Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Current Job Openings

Nursery Team Member Needed

The Gray Barn Nursery in Redmond is looking for seasonal help for the 2022 season. Our nursery team is responsible for all areas of the nursery including, but not limited to-

  • cashier
  • customer service- including helping customers select plants, loading purchases, plant identification and disease diagnosis, etc
  • unloading delivery trucks
  • tagging and putting out plants and product
  • watering, cleaning plants, weeding and overall inside and outside nursery maintenance

Our staff is a small group and need new employees to be able to adapt fast, be eager to learn and work well with others. We are looking for full, part time and seasonal employees who share a love of plants, people and learning. Applicants should be capable of lifting a minimum of 30 pounds by themselves and have some retail experience.

Please pick up an application at the nursery or print one at Pacific Topsoils  and return it to the Gray Barn Nursery,  20871 Redmond Fall City Rd, Redmond, WA 98053

(425) 898-8265, graybarn@pacifictopsoils.com

Squak Mountain Nursery 

Retail Nursery Team – Spring / Summer season
Part time or full time positions.  Weekdays and Saturdays.
Inspire, assist and serve customers.
Care for and display plants.
Start date: January/February/March.
Completion date: Mid June to late September

Retail Garden Shed / Houseplant Team – Spring / Summer season
Part time or full time positions.  Weekdays and Saturdays.
Inspire, assist and serve customers.
Care for and display plants.  Assist with houseplant purchasing, care and sales.
Assist with merchandising of plants, pottery and decor.
Start date: January/February.
Completion date: Mid June to late September

Greenhouse Assistant Production Manager
Full time.  Year round.
Learn and assist in all areas of greenhouse plant production.  (There is a lot to learn!)
Includes planning, monitoring and application of solutions for many crops we grow throughout the year.
Assist with greenhouse and building management.
Start date:  January/February.

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

Nursery Team – Spring / Summer season
Part time or full time positions.  Weekdays.  May include Saturdays.
Plant and care for rose and tree crops.
Move plants and build plant displays.  Care for and water plants.
Assist with grounds, building and greenhouse maintenance.
Assist customers with loading vehicles.
Start date:  February
Completion date:  June to September

For more information and to apply visit our jobs website!

Garden Designer

Shooting Star Gardens, llc is a small woman-owned, residential garden design and build company that uses only organic methods. We are currently looking to hire a designer who is in charge of all design drafting - from base-mapping to concept drawings & final master plan rendering. We are willing to work with either hand-drawings or Sketchup (and are open to other software you may suggest). We are currently looking for someone who is willing to work part-time and/or on a project-by-project basis. We can be flexible and can also offer field-hours if desired. We are a growing company & there is room for you to grow with it! 

Job Duties

  • Client consults and communication. Attend initial consultations with SSG Operations Manager. Effectively suggest design solutions to clients, take notes during walk-through, etc.  
  • Measurements, Assist with on-site measurements for base-mapping 
  • Complete design drawings (by hand or with Sketchup): 
  • Basemap
  • Concept Designs 
  • Master Plans 
  • Planting plans 
  • Design presentations, Present drawings to SSG lead staff, take into consideration constructive feedback from team members, and present to clients. 

Skill Set Requirements

  • Quick drafting skills. Either by hand or with a desired software (our current software is Sketchup, but we are flexible). 
  • Ability to work within a team setting. At SSG, we take on a cooperative mind-set and like for all team leads to be included in, and have a say in, the design process. We are looking for someone who can work collaboratively and welcome constructive feedback. 
  • Flexibility. This is a part-time or per-diem job opening. We are looking for someone with a flexible schedule to accommodate. We can also work within your schedule, and can be flexible on our end as well! 
  • Sustainability-minded Design Aesthetic. While we don’t have a strictly prescribed aesthetic for our designs, we do have standards to use locally sourced materials, native plants and edibles for at least 50% of design, minimal lawn areas, and where green space is going to be in place, use of alternative lawns plants such as Eco-Lawn, fleur-de-lawn or other pollinator friendly green spaces.  We want to maximize the clients' use of space through creative ways. 
  • Independent time management & problem solving. While we maintain a collaborate approach, we also require that all team members have the ability to work independently and effectively manage their own time and day-to-day tasks. 

Bonus skills 

  • Ornamental and native plant ID. We have a wonderful, talented team who is well-versed and has ample experience with native and organic gardening practices, so this skill set is a bonus, but not a must! Everyone on our team is passionate and willing to share in their skill sets. We are all constantly learning and sharing and look forward to welcoming someone to the team who is interested in the same! 
  • Landscape care and best organic practices. 
  • Experience with Design Estimates. Eventually, this position will require effective estimation skills. We will provide notes on the design process & steps that need completed, but we would love for you to estimate how many hours you expect each stage to take. 
  • Experience in the design field. We would love to find someone who has experience in landscape design, but are also open to training new designers. 
  • Time management, working under pressure, very independently while still having a strong sense of team dynamics.  We expect this person to represent the values of SSG to the rest of staff and our clients.

Salary dependent upon experience.  This is a non smoking business, if you are a smoker, please do not apply.  Flexible schedule, health insurance, Paid Time Off, (PTO)  annual education stipend and in-house discounts available.  

Visit Shooter Star Gardens website to apply and for more information!

Field Arborist

Under the direct supervision of WPA Grounds Supervisor, the Field Arborist position performs skilled arboricultural and horticultural duties, requiring knowledge and experience in aerial operations; including technical climbing, tree pruning, tree removal, bracing/cabling, conducting tree inspections, tree risk assessments and appraisals. The Arboriculture program is currently led by a team of two Field Arborist positions. Salary $3,320.00 - $4,425.00/month.

For more information visit the UW Human Resources site.

Job Fair January 15, 2022

Sky Nursery is planning to hold its first ever Job Fair this coming January to expedite our hiring for the 2022 season. Sky Nursery will have positions available in 2022 for both experienced horticulturalists and for those wishing to gain experience in the industry. We offer both full-time and part-time positions. 

For those interested in working in a retail nursery, either as a career or as an entry-level part-time job, the Job Fair should be an excellent opportunity both to gather information about Sky Nursery and to expedite the application process.

We will have booths set up where each department within Sky Nursery will have information about that department, the positions available, requirements and opportunities, and an opportunity to meet and talk with both staff and the department manager. Applications can be submitted at the Job Fair, or the process for applying later will be explained.

The Job Fair will take place on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Horticulture Internships

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

Sacred Seeds Educational Intern

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

Hiring Range $14.00 to $16.00 per hour

Location Kenmore Campus

Work Schedule flexible, 4.5 hours per week

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

Seasonal Color/Holiday Assistant Paid Internship

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

Job Description

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


Call Michele B. Walker, Seasonal Color Manager

(425) 868-2200

Or send resume to Michele B. Walker.

2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture

Application Information

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


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

Stipend and Benefits

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

Key Dates

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

How to Apply

The application for the 2021 season is here Mentorship Application


Please contact our Director of Agriculture Production  Tiffany Cooper