Horticulture Jobs & Internships

 

Horticulture Jobs

Washington state/local horticulture jobs are updated weekly.

Landscape/Hardscape Foreman & Laborer Positions

Urban Oasis is an award winning landscape design/build firm looking for talented individuals to join our team in the Seattle/Eastside area. We are looking for candidates who are motivated to succeed and have a passion for what they do. You will be joining a talented team of professionals and will have the opportunity to advance your career in a great work environment. We offer highly competitive wages, opportunity for advancement, paid holidays, paid vacation, excellent health and dental insurance, a SIMPLE 401K package, as well as training and education opportunities.

We are looking for the following attributes in a potential hire:

  • Experience: (3 year minimum preferred) in residential landscape and hardscape along with
  • Clean driving record and valid WA State Drivers license.
  • Experience in the following: plant recognition, finish grading and excavation, masonry, paver and retaining wall installation, irrigation installation, heavy equipment operating (excavator, dingo, skidsteer)
  • Dependable transportation to and from work every day.

Salary will depend on experience and on a case by case basis. Please also submit your resume and portfolio of work completed if applicable to trevor@urbanoasisllc.com Thank you for your time and consideration in joining our team! We look forward to hearing from you.

Urban Oasis Design & Construction LLC
compensation: $20-$27 D.O.E. employment type: full-time

If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact our construction manager Trevor Daley at (425) 864-8979

Gardener

Britescape has two positions open for Gardener.

The Gardener will be trained in and strive to become proficient in all tasks of landscape maintenance and serve as a Customer Representative for the company. This position is an integral part of the Garden Services Team.

As a part of our Garden Services Team, the Gardener will be working in tandem with the Lead Gardener for daily oversight of the on-site property management of assigned Clientele to ensure our services meet Client expectations and Britescape standards. 

Job Description

Roles & Responsiblities:

Communication

  • Communicates proactively and frequently with Lead Gardener, Garden Service Account Manager, Garden Manager, Garden Assistant Manager, and assigned Clients to ensure high quality and service expectations are delivered accordingly
  • Communicates Client needs to Lead Gardener within 24 hours.  Garden Services Manager will respond to Client Inquiries within 24 hours per Britescape policy
  • Develops positive relational rapport with all assigned Clients
  • When an on-site situation arises, inform Lead Gardener and/or Garden Services Manager. When possible, make every effort to inform the Client on-site before they contact Britescape.
  • Addresses all situations with a positive solution
  • Proactively problem solves situations with fellow Crew Members and Clientele through anticipation of needs and challenges
  • Attend Monthly Garden Services meetings 
  • Act as a trusted representative and partner of Britescape and of the Garden Services Team by continuing to enhance Britescape’s reputation, by representing and by conducting one’s self in a professional manner at all times

Team Expectations

  • Utilize positive attitude.
  • Ensure adherence to all Britescape standards. 
  • Participate in daily morning crew meetings
  • Compliance with safety standards, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) standards, to ensure safety on client site and while driving. (See Driving Handbook)
  • Safely work outdoors in varying terrain and weather conditions 
  • Assist to ensure tools & materials are accounted for and properly maintained.
  • Assist to ensure assigned truck is outfitted with necessary work tools for daily needs
  • Input LMN DAILY to ensure timely Payroll and thorough Job Descriptions, if directed by Lead Gardener
    • Employee Hours
    • Materials Used
    • Client Follow Up for Next Visit
    • Keep Team trucks clean and organized

Gardening Expertise

Maintain every aspect of the residential landscape to meet Britesape standards 

  • Property Management
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Mowing
  • Power Sweep
  • Fine Pruning
  • Planting
  • Irrigation & lighting troubleshooting/repair

Compensation and Benefits

Professional Reviews will occur

  • 90 days
  • (1) Year
  • Annually

Pay Range

  • $18-$20   (DOE)
  • Full Benefit Package (Full Time Employment)
  • 40 hours / week

Apply

Email resume and cover letter.

Seasonal Grounds Assistant

Seattle University has 2 openings for seasonal help with Grounds. 

July 1st  2020 thru November 20th 2020.

Job Description

Following are essential functions and minimum hiring requirements;

  • This position will assist with grounds landscape maintenance and also project tasks.
  • Mowing, line trimming, edging, blowing, weeding, raking, mulching, sport field maintenance, remove litter, shoveling soil, gravel, digging holes, ditches, hauling plants, trees, planting plants, trees, hose watering, trimming, shearing.
  • Ability to safely operate landscape maintenance gas and electric power equipment that includes; walk behind mowers and rider mowers, walk behind edgers, line trimmers, back pack blowers, hedge shears, lifting up to 50lbs, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching for extended periods throughout the work day, using shovels, rakes, clippers, hand saws, loppers, weeding tools.
  • Clear understanding and use of personal protective equipment required for safety and operating power equipment.
  • Valid Drivers License Required.
  • All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and excellent work ethic.
  • All positions at Seattle University require a background check.

Apply

Interested candidates contact Shannon Britton, Grounds Manager.

 

Seasonal Farm Crew, Seasonal market Staff, Caprentry & Maintenance Assistant

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

Job Descriptions and Application Information

Oxbow is seeking to fill positions in three different areas. 

For complete job descriptions and application information, please go to Employment Opportunities

Arborist/Horticulturist

Lonnson Arbor Care, a local business, needs arborist/horticulturalist.  Must have experience in in both climbing and pruning a diverse array of  trees/shrubs.  Competitive salary. Full-time. Must provide own transportation to job sites.  A great opportunity for those wanting to learn arboriculture.

Apply

Email cover letter and resume to apply.

Seasonal Color and Holiday Design/Installation Lead

Plantscapes Horticultural Services (landscaping), located in Seattle, is looking for an individual to supervise our seasonal color department maintaining flower beds and containers for commercial clients. 

Job Description

In addition to supervising 4-6 individuals and spending part of your time in the field, you will be responsible for ordering the seasonal plant material prior to the season.  Interest and experience in the landscaping industry is a must along with a good sense of design.  Between the months of March and September you will be working 4, 10-hour days.  Between the months of October and January you will become the Holiday Design/Installation lead responsible for the construction and installation of commercial Holiday décor.  You must be physically fit and have a good driving record, position starts immediately.

Apply

Call Terry at (206) 292-5033 or email

Part-Time Gardening Assistant

Harpscapes Gardening is a small garden maintenance company that takes care of residential properties on the Eastside. Our clients are folks who appreciate our reliability, our gardening knowledge and careful and thoughtful approach to gardening.

We are looking for a gardening assistant to join our company. This is a part time position with flexible hours, ideal for if you are still finishing classes at school or looking for additional work to supplement another job. There is potential for increased hours if you desire. You will be working with our team at the start and for the most part but you should be comfortable working independently as well. Daily tasks may include: shrub pruning, planting, deadheading, raking, weeding, mulching and generally all aspects of grooming garden beds and containers. You should be able to interact responsibly, professionally and courteously with clients, team members and others at all times. 

The ideal candidate will have some previous hands on experience with plants and garden maintenance, though on the job training can be provided. The position requires a reliable vehicle with valid WA state drivers license. You must be willing to work in most weather conditions, be able to lift heavy items up to 50 lbs. as needed and be able to maneuver safely on uneven surfaces. Knowledge and of basic gardening tools, good organizational and time management skills, and reliability are a must. 

Starting wage is dependent on your skill level and previous experience and competitive within the industry.

If you are a reliable individual with horticulture knowledge, a desire to maintain beautiful gardens and a love of working outdoors we are looking for you! 

Please contact Susan with HarpScapes Gardening (425) 445-7819, or send an email to spharp@hotmail.com with your current applicable information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Landscape Maintenance Crew Person (Eastside)

Living Earth Landscapes is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Crew Person. We are looking for a hardworking, detail oriented and reliable individual. Experience is preferred.

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 $17-$18/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. You can see more about our company at www.livingearthlandscapes.com.

Job Description

Experience in the following areas is desirable: 

Landscape Maintenance
  • 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.   

Compensation

$17-$18 per hour DOE

Apply

Email for more information.

 

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

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!