Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Current Job Openings

Groundskeeper, Seattle Children's Hospital

Job Summary

Maintain natural environments, landscaping, and outdoor hardscapes including shrubs, trees, lawns, irrigation, and sidewalks. Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather at the main campus of Seattle Children's Hospital, and at various clinical and non-clinical off-sites as assigned. Essential duties include weeding, pruning, grooming, raking, mulching, planting, digging, plant removal, blowing, mowing, edging, string trimming, pressure washing, litter/garbage pickup, snow/ice removal, and ensuring walkways, stairs, and other outdoor spaces remain safe and clear of hazards.

Required Education/Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent. 
  • A minimum of two (2) years practical groundskeeping or landscaping experience in a public or institutional environment.
  • Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.

Required Credentials

  • Current Washington State Driver's License to operate hospital vehicles.


  • A Bachelor's degree in a horticulture related field or AA horticulture certificate.
  • Work experience doing the following: weeding, raking, grooming, pruning, blowing, mowing, string trimming, pressure washing, using a chainsaw, and driving a truck.
  • Work experience using the following tools and equipment: hand pruners, loppers, hedge shears, hand saws, backpack blower, mower, string trimmer, pressure washer, and chainsaw,
  • Work experience driving trucks, skid steers, and small utility vehicles.
  • Experience using, repairing, installing, and designing irrigation systems.
  • Strong plant identification skills, particularly of plants that grow in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Work experience pruning a variety of different types and species of woody plants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Physical stamina and the ability to work outdoors for long periods of time in a variety of weather.
  • Knowledge of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) pruning standards.
  • Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) standards.
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to use, or learn to use, the following types of grounds maintenance equipment: backpack blower, walk behind mower, string trimmer, edger, pressure washer, chainsaw, trucks, skid steer, and snow plow.
  • Basic computer skills, including MS Outlook.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to understand verbal directions and closely execute with minimal supervision. Ability to ask questions and request clarification as needed.
  • Able to prioritize work in a large area according to department standards and work independently.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and be flexible and adaptable as situations or priorities change.
  • During snow or ice events, physical stamina and the ability to work outdoors in cold weather for up to 12-hour shifts removing snow and ice, to ensure sidewalks and roads are safe for travel.

Physical Demands

Exerting 20-50 lb. of force occasionally and/or 10-25 lb. frequently, or up to 10 lb. constantly for lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling. Six or more hours of walking/standing in 8 hour shift. Sitting occasional. Stooping may be required frequently.  For a more detailed description of the physical demands required, please refer to the Job Demand Analysis or ADA profile by contacting the Human Resources department.

Visit the Seattle Children's Hospital Career page to apply.

Customer Accounts Manager

Pacifica Nurseries, a wholesale plant broker located in Woodinville, WA is accepting applications for a Customer Accounts Manager. Please send a copy of your resume and (optional) cover letter to sarah@pacificanurseries.com with the subject “Customer Accounts Manager Position.”

We are looking for a qualified candidate to begin training immediately and start in the first part of November 2020. Salary DOE.


  • Answer incoming calls, respond to customer questions concerning purchase orders and resolving customer service issues
  • Manage shipping logistics for multiple trucks transporting multiple orders.
  • Input list of items, numbers, or other data into customer profile and Excel spreadsheets daily
  • Assist customers by processing adjustments to existing orders and entering new orders
  • Assist with weekly sales tracking, inventory searches and customer submissions
  • Enthusiastically offer ideas for company efficiency and customer projects
  • Participate in customer visits to build positive customer relations

Minimum Qualification

  • Associate's degree in Administration or Horticulture - or equivalent education and or work experience in Office Admin / Horticulture / Nursery Industry or Landscape Architecture
  • Detail oriented, good organizational & time management skills
  • Able to keep track of communication from variety of sources
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills and the ability to interact with a variety of individuals
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Must be proficient in Gmail, Dropbox & Adobe
  • Must be able and willing to work 40+ hours a week.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in account management, project management, logistics or purchasing
  • Experience working in a team setting, delegating tasks
  • Bachelor's degree in horticulture, or equivalent education and / or work experience in nursery industry / landscape architecture / landscape design 
  • Solid knowledge of common ornamental and native plants in the landscape

Director of Business Development

Do you have a head for business with a nonprofit heart? Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center seeks a creative, entrepreneurial individual to lead new business development strategies for our growing non-profit organization. Working closely with the Executive Director, the position sources and cultivates partnerships and focuses on capacity-building and programmatic strategies that support our organizational growth. A successful Director of Business Development will develop and execute an ambitious plan to drive earned revenue for Oxbow’s Farm, Native Plant Nursery, Education and Membership Programs. They will supervise the Marketing/Communications and Public Engagement/Events team, elevating these functions to build Oxbow’s brand and increase our connection to key audiences. 

Apply for the Director of Business Development

Director of Programs

The Director of Programs will drive key operational and administrative functions to ensure Oxbow has the infrastructure needed to drive the organization’s success and impact. They will bring extensive nonprofit executive leadership experience and a demonstrated record of managing and enhancing the administration of a high-performing organization. The successful Director of Programs is a creative problem-solver who thrives on identifying solutions and focusing on what’s possible while facilitating strong collaboration and communication across the organization. They will bring strong emotional intelligence, authenticity, and a proven ability to help individuals and teams achieve their full potential.

Apply for the Director of Programs


Horticulture Internships

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

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.

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!