communicating with supervisors and team.

Pay is $18+, depending on level of experience. The position is currently 3 days/ week, and can expand to full-time down the road if desired

Required qualifications
  • Work history showing at least 1 year in professional landscaping or certificate in horticulture
  • Good plant ID skills
  • Knowledge of proper pruning techniques
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Good record keeping, organizational and math skills
  • Clean driver's license and reliable transportation

If you completely meet the above qualifications, please email your resume to info@plantpeoplenw.com with three work-related references. Thank you!

Lawn Care Technician, Clean Air Lawn Care—3/22/18

Clean Air Lawn Care (Eastside/ Seattle) is looking for an ecologically minded lawn care technician. Clean Air Lawn Care is an eco-friendly full-service lawn care/ maintenance company that has mastered using only clean electric equipment recharged by our truck-mounted solar panels. We are looking for a candidate that aligns with our core values.

At Clean Air Lawn Care our values include
  • Doing right by the environment, our employees and our customers.
  • Cross-training employees for ever-increasing leadership roles.
  • Maintaining a supportive team culture. Our company embraces life outdoors and the value of hard physical work with the joy of maintaining impeccable properties for our clients. If you share our values, we are looking for people with this Experience:
  • Lawn Care experience including mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing
  • Proven track record of over the top customer service skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the benefits of the organic approach to landscaping
  • Ability to work alone or in teams to achieve desired goals
  • Drivers License and clean driving record (drivers abstract available through DMV)
How you will ensure we continue to grow and remain successful
  • Keep our customers' properties looking amazing
  • Continually bring ideas to help improve the business
  • Operate and maintain our electric and battery operated mowers, blowers, trimmers with expertise and precision
  • Talk to our customers and potential clients about Clean Air Lawn Care

This is a full time position that typically runs through early December. The pay range starts at $16.00/hour and will increase based upon experience. There is the potential for quarterly bonuses as well. If you are interested in applying please send your cover letter and resume. chrishogan@cleanairlawncare.com

Loen Nursery 3/22/18
Loen Nursery

Located in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley, we are family owned and operated since 1987. Through the years, we have expanded from a 3.5 acre landscape yard into a sprawling 175 acre wholesale growing facility, complete with greenhouses, growing fields and a propagation area. We are committed to growing a wide range of high-quality, year-round plants for the nursery and landscape professional as well as local homeowners.

We are forever looking for new talent and new ideas to help us grow. If you have a passion for plants and growing, then we’d love to talk to you! We have positions open at several of our locations around the Willamette Valley in

Oregon including greenhouse nursery work, retail sales, and design positions.

If you’d like more information about us and the positions, please visit our website and check out our employment section. Or you can email your resume and cover letter to hr@loennursery.com. Watch your career blossom!

Landscape Construction Foreman, Living Earth Landscapes—3/22/18

Living Earth Landscapes is currently seeking a full-time Landscape Construction Foreman. We are looking for a hardworking, detail oriented and reliable individual. Excellent experience in landscape installations is required. 

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. We provide our residential clientèle with 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.

This is a full time, year round position. We offer great benefits and paid time off. The starting pay for the Landscape Construction Foreman position is $25-$30/hour depending on experience. We reimburse our employees for education and training, and we encourage advancement within the company. During Spring, Summer and Fall we work four 10 hour days with three day weekends.

Experience in the following areas of landscape construction is required:

  • customer and crew relations
  • project management
  • flagstone and paver patios and walkways
  • block and rock walls
  • irrigation, drainage and low-voltage lighting
  • soil preparation, grading and plant installation
  • some carpentry
  • water feature experience helpful
  • use of power tools
  • WSDL is required.

Email lel@livingearthlandscapes.com for more information

Landscape Maintenance Crew, Living Earth Landscapes—3/22/18

Living Earth Landscapes is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Crew Person for the Eastside. We are looking for a hardworking, detail oriented and reliable individual. Experience is preferred, but we would be willing to train the right person. 

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. We provide our residential clientèle with pruning, plant installation, mulching, annual color and other maintenance services. 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.

This is a full time, year round position. We offer great benefits and paid time off. The starting pay for the Maintenance Crew position is $15-$17/hour depending on experience. We reimburse our employees for education and training, and we encourage advancement within the company. During Spring, Summer and Fall we work four 10 hour days with three day weekends.

Experience in the following areas is desirable

  • pruning
  • plant knowledge
  • plant installation
  • soil preparation/horticultural techniques 

The Maintenance Crew Person duties include, but are not limited to

  • Weeding
  • Pruning
  • Soil preparation
  • Mulching
  • Planting and transplanting
  • Rudimentary sprinkler repair
  • Some use of power tools
  • General lifting, at least 50 lbs

WSDL is required.

Email lel@livingearthlandscapes.com for more information

Horticulture Internships

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

Pheasant Ridge—5/3/18

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

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

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

One Year Internship, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden—4/11/18

A one-year 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 weeding, watering, planting, potting and propagation. There will also be an opportunity to learn the plant accession database. 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, cold frames, lath house and a small nursery to support garden operations. We are open to the public by appointment only.

We are a very small staff so it is imperative that candidates have a positive attitude and an excellent work ethic. 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 20 hours per week with a wage of $14.00 per hour. 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. 

Please send resume with cover letter and references by April 30 to
Holly Zipp
Head Gardener
Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden
PO Box 77377
Seattle, WA 98177
T (206) 362-8612, F (206) 362-4136
hollyz@millergarden.org
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Internships, WSU—4/11/18

Washington State University’s College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resources and the WSU Food Systems Program, proudly present this unique opportunity for undergraduates interested in careers in food systems. The Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates Internship (REEU).

Now accepting applications for Sustainable High-Value Horticulture and Processing Systems Internships in Washington State.

Selected undergraduate fellows will be paired with a WSU Faculty mentor working in food systems for a 10 week summer internship, running May 29 through Aug 3. Fellows will learn valuable skills, participate in research and extension activities, and receive a generous stipend, travel support, and lodging.

The REEU Internship will commence with a 1 week symposium at the Quillisascut Farm School in Rice, WA, where students and faculty will explore food systems, production, processing, and research tools through hands-on activities. Interns will work independently throughout the summer on a research or extension project with the guidance of their mentor and, at the end of the internship period, present the results at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at WSU, Pullman, WA.

Six REEU Internships are available for Summer 2018. Applicants must complete and send applications by APRIL 20, 2018. Application materials should be sent directly to Herb Lengel, WSU CAHNRS Internship and Career Development Coordinator.

Eshragi Nursery, LLC 11/1417

Eshraghi Nursery is a grower of woody ornamentals, specializing in Japanese maples and grafted conifers. We produce both container and field grown material on 300 acres in Hillsboro, Oregon. We are now offering paid work experience during the Spring season or just for the summer, dates are flexible.  This is for students studying agriculture, horticulture or related fields. Our college internship provides hands-on work experience in all aspects of nursery production. Work will rotate through all aspects of the nursery: field work (staking and weeding), Shipping, Propagation and Sales (data entry). Please contact Laurie Rogers-Roach, Propagation Manager, (503) 628-8685 x18, for more information.

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

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